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Ten ways I can help you grow your wedding celebrant business

Part of my overall 2020 vision is to show up for celebrants in more ways than ever. To offer my support, wisdom and unique insights and experiences from the world of wedding celebrancy and the wedding industry in general.

I want to help celebrants to believe in themselves and to carve out the type of career that they want to have. I want to give celebrants the tools to do it and also show them that building a celebrant business and making it thrive and prosper, needn’t be overwhelming, taxing or lead to burnout.

I’ve been a celebrant for over a decade now (see my celebrant website), and I’ve seen and experienced most scenarios as a wedding celebrant, the good, the bad and the downright ugly. From both a business point of view and from a ceremony point of view, too.

I know what it’s like to start a wedding business from scratch.
I know what it’s like to have three bookings and wonder how to get more.
I know what it’s like to work in a competitive industry, where not everyone plays fairly or nicely.
I know what it’s like when you find it hard to get wedding venues and planners on your side and make them champions of your services.
I know what it’s like to not only be a bloody good celebrant but to convince complete strangers that you are too.
I know what it’s like when you spend too much time comparing yourself to other celebrants.
I know what it’s like to feel a little lost.
I know what it’s like to mess up big time.
I know what it’s like to only have used social media for your personal life (if at all) to suddenly have to be an adept business social marketer.
I know what it’s like when you feel like you want to give up or that you’re never going to get where you want to be.
I know what it’s like when you feel alone with your worries.

There is very little that I’ve not experienced as a wedding celebrant and my 2020 is about using these experiences further, to help others.
So here are ten ways that you can learn from me (many for free). Ways that I can share my experiences with you and knowledge of the wedding industry, which you can use to motivate and shape your own business to run in the best way for you.

Here’s how I can help you

1. Membership to my Celebrants Collective

Join an engaged global community of celebrants and have access to our celebrant Resource Room and Learning Lounge and monthly expert-led webinars on a wide range of celebrant-related topics. Learn and improve without overwhelm or stress. And if you use this special link by the end of January, you’ll get the first month for free. Find out more here and take a look at our full webinar workshop programme for January to May, here.

2. My Celebrant blog

My blog is full of great advice and tips on running your celebrant business and deepening your ceremony practice. Read more here.

3. The Celebrant Survival podcast

Each monthly episode tackles a topic which covers a universal celebrant theme or issue, from social media tips to pricing strategies. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher and listen to episodes at your leisure. Or check out the podcast page here.

4. My 2020 Celebrant retreat

For celebrants who want to step away from the day to day and recharge their batteries in the stunning Malaga, Spain countryside, all whilst diving deep into their business and focusing on the next level. We’ve got 3 places left on our March retreat, with prices ranging from 650-720 Euros for a private ensuite room for three all-inclusive days. More here.

5. My Free Confident Celebrant mini 5 day e-course
This course is a great starting point to help you build a solid, confident foundation for your celebrant business. Sign up for it here, it’s totally free!

6. Professional celebrant mentoring
There is nothing like having 1:1 tailored guidance and help for you and your business. A supportive voice, a listening ear, advice tailored for your needs and based on years of experience and business mentoring training. Check out my mentoring packages and see what others have said, here.

7. Celebrant shop resources
Are you not quite sure about the ins and outs of Instagram? Stuck for questions to ask your couples? Want some guidance on pricing? My resource shop has a great range of informative ebooks to download and learn from in your own time.

8. My celebrants collective Facebook group
The camaraderie, support and advice given by the wider celebrant community is second to none and not something often seen in other professions. This global group of celebrants and officiants are warm, welcoming, eager to help and share their experiences. Join us here.

9. My workshops and events
Over the course of the year, I like to run online and in person workshops and events. You can find out more here.

10. My award-winning wedding blog and wedding pro directory
Fill up on wedding ceremony inspo and ideas from my award-winning wedding blog, Engaged and Ready or showcase your wedding business in the celebrant and officiant directory, here. I’m always on the look out for real wedding ceremonies to feature and guest posts from celebrants, too. Find out more here.

Wow-wee! There you have it! Take your pick!

I’ve got your back and I’m looking forward to helping you in any way that I can. Let’s make 2020 your best year yet as a celebrant.

Natasha x

Psst! Have you checked out the best-selling products in my resource shop?

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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 13 of the Celebrant Survival Podcast about the things that I’ve learnt on my 12 year journey as a wedding celebrant, I knew that I had only scratched the surface. I realised that I wanted to explore some of the themes in more detail because there definitely was more to delve into, more stories to tell, more gems to share.

And not long after I published the episode, I got messaged by a few people either praising the themes that I touched on and how they resonated with them or expressing a wish that perhaps I had expanded on them further.

So that is exactly what I have done in episode 14 of the Celebrant Survival Podcast. I actually sat down and made a list of the big challenges and things that I have learnt as a Celebrant and I went through them all one by one, giving some examples, sharing some stories and giving some background and insight into my own experiences and how they might mirror your own experiences. Because trust me – none of what I have experienced is an isolated occurrence and many of these situations I have found myself in, you probably have too, or will do one day.

So what do I talk about?

To give you a little teaser, one of the big things that I talk about is experiencing a lack of confidence. I share my experiences of how someone like me, who is a naturally confident person, had a BBC career in public speaking as a broadcast journalist and newsreader, still has bouts of confidence-loss and wobbles.

I don’t think anyone is immune. And actually, as I mention on this podcast episode, a lack of confidence affects people in so many different ways. It can affect your performance and public speaking confidence, marketing and sales confidence, writing confidence, your decision-making confidence, your pricing confidence and so much more. And although it might not feel like it and it might feel like at times it’s just you, there are actually few people who aren’t affected by a loss of confidence in one area or another.

So do listen to this podcast episode if you feel you need a confidence boost (you will get one) or you simply could do with knowing that the things you feel and experience as a celebrant, are things which you are not the ONLY one to feel and experience (you’re not). You’ll also hear what other experiences and lessons made my list.

You can subscribe to the Celebrants Survival Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher for Android. This means you’ll get instant notification of each new podcast episode and you can listen on the go or whenever you fancy! Or if you’re at work now and you want to listen from your desktop browser, you can listen right here.

And as always, you know how important reviews are to us Celebrants, well it’s no different in the podcast world. More reviews means more celebrants get to discover my podcast episodes. So feel free to rate or review the episodes via whichever platform you listen to it on. Enjoy!


Did you know our sister site wedding blog, Engaged and Ready has now launched its Wedding Celebrant Directory? Yay! Head here for more details on our great listing packages, editorial features, blog adverts and much much more.

Have you joined the Celebrants Collective Facebook group yet? You can join us right here, for fun camaraderie, support and advice.