Nikki Billingham Promises made, vows declared, an adventure to live,
a life to share
Your Special Day!
I specialise in fun filled modern award winning wedding ceremonies. My ceremonies are a modern more relaxed approach to a traditional wedding ceremony. By keeping all the important elements but making them much more unique and highly personalised.
I love LOVE and, I love to celebrate it!
The benefit of having a wedding celebrant means you are not restricted to content, locations or timeframes.
Celebrant weddings are unique and the ceremony will be completely bespoke to you.
Wherever you would like to say your “I do’s” we can make that happen. It does not have to be at a licenced wedding venue, it can be in any beautiful or meaningful location of your choosing.
Is there somewhere really special to you both or somewhere really beautiful where you would love to get married? Then let's do it!
We will work together to bring your dreams and visions to life. With many laughs and happy tears along the way!
If you would like a fun, laugh your socks off ceremony, or a discreet intimate ceremony; filled with heart warming moments, then I am the celebrant for you!
You can have a themed wedding or a particular styling for your day, a unique symbolic ceremony, a blending of two cultures; whatever it maybe, we will work together to make this happen.
Optionally you can include a ceremony enhancement like a unity candle ceremony, sand ceremony, ring warming, jumping the broom, cocktail/gin and tonic/ any food or drink ceremony you would like. There are so many different options available to make your ceremony unique to you!
We can discuss all the various options together and find one that truly matches your personalities.
Involving family members and friends and make it a fun joyous unique memorable day for everyone!
Together we will create a wedding ceremony like no other which will really show your personalities!
Nikki Billingham Yorkshire Celebrant
Firstly, we need to get to know each other – I offer a no obligation initial consultation. This can be in person, over the phone or video call. This is where we find out exactly what you want to happen and what I can offer you. From there I will send over a booking form and contract. A 50% booking fee would be required to secure the date.
From there we will arrange another meeting where I get to find out all about your love story and your journey so far as a couple. Such an exciting time for us all!
I will then send a couples questionnaire and the remaining balance would need to be paid a minimum of 8 weeks before the ceremony.
I will write a draft ceremony, be available for as many follow up calls, help and guidance as you need.
You can choose to write your own vows include any poems/readings, music etc whatever it maybe together we can create your perfect day.
On the day- if any delays happen then there is no panic, no rush, no stress. I only ever accept one wedding per day so my time is fully yours. I will arrive at least an hour early and liaise with your venue/suppliers/planner/photographer etc and ensure everything is running as smoothly as possible! I will meet your family, friends and guests and help get everyone seated and where they should be.
Then you will have your amazing ceremony! There will be tears and laughter and it will be full of love and heart felt moments! I guarantee that your guests will be talking about your unique ceremony for months after!
Currently in the UK you will still need to book in for a Notice of Intent to marry with a registrar. This can be done prior or after your celebrant ceremony. I will give you full guidance for this, it is very simple just ensure you book a 2+2 basic ceremony where you take 2 witnesses with you. Most councils charge £40-60 pounds for this.
In some parts of the world including Scotland and Ireland this is not needed and we are hoping England will get up to speed soon!
Fee of £750 this includes a personalised presentation script of your ceremony and commemorative certificate if required.
A dress rehearsal can be arranged for £100 if required.
A 50% booking fee would be needed to secure the date and the balance would need to be paid 8 weeks before.
Ceremony Enhancements can be included for an additional fee please ask for more details.
Full PA System perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies.
Fully Insured for your peace of mind.
Nikki, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the service at Audrey’s funeral. It was just as I hoped it would be.
Family members who couldn’t be there on the day watched it via the weblink and commented on how reflective of Audrey it was. I think she would have been pleased.
Thank you so much
Moor Crematorium 17th December 2000
Nikki, I wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the service. It was lovely and special and a lot of people have said the same to us after as well.
Also all the help you gave me before with putting it together made me feel a lot better at a difficult time
Thanks a lot.
Dewsbury Moor Crematorium 21st January 2021
Nikki, Thank You so much, you have been so kind and patient. Judith was right when she said she knew someone special.
Thanks again so much for your pure kindness.
20th July 2021 Healds Hall
I would just like to say a big thank you for doing what you did for Jean funeral what you did was excellent my brother & his wife in France were impressed so once again thank you
30th April 2021 Wakefield Crematorium
Thank you so much for taking dad's celebration service yesterday.. It would have been lovely to have met you under better circumstances. Mum was comforted by your words and we are all going to remember all the good times and like you said to feel lucky we had dad in our lives.. Thank you again you made such a difference.
Lynn and family
23rd February 2021 Rosehill Crematorium
Nikki, thank you so much for the day, it was the most perfect beautiful day and you did amazing. We are taking each day as it comes and miss her so much. You did so good thank you ever so much I will never forget it xxx
19th April 2021 Dewsbury Rugby Club and Crematorium
May I thank you on a beautiful service today at my mums funeral.
Mum was a very loveable lady of strong character and you managed to portray her excellently in your delivery.
Thank you Alan.
14th July 2021 Dewsbury Crematorium
Hi Nikki i would like to thankyou so much for the wonderful service you did for my mum im very grateful that everything went so well it was perfect what you spoke of mum, as i was very close to her in her final months thankyou once again and take care Susan x
Rosehill Crematorium 2nd March 2021
I just wanted to thank you so so much for everything you did for Gaz’s beautiful service.
Everyone and I mean everyone commented what a beautiful and kind hearted person you were, and you delivered his tribute and our story beautifully, and they and I said I couldn’t have found a better person to celebrate Gaz’s life.
Both parts of the service were amazing and will truly stay in everyone’s hearts, especially mine.
Thank you for allowing Kacper to do his little speech. That was unexpected but a perfect tribute from the boys to Gaz.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and how perfect you delivered his life story in a happy and beautifully composed way.