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Your partner


Your Ceremony

Your celebrant

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If you want to be assured that we can cover you on your wedding date but still want to choose your own Humanist Society Celebrant, choose this option.

Use our Find Your Celebrant facility to browse celebrants available on your date and get in touch with them directly. Once you have confirmed arrangements with your chosen celebrant, simply log in to your Wedding Dashboard and let us know. We’ll request confirmation from your celebrant, at which point your booking will be complete.

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. You can contact us for help at any point.

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If you’re happy for us to choose a celebrant for you, select this option. 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.

You may wish to take a look at our Terms & Conditions.

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Only select this option if you’ve already been in contact with your chosen celebrant and have been asked to confirm the booking by taking out a membership.

If you’re not sure, please get in touch.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Secure Your Date is a service available to new wedding couple members from November 2019.

The following options are available:


We’ll choose from who is available:

Your date is secured and you can decide who will perform your ceremony. This is available only where your chosen wedding date is six months or more in the future. If a celebrant has not been confirmed within six months of your wedding date, a celebrant will be assigned by Humanist Society Scotland to perform the ceremony.

Choose someone for us:

A Humanist Society Celebrant will be assigned by Humanist Society Scotland to perform your ceremony. We’ll always endeavour to get in touch within five working days to let you know the name of your celebrant. If for any reason this timescale isn’t possible, we will keep you informed at every step.

In addition to your payment to Humanist Society Scotland to secure your date, you will pay £365 directly to your celebrant for your ceremony. This includes one meeting with your celebrant in the locality of either your chosen venue or the celebrant (unless otherwise agreed) and reasonable travel expenses for the delivery of your ceremony. Any additional requirements, such as a rehearsal, may incur an additional cost.

We’ve already found our celebrant:

Where a celebrant has directed you to join the society and name them as your celebrant. They will be notified, and their confirmation is required in order for your booking to be complete.


Exclusions:

Due to the distances and costs involved in reaching some areas of Scotland we are unable to offer ‘choose someone for us’ for a fee which includes expenses. Although we can allocate a Celebrant where the ceremony fee is £365, for those ceremonies in more rural areas and those not on mainland Scotland, expenses such as travel and accommodation may be charged by your Celebrant. This would be subject to your approval prior to confirmation.


When choosing a Celebrant from those shown as available please be advised that as availability can change quickly, results cannot be guaranteed.


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