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Jenny Bell wedding and funeral celebrant
It's an absolute pleasure to introdue you to another of our Graduates this month, the wonderful Jenny Bell. Jenny completed both our Wedding and Funeral Celebrant training programmes and was a total joy to work with. She brings creativity, inclusivity and fun to her work and wrote outstanding ceremonies during her training.
life long learning

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Embracing lifelong learning in your mid-fifties is not just about acquiring knowledge. It's about transforming your life and unlocking new opportunities. Choosing a career as an Independent Celebrant, and engaging in the necessary training, offers a unique and fulfilling path forward. As you embark on this journey, remember that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong adventure. One that enriches not only your professional life but also your personal growth and well-being. Embrace the joy of learning. Let it be the catalyst for a meaningful and rewarding second act as a celebrant.
training in semi-retirement to be a celebrant

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In the twilight of your career, the prospect of training as a funeral or wedding celebrant presents an inspiring opportunity to infuse your life with purpose, connection, and continuous growth. As you navigate the path of semi-retirement, consider embracing this fulfilling role that allows you to make a positive impact on others while creating a legacy of compassion and understanding.
Celebrant training in Wales

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We've trained Independent Celebrants right across the UK. Having Wales as our base means we can offer world-class training at an exceptional price. We don't have massive overheads and we pass the savings on to our students. As a result our Funeral Celebrant Training and our Wedding Celebrant Training are at a highly competitive price. And of course, all our training is backed by our Money-Back-Guarantee.
AOIC Celebrant Awards

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It was my key aim when I wrote the training programmes for the CCTA, that they would feel inclusive. I had always avoided group training, as I often felt uncomfortable asking questions. This was therefore essential to my making our programmes one-to-one. I knew that one size training was not appropriate, so instead of qualifications that mean you got exactly the same training as the next, and the last student, I made mine adaptable. It's all about the students.
perfect proposal
There are some wonderful reels and videos on social media showing incredible proposals. They clearly took ages to plan and required lots of people being involved in secret, to create the ‘perfect’ scenario. And I am as delighted by them as the next person. I am also aware of the pressure some people feel to […]
Karen Nutton celebrant

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This month, we’re delighted to introduce you to Karen Nutton. Karen completed her wedding celebrant training with Dinah in 2023. Karen is incredibly creative and multi-talented and the ideas and suggestions she brought to her Celebrant training were exceptional. What made you decide to become a Celebrant? Karen Nutton – Celebrant:When a close friend lost […]
While the Registrar is required to hold a legal marriage, to complete the paperwork and issue your Certificate, there is no reason you would choose a ceremony with a Registrar if you knew you could work with a Celebrant. Really - absolutely nobody wants an inpersonal, rushed and purely legal service. They are all the same and the Registrar will probably never have spoken with the couple before the ceremony. They're out-dated, non-inclusive and a key reason why wedding reform is so over-due.
direct cremation
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.
Top ten skills of a wedding celebrant
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 […]

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