The difference between a Humanist Celebrant and an Independent Celebrant?
Humanist Celebrants and other Celebrants (such as Independent or Civil Celebrants) are very similar in the way in which they approach writing and officiating wedding ceremonies, in that they all offer a very personalised ceremony at any location.
A celebrant wedding is celebration that is welcoming, inclusive and personally tailored to you, it focusses on your love story and things that are important to you as a couple. It can include unique vows, readings, poems, music, and any rituals you choose, such as handfasting, symbolic knot-tying, lighting a unity candle, or sand-blending plus more…
Looking for ideas for non religious ceremony readings? The wedding secret magazine have this useful guide outlining the top 8 wedding readings, if you are looking for some inspiration:
As the title describes them, Independent Celebrants work independently, giving them the freedom to include whatever the couple would like in their ceremony. For example; If a couple would like to include an act of worship e.g. a prayer then most Independent Celebrants would be comfortable incorporating this into your ceremony.
Humanist Celebrants offer secular/non-religious ceremonies only, believing that life is based on humanity and reason, and that moral values are founded on human nature and experience. As they have no-religious beliefs, they therefore do not include any religious acts of worship in their ceremonies.