The Celebrant Talk Show

The Celebrant Talk Show
A talk show by the Celebrant Institute

Sarah is pretty riled up
May 30 • 82 min
Hi everyone and thanks for tuning in once more! This episode we chat about: • funeral training and why Sarah continues to attend it, even with her level of experience • funeral photography: • •…
The emotional bit, with Vickie Musni, personality trainer
Apr 21 • 41 min
A special guest, Vickie Musni, on the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming Celebrant Institute conferencewhere she’s talking plus hosting a workshop on how personalities work themselves into your business. Get your tickets to the conference and…
Money, money, money
Apr 16 • 63 min
In this episode we discuss being a full-time celebrant, off the back of the results of the annual CoCA celebrant survey and a subsequent article on the ABC website plus we talk all things Celebrant Institute conference!
God bless the Facebook Groups
Apr 8 • 59 min
Hello again everyone! Today Josh and Sarah are actually recording this from the same room! Amazing and awesome. We had a bunch of topics we planned to talk about, but instead it appears we ended up talking about the importance and difficulty of language…
You gotta know when to fold ‘em
Mar 15 • 91 min
Hello everyone, and thanks for bearing with us since December! As always, we love being in your ears, and here we are again :) This episode we chat about: • Sarah’s Cert IV training and how it works • Marriage Celebrants Matters Autumn newsletter • VIC…
These vows are bad, I’m out
Dec 21, 2018 • 86 min
Thanks for having us in your ears again! This episode we catch up on what’s been going on in both our lives over the past three months, we follow up on a few issues from the last episode, and we chat about what’s to come in 2019! Topics covered include: •…
Is that wedding today?
Sep 22, 2018 • 86 min
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…
The one about the wedding porn
Aug 8, 2018 • 60 min
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,…
We don’t think you’re smart enough to get two emails in the one day
Jul 8, 2018 • 67 min
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…
I’ve watched celebrants read a newspaper
Jun 22, 2018 • 88 min
Thanks so much for having us in your ears again! This episode covers the following: • Sarah’s experience performing Eurydice Dixon’s funeral • IGTV • Paperwork only, legals only, registry style wedding and the legalities surrounding them • Copyright for…
A tribute to the greatest episode in the world
May 29, 2018 • 57 min
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: -…
“Gay weddings” are not a thing, they’re just “weddings”
Apr 23, 2018 • 42 min
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…
We’re not so desperate anymore
Mar 26, 2018 • 64 min
As always, thanks for tuning in! In the episode recorded on 22 March 2018, we talked about: • funerals - the world of funerals has been pretty slow in Melbourne throughout February and March, and we talked about how we can manage a seasonal business •…
It’s the Mabo of the thing
Mar 2, 2018 • 81 min
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 [email protected], or even record yourself asking us…
I think I’ve already mentioned this on the podcast
Jan 30, 2018 • 99 min
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…
Imagine that you’re on a date with Facebook
Jan 15, 2018 • 65 min
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
Dec 22, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Top ten tips for new celebrants
Dec 13, 2017 • 48 min
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 industryFind a buddy/mentorRead the…
The one where we throw eggs at Sarah’s house
Nov 30, 2017 • 66 min
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…
The only podcast banned by the AFCC!
Nov 23, 2017 • 64 min
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! •…
I’ve never seen marriage paperwork fly like that
Nov 5, 2017 • 69 min
​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…
I’m not a scientist, it’s way above my pay-grade
Oct 26, 2017 • 63 min
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…
We accidentally started a podcast (11 October 2017)
Oct 10, 2017 • 29 min
Josh and Sarah start a marriage celebrant talk show. This episode we talk about the changes to the conflict of interest guidelines.