Humanists believe that we should celebrate the important events in our lives like weddings and the arrival of a baby. We also need to commemorate people that we have loved when they die. We think that it is important to mark these special occasions with warmth and affection, using words and music that are personal and appropriate to the lives of the people involved.
Each of the ceremonies is unique, created specially for the people involved. The focus is the occasion and the person or people being celebrated or commemorated. There are no special rules or strict observances beyond basic legal requirements. The ceremonies are planned in close consultation to make sure it’s exactly what people and their families want.
Celebrate the life of someone who has died. By choosing a humanist funeral or memorial you can commemorate them and share the memories they have left behind without any religious committal to an ‘after-life’. Find out more by reading the Humanists UK funerals leaflet.
Celebrate your marriage, civil partnership or a re-affirmation of your commitment with a Humanist wedding, civil partnership or re-affirmation ceremony.
A Humanist (non-religious) ceremony offers the opportunity to tell your friends and family in your own way what your relationship means to you and why you are choosing to make a lifelong commitment.You can choose where you want, when you want and how you want the celebration. You can set the tone that’s right for you and choose your own words and music. Find out more by reading the Humanists UK weddings leaflet.