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Certificate in Wedding Planning

Enrol in the most hands-on, comprehensive Wedding Planning course available!

If you love the romance of weddings and enjoy the challenge of planning every tiny detail, this course will equip you with the knowledge to have a successful career as a wedding planner. With our Certificate in Wedding Planning you’ll be ready to start your own business, work for a bridal consultancy or at a wedding venue.

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Key Benefits

  • Gain a qualification to add to your CV
  • Clear overview of all elements of the big day
  • Understand how to set up and successfully run your business
  • Course created by experts in Wedding Planning

This course is designed for

  • Aspiring Wedding Planners
  • Event planners wanting to add weddings to their portfolio
  • Brides-to-be looking to save money and make their big day perfect

This course covers ten modules

  1. Introduction to Weddings
  2. Planning a Wedding
  3. Managing People for a Wedding
  4. Managing Locations Associated with a Wedding
  5. Managing the Programme
  6. Managing Services in Support of a Wedding
  7. Managing the Wedding Client
  8. Managing the Wedding Day
  9. Planning Your Wedding Business
  10. Operating a Wedding Business

Accredited by ICOES

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What our students say

★★★★★ “Ever since I planned my own weddings, I have dreamed of making Wedding Planning a career. But until I started this course, I had no idea how much more I needed to learn to work as a professional. The course is preparing me working with clients and I am excited about completing and being able to plan my first wedding for a couple.” Jenny Connelly.

Course Summary

Investment: $995 + GST or $25 per week on an interest free payment plan

 

Assessment: 10 modules / 10 assignments. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate in Wedding Planning

 

Duration: 100 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months before you complete

 

Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone

Endorsed by the ILEA!

ILEA International Events Association LogoThe International Live Events Association has endorsed The Career Academy as an Approved Education Partner. They have accredited our Certificate in Event Management & Wedding Planning.

ILEA Board Feedback

“This is an exhausted approach to learning about event management and creation, and will be an invaluable to those that attend the course, particularly in the private event sector.

The events industry is a highly dynamic one, and at ILEA we advocate continual learning by eventprofs to ensure they stay relevant and at the cutting edge of marketing and sales communication. This course is one that can be used both for initial insight, but also as a revision course for seasoned professionals.”

Rui Cruz Alvez, TFI Group

 

“Good educational programmes are vital to the long-term growth if the events industry, but critically, in its ability to show its true value to business. We need to encourage highly trained event professionals, implementing well executed events for businesses and brands; when we do, our value as a market goes up.

The Career Academy have created a course that sets the foundation of these professionals to do exactly that.”

Carlo Zoccali, President, ILEA UK Chapter

Introduction to Weddings

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Describe how the type of religion influences the wedding ceremony.
  • Provide a summary of the basic legal requirements to hold a wedding.
  • Compare the various types of wedding receptions and outline the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Planning a Wedding

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the key tasks that need to be completed/considered six months before the wedding, three months before and close to the wedding date.
  • Outline the various themes weddings may have, and the additional tasks that a wedding planner may be required to plan/organise.
  • Explain the key considerations of the wedding venue.
  • Outline the importance of being familiar with rings, flowers and whether children are to be invited to the wedding.

Managing People for a Wedding

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the key people in the wedding party.
  • Describe methods for dealing with conflict.
  • Identify methods to help deal with stress and anger.

Managing Locations Associated with a Wedding

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you will be able to:

 

  • Identify key factors when considering a location for a wedding.
  • List costs associated with wedding locations
  • Create a table plan for a wedding.

Managing the Programme

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you will be able to:

 

  • List a variety of possible wedding locations.
  • Identify different types of wedding customs.
  • Create a timeline for a wedding day.

Managing Services in Support of a Wedding

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section you will be able to:

 

  • Identify key suppliers associated with weddings.
  • List requirements looked for when choosing a supplier.
  • Identify some different ways of selecting a wedding gown.

Managing the Wedding Client

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

 

  • Explain concepts of a two-way conversation.
  • Write a draft contract for wedding service providers.
  • Create a checklist of items to keep in mind for a wedding.
  • Give examples of questions you would ask a prospective client.

Managing the Wedding Day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Create a timetable for a wedding day.
  • List items a wedding planner would have with her at a wedding.
  • Describe how to handle the cancellation of a wedding.

Planning Your Wedding Business

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section. you will be able to:

 

  • Identify a target market for your business.
  • List what factors should be considered when setting up a business.
  • Describe ways of advertising a business.
  • Identify key features of an effective website.

Operating a Wedding Business

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

 

  • Write a simple business statement.
  • List your skills and experience.
  • Identify basic bookkeeping records.

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