We’ve spoken countless times before about how great celebrancy is and how rewarding the career path can be. The fulfilling nature of becoming a celebrant has led to a growing number of people choosing a career in celebrancy. With the uncertainty surrounding the economy and the world of work at the moment, you may feel at a crossroads with your current career path. If you feel a little lost, it may be time to pursue something new.
What does a career in Celebrancy look like?
A career in Celebrancy means no two days will look the same. It’s more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle choice that allows for personal fulfilment and the opportunity to be part of people’s most significant moments. Whether you opt to become a Wedding, Funeral, or family celebrant, it’s a people-facing and people-focussed role that has you helping people mark and celebrate milestones in their life.
If you love working with people and getting to know and tell their stories, you’ll get engage in work you’re passionate about. You can set your own hours, work with people you connect with, and live life on your terms, allowing for a lifestyle with freedom and flexibility.
What does a career in Funeral Celebrancy look like?
Interested to find out what a career in Funeral Celebrancy looks like? Read our interview with Stuart Entwistle, a Social Worker turned funeral celebrant with a passion for supporting others.
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Why do people become celebrants?
People become celebrants for many different reasons and at all stages of their life, but we often hear the same themes from our students:
- My previous career took off, but it took me away from working with people, I wanted to get back to what I loved.
- I want more meaning and purpose in my life.
- I want to help and support people in their time of need.
- I love the idea of officiating weddings for a living!
- I want more joy in my life.
- I want a better work-life balance.
- The kids are going to school, and I need a job to fit around family life.
- I’m retiring, and I want a new challenge.
- I want a job where I can embrace my creativity.
Meaning, flexibility and seeking more joy from work are the common threads we hear from our students who’ve decided to pursue becoming a celebrant as a career.
3 signs it’s time for a career in Celebrancy
1. You’re craving job fulfilment
Like many people, jobs are often a way to pay the bills and satisfy the basic needs of housing, electricity and food. As a result, happiness and fulfilment take a back seat, meaning our lives are filled of stress, disappointment and regret. If you currently feel in a similar position, it’s never too late to change!
Celebrancy has welcomed lots of people from all walks of life. Whether you’re graduating from university, or nearing retirement, there is never a wrong time to pursue this path. Becoming a celebrant is appropriate for any type of person who’s willing to make a real difference in life.
We think the most important part of any job is fulfilment. If you aren’t happy, then it’s time to change.
2. You’re bored in your current role.
For those who’ve done the same job for a long period of time, boredom may have begun to settle in. Simple tasks that were once easy now feel like a burden to complete. If that’s the case, then it could be time to switch things up.
Becoming a celebrant means every day is different. The variety and flexibility this path brings to your life means that you’ll never suffer from boredom again. Every celebration and event is unique, meaning you can really add your flair and spark to each day.
Don’t be bored, be motivated to excel!
3. You want a better work-life balance
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that work-life balance is more important than ever. The opportunity to work from home taught us that there’s more to life than commuting every hour of the day, and that balance between your career and personal life is so important!
The career of becoming a celebrant allows you to design your diary however you choose. This means each day is suited to you and your schedule. This isn’t to say that you can choose when someone gets married! But you can certainly pick and choose your working calendar.
Becoming a celebrant
Ultimately, being a celebrant is about adding importance and flair to people’s events and celebrations. However, what is often overlooked is that it provides so many people with the second chance they need to revitalise and recharge their careers and outlook on life.
If you want to change your life forever and pursue a career you love, take our Celebrant Quiz and see if you’ve got what it takes.
Or find out more about becoming a celebrant with our complete guide to becoming a celebrant.
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!
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