Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning

  • Manage & produce a conference
  • Plan & coordinate a wedding
  • Offered by E Learning
  • Industry recognized
  • Become a Certified Wedding and Event Planner
  • Complete in as little as 6 months

The Wedding and Event Planner Certification Course is the perfect course for those who want to plan, manage and produce both weddings and events for a living. It is a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 6 months and covers all elements of planning festivals, conferences, pop-up events, weddings as outlined in the units below.

The last two sections of your course, Sections 8 & 9, are dedicated to marketing, finance and starting and running a successful business in the wedding and event industry. These units will ensure you can hit the ground running upon successful completion of your course.

Upon completion of the course you will receive a Diploma, a Digital Certification Badge and be able to use the title of Certified Wedding and Event Planner, which is recognized internationally.

Section 1 – The Anatomy of an Event

  • Unit 1 – The World of Events
  • Unit 2 – Think Like A Planner
  • Unit 3 – Creating a Concept
  • Unit 4 – Developing a Theme

Section 2 – The Planning Process

  • Unit 5 – The Stages of an Event
  • Unit 6 – The Event Budget
  • Unit 7 – Event Sites & Venues
  • Unit 8 – Food and Beverage Operations

Section 3 – Managing Your Vendors

  • Unit 9 – Speakers and Entertainment
  • Unit 10 – Audio Visual & Lighting
  • Unit 11 – Travel & Accommodation
  • Unit 12 – Corporate Gifts & Merchandise

Section 4 – Event Marketing

  • Unit 13 – Event Branding & Marketing Strategies
  • Unit 14 – Event Proposals

Section 5 – The Rudiments of Wedding Planning

  • Unit 15 – Folklore, Traditions and Etiquette
  • Unit 16 – Location & Ceremony
  • Unit 17 – The Psychology of A Bride
  • Unit 18 – Client Consultations

Section 6 – Your Wedding Planning Team

  • Unit 19 – Floral Design and Decor
  • Unit 20 – Transport
  • Unit 21 – Invites & Gifts
  • Unit 22 – Photographer & Videographer
  • Unit 23 – Wedding Catering & Rentals

Section 7 – Wedding Production

  • Unit 24 – Working with Wedding Suppliers
  • Unit 25 – Wedding Day Preparation & Management

Section 8 – Sales & Marketing

  • Unit 26 – Social Media & PR
  • Unit 28 – Marketing your Business 

Section 9 – Starting a Wedding Business

  • Unit 28 – Starting your own Business
  • Unit 29 – Finance
  • Unit 30 – Contracts & Insurance

Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning


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Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning

One of the most important parts of learning is the ability to apply what you have learnt. Consolidation of each unit is vital and we do this by using unit projects and assignments. There are no tests or exams in what we do at the Academy instead we use real life scenarios from professionals wedding planners to allow you to demonstrate the knowledge you have gained in a practical way.

Your course will include nine assignments. Four assignments will lead you through every stage of planning and event, three will take you through the process of planning a wedding and the last two assignments focus on starting your own business, finance and marketing your services. You will choose a theme to work on for the duration of your wedding assignments from the following list:

  • Vintage
  • Romantic
  • Offbeat
  • Beach
  • Rustic
  • Literature (choose a book on which the theme will be loosely based on. Some ideas would be a Jane Austen novel, Charles Dickens novel or even a fairy tale book)
  • Cinema (choose a film on which the theme will be loosely based on. Some ideas would be the Twilight Saga, The Great Gatsby, Sex and the City or Anna Karenina)
  • Travel (choose a style such as Mexican, Venetian, Spanish, Parisian etc.)

For the event planning units you will be planning, managing and running a conference.

You will be expected to treat your tutor as your client and the assignment you submit as your proposal. There will also be a short unit project at the end of each unit to make sure you have understood the unit and are able to apply it to your work.

Planning refers to the coordination and management of an event and how it comes together so we have included as part of your course material a 30 day license to Planning Pod. This tool will be great for you to use when you launch your new business.

Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning

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Diploma in Wedding and Event Planning

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