Top ten tips for new marriage celebrants

A podcast by request! Emily wrote in and asked for some tips for new celebrants, so here we are, with Josh and Sarah's top ten tips for new wedding celebrants!

  1. Network, network, network -  with anyone in the marriage industry

  2. Find a buddy/mentor

  3. Read the Guidelines to the Marriage Act cover to cover, and look at them regularly when you have a question

  4. Watch lots of ceremonies to find out different ways of doing things

  5. Learn how to business

  6. Figure out your differentiator, your point of difference

  7. Earn your fee … aka don’t just google other fees, but figure out how to charge what it costs you etc, and there’s the sliding scale of learner to expert

  8. Learn from other industries - business-wise - and ceremony wise

  9. Attend OPD in person! (not distance)

  10. PA system/tech gear

  11. A bonus 11th tip is an ad, for Freshbooks - because honestly, the biggest tip you could get is to get on top of your money. Get on top of invoicing, getting paid, tracking expenses. And you can get a 60 day free trial to Freshbooks at celebrant.fm/freshbooks