When I imagined my dream wedding two years ago, I didn’t know anything about humanist weddings yet.
Back then, I only knew I wanted a wedding that could truly represent who we were, filled with things we loved, and had the style that we both really liked.
I also knew I wanted to have a wedding in a lovely venue. A small gathering filled with only people I love and genuinely love me.
My wedding must have no strangers.
No speech from a said VIP that I never actually met.
No waste from single-used backdrop.
And no religious or traditional ceremony that I didn’t believe in.
Understanding the Definition
Months before my wedding, I came to learn about these two beautiful words: “Humanist Weddings”
You can imagine how happy I was to find the term that represented EXACTLY what my dream wedding looked like.
Humanist weddings are simply the warm, intimate events with non-religious ceremony. You can organize it in the venue of your choices. There are no limits to the traditional sequence or usual wedding timeline.
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.
Timelime in Humanist Weddings
They can come in many different styles from rustic, modern, vintage, minimal , or bohemian, 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.
The person who conducts a ceremony is a humanist celebrant. Alternatively, you may ask your best friend or your close family members to read out the humanist readings that announce your love.
It doesn’t matter how long the whole wedding take;
what are the couples wearing;
how many people will come to celebrate;
or how you decorate the venues.
That is entirely up to you and your partner.
You two are the most important people. And by that, you get to choose what your wedding looks like and feels like.
Humanist weddings are also LGBTQ+ inclusive!
Many traditional or religious wedding ceremonies have solid gender roles that couples must attend to. Therefore, many LGBTQ+ couples decide to have humanist ceremonies instead.
In this type of wedding, you can choose to abandon gender-biased traditions, then modify, create, or even improvise your own. The ones that treat you and your partner as equals and still carries the meaningful union of love between two people.
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.
Planning Your Humanist Weddings
If you dream of a wedding as I describe, I believe humanist wedding is your dream solution. And I’ll be very happy to create one that is loving and meaningful to you.
At this point, you can learn more about my wedding services. Both partial and full wedding planning offer you the creative, personalized experiences that represent who you are and help you create the memorable wedding day.
If you feel that humanist weddings are the perfect answer for you or your loved one, read about experiences with humanist weddings from real couples. And feel free to share this article on your social media to spread the word!