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. Civil celebrants do about 75% of marriages. (85,196 marriages). There are currently about 8,200 civil celebrants.
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.
Civil Celebrations Network (CCN) 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.
CCN Membership includes your celebrant directory listing and information for the public on our website.
CCN 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 CCN umbrella.
CCN has initiated its CCN Day of Love for the 1st September each year.
In 2016 and 2017 CCN ran this as a Facebook Project with Love quotes, ceremony credits, sharing stories of how love is important in our lives.
CCN members are encouraged to hold special activities on this day and/or contribute to our online Facebook presence.
CCN members are also involved in activities for the Dying to Know Day project.
CCN's insurance and non-profit status can mean lower project costs.
To support our CCN members efforts above, CCN uses social media and other CCN marketing tools.
Contact us if you'd like to know more.