Are you ready to take the next step and become an awesome wedding celebrant?

Your dream job is getting closer and we can't wait to help you get there!

Ask yourself the questions below

  • Would you love to become a celebrant?

  • Are you worried about whether you can make it work for you?

  • Do you want to take the plunge and train to do the best job in the world (fact)?

If you're nodding at any of the questions,

you've come to the right place!

Introducing (cue trumpets):

The Celebrants Collective Online Wedding Training Course


It’s time for you to make a fresh start and learn how to turn the skills and experience you already have into creating and conducting awesome, joyful personalised wedding ceremonies.


Has the pandemic made you reassess your life?


Do you crave something fresh, new and positive?


Do you love love? Do you love people? Do you love creating?


Yay!


Then join us today and become a Celebrants Collective accredited wedding celebrant.


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Confused about all the celebrant training courses on offer? We see you.

When you want to take a big leap, you really want to be sure you’ll be safe.

You don’t want to spend a lot of money and then end up wishing you’d gone with the other option.

You don’t want to do a course and then feel like you’re on your own. 

It’s true that there are a lot of training providers to choose from. And after all, we all teach you how to become a celebrant!

 

So what do you get if you choose to train with the Celebrants Collective?

  • A fresh, modern and friendly approach
  • Thorough training on all aspects of being a celebrant, following your whole journey with a couple from their first enquiry to their first anniversary card
  • Help and advice on running a business and marketing your services
  • Lifetime access to the online course, which includes all updates and improvements, so you will always have the most current information at your fingertips
  • Feel encouraged, empowered and inspired by successful, approachable celebrants who have been there, done that and can tell you real, on-the-ground stories about what it’s really like to work as a celebrant (and are experienced trainers)
  • Mindset work for confidence and resilience
  • Flexible learning – start and finish the course when you choose, go at your own pace
  • Continual support throughout the learning process via our dedicated Facebook group, weekly Zoom training calls and optional 1:1 support sessions
  • Graduation into our Celebrants Collective Members HQ – a veritable goldmine of learning resources, friendly support and continuing professional development for celebrants, continuing to support you in your working journey (your first year’s membership is included with your training). Read more about The Celebrants Collective.
  • Directory listing into our members directory
  • Ongoing support and mentorship in our members Facebook group
  • Celebrants Collective training certificate and online badge

Apply now and enroll early


Here’s what people say about us

Carol Alexander-Price

Wedding Celebrant, Spain

www.carolcelebrant.com

Modest, unprententious, lovely!

Natasha's experience is second to none and I loved hearing her incredible stories, she really does have a solution to every problem. As a person, I would describe her as modest, unpretentious and really very lovely.

Elizabeth Cass-Kanti

Wedding Celebrant, Greece

www.weddingcelebrantgreece.com


They have your back!

I wouldn't have a Celebrant business I believe if it wasn't for the Celebrants Collective. You always feel that they have your back  - that there is a genuine need to be of service and help wherever they can.

Aleksandra Shymina

Wedding Celebrant, UK

www.asceremonies.co.uk

Unique, warm-hearted, super-friendly

Claire made the celebrant training fun and easy to digest. Lots of amazing stories from her own experience made it unique and practical and resolved lots of questions we had during these days. It has been visual, warmhearted and super friendly - just like ceremonies that we trained to create.

Passionate, experienced, generous!

Nichola Reeder

Wedding Celebrant, UK

www.rebel-heart.co.uk

’Put very simply, I couldn’t have asked for anything better to prepare me for becoming a celebrant than being coached and trained by Claire. At a very basic level, Claire is hugely passionate about her work, extremely experienced and a fantastic source of knowledge. Beyond that, Claire brings the theory to life by generously sharing stories of her ceremonies and humbly illustrating where she got it wrong to make the training real. Claire devotes the time and space to enable every pupil to unlock how they can become a brilliant celebrant themselves and genuinely cares about their learning experience. It’s easy to see why so many of Claire’s pupils go on to have very successful careers as celebrants.

So, what will you learn on our online course?

A very good question! Here’s a whistle-stop tour of the subjects we cover on our comprehensive course:

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Module 1: Before We Begin

Here we set out the journey you’ll be taking and help you to plan your best route. Will you choose to study intensively for three days or will spreading it out over a few weeks suit you better?

We give you an overview of the role of a celebrant, plus the insider’s guide to all the aspects of the job. We also invite you to assess your own skills and experience.

