3 of the biggest mistakes you can make as a celebrant

career Mar 07, 2022
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As a celebrant, you want to ensure that your clients have the best experience possible. The higher they regard you, the more likely they are to positively review or recommend you to others. For most, their marriage is one of the most important events they will experience in their lifetime. Meaning that by choosing you as their celebrant, they’re putting a significant amount of faith in your abilities to ensure everything goes smoothly. Not only that, but you’re running a business, so you want to benefit from it too.

Here are the 3 biggest mistakes you can make as a celebrant.


1 - Never Rush Your Work

A lack of patience is a telltale sign that something will go wrong. The more you try to rush the process, the larger the chance of you making a mistake. Patience is a virtue, and taking a methodical, calm approach to your work will ensure that you don’t miss anything. Your clients will be thanking you, even if it takes you just a little bit longer.

When considering your work, always think about what your goals are. If you’re looking to provide your clients with the best celebrancy service around, then you should make sure that’s exactly what you do. If you need to, take a moment to recenter and come back to your work with a fresh mind.


2 - Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Celebrants

Comparing yourself to others is a fast way to dismantle your confidence and dissuade potential clients from ever working with you. You are you, and you do things the way you think is right. The moment you doubt that and start comparing yourself to other celebrants that have completely different circumstances, you run the risk of coming out unfavourably. Both in your own perception of your business and to your clients. If you are having doubts about your celebrancy business, you can speak to someone at the International College of Professional Celebrants, make use of one to one mentoring, or join our digital marketing course for beginners.


3 - Charge What You’re Worth

Little is harder to do in business than work when you feel underpaid. When you’re the one setting your fees, make sure you charge what you’re worth. Being underpaid will psychologically affect the work you do. What’s more, if you’re far cheaper than your competition, your clients may actually consider your service to be lesser.

It can be hard to request more money from people and we’re always tempted to undervalue what we do. But your time is valuable, the work you do has merit and you’re there to help people. If there’s one thing you take away from this, it should be that you’re doing a great job.


We Can Help

If you’re looking to improve your skills as a celebrant, you’re in the right place. We offer a range of celebrancy training courses, beginning with the fundamentals and going up to things like refining your sales and marketing techniques.

Speak to us today to learn more about what course would be better for you. If you’re currently already undergoing training with us, there are many additional services we can offer you that will enhance your business and provide you with a huge step in confidence.