Be aware that many other Level 3 & 4 wedding courses suggest that a topic is covered, but only scratch the surface. Our 2023 V12 First-Class Advanced Course teaches you all you need to know about wedding planning, including setting up and running your own business. At more than 500+A4 pages and 250,000+ words, together with your own Tutor & Mentor to call upon when needed, this is an immense wedding planning resource to have at your finger tips!

The Advanced & Shorter Courses naturally comprise fewer units - see Academy page for precise details.

  • Introduction to the world of wedding planning
  • Essential skills
  • SWOTS up analysis
  • Weddings, events & special events 
  • Introduction to setting up your business
  • How to succeed as a wedding planner… and how to fail!
  • Pros and cons of working for yourself
  • How to become a wedding planner
  • Tips for finding jobs as a wedding planner
  • A day in the life of a wedding planner
  • Modern marriage in the UK – an analysis
  • Recent marriage statistics 
  • Recent civil partnership statistics
  • Typical wedding, facts and figures.

During your training you will also conduct your own independent research on a wider range of topics, each one assessed by your Tutor. They include:

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Local Venue & Supplier Sourcing
  • Developing New Ideas, Designs, Styles & Themes
  • Creating & Developing Your Own Mood boards
  • Creating Your Own Stationery
  • Jewish, Hindu, Muslim & Sikh Weddings
  • Costings Exercises
  • Problem Solving Exercises
  • Designing Your Own Advertisements
  • Designing Your Own Brochure
  • Putting Together A Business Plan

There are also a variety of practical exercises working for fictitious clients that address:

  • Drawing Up A Timeline
  • Wedding Schedules
  • Sourcing New Venues, Services & Suppliers
  • Identifying New Resources
  • Developing Questionnaires
  • Marquee Wedding Planning
  • New Wedding Cake Designs
  • Bridal Bouquet Ideas
  • Photography & Videography Trends
  • Ceremony & Reception Music Ideas
  • Entertainment Guests
  • Designing & Decorating Venues
  • Bridal Dress Sourcing
  • Entertaining Children
  • Stag & Hen Weekend Planning
  • Honeymoon Planning
  • Budgeting and Accounting
  • Meeting & Booking Clients