An outdoor ceremony with a wonderful couple Courtesy of Nicky Thomas Photography

Making Memories by Gerri


A wedding celebrant for your personal ceremony. covering Kent, West Sussex and local areas.

31 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £460

Price Range: £460 - £610

Features & Services

Friendly, relaxed and calm

Nothing is too much trouble

I am your new best friend

Adding a unity element makes it so personal

An amazing signing certificate and beautiful keepsake copy ceremony

Wedding celebrant

Hand fasting

Vow writing service

Meet and Greet Your Guests

Cocktail ceremony

FAQs

Will you write the service for me?

I will work very closely with you to ensure that your thoughts and wishes are incorporated into the ceremony. I will assist with research for vows, poems and readings and make suggestions to assist. We will go through a draft of your ceremony to make sure it contains all we have spoken about. You can make additions, amendments or alterations. Once the draft has been approved by you both, we are ready for your day.

What’s the difference between an independent celebrant ceremony and humanist ceremony?

A humanist celebrant have no religious beliefs and so do not include any religion. An independent celebrant has more freedom: they are able to include what the couple want in the ceremony

Can we write our own ceremony or vows?

Yes you can and I am available to assist should you wish. I can make suggestions and offer any advice you may need. We will work closely together to ensure it is perfect for you and what you want.

How far in advance should I book you?

I would recommend you book me as far in advance as possible. Once a retainer/booking has been paid, that date is secure in my diary. I only undertake one ceremony a day. This is to ensure that there is no rush and if there is a delay, this would not be a problem. Couples trend to book quite a bit in advance now to make sure they have the date of their choice and that they can also choose the celebrant that suits them best.

What do your prices start at?

My price for a Short and Sweet package is £460

What’s the difference between a celebrant and a registrar?

In the UK, Local Registrars are bound by their legal format and there are limitations to the content of the service they can provide. They have set times, set locations and restrictions on what they can and cannot say or do. It is more than likely you will also not know the person delivering the most important words to you as a couple either. A Celebrant will also personalise your ceremony to suit your style and you will get to know your Celebrant over the course of planning your wedding so you have a personal, meaningful connection for the most important day of your life. Your Celebrant will create a unique ceremony from scratch, one that truly reflects you as a couple. It can be light hearted, humorous, formal or simple and will perfectly suit you as a couple.

Is there anything that has to be included in a service?

I would recommend that the story of how you both met, fell in love and the proposal are included. This give a very personal touch and there may be some guests who do not know all of this. Vows or promises, Announcement, The Kiss and certificate signing should be included. These flow very nicely into each other and normally the ceremony is finished off with closing words. All these pieces can be as short as you like if you feel you do not wish the ceremony to go on for too long. After all it is your ceremony.

Do you cater for LGBTQ+ weddings?

Yes I do. I provide the same service for whoever, whatever and wherever. No discrimination.

Do you cater for interfaith weddings?

Yes I do and am happy to do so.

Do you need to meet us before the wedding day?

I will be in touch with you continually up until your day either by phone, email or virtually. I tend to work across the country so a personal meeting is not always possible. By being in touch when you need me, I will become your new friend and respond to any query or doubts as soon as I can.

Can you perform a legally binding marriage or civil partnership ceremony?

Not at this current time

About Making Memories by Gerri

Hi I'm Gerri Professional, calm and passionate about creating your perfect day and making it one to remember. Holding your hand each step along the way. No two couples are the same. Wedding celebrant, hand fasting modern weddings in Kent.

Each ceremony is unique, personal, adding heartfelt vows, a little humour, romance and love. Tailored to suit you. Don’t settle for same old, same old. No two couples are the same. Those few words spoken will be remembered for a lifetime. Creating memories for you both. Getting to know you and developing a rapport and friendship so it will seem like we have known each other for years. Let's start talking and putting your thoughts into action. We will together start creating a memorable and special ceremony. Nothing is greater than seeing two people happy and enjoying their wedding day.
Weddings don’t have to be a sombre affair, I can assure you your guests won’t get bored by endless words. Creating a special day with the people most dear. Including family and friends or even pets into your memorable occasion.
First of all let’s have a chat to make sure I am the right Celebrant for you. Nothing is greater than seeing two people happy and enjoying their wedding day.
Once we get to know each other, and after listening to your ideas and thoughts, discovering how you both met, fell in love and began starting your plans for the big day; we will together start creating a memorable and special ceremony.
Have you a theme you wish to work to? Whether it be romantic, modern or rustic. I will help plan your ceremony. Just sit back, relax and your dream ceremony will become a reality. End your day with a smile.
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Instructions

If you are thinking of booking my Short and Sweet package which is currently £460, then take a look at my offer. I am offering an upgrade to my Elegant package which is normally £530 and contains one unity element.

