If you have heard and read this term a few times throughout this website or other resources and wondering what exactly is a humanist wedding, this blog post is for you! Humanist wedding is becoming more and more popular amoung modern couples who seek freedom through non-religious celebrations. Or as we say - your wedding , your way.
Our founder and wedding planner Wannida, will be sharing her impression and experience as a humanist bride. And the wedding was the start of Wonders & Weddings!
Our dream wedding - humanist wedding
“When I imagined my dream wedding (in 2018-2019), I didn’t know anything about humanist weddings yet. I only knew I wanted a wedding that could represent me and my husband.
We both knew we wanted to get married in a lovely venue that was not a hotel ballroom. We wanted our wedding to be a small gathering filled with only people we love and genuinely love us.
No speech from people that we never met.
No traditions that we didn't feel related to.
And no religious ceremony."
Definition of humanist weddings
At Wonders Weddings, humanist weddings are unique, true-to-you types of celebrations with non-religious ceremony that can be organized in the venue of your choices and are not limited to the traditional sequence or usual wedding timeline. This type of wedding focuses on the meaningful union of love between two people and more. (Yes, you can also have a humanist, polyamory wedding!)
Weddings and Humanism
The concept of humanism believes in love, relationship, and humanity of the person.
Humanist weddings cherish the same of the wedding couples and their shared values with the blessings for the marriages filled with love, trust, supports, and equality.
Humanist weddings can come in many different styles from rustic, modern, vintage, bohemian, or even avant-garde, if that’s what you have been dreaming of. With the freedom from strict wedding timeline and ceremonies, you can make your wedding as personal and as creative as you like.
Essentials for humanist weddings
The ceremonies in humanist weddings are often conducted by humanist celebrants.
Alternatively, you may ask your best friend or your close family members to read out the humanist readings that announce you and your partner married.
It doesn’t matter how long the whole wedding take, what are you wearing, or how the venues are being decorated. That is entirely up to you and your significant other(s). You get to choose what your wedding looks like and feels like.
Humanist weddings for LGBTQIA+ marriers
Humanist weddings are also LGBTQ+ inclusive!
You can choose to abandon gender-biased wedding traditions, then modify, create, and improvise your own. The ones that treat you and your partner as equals. For those who have faith, but find yourself with very limited or no options to get married due to limitations in your religious community, having a humanist wedding is also a great alternative.
Start planning your humanist wedding
"I founded Wonders & Weddings to focus only humanist weddings because I believe in the values behind it, especially, gender equality – what I believe should be fundamental right for every person.
Having a humanist wedding was one of the best experiences I have had.
The bonus point, besides honoring love and equality between my husband and I, was having the wedding that was so personal, so unique! Many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they attended."
If you envision a wedding that is described as written above, humanist wedding can be the answer to your dream celebration. And our team at Wonders & Weddings will be very happy to create one that is loving and meaningful to you. Contact us to receive our brochure and book your free consultation!