Humanist weddings in Ireland – Legally binding

 

Humanist Wedding Ceremony

Humanist Wedding Ceremonies in Ireland

More and more people are choosing Humanist ceremonies as they offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the milestones of life in a very personal and meaningful way.

 

If you would like to locate a Celebrant available in your area please click here –
[Humanist Wedding Celebrants by region]

 

 

 

 

The Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) would like to clarify the difference between a celebrant accredited by the HAI and an “independent humanist celebrant” or other “humanist” celebrant.

We are aware that  a number of  celebrants use the term “humanist” to describe the type of ceremony they perform,however unless they are using this logo they not a legal soleminiser  accredited by the Humanist Association of Ireland.

 

Why choose a celebrant accredited by the HAI?

All celebrants accredited by the HAI have successfully completed a rigorous training programme. The training programme is approved by the Registrar General and the Health Service Executive (HSE) and all HAI accredited celebrants are named on the HSE list of approved solemnisers of marriages.

So if you are looking for a legal Humanist wedding, you should look for a Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) accredited celebrant. Otherwise, you may end up with a celebrant who cannot marry you legally, and you will have to go to the registry office for the legal component.

All Humanist ceremonies are created specifically for that particular occasion and are composed in close consultation between the HAI-accredited celebrant and the people involved. The ceremonies are designed to be meaningful, honest and inclusive, with a fine balance of solemnity, warmth and humour.

Humanist Weddings are all about a couple celebrating their love for each other and making a commitment to one another in the company of those people who are important to them.  This is done with appropriate, well-chosen words, readings and music in a place of the couple’s choosing.

To find out more please read our Wedding FAQ.

If you’d like to discuss and/or arrange a Humanist Wedding ceremony please get in touch with one of our accredited celebrants on the Contact a Celebrant page.

Please be aware that our celebrants get booked up very quickly: you would be advised to book as far ahead as possible in order to secure a Humanist celebrant. Summer months are particularly popular. Some of our celebrants are fully booked for 2018, and are now taking bookings for 2019.

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Please note that some of our celebrants who exceed the VAT turnover threshold set by the Revenue Commissioners are required to charge VAT at the standard rate of 23%. 

 

 

You will find all our HAI accredited celebrants included on the list of registered solemnisers, so you can be absolutely certain that they can marry you legally.

 

You can find the Full list of Registered Legal Solemnisers on this link – HSE List of Solemnisers

 

 

The Humanist Association of Ireland regrets that, until further notice, our celebrants will not be conducting wedding ceremonies outdoors. This is in response to a requirement, imposed on us by the General Register Office and by some local registrars, that all solemnisation ceremonies must take place indoors, in a building.

We are currently taking legal advice on the issue.

We regret the disappointment this may cause to couples who had been planning an outdoor ceremony.

June, 2014

– See more at: http://humanism.ie/2014/06/outdoor-humanist-weddings/#sthash.gvkopWBV.dpuf

The Humanist Association of Ireland regrets that, until further notice, our celebrants will not be conducting wedding ceremonies outdoors. This is in response to a requirement, imposed on us by the General Register Office and by some local registrars, that all solemnisation ceremonies must take place indoors, in a building.

We are currently taking legal advice on the issue.

We regret the disappointment this may cause to couples who had been planning an outdoor ceremony.

June, 2014

– See more at: http://humanism.ie/2014/06/outdoor-humanist-weddings/#sthash.gvkopWBV.dpuf