Frequently Asked Questions
Are there limits on where and when you can have a humanist ceremony?
The venue for a humanist ceremony can be anywhere you chose. If you would like a ceremony at dawn, sunset, or on a beach during a full moon with the moonlight reflecting on the sea, it is all possible.
Do you do gay weddings?
Of course, marriage represents the declaration and acknowledgement of the unity of two people and their freely chosen commitment to one another. This should be without discrimination of race, gender, identity, or preference of any kind.
Would you be happy to do our ceremony abroad?
Yes, I am very willing to travel and believe that there are many wonderful venues out there to be discovered.
If my family are religious will they be insulted by a humanist wedding?
There is often space in a humanist ceremony to have a moment of reflection, in this time people can pray if they wish. A humanist ceremony celebrates you, the couple, and everyone gathered is there for that very reason. On the contrary, rather than insulting anyone a humanist ceremony includes everyone.
Is Humanism a religion or cult?
Neither. There is a growing community of people who explicitly use the term 'humanist' of themselves. In doing so they refer to their positive affirmation of life and nature and our place within it all. Humanists base their moral principles on reason, on shared human values and respect for others. They believe that people should work together to improve the quality of life for all and make it more equitable. Humanism is a full philosophy, "life stance" or worldview, rather than being about one aspect of religion, knowledge, or politics.
We want a very traditional wedding, but we aren't religious, can we still have the traditional vows?
Yes, your ceremony can follow a very traditional trajectory, the structure and vows spoken can be very similar to those you would hear at a church wedding.
Would you consider a Fancy Dress or themed wedding?