There are as many different kinds of weddings as there are people. My favourite ones are the quirky ones. Weddings, that is. Though I do like quirky people!
The thing I love most about Humanist weddings – and all Humanist ceremonies really – is that there are no rules. If you want a troop of Morris dancers or a ukulele band, you can have them. You can write your own vows and you can choose your own rituals.
Some people prefer something more traditional and discrete, of course. Small and simple? Quiet and low-key? Whatever you choose, it’s my job to work with you to make sure the ceremony is just right for you.
If you have children – or grandchildren – you might want to involve them, too. I’m not averse to pets being involved, either!
Getting married is a huge decision, isn’t it? When you make vows to the person you love, you’re doing it for life. Each person is unique. It’s important to respect each other’s individuality. Equality in a relationship is a hard thing to accomplish, but for a relationship to survive and flourish, it’s absolutely vital. As the years go on, you will both grow and change in different ways. Life can be pretty bumpy sometimes. You’ll need to be able to support each other through hardship as well as share the good times.
I am hoping that Humanist marriages will be legally recognized within the next eighteen months. We already have cross-party support and it seems likely to happen. We must wait and see!
In the meantime, I am very pleased indeed that lesbians and gays are finally able to get married. About time, I say!
Choosing a celebrant
You don’t know me and I don’t know you. It’s probably a good idea if we talk on the phone or meet up for a no-obligation chat before you decide whether you’d like to book me. If you contact me by email, please let me know what date you are considering.
All the planning can be done by email, phone and skype as well as face to face meetings. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to see the script and there will be a presentation copy for you afterwards.