Elite Course

Now Taking Enrolments for 2021

This unique, one-week intensive learning and practical course is held at a beautiful venue in East Sussex, UK and culminates in a live wedding which you will co-ordinate alongside your coursemates, with guidance and mentoring from an award-winning professional wedding planner.

You’ll stay at a lovely wedding venue and also gain experience of a real-life wedding. All meals and accommodation are included within this fantastic course, which provides the ultimate start in wedding planning.

Who is it for?

Beginners hoping to enter the industry and those with some experience.


  • Learn how to set up your own event business or secure a job in the wedding industry

  • Home study section (30 hours) to gain the background knowledge followed by a 1-week intensive taught course

  • Practical tasks to complete to put your learning into action

  • Take on a real-life wedding and help run the day

  • Get photos for your portfolio

  • Learn from profitable, award-winning wedding planners and businesswomen

  • Ongoing mentoring for 3 months to set up your business or manage your job search

  • It includes a one-to-one consultation with a personal stylist, to define your style and brand, as well as an input on social media for weddings.

Entry requirements

Must possess good general study skills, be hard working, able to adapt your own manner to fit the high-end market, be willing to get stuck in to challenges and quick to learn. A good all-rounder.

Recommended if...

You like the idea of learning with others and also putting your learned knowledge into action and gain real life experience of working as a wedding or event planner.


£2995 for the course and includes all meals and accommodation - have a look at what's included below.

Payment plans available, please contact us for details.


Over one week (plus 30 hours home-study prior).

What's included

During the course you will recieve:

  • An in-depth course reading and text book which you can always refer back to during your career

  • Externally issued certificate accredited by IADL (on successful completion)

  • Photos and testimonial from the wedding you help plan

  • Digital and hard-copy planning and business templates for use in your career

  • Specialist live tuition tailored to your needs

  • FREE Jute bag worth £15

  • Plus more opportunities after you graduate


Wedding  Planning  & 

Event Management

Elite Course topics

  • Becoming a Wedding Planner & Event Manager

  • Understanding the Role

  • Introducing Events

  • Planning and Coordinating Weddings & Events

  • Weddings & Events Abroad

  • First Meeting with Clients

  • Themes: Creating and Designing

  • Researching Suppliers

  • Avoiding Problems and Troubleshooting

  • Budget Management for Wedding and Event Planners

  • Venue Procurement

  • Marriage Law and Procedures

Additional elite course topics

  • Personal stylist meeting and consultation

  • Social Media training for weddings

  • Planning and creating itineraries

  • Setting up decor for a real-life wedding

  • Meeting and interviewing a real bride

  • Liaising with suppliers

  • Wedding decor proposals

  • Finding your brand and niche

  • Analysis of your marketing plan

  • Marquees ~ designing blank spaces

  • Negotiating with venues and suppliers

Business & Marketing for wedding & event Planners

Elite Course topics

  • Designing your business

  • What to charge

  • Confidently handling your finances

  • Effective marketing and branding on a budget

  • Market research

  • Your website & advertising

  • Sales & Negotiating: Selling your services to brides, grooms and corporate event clients

  • Contracts (includes sample templates)

  • Health & Safety obligations

  • First aid obligations

  • Customer service

  • Best practice for professional wedding & event planners

Also included

On successful completion of the course

you will also be eligible for:

  • Work experience placements arranged by us

  • Free website listing for you and your business

  • Free advice service for 12 months or more

  • Alerts to relevant job placements


Spread the cost

3 months

When your course is more than  three months away, you may spread the cost over three months from just £840 per month.

6 months

When your course is more than  6 months away, you may spread the cost over six months from just £420 per month.

10 months

When your course is more than  10 months away, you may spread the cost over six months from just £300 per month.


Email: admin@theweddingplannerschool.org.uk

Tel: 01892 517073

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