Terms and conditions

A retainer must be paid to receive the upgrade. Must be booked by end December 2022

Customer Reviews

I didn’t get a chance to thank ou on the day. I tried to find you at one point but you had slipped away (as you said you would). Thank you so much for making our day special and helping us feel relaxed. It was a beautiful and relaxed ceremony which is exactly what we wanted. Thank you for dealing with our complete lack of knowledge. As I expected, my mind went blank as soon as I reached the end of the aisle and couldn’t even remember how to hold hands properly ha ha! Thank you for all your prompts; we certainly needed them! There were combination of tears and laughter which was perfect lol!! We have had so many messages and compliments about the ceremony especially the Handfasting and lots of people wrote down ideas for the date jar. Thank you so much for making our day special and personal. It was perfect. Thank you xx Molly and Lee

You are both very welcome. I love handfastsing it is so personal. You didn't look nervous at all. I did see Tracey with a tear in her eye. You looked gorgeous. A ceremony to remember. Thank you for your lovely words. x

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Precious moments From the moment i was introduced to Gerri by husband who had arranged for Gerri to be our celebrant I was extremely impressed. Her time and dedication to make sure that everything was in place, the detail of the story she told and the care she showed to our closet family just made the day special. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and the rose ceremony for our mums and nan was very precious. We had a fabulous day and we thank Gerri for all that she done.

Thank you so much. The story you told me gave me so much to work with, adding in some laughter along the way. I must admit I had a lump in my throat during the Rose Ceremony when reading the poems to your Mums and Nan. Let me know when you wish to celebrate again!!

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Thankyou for making our day so special last week. During the day loads of our guests comment on how good you were, making the ceremony personal to us that you even made some of our guests cry with happiness. Once again thanks for making our day very special

Thank you very much. Fun was added to your story and I enjoyed adding a little something for Michelle. You both looked so much in love. A special ceremony

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Myself and my wife renewed our vows to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary, to mark the occasion we looked for a relaxed , informal and romantic ceremony. We found Gerri and we couldn't have asked for more ,we had a very romantic ceremony with a sand ceremony which was a real unique way to involve all our immediate family . Thankyou Gerri for the perfect start to our next 25 years.

Thank you for kind words. What fun Albie had with the sand. A truly romantic ceremony with all your family. A special day.

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Wow!! Thank you so so much to Gerri Webb for making our daughter’s naming day so very special!! The day was cancelled last year due to covid but Gerri kept in contact with us throughout. So many amazing suggestions that we’d never have thought of! She made us feel so special and we had plenty of catch ups to ensure everything was in place. We cannot recommend Gerri highly enough and are so pleased we picked the BEST celebrant to conduct the ceremony.

Thank you so much. Lovely Lilah provided some fun and laughter and wasn't fazed at all. It was a pleasure to be involved in your day.

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Gerri was absolutely wonderful and again felt completely at ease from start to finish She had a hard job with me as I’m Not very forthcoming with the information (sorry) But she assured me it would all be fine and it was would highly recommend as she is wonderful! Thanks so Much Gerri!

Thank you. We got there in the end didn't we. You both looked great and kept your composure in the heat. A tear or tear from your Mum Amber. I know she loved the Handfasting ceremony.

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Very impressed Did just what the bride requested Atlanta and Arran

Thank you. It was a fun and just what you asked for.

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Very impressed Did just what the bride requested

Amanda and John Linehan Hempstead House Bapchild Kent After ten years of marriage me and my wife decided to celebrate by renewing our wedding vowels. From the moment we met up with Gerri we felt at ease. We didn't really know what to expect from a renewal but Gerri was brilliant and came up with some amazing ideas to put into the ceremony. We wanted a relaxed and fun ceremony and Gerri delivered the perfect combination of emotion and laughter. The details and personal touches that she added made the day that little bit more special. Gerri really was a special part of our day and we can't thank her enough.

