Wedding FAQ’s

Why do I have to join?

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What does membership get me?

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Why is the Promise Important?

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How early should I book my Celebrant?

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How do I choose a Celebrant?

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How much does it cost?

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Once I have chosen my Celebrant, what do I do next?

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What if my Celebrant is unwell on the day?

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What paperwork do I need?

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What is a symbolic gesture?

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What symbolic gestures can I have?

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If I’m not from Scotland do I have to register my wedding again back home?

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Can I still have a non-legal ceremony if my paperwork is held up?

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What is the difference between a Humanist ceremony and a Registrar / Interfaith / Church or religious ceremony?

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We got married abroad, and want to have a ceremony with family now we are back in Scotland - is this possible?

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Can I meet my Celebrant in advance?

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What music can I have in a Humanist ceremony?

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Can I have a friend perform my wedding ceremony?

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Can I have religious content?

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Funeral FAQ’s

 

I want to start making plans for my own funeral, can I do this?

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How do I make sure I get a Humanist funeral?

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How do I book a Celebrant?

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How do I choose a Celebrant?

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Can I have any religious content?

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We don’t want a religious ceremony but would like to include a prayer, is this possible?

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Can I meet the Celebrant in advance?

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Why is the Promise Important?

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What if the Celebrant is unwell on the day?

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How much does it cost?

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What music can you have in a Humanist ceremony?

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Can you have a burial with a Humanist ceremony or only a cremation?

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Do you offer any counselling?

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Naming FAQ’s

 

How do I choose a Celebrant?

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Once I have chosen my Celebrant, what do I do next?

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How far in advance do I need to book a Celebrant?

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Why is the Promise Important?

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What if my Celebrant is unwell on the day?

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How much does it cost?

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Can I meet my Celebrant in advance?

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Do I need to have Godparents?

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What symbolic gestures can I have?

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Can I have any religious content?

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What music can I have in a Humanist ceremony?

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Is there an age limit?

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Becoming a Celebrant FAQ’s

 

What qualifications do I need?

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Why train with HSS?

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I can’t drive, can I still apply?

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How long does it take?

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I am not a member, can I still apply?

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Is it a full time or part time job?

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How often do you recruit new Celebrants?

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How long will it take to hear if my application has been successful?

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