An incredibly rewarding and potentially lucrative arm of the event planning industry, the services of the professional wedding planner have never been in greater demand. Challenging, demanding and uniquely satisfying, playing a role in the single biggest day of a couple’s life takes confidence, dedication and a very specific skill-sets.
The complexities of planning and executing genuinely outstanding wedding ceremonies and receptions are often underestimated. Dozens of equally crucial considerations and provisions must be organised and balanced with pinpoint accuracy – every link in the chain begin as important as the next. Though no specific experience or prior events planning knowing is required, the professional wedding planner must naturally be meticulously well-organised, focused, committed and possess flawless attention to detail.
This Diploma in Wedding Planning has been designed for those who wish to join this dynamic and fast-paced industry. Course content on this wedding planning course online, covers everything from the history of the wedding planning industry right through to preparation and planning of ethnic weddings and all essential contemporary trends. Various trade secrets are also divulged, along with how to begin, market and make successful your own wedding planning business.
Ultimately, candidates are instilled with the essential skills and confidence required to begin an incredible career, either as a private wedding planner/consultant, or within an established wedding planning brand.
This Online Wedding Planning Course consists of the following 9 units:
Unit 1 - The Wedding Planning Industry
The first unit provides candidates with a comprehensive introduction to wedding planning as a concept, incorporating an investigation of various different types of weddings associated with several key global cultures. Various wedding traditions are introduced, including the essential wedding banquet.
Unit 2 - Types of Wedding Ceremonies
In the second course unit, wedding ceremony types are explored in greater detail including an exploration of the classic white wedding, contemporary civil ceremonies, destination weddings and the benefits thereof are explored, along with the core elements of the modern military wedding.
Unit 3 - The Wedding Consultation
The third unit introduces the initial planning process, guiding candidates through the establishment of a clear and workable wedding vision by meeting with clients and discussing their requirements. Content covers the creation of a checklist to ensure all essential information is gathered, along with the initial stages of planning the ceremony itself.
Unit 4 - Wedding Budget
Course content then moves onto the comprehensive importance of careful and accurate budgeting for any given wedding ceremony. Candidates are guided through the most important points to remember, along with how realistic budget projections can be made in advance.
Unit 5 - Wedding Planner Timeline
The concept of the wedding timeline is introduced in Unit 5, in which candidates are provided with a series of example wedding reception timelines to study and analyse. The importance of timeliness and punctuality forms the core focus of the unit.
Unit 6 - Planning for the Big Day
This is a comprehensive unit containing detailed information on venue selection, venue layout, choosing the most appropriate wedding attire, choosing appropriate food and beverage services, coordinating with the wedding theme and decor, choosing services of the photographer and florists, selecting music and stationery and choosing transport for the wedding day.
Unit 7 - Wedding Day Details
Various core elements of the wedding day itself are introduced in this unit, which pays particularly close attention to bridal preparations, the procurement of hair and makeup services, essential scheduling for the day, risk assessment and analysis of security.
Unit 8 - Post Wedding Evaluation
The penultimate course unit introduces candidates to the importance of analysing and evaluating each wedding after the event, in order to facilitate continuous improvement. Content covers the creation of a professional questionnaires, how to obtain valuable feedback and maintaining relationships with key vendors.
Unit 9 - Staring your Own Wedding Planning Business
In the final unit of the course, candidates explore how to set up and run their own wedding planning business. Content introduces wedding planning business structure, the various licenses, permits and insurance required, how to develop an effective and efficient marketing strategy, choosing a target audience and building a professional business website.
Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)
No of Installments: 12
Each Installment: £38
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
This diploma-level qualification will set you in the best possible position to pursue employment with an established wedding planning business, or go into business for yourself with your own company. You’ll benefit from the skills, talents and confidence it takes to carve out a rewarding career for life. Set up an online business, work freelance, join a leading brand or become the next wedding planner to the stars – this outstanding course could help bring your life-long career dreams to life.
260 Hours Approx.
No Entry Requirements
Studying with BOLC has made me even more excited and determined to get set up as a wedding planner as soon as possible. I’m having a blast with the course and can’t wait to put it all to use!
I enjoyed planning my own wedding so much that I decided to go into business as a wedding planner. I learned so much from BOLC’s Diploma and couldn’t be prouder of what I’ve managed to accomplish since.