Work Experience

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

Scroll to the bottom to see available work experience placements exclusively for our students and graduates.

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 voluntary 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 voluntary placement 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 voluntary 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 Voluntary Work Experience Booking Form and Information 2018-2020

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


Our work experience programme is currently fully booked.  Check again in a month or two to see if there are any spaces, or better still, register to receive notifications about work experience and courses on our ‘contact us’ page.