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Module 2: The Big Picture

In this module, we look at how weddings fit into the big picture of ceremony, and the all-important guiding principles for all ceremony creation. We delve into what makes a ceremony unforgettable (for all the right reasons) and examine some of the cultural and historical aspects of marriage, which underpin the expectations of most couples.


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Module 3: The Ceremony Journey

We zoom into the process of working with couples in this module. From the very first contact you have with them to keeping in touch after the wedding, this section provides an indispensable roadmap for each couple’s journey. Covering meetings, communication, rehearsals and more, this module will take the guesswork out of what to do next.


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Module 4: The Creation Process

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about putting a ceremony together! In this full-to-bursting module, we’ve got you covered for symbolic rituals, readings, music, vows, choreography and more. We go into detail about the writing process and we look at how to put all the elements together so that the ceremony flows beautifully.


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Module 5: On the Day

You’ve put in all that work so you really don’t want to let yourself down on the big day! This module gives you in the inside scoop on what to expect when you arrive, how to create and hold space for a ceremony, public speaking, how to present yourself, what to take with you and your communication with other suppliers who are working with you on the wedding.


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Module 6: Running your celebrant business

You can be the best celebrant in the world but if you suck at running your own business then you won’t get much work! In this section we look at systems you can set up easily to help you to run your business, things you have to be aware of (or have someone else being aware of on your behalf) AND there’s a big juicy lesson on how to market your fledgling celebrant business so your ideal couples will be irresistibly attracted to you.


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Module 7: mindset and going forward

You’ve got your ceremony skills honed and your business systems set up. So what’s stopping you? Well quite possibly, a lack of confidence, nerves or a scarcity mindset perhaps… This module introduces you to some powerful self-coaching methods which will help you to price your services (and make other key decisions) confidently, set goals that fire you up and beat nerves – as well as helping your couples to beat theirs!


Bonus


See what else is in store for you!

When you train with us, you don't just do a course with us, you start a journey with us. A journey that sees you learning how to become a celebrant, where you're supported all the way through to being a celebrant. To where you go on to establish and develop your celebrant business, as you thrive and grow. 

When you train with us, you'll get these bonuses too.

Bonus 1
Renewal of Vow Ceremonies

I do, take two!! This module shows you how to modify all your wedding expertise and create a meaningful renewal of vows ceremony. Whether it’s an intimate celebration in a garden or a full-on second wedding, these events are incredibly rewarding. Learn all you need to know here.

Bonus 2
Naming Ceremonies

Whether it’s a new baby, an adoption or a changing of name, more and more people are looking for ways to welcome new (or renewed) family members in a personal and meaningful way. This module will give you all you need to know to create and conduct a memorable naming ceremony.

Bonus 3
Supportive FB Training Group

Our dedicated private Facebook group for trainees is where you'll connect with us, your trainers and meeting your course buddies from all around the world.  You can ask questions, share doubts and any other thoughts you have about your studies.  The support and camaraderie that you'll find here will encourage you to do and be your best.

Bonus 4
Lifetime Access to your Course

Once you have finished the online course in its entirety, and have satisfactorily and successfully completed the required tasks, tests and assignments, as well as having attended our group tutorials, we will sign you off as a Celebrants Collective Certified Wedding Celebrant. But even though you’ll technically be finished with this side of your training, you’ll still have lifetime access to the online course, which includes all updates and improvements, so you will always have the most current information at your fingertips.

Bonus 5
Graduation to our Members HQ

After you've finished your celebrant training, our support and guidance still continues. There won't be a 'now what do I do?' moment for you, because we'll have your back right when you need it most. After you've completed the course, you'll then graduate to the Celebrants Collective Members HQ where you’ll continue your celebrant development with us as a certified celebrant and we’ll guide and mentor you as you set yourself up as a celebrant and open for business! Yay!

As a Celebrants Collective Certified Wedding Celebrant you will also be expected to continue with us as a member in order to validate your accreditation with us, and as an extra bonus, your first year’s membership is included in the course price.

Flexible learning for fast-paced lives

All of our modules and lessons live on our online course platform for  trainees to study and make their way through as they wish, at their own pace. The modules comprise of a combination of video, audio and pdfs to suit all learning styles and to enable you to flip through the written material in bed or listen to an audio whilst driving, for example. 

