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Is that wedding today?

Hello again and thanks for tuning into The Celebrant Talk Show! This episode we chat about: - wedding planners - receiving identity documents electronically - Celebrant software: which package is better? - the importance of paying your registration fee as soon as you receive the invoice - what happens when a party isn’t consenting? Let us know any thoughts!


The one about the wedding porn

Hello again and thank you for having us in your ears! In this episode we chat about the importance of exchanging value and not simply expecting things for free, we give a rundown of what we've written about for the Celebrant Institute over the past month, and we talk a bit about Vic BDM's new online system (spoiler alert, it's coming "soon"). Let us know your thoughts or questions at hello@celebrant.fm!


We don't think you're smart enough to get two emails in the one day

We recorded this episode on 6 July 2018, before Sarah had a chance to read the fact sheet from the AGD about the change in the one month's notice period, so we don't discuss that in the episode. Sarah will write more about that change soon; suffice to say she's fighting it because she believes it's a mis-interpretation of the Acts Interpretation Act. What do we talk about in the episode? The Celebrant InstituteAs always, please check in at hello@celebrant.fm if you have any questions or...


I've watched celebrants read a newspaper

Thanks so much for having us in your ears again! This episode covers the following: http://www.coalitionofcelebrantassociations.org.au/for-celebrants/82-celebrant-copyright/33-copyright-licence-for-celebrants Exhibiting at wedding expos: styling, collecting info from couples, other tips and tricks During the episode we talk about how many marriages are firsts for the couple, and Sarah promised to look up the official stats. According to the ABS 2016 data (that's the most recent we have;...


A tribute to the greatest episode in the world

We know, we know, it’s been a long time since we were both in your ears together. We’re sorry and we’ll try to do better! We know you missed us, so we spent most of the episode talking about some major changes in the legalities of how we do our work: - changes to the gender and sex questions on the NOIM through an updated Compulsory OPD booklet - the new Marriage Regulations 2017 - the new Draft Guidelines on the Marriage Act Hopefully we won’t bore you too much with this boring but...


"Gay weddings" are not a thing, they're just "weddings"

This is a really important conversation for celebrants to have, because the words, the conversations, communications, inside a wedding are our responsibility. Lara is one of the heads behind Dancing With Her, a publication for LGBTQ+ women in love. Se's a guest on today's Celebrant Talk Show to help us use more inclusive, and friendly, language as celebrants and wedding professionals.


We're not so desperate anymore

As always, thanks for tuning in! In the episode recorded on 22 March 2018, we talked about: https://expressioncoffins.com.auhttp://www.coalitionofcelebrantassociations.org.au/issues/119-raised-with-the-ag-department/608-terminology-for-marriages-post-9th-december-2017www.marriedbyjosh.com/servicecontractAs always, let us know any questions!


It's the Mabo of the thing

We know it’s been a while, but welcome back to The Celebrant Talk Show! In this episode we’re responding to questions from you, our lovely listeners. Feel free to send us your questions by email to hello@celebrant.fm, or even record yourself asking us your question and send us the audio file! In this episode we look at: - what’s going on (or not going on) with New South Wales BDM’s online marriage registration system - insight into Customer Relationship Management software, in particular...


I think I've already mentioned this on the podcast

Welcome back to another edition of the celebrant talk show. In this edition we cover which BDM's are on track in regards to marriage equality, hetero-normativeness in our wedding businesses, and address Guy 'Cliffo' Clifton's question on processes in our businesses. Celebrant Suite supports the new marriage equality formsJosh's column on White MagazineDancing With Her OPD in 2018 and conference in 2019Help ScoutZapierCalendlyTave,Gravity FormsBombBombXero


Imagine that you're on a date with Facebook

This episode is all about enquiries season! Recorded on January 8th 2018, released a week late because life is crazy sometimes.


Sarah answers all of Josh's stupid questions about marriage equality and what it means for marriage celebrants

Marriage equality has come to Australia! Finally! And it came in like a wrecking ball, changing EVERYTHING for marriage celebrants whilst also delivering equality, love, and compassion to a large part of our population. There's so many questions to be asked about marriage equality and what it means for celebrants, so we hope you enjoy this ep - Josh is sorry for his terrible audio quality, it was recorded in a Brisbane co-working space which was noisey and echoey, sorry! Is Australian...


Top ten tips for new celebrants

A podcast by request! Emily wrote in and asked for some tips for new celebrants, so here we are, with Josh and Sarah's top ten tips for new wedding celebrants! Network, network, network - with anyone in the marriage industry Find a buddy/mentor Read the Guidelines to the Marriage Act cover to cover, and look at them regularly when you have a question Watch lots of ceremonies to find out different ways of doing things Learn how to business Figure out your differentiator, your point of...


The one where we throw eggs at Sarah's house

Get your eggs ready folks, for once Sarah Aird says something controversial. Don't worry though, anything she said is not as bad as whatever Josh has to say. This episode is all about money, how much celebrants charge, why they charge what they charge, and we touch on the topics of price-fixing in the celebrant industry and why marriage celebrants should charge cold hard cash for the wedding ceremonies they perform. Show notes below. Ad: If invoicing and getting invoices paid is killing...


The only podcast banned by the AFCC!

Welcome to the only podcast that's officially banned by the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. We'd like to thank our families and our industry colleagues for supporting us thus far! Seriously though, here's another sweet podcast episode, enjoy! Marriage celebrant mattersCoCA"we don't want the right to discriminate" in the SMHSend in your feedbackFacebook post to the new forms in beta release from the Qld BDM.here


I've never seen marriage paperwork fly like that

​Two marriage celebrants with wedding hangovers bring you this November 6 episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, In follow-up Evie writes in on the topic of titles for the individuals booking celebrants, and Sean asks how does Josh sign marriage paperwork on an iPad. Topics covered in this talk show AFCC advertising in the "Qantas magazine". Stat dec required for proof of date and place of birth. Listing your pricing and packages live on your website for the public to see. WTF?!? “CoCA...


I'm not a scientist, it's way above my pay-grade

Josh gets slammed for attempting to secretly rebrand his business, Sarah discusses how marriage equality will change everything and nothing for civil marriage celebrants, the AGD's biggest job is trying to figure out how to politely name the two parties to the marriage on forms, and that's our problem as well. Welcome to episode 2 of the all new celebrant.fm


We accidentally started a podcast (11 October 2017)

Josh and Sarah start a marriage celebrant talk show. This episode we talk about the changes to the conflict of interest guidelines.