Have you ever been at a wedding and thought…I would love to spend my days organising wonderful events like this and making a very special couple happy as you create the best day that they could have ever hoped for?

This is what Wedding Planning is about. It is the organisation of the venue, through to the flowers and even the food that will be prepared and served on the day.

If you love making things, putting ideas into fruition and the idea of someday working for yourself, then Wedding Planning can be a very lucrative career.

The course will teach you the basics from approaching reception venues through to tasting and organising the cake.

Many brides struggle at this time with the pressure of creating a successful day, so why not give them a helping hand and achieve your career dream at the same time!


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction: Covers the nature, scope, personal attributes, opportunities and options available when planning a wedding. Look at different types of weddings, understanding ceremonies (different religions, celebrants), legalities and receptions.
  2. Planning: Choosing locations, dates, services, reception centres, rings, the church or venue, catering and flowers. Also covers themed weddings and destination weddings.
  3. Managing People: Handling different personalities and the role of different members of the wedding party.
  4. Managing Locations: The Hen / Stag Party, Budget Locations, the Table Plan and Photography.
  5. Managing the Programme: Arrivals, Departures, Ceremonies, Speeches, Entertainment, Eating, Drinking and dancing.
  6. Managing Services: The wedding cake, Buying the wedding dress, Flowers, Stationery, Gifts.
  7. Managing the Client: Interviewing a Client, Facilitating a Plan, Budgeting, Establishing a Contract; Management Techniques, Flow Charts, Check Lists, Schedules.
  8. Managing the Wedding Day: Planning for Contingencies, Wedding planner’s survival kit, what to do if the wedding is called off.
  9. Planning a Wedding Business: Naming your business, dreaming up the plan, designing a web page. Advertising, PR and Costing Structures.
  10. Operating a Wedding Business: Finance, Contracts, Bookkeeping.
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe the nature and scope of wedding planning and the wedding industry.
  • Present a client with options and facilitate key decision making for a wedding.
  • Explain how to handle different personalities and the roles of different members of the bridal party.
  • Select and manage the use of appropriate locations for and associated with a wedding
  • Develop a programme or schedule of activities and events associated with a wedding.
  • Manage those events within the time constraints of the established schedule.
  • Effectively control events on the day of a wedding.
  • Improve your ability to communicate with, and assist the people who have employed you to manage a wedding; to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Prepare to manage a wedding day, planning for all foreseeable and significant contingencies.
  • Establish and run a viable wedding planning service