Bride & groom seated surrounded by their five dogs

Real wedding: Paws for love

Paws for love When it came to planning their wedding, Zoe and Andrew’s top priority was ensuring that their five (yes five!) precious dogs were involved – Charlie the labradoodle, Chester the cockapoo, Korra the labrador, Brodie the German shorthaired pointer, and…

Real wedding: Paws for love
A celebrant conducting an outdoor ceremony with a couple

Wedding poems and readings

Here’s a small selection of some of the most popular poems and readings right now, being recited by some Humanist Society Scotland celebrants. Enjoy!

Wedding poems and readings
GeO Gospel Choir performing live at a wedding with the happy couple dancing in the foreground

Wedding music

Choosing music for your wedding ceremony is another way to make it personal and unique to the two of you. You might already have ‘a song’ – something that reminds you of when you met, or with lyrics that resonate….

Wedding music
Wedding rings tied together with tartan ribbon

Wedding band warming

If you’re exchanging rings as an outward symbol of your love for one another, you can choose to have them ‘warmed’ first. The symbolism of a wedding band warming ceremony is that your wedding rings have been ‘warmed’ forever by…

Wedding band warming
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
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