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What is Humanism?

Humanism believes in the optimism and the good of people – individual peopleand people collectively.
It actively encourages people to draw inspiration from themselves, those around them and the world at large, encompassing art and culture, nature and science.

Humanists UK logoHumanism understands the rights of individuality but also the need to respect and cooperate with one another. It is in the differences of opinion that truths and solutions can be found. Discussion is healthy and scientific evidence changes as we progress, Humanism is open to witnessing and commenting on this.

Far from being empty without religion it is alive with human possibilities.

For more information on humanism feel free to peruse the Humanists UK website.

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.

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.

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?

Yes, absolutely.

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.