Under British law, when someone dies, you are obliged to dispose of their body in an appropriate manner. You are not required to have a funeral or ceremony. The ceremonial part of the process is there to offer comfort and hope to the people left behind. They are for the benefit of the grieving, not the dead.
Many of us had careers before we became Celebrants. We developed skills and experience that have proved to be a huge advantage to our clients and our businesses. The variety is vast, so here are our top ten skills of a Wedding Celebrant; we’d love to know what you’d add: Active Listening If you’re not […]
This month I’m delighted to welcome Ali Williams of Perfect Ceremony, to the Blog. Ali was already a successful Wedding and Vow renewal Celebrant when she took our Funeral and Life Celebration training. Ali has worked with kids for much of her career and is also a trained singer, so she brings a multitude of […]
Marketing is an essential element of establishing and growing any business. It’s challenging when You are the key product and therefore your marketing can feel like showing-off. Add to this, the fact you’re doing a job that involves talking about death, and many Funeral Celebrants decide that they’ll deal with their marketing another day! We’re […]
This month’s interview with a one of our Graduates, is with Beth Falconer, who completed her training with us back in April this year. It was a great experience working with Beth and I’ve been looking forward to sharing her thoughts on the blog with you. Her focus on neurodiversity and inclusion were evident throughout […]
I read the eulogy at Mum and Don’s service and it was a privilege. I knew this next chapter was an opportunity to bring what I have and continue to learn, to support others, but I wasn’t clear exactly how. Then I was approached by the Funeral Director of Don’s service, a friend, to ask if I had considered becoming a Celebrant… and so the journey started to unfold.
Nobody likes to be sold to. We want to know what you can do for us and how you're going to make our day absolutely amazing. Let your clients know what problems they won't encounter when they work with you. Show them that you're a problem solver and that your experience means you're aware of the possible challenges and pitfalls as they prepare for their day.
In our third interview with one of our Graduates, I am delighted to introduce you to Phillip Dackombe, The Welbeck Celebrant. Phillip completed his training both as a Funeral and also as a Wedding and Vow Renewal Celebrant. He was a complete joy to work with and brought a willingness to see others that was […]
The Funeral Director and Celebrant or Minister will be your support team and expect you to ask them for help. They deal with the situation you are worrying about regularly. If they don't have the answer themselves, they will know who to ask. We tend to be 'brave' and 'cope' with more than we need to when we are dealing with grief.