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Deb Reed Celebrant

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Hi, I'm Deb

I’m Deb a passionate wedding celebrant situated in Colchester, Essex.

Together we can create a bespoke ceremony with you and your family at the very heart. There are no rules or restrictions, the options really are limitless!

I can help you select readings, music and symbolic elements to reflect your personality and tell your story, resulting in a ceremony that is uniquely yours and one you and your guests will never forget!

I have a love of life, romance, and all things creative! My friends describe me as compassionate, fun, ambitious, a bit of a perfectionist and above all else super organised!

As a mum of 3 teenage children – I love to travel and have adventures with them and push myself beyond my comfort zone!

If you’re planning a special celebration, you’re in the right place and I very much look forward to hearing from you!

What's my ceremony style?

The ceremonies I write are filled with love, warmth and humour and delivered with confidence and enthusiasm.
I love to find out what makes you unique and especially like a theme to incorporate into my script.

I love to find creative ways to include your loved ones into your ceremony, be it your children, parents or friends.

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Why choose Deb?

If you are looking for someone who will listen to your wishes, always be willing go above and beyond, pay close attention to detail and add those all important extra special touches, then I am the celebrant for you!

I love working with people, finding out about thier unique stories and creating wonderful memories for them and their family.

I am fun and enthusiastic and full of ideas and just cannot wait to be part of your special day!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I love to work with couples who like to think outside the box, and want a relaxed ceremony filled with love, warmth and humour.
I love to include love ones in creative ways and strive to create a ceremony that will leave lasting memories for you and your wedding party!

My package includes meeting either via zoom or in person. I can discuss ideas and give you suggestions for your big day to and support with readings, music and vows. I will then design a beautiful unique ceremony tailored to you as a couple. I can share the script with you and re-write until you feel it’s perfect or it can remain a surprise for you both on the day if you prefer!
On the day I’ll welcome guests and inform the wedding party of their responsibilities.
Then for the exciting part…when I get to deliver your bespoke ceremony! I’ll guide you through exactly what to do and when and you and your loved ones will be left with the most amazing memories of your special day.

Prices From

£600

Why choose Deb for your wedding?

I am really passionate about listening to you and ensuring I deliver a unique ceremony with you and your family at the heart.
I am enthusiastic, passionate and committed to going above and beyond to create lasting memories for you and your guests.

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Naming Ceremonies

Naming ceremonies are a fantastic way to welcome a new baby, an adopted child or step children into your family. They are also a perfect way to celebrate a new identity. Traditional religious ceremonies may not reflect your beliefs and values and so a naming ceremony allows us to create a bespoke celebration that expresses truly your family’s identity and culture. You will be able to involve friends or other family members in a ceremony that is truly unique to you and your family. Whatever your reason for wanting a naming ceremony, I’ll ensure it is a day filled with joy and love.

We will meet and I will get to know you and your family to find out exactly what you want your special naming day to include. I will provide guidance on choosing readings, poems, songs, and promises and can advise you on special symbolic elements you may want to include such a tree planting or sand ceremonies.
On the day I’ll give your guests instructions on what to do and what their responsibilities are. I will also speak to any “guide parents” or mentors you have designated for your child before the ceremony so they will know exactly what to do!
I will deliver your naming day ceremony with all of the special elements we have discussed. You’ll also receive a naming day certificate as a keepsake of your day.

Prices From

£295

Why choose Deb for your naming ceremony?

With over 20 years of experience as a Primary school teacher, I have a wealth of experience of working with families and children. I can include creative elements to include your family members, making your naming ceremony fun and memorable for all involved.
Whatever your reason for wanting a naming ceremony, I’ll ensure it is a day filled with joy and love.

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Renewal of Vows

Are you celebrating a landmark birthday or anniversary? Perhaps you just want to remind each other of all the reasons you fell in love and reaffirm that love for each other. You may have family you want to include in your ceremony that weren’t there when you originally got married.

We will meet either via zoom or in person to chat and get to know each other. You can tell me about your hopes for your renewal ceremony. I can discuss ideas and give you suggestions of things to include support you with writing vows and selecting readings and symbolic elements if you wish.I will send you a couple’s questionnaire that will give me all the information I need to enable me to create your bespoke ceremony script. I will then design a beautifully unique ceremony tailored to you as a couple. I can share the script with you and re-write until you feel it’s perfect or it can remain a surprise for you both on the day if you prefer!

Prices From

£295

Why choose Deb for your renewal of vows?

Whatever your reason for a vow renewal I will work with you to write a unique ceremony tailor made just for you, reflecting your love, your journey and your hopes for the future.
On the day I will deliver your bespoke ceremony! I’ll guide you through exactly what to do and when and you and your loved ones will be left with the most amazing memories of your special day.

You will be presented with a personalised Renewal of Vows Ceremony Certificate to celebrate this special occasion.

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Funerals

When you have lost a loved one, deciding who will speak those final words as you say goodbye is such a huge choice to make. You want to make sure they will be the right words that sum up your special person and capture the very essence of them.

When you put your trust in me as your celebrant, my commitment will be beyond just officiating a ceremony.

I will listen, learn and honour all that is unique about your loved one and their life lived.
We will share conversations, remember the funny moments, talk out about their quirks, hobbies, interests and passions and together we will weave that into a script that captures and celebrates them perfectly.

I take great pride in crafting unique ceremonies that celebrate life and provide a sense of closure. Whether you prefer a traditional funeral service, a non-religious ceremony, or something more alternative, I am here to accommodate your wishes.

During the planning process, I’ll meet with you as many times as required and take the time to learn about the life of your loved one – their passions, accomplishments, and the relationships they cherished. This knowledge allows me to weave together a heartfelt tribute that truly reflects the individual they were.

I will support you with choosing readings, music, poetry and any other creative elements.
I can write the eulogy or support you or family members with eulogy writing.
I will work with your funeral director and other suppliers.

Prices From

£230

Why choose Deb for your funeral?

I believe that love lives on through the memories we cherish, I am warm and approachable, someone you will feel safe with and listened too.

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Reviews for Deb Reed Celebrant

Total Reviews: 6

Average Rating: 5

reviews (6)

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The most beautiful and fitting tribute for my Dad

5 Stars
Hazel King

Funeral | 01/03/2024 | Family farm

Deb is a wonderful celebrant. She is kind, understanding, creative and up for anything! When we asked her if she’d be willing to host a ceremony on a meadow, before traipsing round a farm, we thought we’d surely be met with confusion and perhaps a no.

How wrong we were! Deb took our quirky brief and ran with it. Writing beautiful words about my dad before donning her wellingtons and fulfilling our every wish.

The result? The most beautiful and fitting tribute for my Dad and the comfort to us in knowing he’s resting on the land he loved and worked on all his life.

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Fantastic Celebrant

5 Stars
Lauren James

Naming Ceremony | 01/20/2024 | Amersham

We had the pleasure of having Deb as the celebrant for our daughters recent naming ceremony. Deb was a professional, friendly and responsive throughout the preparations and had many creative suggestions which helped shape the ceremony. We were delighted with how the day played out and thought Deb was excellent as our celebrant. Were we to throw a similar celebration in future we’d certainly reach out to Deb again! Thank you! Lauren, Dan & Lyla x

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We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else

5 Stars
Emma Rodgers

Funeral | 10/20/2023 | Colchester Crematorium

Deb was celebrant for my mums funeral. She was very compassionate & professional. She came to our house making notes while we talked about mums life through emotions, but Deb didn’t rush us. She sat & listened & compiled a beautiful reading within days & let us read through it & adjust anything right up to a day before the service. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else leading mums funeral service.

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