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Course Outline

Our Wedding Planner Program imparts to you ALL the skills and tricks required to succeed in the wedding planning industry. The wedding panning course has been designed by professionals and experts from the wedding planning industry. Hence, you get an insider's viewpoint of what a wedding planner needs to do. This course provides you with information that would take decades to accumulate!

An introduction to wedding planning

  • The role of the wedding planner
  • Personality matching
  • How to get started
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses

Organizing yourself

  • The planning process
  • Create a wedding folder
  • Timeline

The ceremony and location

  • Religious versus civil ceremony
  • The law relating to weddings
  • Choosing a physical location
  • Weddings abroad
  • Once your clients have chosen a venue

The day of the event

  • Wedding day
  • Final timings
  • Contingency plan
  • Final details
  • Follow up

People and their roles

  • Bride and groom
  • Maid of honour and best man
  • Other attendants
  • Priest and officiant
  • Toastmaster
  • Wedding staff
  • The photographer

Catering

  • Wedding catering
  • Planning for a catered wedding
  • Prospective caterer interview
  • Food and drink
  • The cake

Flowers and decorations

  • Flowers
  • Decorations

Invitations and gift lists

  • Guest list
  • Invitations
  • Gift list

Entertainment

  • Types of entertainment
  • Timings
  • Music selection

Transport

  • Calculating transport needs
  • Style of transport
  • Trial run or inspection
  • Planning the schedule
  • Delegating

Organising extras

  • Stag and hen parties
  • Choosing the wedding rings
  • Customizing the rings
  • The ring exchange ceremony
  • Last minute detail

Your first meeting with a client

  • Preparation
  • At the meeting
  • Communication skills
  • Proposal to client

Budgeting for your client's big day

  • Need for making a budget
  • Figuring costs
  • Networking for value
  • Assertiveness
  • Working to deadlines

Setting up your business

  • Your office at home / location
  • What your office needs
  • The tools you'll need
  • Your business name

Marketing your business

  • Marketing your wedding planning business
  • How to look for work
  • Advertising, marketing & networking

Finance

  • Budgets
  • Pricing your services

Contracts

  • Wedding contract components

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?

  • Fast track your career as a wedding planner
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a wedding planner pro in months not years!
  • Study a wedding planning course that was designed in conjunction with the wedding planning industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

CAREER PROSPECTS

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people's lives. Welcome to the world of wedding planning! There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a wedding planner you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. If you start your own wedding planner business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. The prospects of becoming a wedding planner has never been more bright. In the United States alone their have been 2.5 million weddings in the past year alone, 110.000 in Australia and 306.000 in the United Kingdom. In many cases a wedding planner also known as a bridal consultant, wedding consultant, or wedding coordinator was hired to manage and plan for the special day. Couples are increasingly "time poor" and with demanding career commitments many couples lack the time to organize their own weddings. This trend is only set to continue! In addition to the possibility of running you own Wedding Planner business graduates will typically also gain positions with the following organisations:

  • Function centres
  • Wedding reception centres
  • Event management consultants and companies
  • Promotional companies
  • Wedding and party planners
  • Exhibition venues and services
  • Incentive planners
  • Fund raising and charity organisations

COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED

This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate or Advanced Certificate depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate) and advanced (Advanced Certificate) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the levels below:

1. Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.

2. Advanced Certificate: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

STUDY MODE

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.  




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