Volcanic Eruptions….

I’ve just had my second phone call from a couple whose wedding plans have been blown sky high by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano – thankfully in both cases, their marriage will go ahead, but there are parents and friends stranded all over the world at the moment, and lots of anxious brides to be. In the […]

Planning your Humanist Wedding -a Useful Timeline

My guess is that you’ve already chosen your venue, and your photographer, hired a band, bought the dress, booked the makeup artist, drawn up the guest list and designed the invitations. Now it’s time to decide what kind of ceremony you want, and who should conduct it. With luck, you may already have had recommendations from […]

Can I Marry You?

This isn’t as dumb a question as it may at first appear. This week, I’ve been tracking the enquiries I’ve had from couples who wanted me to marry them at some point over the next 12 months, and I’ve had to apologise to two thirds because I am already fully committed on the date in […]

What is Humanism? A Definitive Definition

This old chestnut comes up time and time again, but I haven’t seen a better set of answers than are given here by Stephen Law in the draft introduction to his new book. His seven key definitions are as follows: First, humanists are either atheists or at least agnostic. They are sceptical about the claim […]

Honeymoons & Marriage Certificates

“We’re going on honeymoon a few days after the ceremony and the airline/hotel has told us that if we bring a copy of our Marriage Certificate, they’ll upgrade us to First Class/The Presidential Suite. Can you give us a copy?” This is a question I’ve been asked a few times, and unfortunately the answer is […]

Honeymoons & Marriage Certificates

“We’re going on honeymoon a few days after the ceremony and the airline/hotel has told us that if we bring a copy of our Marriage Certificate, they’ll upgrade us to First Class/The Presidential Suite. Can you give us a copy?” This is a question I’ve been asked a few times, and unfortunately the answer is […]

Need Help Planning your Wedding?

A lot of venues have their own in-house wedding planners and a splendid job they do too. But there are one or two hardy souls out there who can plan anything, anywhere, anytime. Wendy McArthur is one such. Her company Utopia Scotland is based near Gleneagles Hotel where she was an Events Manager for nine […]