Let's face facts!
50% of marriage celebrants do 9 or less weddings per year. That is a gross income of about $6000 pa.
Nowhere near a part-time or full-time professional wage.
And in many cases, it actually costs celebrants more to do the work than they receive.
In 2015, there were 113,595 marriages, with civil celebrants do about 75% of marriages. (85,196 marriages).
The 'wedding cake' is simply not large enough for all these celebrants to have a healthy slice each.
More advertising does not make the cake bigger!
So many marriage celebrants waste money on paid advertising on commercial wedding websites or commercial celebrant directories trying to get weddings that just are not there.
The Celebrants Network Inc as a non-profit association, puts the money paid for membership back into services to assist you to:
- expand the range of celebratory services you offer and to
- promote your celebrancy practice/business.
Membership includes your celebrant directory listing and information for the public on our website.
The Celebrants Network considers the best way for you to promote your services is through 'word-of-mouth' or direct contact with the people in your community who could use your services.
In other words - Networking and Community Outreach.
This may take more of your time than paid ads, but is much more likely have better results for you, if you are well prepared and have good resources.
There are a large number of community events that civil celebrants could participate in under The Celebrants Network's umbrella.
The Celebrants Network has initiated its Day of Love for the 1st September each year.
In 2016 and 2017 The Celebrants Network ran this as a Facebook Project with Love quotes, ceremony credits, sharing stories of how love is important in our lives.
Members are encouraged to hold special activities on this day and/or contribute to our online Facebook presence.
The Celebrants Network members are also involved in activities for the Dying to Know Day project.
The Celebrants Network's insurance and non-profit status can mean lower project costs.
To support members efforts above, he Celebrants Networuses social media and other marketing tools.
Contact us if you'd like to know more.