Hello & Greetings

       Here’s how, together, we make your ceremony happen. 

Our approach to legal humanist marriage is progressed in separate stages:

1. Being advocates of marriage as registered Celebrants & Marriage Officers with Humanism in Scotland, we represent what humanism is all about – what it says and what it means. Our approach to legal humanist wedding ceremonies allows couples to enjoy a relaxed and personal celebration with a flexibility that can and does make your ceremony truly your own.

The early steps in the process acquaint you with the typical structure of a humanist wedding ceremony, along with the legal requirements and our respective obligations as to how these are complied with.

2. An initial meeting with you is usually appropriate to talk these through, with a discussion about developing your ideas for your ceremony.

Since 2020, almost all our meetings (most notably for weddings) have taken place via phone or video call. This works well in the initial stages, however, if meeting face to face is the best (and most convenient) course of action, we will discuss how to proceed in a way that suits everyone.

3. We then provide a large range of written material and example scripts that offer ideas and options of wording plus other aspects of your wedding. We assist you as much as required and together as a couple, (or individually, should you wish to keep some words private until the day), we set up the contents of your ceremony. 

You can compose/choose your own commitments & vows; your ceremony music; the welcomes; the introductions; the readings; your story and the all-important choreography/stage management of the ceremony. This plan details the inclusion of your friends or family and all the other elements we might need to know or bring on the day.

Making your ceremony uniquely your own also provides you with the opportunity to speak at your ceremony, if you so wish. Doing so can bring so much emotion, meaning and fun into your celebration. 

Finally, but importantly, we also commit to only one ceremony on any chosen date. Quite simply, your day is our day.

We look forward to being of service to you on such an important day in your lives.

Best regards from all of us at HinS!

Duncan, Elizabeth, Linda, Natalie, Peter, Stephen & Susan

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