Skills and Attributes Celebrants Need

You will need the following personal qualities, attributes and skills to become a successful celebrant:

  • Good literary and writing skills i.e. the ability to write concisely, grammatically and effectively.
  • A good public speaking voice and confidence to speak to groups ranging from 2 -  300 people.
  • Smart appearance.
  • A mature, reassuring manner and effective interviewing skills.
  • Use of a computer and confident computer skills, with good experience of using Microsoft Word (or similar package).
  • Access to and ability to use email is essential.
  • Availability at weekends, when ceremonies may be required.
  • A genuine interest in providing a quality service and improving the choice and quality of ceremonies..
There is no upper age limit for those wishing to train for this work. On successful completion of the course, celebrants either work on a self-employed basis, or are employed by their organisation. Training on self-employment is included.