Wedding Planning

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!

 

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BTR104
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online & Correspondence
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1. Introduction:

Covers the nature
scope
opportunities and options available when planning a wedding
Looks at different types of weddings
understanding ceremonies (different religions, celebrants etc), receptions and working with wedding photographers, reception centres, churches etc.

2. Planning:

Choosing locations, services, products to use from reception centres, rings, the church or venue, catering and flowers
Also covers themed weddings, destination weddings and off-beat weddings.

3. Managing People:

Handling different personalities and the role of different members of the party.

4. Managing Locations:

Reception
Church
Photo Shoot Location
Pre Wedding Hen/Stag Parties etc.

5. Managing the Programme:

Arrivals
Departures
Ceremonies
Speeches
Entertainment
Eating
Drinking
Dancing etc.

6. Other Issues:

Photography
Video
Flowers
Clothing
The Beautician
Invitations
Stationery
Gifts etc.

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.

9. Operating a Wedding Business:

Naming your business
dreaming up the plan, designing a web page
Advertising
PR
Costing Structures
Finance
Contracts
Insurance
Starting a Business
Cancellation Policies
Industry Associations
Building Relationships with Service Providers.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading

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