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Humanist wedding at Swinton Estate, Masham. Photographer: Martyn Hands
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Outdoor humanist wedding ceremony
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What are you fees and what's included?

My fee for wedding ceremonies is inclusive of everything below. Love is in the air, so please secure your 2023 wedding date soon as I only have a few dates left and I'm already booking into 2024!

2023 fee: £700

2024 fee: £750

This is what Beccy and Olly said about their ceremony in 2022:

 

"What can I say? We had the absolute best day of our lives and you started it all! From our first meeting we knew you would do a good job after watching you take so many notes and asking questions to really make us think. When we received the script we were blown away by how well you'd captured us as individuals but also our relationship.

 

You were absolutely amazing on the day despite blenders breaking down and a power cut, you kept everyone calm and stayed in control. Olly said you helped descramble his brain and you prepared us both so well for the occasion. 

 

You delivered the ceremony so beautifully, directed us well and even rolled with the heckles from the guests - this absolutely made it for us that they felt so involved and comfortable enough to do so!

 

Everyone has said how wonderfully personal the ceremony was and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Thank you for all of your suggestions, the unity candle, sharing the drink and the readings were perfect!

 

Although the emotion of the day meant we couldn't deliver our secret letters in the ceremony we did go and read them to each other sat on a bench under a cherry blossom tree later on - all captured on film by James which we'll share with you when we can!

 

Rachael, you're a credit to your profession and we honestly can't thank you enough!" - Beccy and Olly, Hooton Pagnell Hall wedding, Doncaster, April 2022

My fee includes:

 

  • Initial phone call/video call for you to get an idea of how your ceremony could look

  • Face to face meeting (approx 2-3 hours). This can be done over FaceTime or Zoom if you prefer.

  • Advice, ideas and guidance on logistics, music, readings, writing vows, props and symbolic acts - available and unlimited contact from moment of booking until after the ceremony.

  • Access to all my poems and readings and ideas for music

  • Advice and guidance on writing your own vows (or I can write them for you/with you)

  • Writing of a completely bespoke wedding ceremony script

  • Coordination of contributors' readings, music etc

  • Printing the script, a music operator's cue sheet and all readings for the ceremony

  • Amends to the script if you have any corrections (usually very minimal)

  • Delivering the ceremony on the day (with lots of smiles)

  • Use of any of my fabulous props - eg unity candle sticks, storm lantern, handfasting ribbons and oath stones - within my fee

  • Use of my professional indoor/outdoor music player/mics/PA system for duration of the ceremony if required. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use

  • A printed presentation script in a folder, for you to keep and treasure forever

  • A fantastic, completely unique ceremony for you and about you, delivered by an unflappable, smiley, creative, professional and experienced celebrant. (Please do check my reviews!)

 

Mileage is charged at 50p/mile if over 10 miles out of Harrogate. I If extensive travelling is required, then train/taxi and accommodation costs may incur. 

Rehearsals are not usually needed, as my scripts are loaded with stage directions, and I will be there, smiling and guiding you through everything, effortlessly on the day. However, if your ceremony is complicated in any way, or you just want some practise to alleviate any nerves, then I am happy to go through a full rehearsal with you either on site at the ceremony venue, or somewhere else if the venue can't accommodate a rehearsal.. The cost of a rehearsal is £50 plus mileage if over 15 miles away from Harrogate.

 

 

Script Writing

If your wedding is overseas and you don’t have the budget to take me with you, I can offer a bespoke wedding script writing service, which is £550. This includes all of the above apart from officiating the actual ceremony, and the script - which will be delivered in digital format for you to print.

Will you travel?

 

I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, so mainly conduct humanist wedding ceremonies in and around Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby, Ripon, Leeds, York, Skipton and Bolton Abbey, Ilkley and The Yorkshire Dales. There are some amazing venues - so many to choose from and I never tire of finding fabulous new venues to work at - whether they are indoor or outdoor! In fact, have a look at my links page, where I have listed some of my favourites in Yorkshire.

 

If you like the look of what I am offering but live outside of Yorkshire, it's no problem at all. I am used to traveling all over the UK and overseas for work, so would be happy to chat through your plans. 

humanist wedding at Swinton Bivouac. Celebrant: Rachael Meyer, Yorkshire. Photo by Sirastudio