You’ll find all your course assignments and tasks within the course platform, too!

Along with your personal online studies, every week, twice a week we come together online for two-hour group discussions where trainees can ask questions and we can chat through subjects more deeply. We ask our trainees to attend a minimum of three sessions during the duration of their study, but of course there’s no maximum limit!

This flexibility means that you can make the course work for you in the way that you need it to, whether that means taking a few weeks, a few months or the best part of a year to complete it. Whether you study intensively or fit your studies in around your job. And once you've completed your training, you can log in anytime for a refresher too!

You will also have access to an ever-growing goldmine of resources including:

Sample scripts

Readings – serious and silly, traditional and modern

Questionnaire templates

Booking form templates

Contracts and GDPR templates

An extensive selection of super-useful websites and apps

Further reading/watching recommendations

Helpful gadgets and gizmos and where to buy them

…plus of course access to CCHQ with its plethora of celebrant goodies once you’ve completed the course


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About Your Course Teacher,
Claire Bradford

There aren’t many celebrants who can say they conducted a wedding ceremony live on national tv, with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present, but Claire is one of them! In 2018, she became the first celebrant to lead a ceremony live on ITV’s This Morning. Awesome, right? And in the same year she was crowned The Wedding Industry Awards Celebrant of the Year.


Claire became a celebrant in 2015 after fourteen years of running a successful coaching business. Coaching saw her working 1-2-1 with clients, writing articles for blogs, magazines and newspapers and giving motivational talks to groups of varying sizes, so she feels that she’s had all the right ‘ingredients’ for years, and that becoming a Celebrant is her winning ‘recipe’.


Claire is the principle teacher for the training course, having written, developed and designed the course from start to finish, infusing it with her warm personality and fun approach.


She was also a celebrant Trainer for one of the UK’s leading celebrant training bodies. Before she became the co-director and celebrant training boss of the Collective, she was its main content producer and writer, combining her passion for celebrancy with her love of writing, so she still can’t really believe her luck!


Claire is lucky enough to live by the seaside in sunny Worthing, on the south coast of England, with the gorgeous Team Bradford and their ‘fragrant’ rescue dog, Stanley.


About Your Course Tutor,
Natasha Johnson

As the founder of the Celebrants Collective and a trained business mentor, Natasha’s heart is at the heart of the operation. Taking her own passion for being a celebrant onboard, Natasha oversees the direction of the Celebrants Collective Members HQ to ensure that its members become the best that they can be, through the Collective’s career development hub and community. Natasha is excited to be a course tutor for celebrant training and to share her experiences and knowledge during the group tutorials.


As well as being in her thirteenth year of being a celebrant, she’s also the founder of the award-winning wedding blog, Engaged and Ready, leads a small team of celebrants at Malaga Minister.com and is a judge for the The Wedding Industry Awards, Celebrant Category and is the host of the Celebrant Survival Podcast.

Her expertise is consistently being sought after and she is a frequent speaker at wedding conferences and workshops in the UK and abroad.


Before becoming a celebrant, Natasha was a BBC Reporter and Broadcaster working for BBC Oxford, BBC Berkshire, BBC 3 News and latterly Radio One and 1xtra.


Natasha lives in gorgeous Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, her three rescue mutts. eight chickens and a giant pet African snail. Don't ask!



Why train with us?

Celebrants who train with us are going to experience a fresh, unique modern approach to celebrant training, led by us, Claire and Natasha, two experienced trainers and successful wedding celebrants in our own right.

We teach celebrants how to be celebrants in the real world, and part of this means helping celebrants to understand their role within the diverse society that we live in.

Take a look at our core values, which are infused into everything that we do. Do they tick your boxes too? We encourage our celebrants to be:

  • Brave
  • Adventurous
  • 100% true to themselves 
  • Diverse
  • Modern
  • Fun
  • Ethical
  • Collaborative
  • Environmentally-conscious
  • Community-focused
  • Anti-racist
  • Pro-LGBTQ Equality
  • Vocal
  • Life-longer learners 
  • Forward-thinking
  • Awesome communicators
  • Intuitive
  • Visionaries
  • Innovative
  • Mold-breakers
  • Champion space-holders
  • Boundary-pushers

Does this sound like you?

If you’ve been nodding your head at all of these qualities and values, because they sit with how you currently think and feel, or you know this is what you want to be as a celebrant, then you’re definitely on the right track to becoming a Celebrants Collective Certified Celebrant.

