Press Area

Welcome to our Press Area for The Wedding Planner School. Here you will find access to press releases, tips and advice articles on weddings & events and the results of our survey with modern day women, which includes fantasy wedding teams and inspirational royal weddings. We are able to offer advice, tips and discussion on all aspects of weddings and events, the events industry, the wedding industry including royal/celebrity weddings, small businesses and business start-up.

Recent happenings at WPS

BBC Radio Interview
Listen to senior tutor Amber Hunter talking about the cost of weddings on BBC Radio here;  and who pays for them below

Award-winning WPS Graduates AGAIN
WPS Graduate Pippa Taylor’s top wedding planner award for the second year running
WPS Graduate Amy Thorne’s award-win and nomination for the Wedding Industry Awards
WPS Graduate Louise Harris’s top award for the second year running too!


The Wedding Planner School on TV with Rhod Gilbert

WPS joined the comedian for his TV show: ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience’, when we were asked to help Rhod to get through his worst nightmare: planning a wedding!

The TV programme saw the comedian trying out different jobs across Wales, and in Wednesday’s episode he took on the role of a Wedding Planner.

A WPS member of staff featured along with successful WPS Graduate Samantha Imbimbo, as they come to the comic’s assistance.

The programme aired on BBC1, BBC2 & Sky.


Award-winning WPS Graduates

WPS Graduate Ruth Hunter Wins Award for Best Wedding Planner in the Country – Well done Ruth!

Many congratulations to Ruth Hunter of Finesse Planning who won Best Wedding Planner across the whole of the country in the Wedding Industry Awards 2013. Much deserved for a fantastic wedding planner. Congratulations! Read more with her press release.

WPS Graduate Louise Harris Wins Best Wedding Planner in West Midlands
Louise Harris of Warwickshire Wedding Planner scooped a top award in 2014 Wedding Industry Awards. Louise is a very talented, hard-working and caring planner. Congratulations Louise! Read more with her press release.

WPS Graduate Pippa Taylor Wins Wedding Planner of the Year 2013 at Kent Wedding Awards
Pippa Taylor of Nova Wedding Planning has won a much-deserved award recognising her talent as a planner and her dedication to her clients. Congratulations Pippa! Read more with her press release.

Other WPS Graduate Activities

WPS Graduate Pippa Taylor made her TV wedding planning debut…!!
Read more about Pippa helping a duped bride on ‘Cowboy Traders’ with her press release

WPS Graduate Anna Spiteri Borg recently gave a lovely interview to Wedding Day Magazine about her company Malta Event Design, based in the Maltese Islands. As well as the interview (Pg 33), the magazine also featured a wedding she had planned (Pg 42). Take a look here

WPS Graduate Georgina Hunter has been working hard on a charity event – Read more here. Georgina has also been appearing in magazine articles – about her business Inspiral Parties and a local wedding network that she manages.


In the News

Read WPS comments on Best Men rather than the Best Man with grooms opting for more than one friend at their side in The Telegraph

Read comments on marriage figures and the increase of marriages at middle-age from one of our tutors in The Telegraph

BBC Radio Interviews

Listen to one of our tutors talking on BBC Radio about multiple best men following the announcement that McFly band member Danny Jones will have SIX best men!

You can listen to one of our team giving advice on BBC Radio here and read another interview with BBC Radio 4 here

Other features

Read WPS tutor Amber Hunter’s recent interview on an Italian wedding blog Part One and Part Two

Hotcourses loved what we had to say about careers in wedding and event planning. Read their article here


WPS Press Releases

Some of our top tips/advice articles can be found below, click to view the full releases.

These articles and concepts are subject to copyright but may be reproduced only by bona-fide members of the press and only with written permission from a Wedding Planner School representative in exchange for full acknowledgement of the source showing our website and contact information. Please email
or for permission.


Top Tips for the Wedding Party:

Groom Best Man
Maid of Honour Bridesmaids
Mother of the Bride Father of the Bride
Mother & Father of the Groom Ushers


Tips and Advice:

Last Minute Tips Wedding Day Kit
Marrying Abroad Green Weddings
Vegetarian Weddings


Seasonal Top Tips:

Winter Spring
Autumn Valentine


Top Tips for Wedding Themes:

Fairytale Fantasy
English Welsh
Scottish Irish


We would be happy to work with a theme of your choice too, or supply case studies and provide quotes for articles.

If you have any questions or require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.


Survey Results

The School has launched a research project to find out more about women’s lives, careers, family, weddings (both past and future) and the inspiration they receive from celebs, royalty, TV and films for those weddings, along with their dream jobs and their fantasy wedding party. Statistics on these are available on request based on a minimum sample of 190 British women. Press releases on the results are shown below – just click to view.

Top Ten Most Inspirational Royal & Celebrity Weddings

Survey Results on Royal Wedding & Celebrity Wedding Influences

Top Ten Most Inspirational Films for Weddings

Top Tips for Making Your Wedding Day Memorable for All the Right Reasons

Wedding Day Issues

Fantasy Wedding Team

Happy New You

Journalists are welcome to attend a course free of charge. Please contact us for available dates or see the Course Prospectus.

Wedding Planner School staff are available for further comment and a stock of hi-resolution images are available.

Contact Details

WPS Administration Office, 29 Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7FP.
Press Contact: Ms Celeste Thompson
Tel: 01312 08 4177- Mon-Friday 9.00-5.30pm
Facebook: The Wedding Planner School
Twitter: WPSchoolUK

Sample of Hi-Res Pictures

Please find on this page just a sample of the hi-resolution images that we have to offer.

These images are subject to copyright but may be reproduced only by bona-fide members of the press and only with written permission from a Wedding Planner School representative in exchange for full acknowledgement of the source showing our website and contact information. Please contact The School.

Wedding Planner School Student

Bride’s Skirt and Bouquet

Bride’s Bouquet Flower

Bride’s Shoes

Hands with Rings

Bride and Groom’s Joined Hands

Vintage Car

Church Belltower

Marquee Interior

Wedding Cake Cupcakes

Bride and Groom with Fireworks

WeddingTalk – Our YouTube Channel

WT_logo3_email_comp_croppedWelcome to WeddingTalk!

This magazine-style show is brought to you by The Wedding Planner School and features fascinating and fun news from the world of weddings. Enjoy news in the Buttonhole Bulletin, industry interviews, and our ‘Marry it’ and ‘Ditch it’ section with a spotlight on wedding gems and bad-taste creations. We hope you enjoy our channel!

Episode 1: Floods and Sausage Bouquets


Episode 2: Light-Up Dresses and Edible Table Plans


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