Weddings, Handfastings & Renewal Of Vows
Scottish celebrants who conduct weddings and marriages
Independent celebrants create wonderful wedding celebrations. Personal ceremonies, as individual as you are, and carried out wherever you want to have them. Scotland has a wealth of beautiful locations and venues – historic castles, unspoilt beaches, luxury hotels. SICA wedding celebrants have the experience and knowledge to work with you to create the perfect ceremony.
In fact, Scotland has a long tradition of welcoming couples from all over the world who want their special day to be framed by magnificent scenery and complemented by warm hospitality. A SICA celebrant is the perfect guide to help you plan and fulfil your event.
Independent celebrants have the freedom to devise ceremony that matches your wishes, whether that is in writing the most personal vows, reading the ideal poem, or sourcing the perfect music. What’s more, they are able to blend different traditions of spirituality, belief, values or faith.
SICA Celebrants can recommend and create rituals that truly feel right for you as a couple.
The legal situation in Scotland
In Scotland, the only people who can carry out legal marriages are registrars, clerics, and celebrants who are affiliated to belief or faith organisations which are approved by The Registrar General of Scotland.
Some SICA members are in this position and so can carry out a legal marriage for you as well as conduct your perfect ceremony. Others choose to remain completely independent – that means they can conduct a beautiful ceremony based entirely on your beliefs and values, but you would just need to have a brief procedure with the local registrar too, to cover the legal part of the marriage. Of course, if you are visiting Scotland for your wedding you may prefer to carry out the legal procedure in your own country first.
All our celebrants display in their profile if they can perform the legal procedures. And below you can click on the link to show all our wedding celebrants across Scotland or just those who can conduct the legalities.
Renewing your vows
Perhaps you wish to make that commitment all over again! Many couples choose to renew their vows to each other, often on a significant anniversary. What a fantastic opportunity to celebrate a love that has endured and to make those vows to your partner, once again. Maybe you want to do it privately or maybe have the biggest party. Whatever your requirements, any of the SICA celebrants can help makes those dreams a reality.