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2020 written on a road

5 business tips to help you get the most out of 2020

One thing I’ve learnt in my 13 years of being a wedding celebrant and running a successful celebrant business is ...
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How to have a break from your business for a holiday or festive period

Something I have always struggled with as a celebrant is stepping away from my business for holidays, festive periods or ...
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Five tips to get your celebrant business ready for the engagement season

We're fast approaching the time of the year where wedding research and perhaps your own experiences tell you that the ...
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This ONE thing is what led to my success as a celebrant

This ONE thing is what led to my success as a celebrant

I wish a video existed of Sally and Mike’s wedding ceremony that I led on August 11th, 2007. In fact, ...
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How confident are you as a Wedding Celebrant quiz?

How confident are you as a Wedding Celebrant quiz?

Being confident as a Wedding Celebrant isn't just about being confident in planning, creating and leading amazing wedding ceremonies, because ...
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Four tips to keep you sane on social media

Four tips to keep you sane on social media

You don’t have to follow me for long before you realise how much of a love-hate relationship with social media ...
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Things I’ve learnt on my celebrant journey – part 2

Everything from a lack of confidence, epic fails, crappy days and crappy people As soon as I finished recording episode ...
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Six tips for dealing with FOMO and overwhelm as a Celebrant

Six tips for dealing with FOMO and overwhelm as a Celebrant

The internet has hands down revolutionised the way we learn, hasn't it? The ways with which we can instantly invest ...
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Things I’ve learnt in 12 years as a Celebrant

Things I’ve learnt in 12 years as a Celebrant

I’ve recently been reading Michelle Obama’s autobiography ‘Becoming,’ and it has left such an impact on me. Not just because ...
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Is the wedding industry finally understanding the importance of wedding celebrants and officiants?

Is the wedding industry finally understanding the importance of wedding celebrants and officiants?

Five years ago when I pressed publish on the very first blog post for my brand new Engaged and Ready ...
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Are celebrants putting too much emphasis on script-writing when creating ceremony?

Are celebrants putting too much emphasis on script-writing when creating ceremony?

I have wanted to discuss this topic for a long time but I've never been quite sure of how to ...
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Celebrants, let's talk about money

Celebrants, let’s talk about money

Do you know, in my first few years as a Celebrant I could not help but sell myself short. Literally ...
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The Celebrant Collective Celebrant Retreat -  Malaga, Spain, 2018

The Celebrant Collective Celebrant Retreat – Malaga, Spain, 2018

When I first started to put plans together for the Celebrants Collective in early February 2017, one of the things ...
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The ultimate Celebrant Christmas present wish list

The ultimate Celebrant Christmas present wish list

I don't know about you but every year my wish list of things I need/want for my Celebrant business just ...
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Are you all set for business in 2019?

Are you all set for business in 2019?

Everywhere I look at the moment, I see adverts for planners and diaries for 2019, but that’s probably partly because ...
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Why there is no magic formula for success as a Celebrant

Why there is no magic formula for success as a Celebrant

Social media is a blessing and a curse at the same time isn’t it? It’s the most amazing way to ...
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Five myths about business websites that need to be busted

Five myths about business websites that need to be busted

Websites, websites, websites - it’s all we talk about nowadays, isn’t it? But, let’s be fair, it’s for a pretty ...
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How to bring theatre in to our ceremonies

How to bring theatre in to our ceremonies

Now that I am in the midst of a busy wedding season, I have been thinking a lot about the ...
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Four no-nos that you shouldn't do when setting the prices for your services

Four no-nos that you shouldn’t do when setting the prices for your services

No matter what stage you are at in your Celebrant career, setting your price is one area that can often ...
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Why blogging for your Celebrant business shouldn’t be an afterthought

It seems like no matter which way you turn, one expert or another is preaching about the virtues of blogging ...
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