A humanist ceremony lets you celebrate your wedding day in a non-religious way. And Beth the Southwest Celebrant is such a lovely lady. She will take special care to help you create a significant ceremony that reflects your personal, non-religious outlook on life. And you can hold a humanist ceremony pretty much anywhere that is special to you!
On her website she writes that
You can hold a Humanist ceremony wherever you want it and with whatever content you choose. Music personal to you, readings, significant words (vows/promises/commitments) and unique, creative symbolic gestures. The beauty of a Humanist ceremony is that, whilst there are suggestions of what can be included, the reality is that it can be anything you want.
My personal favourite was the ring warming. A long band gets passed along all the guests. The wedding bands are then threaded onto the band and get passed along. So every guest has the opportunity to hold and imbue the rings with a wish, blessing or prayer for the bride and groom. I just think this is such a lovely idea. But there are lots of other great parts in the ceremony, that make it seem so special.
You may have spotted those gorgeous wooden wedding rings by now. In my opinion, these are the perfect match for a humanist ceremony. Don’t worry. I will be telling you more about those rings next week! And if you missed part one of this series, you can find it here.