The Importance of Being Earnest

My old friend Giles just stumbled across his Marriage Certificate while tidying up some old paperwork. We met when we were both working in advertising and I’m pretty sure that when he and Nicki got married back in 2003, he was a Group Account Director at the hip Leith Agency. The one thing I am 100% sure he wasn’t was … Continue Reading

Humanist Weddings in Scotland – More Popular than Ever!

It made me laugh when I saw my photo with this headline, but I really don’t think it’s all down to me! Yes it’s a big story, but there’s another one in among the statistics published by the National Register of Scotland: the continuing rise and rise of humanist marriage. While ceremonies conducted by Humanist Society Scotland … Continue Reading

Speaking from the Heart

What language does your heart speak?    More and more I find it’s not English. But that’s not a problem.   One of the good things about getting married in Scotland is that the ceremony can be conducted in any language, as long as all parties (including the celebrant) understand what’s being said.  You can … Continue Reading

It’s Officlal – or is it? Humanist Weddings More Popular than Church of Scotland in 2015

For some time now, the media has predicted that 2015 would be the year that humanist weddings became more popular than religious weddings. The Registrar General of Scotland recently published their annual statistics, which show that to be the case. Today’s edition of Christian Today says “Humanist weddings outstrip Church of Scotland weddings for the … Continue Reading

Rushing off on honeymoon?

A couple of ideas for you. If you’re heading off somewhere exotic the day after your wedding, you probably won’t be able to return the signed copy of the Marriage Schedule to the Registrar’s office. What you can do though, is ask someone at your wedding venue to photocopy the signed schedule for you to … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Legalities and Vows

My esteemed colleagues, Mary Wallace and Juliet Wilson have both been applying their fingers to the keyboard recently and giving some valuable advice about taking care of the legal aspects (Mary) and how to choose wedding poetry and readings (Juliet). They’re both well worth reading. I suspect that Mary’s latest post was prompted by an … Continue Reading