It’s time for a career change and becoming a wedding celebrant is looking like quite the tasty choice. But, just like with baked goodies, you might not be 100% certain whether it’s going to be a career that tastes just as good as it looks.
So, to help you decide whether celebrancy really tickles your fancy (although we really think it will), we’ve put together this mini guide to tell you everything you need to know about becoming a wedding celebrant.
How much do wedding celebrants earn?
In the UK, wedding celebrants can look to charge anything between £450 to well over £2000 per ceremony! However, like with most careers, the earnings of a wedding celebrant vary based on a number of factors.
The country or area you live in. You will find that wedding celebrants in different areas will offer different starting prices, so it’s important to do a bit of research to see how much celebrants are charging near you.
How much business do you choose to take? Some wedding celebrants only want to do a few ceremonies per year, whereas others like to be booked to bursting! How many ceremonies you choose to book will of course impact how many pennies you will be popping in your pocket.
Regardless of these factors, when it comes to pricing, it is important that you are charging your worth. Think about the experience you are offering your clients and how this might differ from the celebrant next door. Don’t undersell yourself or be scared to increase your prices as
you and your business blossom!
Is wedding celebrancy a rewarding career?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Wedding celebrancy is like the shining star at the top of the Christmas tree of rewarding careers.
Knowing that a couple chose you to be part of one of the biggest days of their lives is a huge honour in itself, let alone actually officiating their marriage on the day!
The long process of working with a couple, getting to know everything about them and then lovingly crafting a ceremony that is just so them, gives you the greatest sense of pride and achievement. You are literally making couples’ dreams come true, and giving them memories
that they will cherish forever. Not only that, you feel on top of the world time and time again, after every meeting, ceremony and “thank you” card in the post – the endorphins never end!
Benefits of becoming a wedding celebrant
Not only is it rewarding, but becoming a wedding celebrant has a whole host of other amazing benefits.
Number one is freedom! When you become a wedding celebrant you have the ability to create a career that fits perfectly around you, choosing exactly where you work and how many ceremonies you do per year.
Secondly, you meet so many incredible people along the way, from couples to suppliers and other wonderful celebrants. The friendships you make in celebrancy are friendships for life.
Finally, it’s just so much fun! Meeting new people, travelling to new places, and attending weddings week after week surely makes becoming a wedding celebrant the happiest job in the world, right?
Join the Academy of Modern Celebrancy
The best place to start your wedding celebrant journey is to delve into our course at the Academy of Modern Celebrancy. As the leading provider of online wedding celebrant training, our flexible, expert-led course, covers everything you need to know about becoming a celebrant, from script writing to marketing your business. You will also have access to an incredible 121 mentor and a supportive Facebook community that will guide you throughout the entire process.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start the happiest career of your life
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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