Written by Wannida, founder of Wonders & Weddings
When I imagined my dream wedding 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 both my partner and I really liked.
My husband and I pictured our wedding in a lovely venue. A small gathering filled with only people we love and genuinely love us.
Our wedding would have no strangers.
No speech from a random VIP or a politician that we never actually met.
No waste from single-used backdrop.
And no religious or traditional ceremony that we didn’t believe in.
Understanding the Definition
Months before our 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 our dream wedding look and feel like. And how amazing it was to have our wedding, our way.
Humanist weddings are value-oriented, personal, intimate events with non-religious ceremonies. You can organize it in the venue of your choices. There are no limits such as traditional sequences or what should go into your 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
With the freedom from strict wedding timeline and ceremonies, you can make your wedding as personal and as creative as you like. They can also come in many different styles from rustic, modern, vintage, minimal , or bohemian, if that’s what you have been dreaming of.
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 look and feel like.
Read more: Advantages of Humanist Weddings
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. At this point, you can learn more about the personalized services from Wonders & Weddings that will help you create the memorable wedding day.
Read more about the experiences with humanist weddings from real couples. And feel free to share this article on your social media to spread the word!