Bride and groom hand fasting ceremony


Symbolic gestures have become increasingly popular in Humanist Weddings in recent years, and allow couples to incorporate traditions which are significant to their own lives.

By choosing what elements play a part in their own day, couples can rest assured that the ceremony will be a true reflection of their love and commitment to each other.

Symbolism in Weddings

There is such a diversity of symbolic gestures; it isn’t practicable to cover them all in here. But if you have something specific in mind, our celebrants will be delighted discuss this with you. Here are a few which we find are very popular, select each image to read more.

Hand Fasting

Candle Lighting

Unity Tree Ceremony

Drinking from a quaich

Unity Sand Ceremony