The School of Life Wedding Ceremony Service

The School of Life has redesigned, updated and rendered more psychological the traditional Wedding Ceremony. In the past, invoking God was the most impressive and powerful way of signalling the importance of anything: weddings were also emphatically religious events, the whole point was that a couple weren’t just promising things to one another, they were making a promise in front of a Divine Being who - on their death - would judge the worth of their efforts. Religions helped us properly recognise the gravity and strangeness of the act of marriage.

Today, we probably don’t see marriage in explicitly religious terms - and this presents us with a conundrum. If we are interested in marriage ceremonies we don’t have much choice but to use a set of rituals drawn from religion - although their original meanings probably leave us cold. We may well want to capture the solemnity of getting married - but the only people offering us this possibility are intent on wrapping it up in a lot of perhaps implausible theological speculations.

This is why The School of Life has redesigned the marriage ceremony - producing an event that is psychologically rich, moving, secular dignified and properly aligned with the needs of a modern couple. This ceremony is detailed in our book, How to Get Married, but we are also on hand to arrange such a ceremony with and for you.

How does it work?

We employ a highly trained Wedding Director who can, in your chosen venue, take you through the ritual from start to finish, providing a distinctive but highly memorable event for you, friends and family. The Director is happy to join you wherever your wedding is planned. For more information on cost and availability, and for an initial chat, feel free to contact us here.

The School of Life Wedding Ceremony Service

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