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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

weddings, vow renewals, funerals, baby naming

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Debbie

Hello, I’m Debbie – you can find out more about my work and the ceremonies I conduct on my website https://thebespokeceremonycompany.com.

Most of my work is around the North West of England – although I can travel further afield. As a WEDDING CELEBRANT, I have partnered with many couples to create their perfect wedding and it’s always a pleasure to play such an integral part in their special day and WEDDING VOW RENEWALS are also becoming increasingly popular. In addition, I love writing a one-off ceremony to mark the arrival of a new member of your family and will create a magical NAMING CEREMONY.

Finally, I am also an experienced FUNERAL CELEBRANT and I am so proud to have earned a reputation in this field that often sees families specifically requesting my services and recommending me to their friends and family during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

What's my ceremony style?

I named my company The Bespoke Ceremony Company because I feel so passionately about creating bespoke ceremonies for those special times in your life. Weddings, Namings and Funerals are traditional rites of passage but that doesn’t mean they have to be standardised.

Thanks to my experience as both a celebrant and as a PR consultant & events planner, I can also offer you lots of additional and useful advice on every element of your ceremony (free of charge). Whatever the ceremony you are planning, it can be a stressful occasion which is why you should work with a professional that you can rely on and trust. Rest assured that a booking with The Bespoke Ceremony Company, is a booking that provides complete peace of mind.

Prices From

Prices on request

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Why choose Debbie?

I have professional celebrant training and the maturity, experience and expertise to guide you through your specific occasion, resulting in a perfectly crafted ceremony that is totally unique to you.

But don’t take my word for it. I am thrilled to receive so many five star reviews on the Celebrant Directory – if you are thinking of choosing me as your celebrant – the reviews speak for themselves.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

Everyone loves a wedding and even though weddings are my business I am always so excited to get a new wedding booking – I have the best job ever. I have been very fortunate to work with couples of many different ages, cultures and backgrounds and every single ceremony has been written and designed just for them. From the Star Wars themed wedding ceremony which had everyone howling with laughter to the gloriously romantic ceremony where there was not a dry eye in the house, including mine – I can guarantee that your wedding guests will always remember your wedding ceremony for years to come.

I encourage an informal chat on the phone or online first, just so we can get to know each other. Once you decide to book my services, we will meet in person
to bounce ideas around and you can tell me all about your day. I provide a detailed questionnaire for you to complete and once I have that, the magic begins!

I will draft the first version of your ceremony and we then fine tune this until every single word meets your approval and together, we craft your perfect ceremony. If you want help writing you vows, I am happy to guide you and, with my event planning experience, I am happy to offer a few ideas on the day itself if you need them.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Debbie for your wedding?

I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants which gives you peace of mind in my professional credentials. I trained as a BBC journalist which means you can be assured I will be able to create ceremonies written to a high standard that get to the heart of your story and, for decades, I have worked as a PR consultant and events planner.

My fees are transparent and cost effective and reflect my experience and expertise.

I can put you in touch with previous clients to speak freely and frankly about their experience of working with me.

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Naming Ceremonies

A baby naming can either be instead of a traditional religious baptism or, it can complement the baptism and can be held on the same or on a different day – perfect for those who want two celebrations. Naming ceremonies don’t have to be for little babies – they can also be for older children. I can also write a naming ceremony for two families who are joining together and want to mark the blending of their family groups.

Regardless of why you have chosen to have a naming ceremony – I love being able to let my imagination run wild and work with you to explore the many possibilities for such a ceremony. It’s the perfect excuse to release our own inner child and the magic in all of us and, just like all my ceremonies, it’s created just for your family unit – totally unique and bespoke.

Once you have decided to work with me I meet the parents and, of course, the guest of honour. You may also want to invite other special people and grandparents, or, you may want to keep the details of the ceremony secret. We complete a questionnaire together and I will then draft the bespoke naming ceremony, which can be tweaked as often as you wish.

In addition, I can work with you, grandparents, Godparents/Mentors to write vows and promises as well as offering advice on readings, music choices and other mini ceremonies we can include in the main naming service.

You will receive a beautifully presented keepsake of the service to add to your baby memorabilia.

Prices From

£300

Why choose Debbie for your naming ceremony?

I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants which gives you peace of mind in my professional credentials. I trained as a BBC journalist which means you can be assured I will be able to create ceremonies written to a high standard that get to the heart of your story and for decades I have worked as a PR consultant and events planner.

My fees are transparent and cost effective and reflect my experience and expertise.

I can put you in touch with previous clients to speak freely and frankly about their experience of working with me.

