Wedding Planning Business Pathway
Successfully start your own wedding planning business with our help.
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. Includes the Start Your Own Business program to help kickstart your career as a wedding planner.
- Gain insight into how to plan and manage a wedding event from industry experts.
- Understand how to set up and successfully run your business.
- Access to expert tutors and business coaches – this Pathway Program includes four hours of one to one mentoring from our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors.
- Free 12 month membership to the Institute of Hospitality
Receive a FREE membership for the Institute of Hospitality on completion of this course. All of our Tourism and Hospitality courses have been officially endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.
Endorsed by the ILEA!
The 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
“The events industry is a highly dynamic one, and at ILEA we advocate continual learning by event professionals 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
Investment: $1995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan
Assessment: 19 modules / 19 assignments. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement
Accreditation: The Career Academy has worked in partnership with The New Zealand Academy of Wedding & Event Planning and prepared this course based on their expertise
Duration: 160 Hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week
Access time: We allow up to 12 months access to this course
Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone
Wedding Planning Modules
- Introduction to Weddings
- Planning a Wedding
- Managing People for a Wedding
- Managing Locations Associated with a Wedding
- Managing the Programme
- Managing Services in Support of a Wedding
- Managing the Wedding Client
- Managing the Wedding Day
- Planning Your Wedding Business
- Operating a Wedding Business
Start Your Own Business course modules
- Starting Up
- Preparing your Business Plan
- Marketing and Social Media
- Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
- Planning for Profit
- Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
- Understanding GST
- Financial Statement Analysis
Receive one-to-one mentoring with a Business Coach
★★★★★ “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.” – Jenny Connelly
Receive a one-on-one session with a business coach!
Sarah is a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah is an international writer and has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business.
This Pathway Program includes one to one mentoring from one of our very experienced and knowledgeable business mentors, Declan Scott. Declan has a significant amount of business and coaching experience. He is a University Lecturer and a facilitator. He has run several small businesses and enjoys helping students set up their own successful ventures.
Caroline is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Jaymen Group Ltd. She is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs, running several of her own businesses while coaching start-ups, including a niche recruitment platform, a brand and PR agency, and an education consultancy. She is regularly sought after for her expertise as a consultant and has featured in CEO magazine and Inside Small Business.