A wedding guest reading poetry during a wedding ceremony

Poems and readings

Like every aspect of your ceremony other than the legal bits, including poems or readings is not compulsory. However, they can be a great way to: What to choose Choose what you feel would hold the most importance for you…

Poems and readings
Couple embracing in front of a fountain

Civil partnership

There are no significant differences between the rights and obligations of a marriage and those of a civil partnership. Civil partnerships are formed by signing a civil partnership document, whereas marriages are formed by making legal declarations.  Some people are…

Civil partnership
Ring exchange during handfasting ceremony

Wedding ceremony rituals

Some people want a very simple ceremony, but others just aren’t sure about the possibilities or what sort of wedding rituals are out there. If that’s you then read on!

Wedding ceremony rituals
A newly married couple kissing at sunset

When is the best time to get married?

When is the best time to get married? Do you really have to get married on a Saturday? At 2pm? In the summer? There are many benefits of a Humanist Society Scotland ceremony but being able to get married at…

When is the best time to get married?
A fountain pen used to write on paper

Getting married – the legal process

You’ve decided on a humanist wedding in Scotland. Great – but what’s the legal process? What you need to do in advance Anyone marrying in Scotland must submit marriage notices. Each party to the marriage must complete an M10 form…

Getting married – the legal process
Celebrant Ross Wright conducting a marriage ceremony for two grooms

Choosing a wedding celebrant

Congratulations, you’re engaged to be married! One of the most important decisions you will make is the type of ceremony you both want – a non-religious humanist ceremony, a non-religious civil ceremony, or a ceremony that reflects your religious beliefs. …

Choosing a wedding celebrant