Wedding Planner Course
Wedding planner course brochure
“Do it, because the content is very encompassing, it provides a lot of information on the business side of things which other courses may not, and it's good value for money.”
Chelsea, from Manchester
This is a thorough course that will give you the skills you need to become a successful wedding planner.
Tracey, Norfolk
“I would definitely recommend others to take this course.”
Esther, Brisbane, Australia
Go for it. It's very enjoyable and stretches the mind.
Janice, South Yorkshire
“If wedding planning is what you are thinking of doing or interested in, you should do this course!”
Claire, Cambs, UK

The 22 Wedding Planning Modules

1. An introduction to wedding planning

  • The role of the wedding planner
  • Personality matching
  • Career benefits
  • How to get started and use this course
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses

2. Organising yourself

  • The importance of good organisation
  • The planning process
  • Create a reference folder
  • Create a wedding folder for each client
  • Tips for better organisation

3. The ceremony and location

Your Dream Job: Be a Wedding Planner
  • Religious versus civil ceremony
  • Choosing a physical location
  • Weddings abroad
  • Once your clients have chosen a venue

4. The day of the event – part 1

  • The day before the wedding day

5. The day of the event – part 2

  • Final timings and contingency plans
  • What if they decide to cancel the wedding?
  • Follow up questionnaire/discussion with client
  • Follow up – making notes of positives and negatives
  • Follow up – recommendations for improvements
  • Invoicing the client

6. People and their roles

  • Bride and groom
  • Maid of honour and best man
  • Other attendants
  • Priest and officiant
  • Toastmaster
  • Wedding staff
  • The photographer

7. Catering

  • An introduction to wedding catering
  • Planning the catering
  • Caterer tips
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • The wedding cake
  • Silver service

8. Flowers and decorations

  • Discovering flowers
  • Symbolism
  • Considerations
  • Style
  • Bouquets
  • Choosing a florist
  • Pulling it all together
  • Decorations
  • What to decorate
  • Wedding decorating plans
  • Hiring a wedding decorator
  • Balloon decorations

9. Invitations and gift lists

  • Guest list invitations

10. Entertainment

  • Questions to ask the bride and groom
  • Standard wedding entertainment
  • Alternative wedding entertainment
  • Selecting an entertainer
  • Timings

11. Transport

  • Calculating transport needs
  • Style of transport
  • Trial run or inspection
  • Planning the schedule
  • Delegating

12. Wedding clothes

  • Advising the bride
  • Clothes for the bridesmaids
  • Clothes for the groom , best man and ushers
  • Attire for mother of the bride

13. Organising extras

  • Engagement parties
  • Stag and hen parties
  • Stag and hen party locations
  • Stag party ideas
  • Hen party ideas
  • Choosing the wedding rings
  • Customising the rings
  • The ring exchange ceremony

14. Equipment hire

  • Types of equipment
  • Ideas for equipment
  • Advice on hiring equipment

15. Wedding customs around the world

  • Types of UK ceremony
  • Asian/Middle Eastern cultures
  • Eastern European cultures
  • African cultures
  • Latin and South American cultures
  • Westernised cultures

16. Health, safety and environmental issues

  • Do your homework
  • Risk assessment
  • Evacuation plan
  • Disability accommodation
  • First aid
  • Staff preparation and provisions
  • Safety officer
  • Alcohol at weddings
  • Insurance
  • Environmental issues

17. Your first meeting with a client

  • Preparation
  • At the meeting
  • Planning the ceremony
  • Budget planning
  • Proposal to client

18. Budgeting for your client’s big day

  • Need for making a budget
  • Figuring costs
  • Networking for value
  • Assertiveness
  • Working to deadlines

19. Setting up your business

  • Your office at home
  • Office location
  • What your home office needs
  • The tools you’ll need
  • Your company name
  • Getting prepared

20. Marketing your business

  • How to look for work
  • Networking
  • Your business phone number
  • Leaflets and brochures
  • Print ads
  • Creating your website

21. Finance

  • Setting up your business on a small budget
  • Types of business
  • How to write a business plan
  • Pricing your services
  • Business operations and accounting

22. Contracts

  • Wedding contract basics
  • Contract components
  • Important legal terms

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