Suffolk-based certified celebrant, Dani Withers trained in our wedding celebrant training course and now provides bespoke, specially crafted wedding ceremonies in Suffolk.
Read on to learn more about Dani's celebrant journey.
What did you do before becoming a celebrant or in addition to being a celebrant now?
Ceramicist and home educating parent of 4.
What experiences or past skills do you think helped you with being a celebrant?
Home educating which encouraged, no demanded, patience, being involved in panto drama groups which have brought out the performer in me as well as giving me license to get dressed in crazy costumes and be very silly on stage, experience with book keeping and running another business, being a good, empathetic listener, loving connecting with people, appreciating celebration and being a hopeless romantic!
What made you want to train to become a celebrant?
I met another celebrant who, when she described her job to me, confirmed that being a celebrant was the perfect job for me. I love love, love people and I love a celebration. Perfect match!
What did your friends and family think of your decision to become a celebrant?
They were very excited and said I'd be really good at it.
Why did you choose to train with the Celebrants Collective?
Another celebrant recommended Celebrants Collective to me. I visited the website and on every level really connected with Claire and Natasha's content. I felt like I'd come home.
Did you have any worries about being a celebrant which the course has helped you resolve?
I was concerned with how to create individual and inspired content for ceremonies. The tutorials were great for on the spot writing tasks. It was nerve wracking and put me out of my comfort zone, but we all came up with content. It is a very good learning strategy.
What was your most favourite part of the course and why?
Online tutorials with both Claire and Natasha. It's so helpful to connect with other celebrants in training, as well as having a tutor there for support and encouragement. There is always something to learn where ever you are on the course.
How has your training with the Celebrants Collective helped you to become a confident celebrant?
The course is jam packed with great content and now that I've qualified I have access to loads more goodies in the members area. There aren't enough hours in the day to feast on all the information!
What’s been your biggest takeaway so far about training to be a celebrant?
Taking a dream and making it a reality.
What kind of celebrant do you think you’re shaping up to be?
Bubbly, fun-loving, friendly and approachable.
How have you been making a name for yourself since you became certified or in the process of getting certified?
Building an Instagram page and website, enrolling on a 6 week Instagram course and booking an appointment to look around a local wedding venue I'd really like to work at.
What would be your advice to someone looking to train to be a wedding or funeral celebrant?
If it excites your soul to think about yourself being a celebrant, the chances are its the job for you...go for it!
We are so proud and excited to have Dani in our Celebrants Collective community and we know she'll be a fabulous celebrant ambassador.
If reading this makes you really excited about training to be a celebrant, make sure to check out our homepage for more on our celebrant training online and in-person courses.