The Course Contents


 
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1. An introduction to wedding planning

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

2. Organizing yourself

  • The planning process
  • Create a wedding folder
  • Timeline

3. The ceremony and location

  • Religious versus civil ceremony
  • The law relating to weddings
  • Choosing a physical location
  • Weddings abroad
  • Once your clients have chosen a venue

4. The day of the event - Part 1

  • Wedding day
  • Final timings
  • Contingency plan

5. The day of the event - Part 2

  • Final details
  • Follow up

6. People and their roles

  • Bride and Groom
  • Maid of Honour & Best Man
  • Other Attendants
  • Priest & Officiant
  • Toastmaster
  • Wedding Staff
  • The photographer

7. Catering

  • Wedding catering
  • Planning for a catered wedding
  • Prospective caterer interview
  • Food and drink
  • The cake
  • Evening catering

8. Flowers and decorations

  • Flowers
  • Decoration
  • Decorating the venue

9. Invitations and gift lists

  • Guest list
  • Invitations
  • Gift list

10. Entertainment

  • Types of entertainment
  • Timings
  • Music selection

11. Transport

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

12. Organising extras

  • Stag and hen parties
  • Stag and hen party locations
  • Stag party ideas
  • Hen party ideas
  • Choosing the wedding rings
  • Customizing the rings
  • The ring exchange ceremony
  • Last minute detail

13. Your first meeting with a client

  • Preparation
  • At the meeting
  • Communication skills
  • Proposal to client

14. Budgeting for your client's big day

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

15. Setting up your business

  • Your office at home
  • Location
  • What your home office needs
  • The tools you’ll need
  • Your company name and notepaper
  • Getting prepared

16. Marketing your business

  • Marketing your wedding planning business
  • How to look for work
  • Printed materials
  • Printed advertisements
  • Creating a website
  • Networking

17. Finance

  • Setting up your business on a small budget
  • Pricing your services

18. Contracts

  • Wedding contract basics
  • Contract components
  • Important legal terms

 

From time to time we improve, amend and extend the topics mentioned here.