Sunday, 28 September 2008

How much does a Humanist Wedding cost?

I suppose one answer to this question might be "much less that the dress" but it's an important question, so I'll be serious for once.

I've just spent a merry couple of hours trying to find out if there's a standard cost for a non-religious wedding in Scotland and I've come to the conclusion that there really isn't one.

It's true that you can be married during the working week by a Registrar in a civil ceremony at a Registry Office for £107.00, including the cost of a copy of your marriage certificate, but - if you want to marry somewhere else or at the weekend, for example - the variables start to kick in; the cost of a temporary licence for the venue perhaps, or additional fees to the Registrar, all of which you can read about on their web site, although it doesn't go into detail about the costs.

One of the many advantages of a Humanist Wedding is that the cost is straightforward.

As of January 2012, all celebrants of the Humanist Society of Scotland charge the same fee of £335.00 wherever and whenever the wedding takes place.

Our only additional charges are for travel, for which we charge £0.55 per mile and £50.00 for a rehearsal, which is optional and not always necessary. You can find more information about our costs and the way in which we all work at the HSS website here.

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