Vivienne Celebrant

Name: Vivienne Ann Bate
Position: Owner / Celebrant
Location: Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

I create bespoke ceremonies to make my couples dreams come true.

What products/services do you offer?

Weddings, Namings, Vow Renewals and Memorials

Why did you start your business and how long have you been running it?

I love the wedding industry and creating events. 2 years

What struggles do you think most businesses face in your industry and what would you say they need to do to overcome them?

Making their mark due to the huge competitive nature of this industry. Be constantly creating awareness without undervaluing what we do.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?

Reaching my target in my first year

What has been your biggest ‘fail’ so far?

Reaching engaged couples on IG

What do you love most about your business?

Creating a beautiful start to a couples special day

What do you find most challenging?

Brides will spend their entire budget on the venue and dress, expecting the most important part of their life together to cost next to nothing

How do you promote your business (please include as many details as you can)?

Association, Directory listings, Website, social media, car signage

What business skills do you have (eg. graphic design, customer service)?

Customer service

What software did you/your designer use to create your website (eg. WordPress, Wix)?


What are some of your favourite business tools and apps?

Canva, LightRoom, Review

What do you like about your website and what’s not working for you?

I have had good comments about my website. Views are increasing but not action/follow through/contact

What lessons have you learnt during your time as an entrepreneur?

Success does not happen overnight. Constantly work at it, looking to vary what you do and find a unique differentiation

What key tips for success in business would you like to share with others?

Get enough sleep, rise early and be present!

What is the one thing that you want everyone to take away from this post?

You won’t know everything from Day One, but One Day you will. Keep going forward.

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