Here’s what people are saying about us as

celebrant educators

We're passionate celebrant educators. We believe in our abilities, skills and our unique gifts that help us to help others become the best celebrants that they can be. We've changed people's lives with what we do and we're here to empower you to make that change too, just as we did for our previous trainees and members.

Jamie Walker

Wedding Celebrant, UK

www.jamiewalkercelebrant.com

Motivational, inspirational, incredible!

Claire is an exceptional trainer. She holds space expertly. Her teaching style is fun, laid back, relatable and relaxed yet also direct, motivational, and professional.  She doesn't just offer incredible teaching but also actively encourages you to explore what being a celebrant feels like from your own perspective and creates a safe environment for this testing out of ideas to happen with ease.

Wendi Surtees-Smith

Wedding Celebrant, UK

www.celebrantwendi.com

Intuitive, supportive, knowledgeable!

Natasha’s input has been invaluable to me, helping to nurture and shape the way I work as a celebrant. She’s so intuitive and supportive as well as being a font of knowledge. Everything she says is bang on the nail. She’s a life-changer and a game-changer for me.

Emma Graddon Sims

Wedding Celebrant, UK

www.emmagraddonsims.co.uk

Empowered, inspiring and enthusiatic!

As soon as you meet Claire, she makes you feel empowered with her endless smiles and enthusiasm. She has her own, inspiring celebrant style but her training focuses on you finding your own celebrant identity. She balances inspiring and thought provoking content with the practicalities of celebrant life and was a joy to train with.

Invest in yourself; invest in a new adventure;

invest in The Celebrants Collective

Our training course is thorough and comprehensive – and it’s also challenging and fun.

You won’t just be investing your time and money but your hopes and dreams for your future and we know that’s a huge leap of faith.

A course like this isn’t a small amount of money, and we appreciate that.

But it’s an 1200 Euro career investment, not a 1200 Euro cost.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 14-Days

We offer three guarantees to you:


GUARANTEE #1:

Unlimited support from us via our group tutorials, the course discussion platform and our FB group for members.


GUARANTEE #2:

Unlimited and easy access to all of your training materials and course content. 


GUARANTEE #3:

Modern, diverse and inclusive celebrant training led by successful celebrants via an empowering framework of online education and supportive guidance, which emboldens independent-thought and action.


If you feel we do not meet any of these guarantees within the first 14 days of purchasing and starting your course, just drop us an email within this time-frame and we will issue a refund, taking into account how much of the course and materials you have engaged with and completed.


Don't just listen to us!

Look at what past students and members have to say

Carol Alexander Price

Wedding Celebrant, Spain

I'd definintely recommend the Celebrants Collective

I recently completed a one to one Celebrant training course with Natasha and I enjoyed every minute. I literally couldn't wait for my next training session to begin. 


The layout of the course was organised and jam packed with top tips and solutions to any of the problems you are likely to encounter as a new celebrant.

The only bad part of the course was the end, but on a happy note, as a continuing member of the Celebrants Collective, I still have to hand numerous resources such as webinars, blogs etc. not just provided by Natasha but also by other highly respected and experienced Celebrants.  I would definitely recommend the Celebrants Collective.


Jamie Walker

Wedding Celebrant, UK

A powerful draw for any modern thinker

It is true to say that Claire's words and advice are as relevant to me today as when I trained with her and it is her voice in my head that answers when I have a 'What to do?' moment! 

Claire has inspired me to be my authentic self- a gift that has benefited my life beyond being a celebrant-that is the sign of a teacher dedicated to holistic teaching right there! And for that I am truly grateful.

The integrity that she demonstrates is a very powerful draw for any modern celebrant, and I am so excited for the new generation of celebrants who will be benefiting from her teaching. 

Claire is simply awesome. I am so grateful to her for all her pearls of wisdom which have been pretty much the bedrock of my work.

Keli Tomlin

Wedding Celebrant, UK

Confidence to approach this job as a real business

Natasha's friendly, authentic and supportive energy drew me to join the Collective as I knew it would likely draw similar people to the group. I wanted to be surrounded by fellow Celebrants who were focused on building relationships, connections and creativity over heavy marketing and sales.

It's given me the confidence to approach this job as a 'real' business, introducing me to marketing strategies and business planning in a way that feels organic and part of my work, as opposed to an uncomfortable extra. 

