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Celebrant Courses

Blackford Centre for Celebrancy

The 11 Modules

  • What is a professional celebrant?
  • The skills you will need as a celebrant
  • Service providers you will need to know
  • Clients may come from different cultures
  • Writing a script

  • The skills and qualities of a celebrant
  • Systems for being organised
  • Ways to improve your communication and presentation skills
  • Developing your computer skills

  • The celebrant’s role at a wedding
  • Meeting your clients and identifying their needs
  • Being aware of different wedding traditions around the world
  • Examples of wedding scripts
  • Your wedding checklist

  • What is a family celebrant?
  • Welcoming a child with a naming ceremony
  • How to officiate at an adoption ceremony
  • Examples of wedding scripts
  • The importance of family in a divorce-healing ceremony

  • Being a funeral celebrant
  • How to communicate with the family as a funeral celebrant
  • What are some of the different funeral traditions
  • What are some of the different funeral traditions

  • The different types of body language we show
  • Building relationships with clients and service providers
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Improving your interpersonal skills

  • Writing a service
  • Improving your writing skills
  • Example of a wedding script
  • Example of a funeral script
  • Example of a naming ceremony script

  • Planning and presenting the ceremony
  • Structures and systems for organisation and timing in the ceremony
  • Example of a timed funeral plan
  • Considerations to make when planning a wedding
  • Your fees
  • Presenting certificates

  • Starting work as a celebrant
  • Why you need a business plan
  • Your short and long term goals
  • Defining your style
  • Your first meeting with your client
  • Getting feedback

  • The different ways to market your business
  • Creating a website
  • Methods of networking
  • Publishing promotional material
  • Where to advertise
  • Using social media as a marketing tool
  • Thinking outside the box

  • How much should you charge?
  • Getting paid
  • Keeping client files
  • The form of your practice
  • Your business name
  • Keeping the books, your accountant
  • Paying tax
  • Getting the right insurance
  • Liaising with other professionals

Speak to
an advisor on
781 1715

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