If you’re a venue owner, manager, or wedding co-ordinator then this blog about Celebrant-led ceremones is for YOU!
Venue owners, managers, and wedding co-ordinators are always on the lookout for ways to make your venue stand out and provide couples with truly unique and unforgettable wedding experiences. However, all too often I find that venues are ill equipped to present couples and families with a range of choices when it comes to planning ceremonies
A Celebrant will elevate your venue and also offer couples the freedom to create ceremonies that reflect their love story, including the incorporation of elements of faith.
Flexibility Beyond Measure:
One of the standout advantages of Celebrant-led ceremonies is their flexibility. Unlike registrars who often operate under strict schedules, Celebrants are known for their adaptability. If a couple runs slightly late or if the ceremony doesn’t quite follow the initial timeline, Celebrants are more than willing to accommodate reasonable adjustments. This means you won’t have to stress about the impending sense of time when things don’t go exactly as planned.
Boost Your Revenue:
Celebrant-led ceremonies also offer unique opportunities to increase your revenue. With no restrictions in place, you can serve drinks and sometimes even food during the ceremony, allowing you to make more money. This added service can be a significant selling point for couples looking to host a memorable celebration at your venue.
Utilise Every Space Creatively:
Another advantage of working with Celebrants is that you can utilise every suitable space available on your property. Whether it’s a stunning garden, a charming courtyard, or a picturesque lakefront, Celebrants can craft meaningful ceremonies in various settings, making your venue even more versatile and appealing to couples without restrictions.
Empowering Couples with Choices:
It’s astonishing that most couples are unaware of the full spectrum of choices available to them when planning their wedding ceremony. A significant portion of this responsibility falls into the hands of venue managers when they show couples around their potential wedding spaces. It’s crucial to recognise the importance of granting couples the freedom of choice in crafting their special day. Simply presenting one option limits their creativity and hinders their ability to think outside the box when it comes to designing their wedding ceremony.
If you are unsure about how to talk about what Celebrants do then let’s have a chat. I am always happy to help venues understand more about what Celebrants can bring to their business!
Inclusive Elements of Faith:
Did you know, not all Celebrants are the same. Most assume that we’re all Humanist Celebrants. I believe in freedom of choice which is why I am an Independent Celebrant. This means I welcome the inclusion of elements of faith and culture in ceremonies. Couples who wouldn’t typically have the option to incorporate their unique religious or spiritual beliefs in a registrar-led wedding can do so with a Celebrant. It’s yet another example of why choice is vital in wedding planning. By working with a Celebrant, you open doors for couples to celebrate their love in a way that truly represents their individual beliefs and backgrounds. I also do plenty of non-religious ceremonies too.
Sometimes registered venues push back on working with celebrants for fear of upsetting their local registration service. However, I have yet to hear of a registration service penalising a venue for working with celebrants. It’s fear of the unknown and loss of revenue – by the way, I’ve only heard of venues that work with celebrants INCREASING their revenue! So what have you got to lose?!
In the competitive world of wedding venues, choosing to work with a Celebrant can set your business apart, boost your revenue, and create truly exceptional wedding experiences. Embrace the freedom of choice for couples, maximise your venue’s potential, and offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will be remembered for years to come. By making the Celebrant option your go-to choice, you’ll not only enrich your business but also help couples create cherished memories that last a lifetime.
I encourage you to discover the limitless possibilities of Celebrant-led ceremonies and become the venue that empowers couples to celebrate their love their way.
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