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Renewal of Vows

A vow renewal is such a happy occasion and I love hearing the many stories about why couples have decided to renew their vows. Reasons for vow renewals include the fact the couple didn’t get the wedding they wanted first time around, they have a special anniversary coming up, or they have been through a particularly difficult time and come out the other end. My personal favourites are the surprise vow renewals when either one of the parties organises it for the other, or, a friend or family member organises it for the unsuspecting couple. Brilliant!

Whatever the reason for the vow renewal, be assured that I will work with you to share the highs (and lows) of your relationship with humour and sensitivity – but most of all work to capture the essence of the two of you and your personalities. Vow renewals can be small, intimate affairs or big, raucous parties – my role is to make it all about you. The clue is in the title – I am happy to write your vows based on our conversations, or, just be a guide and ensure that each party, is hitting the right note.

We can also include your children, grandchildren and other family and friends who are often keen to get in on the act – and, just like a wedding, the ceremony is totally bespoke so that it reflects the personalities of the main players.

Prices From

£350

Why choose Debbie for your renewal of vows?

I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants which gives you peace of mind in my professional credentials. I trained as a BBC journalist which means you can be assured I will be able to create ceremonies written to a high standard that get to the heart of your story and for decades I have worked as a PR consultant and events planner.

My fees are transparent and cost effective and reflect my experience and expertise.

I can put you in touch with previous clients to speak freely and frankly about their experience of working with me.

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Funerals

I have been fortunate enough to officiate at hundreds of funerals for bereaved families in Greater Manchester. Being able to offer support at such a difficult time in life is truly an honour that I never take for granted. The growth of the celebrant movement in the UK means that now a funeral can be a true celebration of life with the service firmly focused on the person that has passed away. As well as working closely with several local funeral directors as their celebrant of choice, I am also approached directly by families through word of mouth and the greatest testament to my skill as a funeral celebrant is when families I have worked with before, ask me to officiate at the services for other family members.

As an independent civil celebrant, I can officiate at both non-religious ceremonies where the deceased or the family, have specified a secular service. I can also officiate at religious services – any denomination – I am trained and happy to include any religious wording and practices in the service.

In addition, I will attend and perform a service (as per above) at the interment of ashes of a loved one and will guide the family through the service options available.

If you would like a memorial service for a family member I am happy to advise, write and officiate at the service.

Finally, I also write living funerals. If you want the story of your life to be told in your words and have complete confidence in how your funeral ceremony will go – don’t leave it to somebody else – let’s get it on paper now.

Prices From

£200

Why choose Debbie for your funeral?

I provide families with a comforting and honest approach at a time when the bereaved are having to cope with both the practical and emotional aspects of loss. I spend time with family or friends to allow you to tell the story of your loved one and get a sense of their personality and so craft a eulogy which reflects the person that has died. While these sessions are often dreaded by clients, time and again the feedback is how comforting families find the process and more often than not, there are tears of laughter as well as tears of sadness.

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Reviews for The Bespoke Ceremony Company

Total Reviews: 53

Average Rating: 5

reviews (53)

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Our friends and family are still talking about the day

5 Stars
Emily JS

Wedding | 04/16/2022 | Cheshire

Debbie was the celebrant for our wedding ceremony on 16/04/2022. Working with Debbie was wonderful from start to finish. We really wanted a personal ceremony that reflected our relationship and Debbie worked with us to create exactly that. Debbie was really thorough with taking information about us and we ended up with a touching and funny ceremony which for us was perfect. Our friends and family are still talking about the day and how unique the ceremony was; they felt touched they were involved in something so personal. I have family who were quite disappointed that we would not be having a traditional church ceremony, however, they completely changed their minds! Thank you Debbie!

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Perfect day

5 Stars
Michelle Simpson

Wedding | 05/14/2022 | Cheshire

Debbie Kelly wrote and conducted our wedding ceremony for our beautiful wedding in May. From the start she got our sense of humour and worked with that but also made it very personal to us to, which made it very special and emotional at times.
So very pleased we chose Debbie as she was very professional and came up with some suggestions for the ceremony that we hadn’t thought of. She came out to meet us prior to the day, to go through everything, which put us at ease on the day as we had already met. One less thing to worry about.
We had the perfect day. X

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Amazing service

5 Stars
Helen Lockwood

Wedding | 11/30/2022 | Manchester

Debbie was the celebrant to our daughter’s wedding. It was an amazing service which was both intimate and at times humorous – exactly what Becks and Chris wanted. She captured the essence of the day with her words. Highly recommend Debbie. And thank you so much 🥰🥰🥰

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