A Humanist wedding ceremony gives you, the couple, the opportunity to have the style of ceremony that you want in your chosen location. Whether indoors or outdoors every Humanist wedding is a unique event carefully crafted just for you on your special day. I have conducted weddings across Devon, Dorset and Hampshire – (I also conducted one in Gloucestershire from inside a rally car!).
How does it work?
I will meet with you to discuss your wedding ceremony, the things you want and the things you don’t! Together we will design a ceremony that is right for you. We can include symbolic actions and rituals that you would like, (e.g. hand fasting, ring warming, sand/spice blending) as well as readings, poetry, the involvement of family and friends and, of course, the wedding vows. I will then prepare the ceremony and email the draft to you for your thoughts and any changes. Once you are happy you confirmed that to me. I am happy to attend a rehearsal this helps everyone to know where they need to be and when. On the day itself I arrive in plenty of time to set up, prepare and then conduct the ceremony.
What does it include?
- An initial visit to discuss the ceremony (your ideas, rituals, vows, readings etc.),
- The Preparation of the ceremony script (with edits as required),
- The rehearsal (prior to the day),
- Conducting of the Wedding Ceremony,
- A symbolic certificate,
- A presentation copy of the Wedding Ceremony (a pdf will also be available).
How do we book?
E-mail me (email@example.com) with your chosen date, the venue (if you have decided) and I will confirm my availability, we can then arrange the initial meeting.
My fee is £550 for weddings within a 40 mile radius of Bournemouth with a small additional mileage charge if further afield.
Simon Bull, Celebrant