What qualifications do Wedding Celebrants need?


    If you’re considering becoming a Celebrant, you’re at the start of what could become a thriving new career path. It’s an exciting decision to make, and we’re often asked what’s needed to take the plunge and become a full-time Celebrant.

    From training and qualifications to relevant life skills, we’ve got you covered.

    Is a qualification needed to become a Wedding Celebrant?

    We’re asked this a lot, and while the answer is officially no, Wedding Celebrant training is absolutely recommended for UK Celebrants, and a qualification can really give you the credibility and knowledge to thrive in the industry.

    What skills and knowledge are needed to become a Wedding Celebrant?

    Training as a full-time Celebrant is a wonderful decision to make; you will work in a varied, creative, and exciting role, meeting couples and families and officiating bespoke ceremonies.

    You’ll likely already have valuable skills that you can bring to the role of a Wedding Celebrant. In the changing landscape of weddings, modern Celebrancy requires a sensitive and intuitive approach, including:

    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Being at ease in front of a crowd – public speaking is non-negotiable!
    • Empathy and understanding; remember, it’s all about your couple
    • The ability to take control and use your initiative; anything can happen at a wedding…

    It’s also important to consider the management skills you’ll need to make your Celebrant business fly! Marketing and using social media can set you apart, and being able to put together a business strategy will mean you stay ahead of the pack.

    How can I become a Wedding Celebrant?

    So you’ve got the passion, you’ve got the skills and you’re ready to take the plunge; wonderful! You’re on the cusp of a fulfilling and rewarding career, full of creativity and joy. It’s a real honour to work with couples at such a memorable time, and such an important role requires a good foundation: that’s where Wedding Celebrant training comes in.

    As there are a variety of training organisations, and it’s important to find the right one for you and your lifestyle. Start with exploring Celebrant websites for relevant Celebrant training courses. What suits your learning style; a group setting or 1-2-1, for example? Think about your budget, and what’s a feasible investment for your training: don’t forget to account for expenses that may occur after qualifying.

    Perhaps most importantly, think about what you want to get out of your training. If you want a career as a successful full-time Celebrant, make sure your training provider gives you the skills to build and market your business, giving you the skills for growth.

    About The Academy of Modern Celebrancy

    The Academy of Modern Celebrancy is the perfect choice to give you this foundation. As the number one online Celebrant training provider in the UK, Europe and the US, you will not only be equipped to deliver beautiful, meaningful ceremonies with confidence, you will also have access to all the tools needed to run successful, thriving Celebrant business.

    Taught online, the Wedding Celebrant training programme offers a combination of group coaching and 1-2-1 teaching. Support is accessible 24/7, and you’ll receive personal, tailored mentoring from experienced Celebrants.

    Modern Celebrancy evolves in response to ever-changing wedding trends, and so the AMC offers valuable access to a suite of content, business documents, and webinars, that will keep you up to speed and in control. Couple this with membership to a supportive Facebook community, and training with the AMC is the training option for the modern Celebrant.

    We’d love to have you on board. Visit our training page for everything you need to get started.

    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.

    Take the Quiz to find out if you have what it takes!

    Download the Ultimate Guide to becoming a Celebrant & find out how you can make this happen!

    Please enter your name.
    Please enter a valid email address.
    Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
    Square eBook Mockup for Coaches Instagram Post (600 × 313 px) (1)

    If you liked this article you may enjoy ...

    The Ultimate Guide: How to Become a Funeral Celebrant in the UK

    Are you interested in a meaningful career where you can provide comfort, support, and guidance to grieving families during their toughest times? Becoming a funeral celebrant might just be a noble and fulfilling path for you. In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps to become a funeral celebrant in the UK, allowing you…

    Read More

    Is wedding celebrancy a good career path?

    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…

    Read More

    What should a wedding celebrant wear?

    We’ve all been there. First day of a new job and no idea what to wear. Well, imagine being a wedding celebrant and having this dilemma as often as every other weekend! Since the days of conforming to a registrar-style trouser suit have long gone (hello personality!), there is just so much to consider when…

    Read More

    As featured in