Are you considering training to become a wedding celebrant? Wedding celebrants need to have many skills and abilities including being creative, fast thinking, possess organisation skills and be a confident public speaker. There are many skills required to become a wedding celebrant.
Becoming a Wedding Celebrant
There are quite a few wedding celebrants nowadays, but this doesn’t mean it is an easy job, nor are there too many. Like every other job it isn’t a job everyone can do. Wedding celebrants are not currently required to have any formal or recognised qualifications to train, or to work as a wedding celebrant.
If you are considering becoming a wedding celebrant, you will need to train to as one to gain the knowledge required to become a professional, informative, confident and successful wedding celebrant in order to make money from the role.
There are many qualities, attributes and skills wedding celebrants need and these extend further than being able to speak in public. Many people believe the most important skill to being a celebrant is the ability to be able to speak in public, while this is an important aspect there are so many more skills needed than this. The speaking part is the end result, and only a small portion of what is involved.
Being a wedding celebrant is an honour and a privilege, and training is essential to be able to fulfil all aspects of the job. Clients are putting their trust and faith into what their prospective wedding celebrant is advertising and stating they can do.
Most of the time clients and their wedding celebrant are strangers and do not know each other. Entrusting a stranger to design, create and perform the most important ceremony of their relationship is monumental. It is always about the clients, never about the celebrant.
Below are some of the qualities wedding celebrants are required to have.
What is Required to Become a Wedding Celebrant
- Good communication skills
- Good people skills to speak to people of all ages
- Good research skills
- Demonstrate diversity
- Strong creative writing skills
- The ability to confidently speak in public
- The ability to lead and control a situation
- The ability to use your initiative
- The ability to work well with other wedding suppliers
- Business management skills
- Determination to succeed
- Be computer savvy
- Be social media savvy
- Dedication, diplomacy, and discretion
- Drive and ambition to learn and succeed as it can be a competitive market
- To always stay focused and professional
- To put others first
- Mediation skills
- Organisation skills
- Be able to get to venues
Extensive Wedding Celebrant Training
People who book the services of a wedding celebrant are putting their trust in that celebrant to construct a personalised ceremony which is inclusive and reflective of the information given about the relationship and lives of those each ceremony is for.
A professional wedding celebrant is required to be trained to the highest of standards to be able to do this for their clients. Learning from a templated list of course requirements which meet the guidelines of a qualification may not always equip each trainee celebrant with the extensive knowledge required to be a fully operative and confident wedding celebrant.
Training must be informative, fun, useable, relevant and directed to the needs of each trainee wedding celebrant and prepare all trainee celebrants for the role of being and working as a wedding celebrant.
Those who embark on wedding celebrant training with us here at Choice Celebrant Training receive individualised training based on what each trainee celebrant wants to learn. As celebrants proclaim they offer personalised ceremonies, we believe to do this personalised training is the starting point. Why learn about traditional weddings if you want to become an alternative wedding celebrant?
Your training fits around your current work, family or home commitments as this is what you will be required to do when you are working as a wedding celebrant.
What Hours Will a Wedding Celebrant Work?
Wedding celebrants do not work on Saturday’s only. We spend weekends and evenings researching, preparing and writing ceremonies. Many wedding celebrants have other jobs too as for some, weddings can be seasonal between the late spring, summer and early autumn.
Saturday is still the most popular day of the week to hold a wedding ceremony on, but week days and Sundays are also working days.
Learning How to Write a Wedding Ceremony
All wedding celebrants must have excellent writing skills and know how to construct a ceremony correctly. We can teach you how to construct a ceremony, but we cannot teach you how to have excellent writing skills. These are an essential requirement you will need to train.
Wedding Celebrants Need Research Skills
A good celebrant shouldn’t ever use templates for their ceremonies, although many do, this isn’t what a wedding celebrant should do. Researching poems, readings, information and at times historical facts are skills needed.
Wedding Celebrants Must be Organised People
Although you are working alone a good deal of the time, you must also be a team player and able to work alongside others who will play a part in the wedding.
You will need to liaise with the wedding co-ordinator/event organiser at each venue. You will also need to communicate with those who are involved within each ceremony such as people with a specified role such as the Best Person, poem readers or anyone taking part in a unity ceremony.
Learning How to Deliver a Wedding Ceremony
Delivering, performing or leading a wedding ceremony is the final part of the role if a wedding celebrant.
Our Wedding Celebrant Training Course gives trainee celebrants detailed information on what is required to become a wedding celebrant including what to do at a wedding. There are more things involved than arriving at the venue or ceremony space and reading out the ceremony. You need to be organised on the day and take the lead for all that is required to be implemented before, during and after each ceremony.
Being a Wedding Celebrant is a Privilege
Being a wedding celebrant isn’t an easy job, but it is a satisfying and great job for those who can write creatively, speaking with confidence in public and like meeting people.
As previously mentioned, to be asked to write and deliver the most important ceremony of peoples relationship is an honour and a privilege. It is always about our clients, never about the celebrant.
Can we at Choice Celebrant Training help you start your celebrant journey?
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