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Certificate in Wedding Planning (Level 3)

Course Overview

Wedding Planner Course Online

Wedding Planner Course Online explores the intricacies and demands associated with planning and executing once-in-a-lifetime events.  A unique example of event planning, weddings represent the quintessential example of an occasion where absolute flawlessness is the only acceptable standard and nothing can be left to chance. This insightful and intensive Wedding Planner Course Online, covers every essential element of wedding planning, budgeting, implementation and service marketing for those interested in joining this inspiring and enormously rewarding industry.

With no prior experience or knowledge required, candidates begin by gaining a better understanding of the extensive duties and responsibilities of the professional wedding planner. Broken down into nine easily-digestible units, course content gradually moves through the customs of weddings in various faiths and venue choice, before turning attention to weddings themes, vendors and the coordination of large and small events alike. Every essential element including the management of food and beverage, arranging floral décor services and the provision of both photography and music is covered by this comprehensive course.

Successful candidates leave with the knowledge, confidence and industry insights required to either begin their own business as a private wedding planner, or to join an established wedding planning/consultancy service.

Course Syllabus

The course consists of the following nine units:

Unit 1 – The Business of Wedding Planning

The course begins by examining the concept of the wedding celebration in general, incorporating common and popular wedding traditions across a variety of faiths. Candidates are also introduced to the essential skills and traits required to succeed as a professional wedding planner.

Unit 2 – Wedding Vision

The second unit of the course moves on to initial preparation and what to expect when meeting new clients for the first time. Along with exploring exactly what will be expected of the wedding planner by the clients, candidates discover how to compose and present an appealing offer.

Unit 3 – Wedding Budget

The professional wedding planner must be able to realize dreams within a very specific budget, which represents the core focus of the third unit. Wedding budgets are broken down into various categories and investigated, both individually and collaboratively.

Unit 4 – Wedding Timeline

The importance of timeliness and covering all essential demands is introduced in the fourth unit, in which candidates explore the concepts of initial research, event design and coordination, all important legal matters, event confirmation, implementation and final evaluation.

Unit 5 – The Venue

In this unit, more focused attention is directed at venue choice. Candidates discover how to evaluate and select wedding reception venues in accordance with both client requests and budget limitations, while also discovering the most important aspects of tailoring venue layout.

Unit 6 – Food and Beverage

A critically important element of any wedding, the sixth unit comprehensively covers food and beverage organisation and provision. Candidates are introduced to popular catering trends, the evaluation of catering costs and how to select provisions and decorations to suit any given wedding.

Unit 7 – Music, Photography and Floral Décor

The seventh unit moves onto the subject of music, photography and floral décor provision – each of which plays an equally important role. Course content covers different photographic styles, the selection of wedding flowers and the choosing/hiring of musicians, DJs and performers.

Unit 8 – Wedding Day Details

Wedding planners are also frequently called upon to play a role in various preparatory elements of the wedding day itself, which may include the organisation and provision of hair and makeup services for the bride, bridesmaids and other guests of honour.

Unit 9 – Starting a Wedding Planning Business

In the final unit, candidates are provided with a comprehensive overview of the process by which their own wedding planning business can be brought to life. The course concludes with coverage of selecting a target audience, creating a business plan, marketing the business and essential stress-management.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Career Path

Armed with your new skills, talents and credentials, your dream job as a wedding planner will be one important step closer. You may choose to pursue a position with an established wedding planning business, or perhaps begin building your own company from scratch. Typical positions within the industry include wedding coordinator, wedding consultant and bridal consultant, with salaries ranging from around £18,000 to £40,000 for brand managers.

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Creative, confident and self-reliant candidates from all backgrounds
  • Candidates with an eye for detail and a passion for perfection
  • Anyone considering starting their own wedding planning businesses
  • Existing business owners with no formal qualifications
  • Newcomers to wedding planning in pursuit of entry-level roles
  • Freelancers looking to improve their talents and prospects
  • Anyone interested in CV-enhancement with a recognised qualification

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Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Study the various duties of the working wedding planner
  • Learn how to work with clients and exceed expectations
  • Explore venue selection, service procurement and staffing
  • Learn how to create dream weddings within limited budgets
  • Turn your passion into an incredible career! 

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