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Congratulations, we’re delighted that you’re thinking about a humanist ceremony to celebrate your love and life together.

What is Secure Your Date?

We know planning can be a mixed bag of fun and stress.  Secure Your Date is our way of taking out the stress but leaving the fun!

To get married in Scotland you only need a few things; one of those is someone to marry you (a wee bit important!).  As long as your ceremony is at least six months away, we’ll make sure a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant is available to marry you.  Best of all, you can secure your date and then take your time choosing the right celebrant for you.  Best of both worlds!

In just a few minutes you can have secured a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant for your wedding, putting you in the safest of hands.  We are the largest and most trusted provider of humanist ceremonies in Scotland, and the only humanist organisation with celebrants who are permanently authorised to conduct legal humanist marriage ceremonies.  All our celebrants undertake a rigorous training process, are regularly reviewed and work to our high standards for ceremonies.  We are also the only provider to offer the Humanist Society Promise for complete peace of mind.

Whatever you want to do, the choice is yours.

All couples are different and that’s why our ceremonies are unique and completely personalised.  That’s also why Secure Your Date offers different options, ensuring you can find your celebrant in the way that suits you best.

1. We'll Choose From Who Is Available

Have the best of both worlds!  Secure your date and then take your time to choose from our available celebrants.

Use our Find Your Celebrant facility to browse celebrants available on your date and get in touch with them directly to see if they’re a good fit for you. Once you have confirmed arrangements with your chosen celebrant, simply log in to your Wedding Dashboard and let us know.

We’d suggest starting your celebrant search as quickly as possible.  Rest assured that we’ll be able to marry you on your wedding date, but the closer to the date it gets, the more limited your choice will be. All of our celebrants are trained to the same high standards, and will deliver the perfect ceremony for you – whatever that may look like!  We’ll get in touch as your wedding date gets closer to see how your search is progressing, and you can contact us for help at any point.

2. Choose Someone For Us

If you would like us to choose a celebrant for you, we’re happy to do that! All of our celebrants are trained to the same high standards, and will deliver the perfect ceremony for you – whatever that may look like.

We’ll get in touch within five working days to let you know the name of your celebrant so you can start planning your perfect ceremony with them.

3. We've Already Found Our Celebrant

If you’ve already been in contact with your chosen celebrant and have been asked to confirm the booking, you can do that here too.

Costs

You can expect to pay around £450 for your wedding ceremony, which includes the fee to your celebrant and two-year membership of Humanist Society Scotland.  Any expenses such as travel costs and rehearsal fees should be agreed directly with your celebrant.

You can secure your date with a fee of £85. This gives you the peace of mind that you have secured one of our fabulous celebrants for your wedding, and two years membership of our charity.  Win win really!  Once you have confirmed a celebrant they may take a deposit for their services.

If we are allocating you a celebrant the fee is £450 for your ceremony which includes the fee to your celebrant, two-year membership of Humanist Society Scotland, and any expenses for delivery of the ceremony and initial meeting.

Membership

We’re committed to serving the Humanist community both here and abroad.  Your membership supports our campaigns for a fairer world and helps us to deliver projects such as our school visitor programme and Streetcare, our outreach work with those who are homeless.
The fee for a wedding is around £450 and includes your membership fee, which helps fund our charitable work.  If you are already a member of our organisation or any other organisation that is a full member of Humanists International you will need to extend your membership to a Wedding Couple Membership.

Please contact us to extend your membership or to discuss concessions for financial hardship.

You can read our Terms & Conditions here.