Work Experience

Help to plan or coordinate a real wedding or shadow a successful wedding planner

Getting practical, professional wedding planner work experience is nearly impossible in the wedding planning industry, yet it is one of the most important parts of your training. To give you the best possible start in your career and kick-start your portfolio, The Wedding Planner School guarantees work experience exclusively for our planning course graduates and elite course graduates who reach the required standard.

Every wedding season we place more than 50 students into wedding planning work experience placements.  You will help brides to execute their plans or shadow a professional wedding planner.

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“My work experience shadowing professional planner Samantha was absolutely fantastic. Samantha was very informative and made me feel at ease from the very beginning and her on the day planning schedule was extremely detailed and very helpful….Thank you for this opportunity, I would certainly recommend it.”

Amanda Vrac, WPS Graduate

DID YOU KNOW that any students achieving 90%+ and those who stand out as being exceptional candidates during their relationship with The Wedding Planner School are the only planners allowed to join the exclusive Nova network of wedding planners, the only wedding planner franchise in the world that is recognised by WPS? If you are a high-achieving WPS graduate and you haven’t been approached already with an offer to join the network but you think this applies to you, approach us now and we can pass on your details to Nova.

How do I book my work experience placement?

1) Choose a specific placement from the list below and make a note of the reference and date. Check that you are available and you understand what is required of you. More get added throughout the year so keep checking every week.

2) Read the terms and conditions on this form Work Experience Booking Form and Information 2016-2018.

3) Then email the front desk team at the School by email to check if your chosen placement is definitely still available and that you are eligible for it. If you need insuring they will help you.

4) When they tell you to, complete and return the above form.

All placements require insurance which you can arrange yourself or pay a contribution towards a group WPS policy on booking.

This is a unique and expensive-to-run facility available to you for free if you are insured. Be brave, take advantage and put your learning into practice.


Available Placements

Ref: EstherBromley

Help coordinate on the wedding day for London couple Esther and Niyi.  One place remaining: Assistant to lead planner.

Wedding Date: Saturday 30th September 2017 

Wedding Location: Masonic Lodge, Oakley House, Bromley, (within M25 SE of London), BR2 8HA 

This wedding with an outdoor marriage ceremony and indoor reception for 300-400 guests is mostly planned already but the couple need lots of help on their wedding day to manage all the guests so you will be working under the lead planner and alongside another assistant.  The wedding is to be held at an old Masonic Lodge which is easily accessible from London and the surrounding counties and has parking on site.  A car may be required as the hotel where the couple are getting ready is 15 mins drive from the reception venue, but there may be a way around this if you don’t have a car.  You’ll need to be at the wedding all day and to read the notes from the lead planner beforehand in preparation for the day.  Possibility of attending the final meeting too, to observe.

More placements under professional planners in England, Scotland and Wales will be added throughout the spring and summer.