Naming Ceremonies

 

Together we will create a special occasion for the precious new addition to your family!

This personalised ceremony can take place at the time and place to suit you. It can be as formal or as informal as you wish. Only your imagination sets the bounds! The ceremony could be in a hotel, a village hall, a back garden, a marquee in a field, on the beach, in your front room, in a pod in the London Eye, or any venue of your choice! (Although it is a good idea to have a back-up plan if your first choice is for an outdoor ceremony.)

What would the procedure be?

Firstly we would meet and I am happy to visit your home, so we could discuss the type of ceremony you would like. We would consider possible music, readings, poetry and activities that could be included. Perhaps you would want family or friends to be Guide Parents for your child/children. You may want to explain why you chose these specific names for your child, and to talk about your hopes and aspirations for him/ her.

I would then work over the next weeks to produce a draft script which I would e-mail or send for your comments. We would stay in touch making amendments if and where necessary, until you were perfectly happy with it.

On the appointed day I would arrive at the venue in good time to organise myself and the presentation, and then conduct the ceremony.

What would the parents have to do in the Ceremony?

Usually parents make vows, or promises regarding the care and upbringing of their child. We would work out the exact wording of this together. These promises can be repeated after me or read, alternatively you may want to learn the words, or you may wish me to ask, “Do you promise to…..” and then you would just answer, “I/We do.”

Your unique child

Whether it be the birth of a new baby, or the arrival of an adopted child, or a new step-child to your family, together we will create a memorable non-religious occasion to welcome your unique child.

The Cost

I currently charge £185.

 

Please phone or e-mail to chat!

marion.kemp@humanistceremonies.org.uk

or telephone  01726 812004

or 07837 652643

Thank you.