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Jun 14
NOIM remote witnessing and other changes to the Marriage Act 1961

Remote witnessing is back, baby! After months of campaigning, emails and letters, the special temporary Covid provision which allowed celebrants to witness NOIMs via videoconference has been made into permanent law as of 12 June 2024. The changes were made as part of a much larger legislative instrument – the Attorney-General’s Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Act […]

May 31
TCS Does Death Cafe in Sydney

It’s time we talk about death and dying (we promise it isn’t scary) “Have you heard about Death Cafe? I’ve recently started them and I think they’d be amazing for The Celebrant Society.” When Lillian Lyon posed this question to me over a catch-up coffee one Sunday I was immediately intrigued. I’d vaguely heard about […]

May 28
Branding and Bonding Workshop

When a bunch of Celebrants build each other up… I recently organised a Branding and Bonding Workshop for The Celebrant Society which included: Branding Basics presentation Charcutterie and champagne Headshots Bonding and networking As any celebrant knows, being one can be a lonely business.  Despite the social aspect of delivering our work, the majority of […]

May 08
Meet Our Local Leaders

Q+A With TCS Local Leaders If you’re a TCS Member, you’ll probably be familiar with our three Local Leaders, Roxy (QLD), Alison (NSW) and Dee (Vic).  They’re always there, supporting members, running events, writing blogs, answering questions, and basically just giving our members the best resources they can possibly want in a membership organisation. Alongside […]

Apr 30
How to Get Tagged More on Social Media

Instagram Tagging Shouldn’t Cause Worry, But There Are Some Benefits Worth Considering I recently shared what I thought would be a controversial opinion on the TCS Facebook group:  celebrants shouldn’t stress too much about not being tagged in Instagram posts. It turned out that a lot of you actually agree. Worrying about social media recognition […]

Apr 23
Wedding Readings Rethink

Wedding Readings – dead boring or absolutely ace? Wedding readings have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years, and we understand why. We’ve all been to one of ‘those’ weddings where someone gets up to nervously do a reading, and us guests are sitting there going ‘Yawn’.   So are wedding readings always […]

Apr 10
The MANY roles of a Celebrant

Wikipedia states that : “celebrants are people who conduct formal ceremonies in the community, particularly weddings – which represent the main ceremony of legal import conducted by celebrants –, and for this reason are often referred to as marriage celebrants” All of which is true, but it does rather simplify the role and the experience of BEING […]

Apr 09
Roxy and Dee’s Social Media Scavenger Hunt : Melbourne

When the TCS Social Media Scavenger Hunt Road Show rolled into Melbourne, it’s fair that LOCAL, Dee was slightly nervous. A proud Melbournian, would Melbourne live up to the excellence that Sydney and Adelaide did….? Answer, of course it did! It came down to the same elements that made Sydney and Adelaide so great…. A great creative space, […]

Apr 08
Dee and Roxy’s Social Media Scavenger Hunt : Adelaide

“I attended the Adelaide social media workshop and absolutely loved it.I feel quite confident with using social media but was lacking inspiration. The workshop with Roxy and Dee gave me new insights, ideas and then lots of content after we around around the city taking photos.It was such a fun and informative day..” Alix The […]

Mar 08
Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome If there’s one thing that feels a bit yuck about being a celebrant (and trust me, there’s not a lot that I don’t like) it’s an insidious beast called Imposter Syndrome, and it’s rife within the celebrant industry. Psychology Today describes Imposter Syndrome as ‘People who struggle with imposter syndrome believe […]