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ARE HUMANIST WEDDINGS LEGAL IN NORTHERN IRELAND?
Short answer... Yes!
Humanist marriage became legal in Northern Ireland in 2018 shortly followed by same sex marriage in 2020 granting the right for hundreds of couples all over Northern Ireland to have a meaningful and personal wedding ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Lauren & Mary
WHY HAVE A HUMANIST CEREMONY?
Because you get to choose the kind of ceremony you want. Whether that is in field, in a museum, or a boutique hotel, an elopement or traditional wedding ceremony... it's what you want it to be! Humanist Ceremonies are relaxed, flexible, easy-going and fun. The most important thing to remember is that is that it is you who decides the style, structure and format of your wedding, and it is me who will guide you through the process making sure everything happens as it should!
HOW MUCH IS A HUMANIST CEREMONY?
A Humanist Ceremony costs from £450. This might seem like a lot, but you get so much more for your money. This fee covers everything needed to make your perfect ceremony including travel, time, insurance, materials and attendance on the day.
Other fees include those paid to the GRO for your legal marriage paper work (£44 per couple) pleaase visit NI Direct for more information.
There is also a £40 registration fee paid directly to Humanists UK which also gives you a year's family membership to Humanists UK. For more information on Humanists UK and the work they do please visit their website here.
All of these processes and requirements will be discussed at your initial consultation. I will guide through what is needed and be with you every step of the way!
Sarah Stewart | Wedding Celebrant
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: +44 (0) 7764 767 501
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