How Do I Train To Be A Celebrant?


    If you’re a people person and you’ve got your heart set on becoming a Celebrant, the good news is that there are a few different routes that you can take to achieve your dream job success.

    Before you embark on the exciting new business adventure, you’ll obviously need to acquire the essential set of skills that only the right Celebrant training provider (for your learning style) can give you.

    The best Celebrant training course will teach you everything you need to know to get your Celebrant business off the ground, as soon as you’ve achieved accreditation.

    Celebrant training courses 

    It’s your Celebrant training provider’s job to teach you the basics of fulfilling and rewarding Celebrancy work. On the course, you’ll learn how to use your unique and personal skills to communicate creatively, and the business know-how that you need to launch your new career.

    In-person training

    If you enjoy learning in a classroom environment, in-person Celebrant training may appeal to you. Courses are held in various locations throughout the year.

    Residential training

    If you have an unrestricted budget, spending a week in a lavish hotel, while training on a residential Celebrant course, may be the option that you’re considering.

    Online training

    One of the best reasons to train to be a Celebrant online is the flexibility that this learning option offers. You don’t need to travel any distance, or to spend money on food and accommodation. You can also fit your training around your work or lifestyle commitments, and study at a pace that suits you.

    Accredited Celebrant Training

    On completion of your Celebrancy course, you’ll receive an official certification that you can show to couples all over the world. If you’ve trained with the best online provider, you’ll also have access to membership of one of the UK’s leading Celebrant training organisations.

    How Much Is A Celebrant Course?

    The cost of Celebrant training depends on the location, the type of course that you choose, and the training provider.

    In the UK, the cost of your basic training can vary from £700 to £3000. You’ll also have to factor in additional expenses for website design and creation, and the marketing and branding that you need once you’re trained.

    In the US and Australia, the average cost of a Celebrant course is $2000.

    How Long Does It Take To Become A Celebrant?

    If you’re keen to launch a new Celebrant career, the duration of the course may greatly influence your training provider choice.

    Residential and in-person training courses are offered at specific locations during set periods on the year. You may have to book well in advance for a week long or 2-4 day course.

    If you’re chomping at the bit to get started, the online learning route is undeniably the best option for you. You can enrol in the morning and begin your course in the evening, around your job or family commitments. While most students take 4 weeks to complete the course, you can work at your own pace.

    How Do You Become A Celebrant?

    Once you’re trained, you’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of the professional Celebrants you shadowed during your training. At the Academy of Modern Celebrancy, our Celebrant training walks you through the entire process of everything that a Celebrant does to conduct a wide range of ceremonies.

    As you put what you’ve learned on your Celebrant course into practice, you’ll be able to find your own niche. You may decide to market your services to couples looking to get hitched in a beautiful outdoor setting, or destination weddings. Or perhaps, upscale hotel weddings are more your style.

    Diversifying your Celebrant business and promoting it on celebrant directories, in wedding forums and Facebook groups, will also help you to grow your success.

    If you already have experience in running a business, you’ll be able to adapt your marketing skills and talents to attract wedding clientele and secure regular bookings.

    Although starting a new business is incredibly exciting, it can also be a daunting experience. So it’s also good to know that your online training course offers ongoing support, so that you can come back and refresh your knowledge at any time.

    Come chat to us at The Academy of Modern Celebrancy and start your journey today!

    Photographer Credit: Sadie Osborne Photography, Danielle Watkins Photography.

    Jennifer Claire

    Jennifer is the Director of the leading celebrant training company, The Academy of Modern Celebrancy as well as the Founder of The Celebrant Directory, supporting over 600 celebrants globally.

    Jennifer run a 2.5k community of celebrants who she dedicates her time to helping them grow their businesses and taking celebrancy from a hobby to a lifestyle.

    Jennifer heads up the global Celebrant Industry Awards and the global celebrant summit, Celebrantopia each year!

    A celebrant herself since 2010, she knows what it takes to make it in the industry and trains the best celebrants out there across the UK, Europe and the USA.

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