Gerri was an amazing celebrant for our wedding and added a real magic to the day. From the start, Gerri invested the time to get to know us and craft a perfect ceremony. Her passion and attention to detail are amazing and we really felt that Gerri carrd about our day as much as we did. On the day, Gerri led the ceremony with confidence and sensitivity. All our guests loved it! You will be in very safe hands by picking Gerri to lead any kind of occasion.

Thank you so much. It was just wonderful seeing everything come together. You were a great couple to work with. A truly magical setting also. This is why I just love being a celebrant. Having such great couples such as you two.

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It was just the perfect day that we envisioned. Thank you so much for helping make it all so special ❣️ Linda and Owen Honey

This was such an enjoyable ceremony. You were both so laid back and relaxed, you could have easily been a double comic act. It was such a pleasure being part of your day.

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Couldn’t of asked for a better celebrant, she made our day so special and was able to incorporate everything we wanted into her service. Honestly the loveliest person we will ever meet. Thank you so much Gerri for everything that you done. Charlotte and Darren - Leeze Priory, Essex

The sun was shining and you both looked fantastic. There was some fun with the sand ceremony as the wind blew particles of sand around. A beautiful time.

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Jordan and Matthew Allington Castle I can't say enough good things about our experience with Gerri. She was everything we were looking for and more. My (now) husband and I are from Texas and we decided to elope in Maidstone. Gerri took the things we wanted for our ceremony and made it very intimate and beautiful. She was always quick to respond and we held many virtual meetings leading up to the day so we knew exactly what to expect the day of despite not being able to have a run-through. Gerri also provided us a copy of our ceremony afterwards which is a gorgeous keepsake that we will cherish forever. All of our guests even said to us how amazing she was and was the perfect match. If you are looking for a celebrant, I wouldn't consider anyone else!

I am overwhelmed by your words. There was a certain magic in the air on that day, even though your guests unfortunately couldn't be there. You could feel they were in spirit. A true honour to be your celebrant.

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Renewal of Vows - Mark and Allison Square Tower Old Portsmouth Geri was fantastic. Geri made our day extra special.

Your ceremony was full of nostalgia and the venue so apt. You so enjoyed the handfasting part of the ceremony.

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Gerri thank you so much. I'm sure you could tell that we really enjoyed the ceremony and will remember it for a lifetime, Many thanks again. Carol and James

What can I say. There was so much love in your eyes during the handfasting. You didn't take your eyes off each other until the knot was tied. A wonderful ceremony

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Villiers Barn Wedding - Clacton We were absolutely blown away by how amazing the service you did was! You were so great. Carlie and John

Wedding ceremony of our dreams - Carlie and John What can I say about Geraldine, she is simply amazing! From our first zoom call she made us feel completely at ease, she listened to everything we wanted and made sure she had every detail of our story. Having 5 children between us we wanted to include them in the ceremony, Geraldine came up with the perfect idea of a sand ceremony, it was so special.

Everything we hoped for! 5 From the very first contact, Gerri was brilliant! She got to know us and invested the time to see how we are as a couple. The words Gerri wrote were perfect, they captured not just our story but our connection as a couple. The ceremony went perfectly and my only regret is that we didn't thank Gerri before being whisked away to another room for the next step of... James and Katie-Jane

Thank you so much. You were such an easy couple to work with and always quick to reply to any queries I had. The words just flowed when writing your wedding script. Thank you again

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Thank you Gerri! Gerri is a very organised and friendly celebrant. She checked with us about every detail, arrived at the venue on time. She made our ceremony very special! Both me and my partner are very happy about Gerri's service! Will definitely recommend Gerri to our families and friends!! Sophia and Dod

Thank you. You were always open to my suggestions which certainly helped when time had been tight. The day went beautifully and such a wonderful setting. Thank you again

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I just wanted to thank you for being our celebrant on Thursday! We really loved it. We appreciate all the work you put into it. Thank you so so much Georgina

Georgina and William You are very welcome. The setting was beautiful. Your guests were absolutely. They even laughed at my one liners!

