I believe the words “what are we paying him for?” came out my mouth (sorry Tim 🙈😳)
Mhairi & David’s Humanist wedding at the Balmoral Hotel
David & Mhairi say, ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff – have a rehearsal!’
Tim’s Top Tip Three
I’m glad that The Wedding Guru Oskar asked me to make this series of little movies, because it’s reminded me what’s at the heart of a humanist wedding: self-expression. Your big day is usually months, if not years, in the planning. It’s both the culmination of your lives together so far and the start of … Continue Reading
Last Minute Rehearsals, or How To Negotiate the Dress!
Even if we’ve already had a formal rehearsal, I always make a point of having a word with the bridal party in the half hour before the wedding. It’s a chance to settle last minute nerves, and most importantly give some advice about how to ‘negotiate the dress’.At the rehearsal, brides are almost invariably wearing … Continue Reading
Rehearsals without a Celebrant
If you don’t have the time for a formal rehearsal, here’s a useful checklist of things to think about as you prepare for the big day. What time is the ceremony? What time will the groom’s party arrive beforehand? Who’s going to help the guests find a seat? Who’s going to distribute the Orders of … Continue Reading
Jenni and Rich’s Humanist Wedding at Edinburgh Zoo
Some weddings were just meant to happen. How could a Birrell meet a Burrell and not fall in love? Jenni and Rich wrote a wonderful ceremony. It was short on story but big on meaning. As they said, “We have put a lot of thought into what marriage means to thus and we’ve had many … Continue Reading
Things to think about if you don’t want a rehearsal
As I’ve said elsewhere on this blog, rehearsals aren’t mandatory, but they’re a good chance to work out what happens when and who does what. I first met Julie and Dougie at a wedding fair at The Corn Exchange last November, and I remember we got on like a house on fire. They’re getting married … Continue Reading
Step by Step Guide to a Humanist Wedding no.10 – Rehearsals – Who Needs ‘Em?
Wedding rehearsals can be a scheduling nightmare