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Wedding Planner Business Diploma Course

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Wedding Planner Business Diploma Course

Who doesn't love a good wedding? The gowns, the flowers, the food, the music… What better way to make a living than to help someone’s lifelong dream of a beautiful wedding come true?

If you've always loved helping others to plan their special occasions, then this comprehensive Wedding Planner Business Diploma Course is for you.


This powerful course contains everything that you need to learn to start a successful wedding planner business. You’ll be guided through all of the essential steps, be given all the relevant information, and will receive the worksheets, forms, and checklists you need to hit the ground running upon graduation.

In addition, at the end of each learning unit is a Unit Project. This is designed to give you the experience and expertise you need to attract clients right away.

And, what’s even more fun are the Section Assignments. In these, you will practice what you’ve learned in the section as if you were working with an actual bridal client. By the end of this course, you will have planned a virtual wedding from start to finish! 

Are you ready to get started?

Let’s plan a wedding!

Frequently Asked Questions:This course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home, you also receive your own tutor for full tutor support when completing the course. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

Up on completion of the course assessment you will receive your Wedding Planner Diploma Certificates from the Centre of Excellence and the IANLPC.

Course Contents:

  • Section 1 - Wedding Planning Fundamentals
  • Unit 1- Introducing the Wedding Planning Industry
  • Potential Partners
  • Wedding Industry Marketing
  • Unit 1 Project
  • Vendor Partner Worksheet
  • Unit 1 Quiz - Introducing the Wedding Planning Industry
  • Unit 2 - Think Like A Planner
  • Successful Wedding Planner Characteristics
  • Starting Your Wedding Planning Business
  • Unit 2 Project
  • Unit 2 Quiz - Think Like A Planner
  • Unit 3 - Folklore, Traditions and Etiquette
  • Wedding Folklore
  • Etiquette
  • Unit 3 Project
  • Unit 3 Quiz  - Folklore, Traditions and Etiquette
  • Unit 4 - Developing a Wedding Theme
  • Wedding Styles
  • Wedding Themes
  • Unit 4 Project
  • Unit 4 Quiz - Developing a Wedding Theme
  • Unit 5-Locations for Ceremony and Reception
  • Site Suggestions
  • Selecting a Venue
  • Outdoor Weddings
  • Unit 5 Project
  • Unit 5 Quiz – Locations for Ceremony and Reception
  • Section One Assignment
  • Section 2 - Budgets, Consultations, and Proposals
  • Unit 6 - The Psychology of A Bride
  • Information Use
  • Options
  • Four Basic Decision Styles
  • “Bridezillas”
  • Warning Signs of a Bridezilla
  • Tips for Calming Down a Bride
  • Managing Your Own Emotions
  • Unit 6 Project
  • Unit 6 Quiz -  The Psychology of a Bride
  • Unit 7 - Client Consultations
  • Means of Contact
  • What to Wear
  • What to Bring to the Meeting
  • Where to Meet
  • Questions the Prospective Client May Ask
  • How to Run the Meeting
  • How to Close the Meeting
  • Unit 7 Project
  • Unit 7 Quiz - Client Consultations
  • Unit 8 - Preparing a Wedding Budget
  • Traditional Expenses of the Bride and Her Family
  • Traditional Expenses of the Groom and His Family
  • Bridesmaids’/Honor Attendants’ Expenses
  • Best Man’s/Groomsmen’s/Ushers’ Expenses
  • Out-of-Town Guests’ Expenses
  • Average Wedding Costs
  • Top 5 Wedding Budget Insights
  • Top 3 Wedding Supplier Tips
  • Wedding Expense Breakdown
  • Unit 8 Project
  • Unit 8 Quiz - Preparing a Wedding Budget
  • Section 2 Assignment
  • Section 3 - Suppliers and Your Team
  • Unit 9– Wedding Catering
  • Wedding Food Service
  • Selecting the Food
  • Beverages
  • The Wedding Cake
  • Unit 9 Project
  • Unit 9 Quiz - Wedding Catering
  • Unit 10- Flowers & Décor
  • Floral Considerations
  • Flowers and Their Meanings
  • Wedding Bouquets
  • Wedding Rentals
  • Other Décor Items
  • Unit 10 Project
  • Unit 10 Quiz - Flowers & Décor
  • Unit 11 - Music & Entertainment
  • Location Considerations
  • Style Considerations
  • Ceremony Music
  • Hiring Musicians
  • The Reception
  • DJ versus a Band
  • Unit 11 Project
  • Unit 11 Quiz - Music & Entertainment
  • Unit 12 - Photographer & Videographer
  • Photography
  • Wedding Photography Shot List
  • Videography
  • Unit 12 Project
  • Unit 12 Quiz - Photographer & Videographer
  • Section 3 Assignment
  • Section 4 – Wedding Day Management
  • Unit 13- Before the Wedding
  • Selecting the Transportation
  • The Rehearsal
  • Your Role
  • Other Considerations
  • Unit 13 Project
  • Unit 13 Quiz – Before the Wedding
  • Unit 14 – The Ceremony
  • Timeline
  • Typical Ceremonies
  • Gay Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
  • Unit 14 Project
  • Unit 14 Quiz – The Ceremony
  • Unit 15 – The Reception
  • Order of  Reception Events
  • Additional Reception Considerations
  • Your End of the Day Responsibilities
  • After the Wedding
  • Unit 15 Project
  • Unit 15 Quiz – The Reception
  • Section 4 Assignment
  • Appendix
  • Wedding Vendor Contact List
  • Wedding Budget Checklist
  • Wedding Day Emergency Kit Checklist


Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.