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We wanted a celebrant but wanted to make it look real. Geraldine made our day look real and very special. She went the extra mile with us. Her communication was brilliant, she’s extremely professional and very friendly. She kept us at ease and guided through everything. Such a lovely lady with a great heart. Her writing skills are outstanding and she learns to... Amanda and Ian

Thank you Amanda and Ian. What a cold day, but we soon warmed up. You and Ian were great. I loved the way you pitched in with the odd remark.

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We would highly recommend Gerri as a Celebrant. The communication from Gerri was second to none. She put so much effort and time into our ceremony and really listened to what we wanted. We could not be happier with how our ceremony went. Gerri made us feel at ease and our nerves quickly went.

Thank you. I could feel nerves in the air, but they didn't last long. The Mums really enjoyed "First Kiss, Last Kiss" didn't they?

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Downham Hall, Castledon Road Downham Billericay We would highly recommend Gerri as a Celebrant. The communication from Gerri was second to none. She put so much effort and time into our ceremony and really listened to what we wanted. We could not be happier with how our ceremony went. Gerri made us feel at ease and our nerves quickly went.

Thank you so much. We got there in the end with a ceremony that you both wanted and loved. Thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant. A wonderful job.

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Gerri is brilliant! Gerri was an absolutely brilliant celebrant and gave us everything we asked for. Plus she’s a lovely friendly funny lady! Thanks Gerri! Love Sophie & Andreas

What can I say. Just loved these couple. Even tried my Greek!! Thank you Sophie and Andreas.

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Amazing lady and service What can we say about Gerri... Not enough, from the moment we first made contact I knew we were going to get along very well. Her contact with us was second to none, never late for a call or zoom meeting and nothing was ever to much. Gerri likes to know your story, so she can tell it on your big day, and on ours I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to have shared... Trish and Rich

Trish and Rich It was an amazing ceremony, especially the Rose Ceremony with your Mums. Certainly something to remember. Shall miss chatting to you both.

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Great celebrant Gerri listened to all our needs and wants and captured the essence of our personalities into our ceremony. The pre wedding comms with gerri put us at ease and ensured everything went as planned. We would recommend Gerri to anyone looking for a celebrant. Alex and Rosie

Adding handfasting ceremony made it extra special, especially as none of your guests knew we were going to do this. A wonderful memento. Thank you for your review

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Thank you so much for organising such a lovely ceremony for us both in such short notice! It was perfect and me and Luke can't thank you enough for all the support leading up to it and on the day also. Michaela and Luke

It was so touching with readings being done by children. Made it extra special. Thank you for your lovely words.

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A massive thank you. Everything you had done was absolutely amazing. Everyone said how beautiful the words was. We cannot thank you enough. Lindsey and Joshua

Such a wonderful setting with a wonderful couple. Thank you

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We had a smooth and stress free experience with Gerri. From our first phone call to all the prep she was patient, good attention to detail and made sure our ceremony was perfect! If you are looking for celebrant who is easy to get along with and always puts you first then you have found her here!! Sophie and Ben

Your ceremony was so relaxed and fun. It was also stress free and you both looked wonderful in your outfits. The sun remembered to shine as well. Thank you for choosing me.

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Gerri was excellent from the first point of contact to the ceremony itself. She informed us of our options for the ceremony and gave us some great ideas too. Gerri kept in regular contact throughout to ensure she delivered the ceremony we wanted. Would highly recommend

Christine and James, a fun ceremony with laughter from your guests, making so personal to you both. Best wishes

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What an amazing lady - from the very 1st day we met Gerri we knew she was the one for our ceremony. She did exactly what we wanted and more. She came to visit us on numerous occasions to go through everything with us, kept in contact all the time via email or text & made sure we were always happy. We were asked to write a story from when we first met, she helped us write our own vows and chose poems that were so appropriate. Everything was so personal it was very very emotional (even on the rehearsals) - she made us feel very relaxed and we got to know her so well from start to finish that we have definitely made a friend for life.

What can I say Lisa and Danny. The sun shone at just the right moment and made your day perfect. It was a pleasure to write your script with added personal touches. Thanks for choosing me.

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