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Hi, I'm Debbie
With a wealth of experience I provide personal, beautiful ceremonies. I conduct funerals, weddings, vow renewals, baby naming to list but a few. For funerals I provide touching and heartfelt ceremonies, tailored to your requirements. Weddings are a fairy tale, they are as unique as you are as a couple and are your love story. Whatever ceremony you require rest assured that you will be in a good pair of hands belonging to a person who wants the very best for you.
What's my ceremony style?
I am friendly and caring. I am unique because I have worked as a Registrar for many years , so have a great deal of experience….. I have experienced every type of situation you can imagine, nothing stops me in my tracks! I also worked as a paramedic so am used to thinking on my feet. This combined with an English degree and plenty of personality means that I have a gift to write your service or ceremony and can change your requests to reality.
Why choose Debbie?
My feedback is consistent. I really care. I work passionately to ensure that your service or ceremony is the best you could have imagined. I guide you every step of the way and love adding the little touches.
What do I offer?
My ideal couples are those with a modern outlook. They want their ceremony to be memorable, personal with a dollop of fun. My favourite style of ceremonies are at hotels, stately homes and castles. I do also love a marquee!
Details of packages are available on request, but I have vast experience, so can normally cater for all kinds of special touches.
Why choose Debbie for your wedding?
I am a modern celebrant who is friendly and caring. I like to work with couples who are a ‘good match’. I recommend an initial meeting, where we can have an informal chat to see if we work well together. Then the world is our oyster! I am passionate about creating a personal ceremony, that meets your style and one that will ‘wow’ your guests.
A naming ceremony is so special. The perfect way to introduce your baby to the rest of your family and friends. I like to create a beautiful but fun filled ceremony which can have no religious content, or a little if that suits you best.
I write a personalised ceremony talking all about your little ones arrival into the world. It will be tailored to match your personality as a family and can include a mini ceremony such as lighting a candle or a sand ceremony.
Why choose Debbie for your naming ceremony?
With two children of my own, I remember how excited I was to have my children’s naming ceremonies. I will work with you to make the day special with a smile and a dollop of fun. Get in touch to talk in more detail about your requirements
Renewal of Vows
You’ve be married for a while, maybe you have reached a special anniversary, or survived tough times, whatever the reason, you want to celebrate your married life and renew your vows. Let’s shout it from the roof tops! Gather your friends and family together and let us recreate those vows.
I will write your vow renewal ceremony with taste and fun, recreating your original vows as much as we can. If you have had children they can now become part of your special day too.
Why choose Debbie for your renewal of vows?
I have conducted many vow renewals over the years, and can’t wait to hear your story to create your ideal ceremony.
My funeral services are created to celebrate love, life and families. I work with families to design a service that encompasses their relative and how they lived their life. I particularly enjoy adding little touches such as poetry which I enjoy researching to find the perfect words.
I work with families in a way that suits them, either face to face, or during the pandemic I have also offered zoom meetings, FaceTime or telephone, whichever suits. Either way I work hard to ensure that the service is written and delivered to a high standard.
Why choose Debbie for your funeral?
I am incredibly caring and empathetic. My feedback is shown on my website and Facebook page detailing the level of compassion and professionalism that I show to each and every family.
Reviews for Debbie Bates Celebrant
Total Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 5
Debbie was simply amazing! From the moment we first met Debbie we knew that she was the right person for us to make our special day everything we would hope for. Debbie was professional and so personable, making us feel at ease. It was great completing our own ‘love stories’ and so exciting to see how this would be transformed into our own special ceremony, she also offered great help and support when it came to writing our own personal vows. The delivery of the service was brilliant, every detail of our story was captured and portrayed beautifully. We couldn’t have been happier with the ceremony and Debbie. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and wonderfully it was delivered. We couldn’t recommend Debbie more, she was ace. Thank you for making our day so special and for being a part of it.
Debbie conducted my sister’s funeral and it was a beautiful service. We didn’t want anything religious and Debbie got it just right. So dignified and compassionate. The copy of the service that we were given afterwards is a lovely keepsake and the forget-me-not seeds were a beautiful touch. I cannot recommend Debbie enough. She is fabulous – Helen
I can highly recommend Debbie Bates.
She conducted both my parents ceremonies, within a matter of a few months.
From the first meeting with her, the whole family were very happy with her ideas, commitment and empathy.
At both services, the family were highly impressed with her presentation and professionalism.
Cannot recommend her services highly enough