Natasha has a kind and genuine soul which she brings to every interaction, both personal and group. Her positivity and encouragement is a great boost and helps me trust myself and the path I'm taking. She is full of knowledge and experience which she shares freely and I feel able to approach her with questions or concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the course format?

Having trained student celebrants and celebrants for a number of years now, we learnt very quickly that everyone learns in different ways. So we have developed our online course to allow for this.

If your application is successful, once you’re all signed up you will get access to your student account where the online course is housed. From here, you will be able to engage with the course, step by step, studying via the course videos and ebooks which accompany the different modules. There will also be tasks and quizzes to complete along the way to help you to embed everything you've learned.

In addition to your personal study, every week there will be live online video tutorials led by us, to help you further your studies and meet other trainees. This is where you can come along to ask questions, share your doubts, highlight any concerns - whatever you want to share or ask to help with your studies. We encourage you to attend as many tutorials as you can. There will be a minimum number of these that we will ask you to attend before we certify you as a celebrant, as it's important for us to have interaction with you (both for your learning and for us to be able to assess your needs).  

Also, within the online course platform itself, you’ll be able to post any questions or comments that you have too. Support will always be on hand for you.

How long will it take to complete?

It will probably be possible to get through all the online course material in 3 full days, but you will also be able to take it at a pace that suits your needs and spread out your learning over weeks or even months if you’d like to. We do encourage you to take your time and not to rush it!

What happens once the course is finished?

Once you have finished the online course in its entirety, and have satisfactorily and successfully completed the required tasks, tests and assignments, as well as having attended our group tutorials, we will sign you off as a Celebrants Collective Certified Wedding Celebrant. But even though you’ll technically be finished with this side of your training, you’ll still have lifetime access to the online course, which includes all updates and improvements, so you will always have the most current information at your fingertips.

You will then graduate to the Celebrants Collective Members HQ where you’ll continue your celebrant development with us as a certified celebrant and we’ll guide and mentor you as you set yourself up as a celebrant and open for business! Yay!

As a Celebrants Collective Certified Wedding Celebrant you will also be expected to continue with us as a member in order to validate your accreditation with us. Your first year’s membership is included in the course price. You can read more about our members HQ here.

Why can't I see your course dates?

Once you've been approved to join our course, you can't start and finish it when you wish. The main portion of the course is all online, which you'll access through your personal account, and where you'll find the course and all of your tasks and assignments. Each week, twice a weekly we come together online for two-hour group discussions and Q&As to deepen your learning. This flexibility means you can take our course at your own pace, learning and assimilating everything in your own time, with extensive support from us via our Facebook training group, course platform and live sessions.

Once I apply, what is the next step? 

We go through your application with a fine-tooth comb and really get a feel for who you are. So, we aim to get back to you within 7-10 days of receiving your complete application, if not sooner! If you're successful, we will send you a congratulatory email with further instructions for how to sign up for your course account and to get started! And also information about our group tutorials and other resources. We'll of course also email you if you're not successful.


Please note however, that completing the application form and/or acceptance on to our course doesn't mean that you have to sign up for our course. If you're not 100% sure, or you want to wait a while before starting, you can! And if you decide not to sign up at all, then that's absolutely fine, too!

When do I pay for the course?

Once you have filled in your application form and submitted it to us, if your application is successful we will email you with the good news. In this email you'll find instructions with the next steps for starting the course and a course registration link where you'll be prompted to sign up and pay for the course, either in full or instalments.

What if I want to cancel the course, once I've started? 

We would of course be absolutely gutted to hear this, but we'd get in touch with you to find out your reasons for cancelling and help to get the best possible outcome for you.

Will you have in-person training and events?

Yes! It’s our plan to have in-person celebrant training around Europe, but due to the restrictions with Covid-19, we will be waiting until the time is right to launch this side of our training. And along with members of our Members HQ we look forward to when we can hold our in-person workshops, celebrant events and celebrant retreat again!

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We can't wait to welcome you into our online training centre!

We love love love what we do and we're good at it, too. We use our unique gifts and our experiences and take our passion for celebrants and the celebrant world and bring it to life in our trainees and members.


We're so excited for you, as you set off onto this fresh, exciting, nerve-wracking, amazingly awesome celebrant journey and we've got everything crossed that you choose us to be there for you as you take each step further into your new career.


We hope to start training and building a relationship with you really soon!


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