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Diploma in Wedding Planning (Level 4)

Course Overview

Wedding Planning Course Online

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.

Wedding Planning Course online: Key Benefits

  • Accredited Course
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • Interest Free Fee Instalments 
Course Syllabus

Wedding Planning Key Topics

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.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

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 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 4 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

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. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Anyone serious about becoming a premier wedding planner
  • Candidates with flawless attention to detail and plenty of creativity
  • Existing wedding planners looking to improve and expand
  • Business owners and managers with no formal qualifications
  • Confident, self-motivated and passionate candidates
  • Those looking to turn their current interests into a career
  • Anyone interested in a career devoted to realising clients’ dreams

Related Links:

Certificate in Wedding Planning (Level 3)

Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 4)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date

  • Our more advanced wedding planning course
  • Study ever wedding planning component in rich detail
  • Learn how to plan weddings of all shapes, sizes and themes
  • Explore key budgeting and cost considerations
  • Learn how to start a successful wedding planning business

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