There’s nothing quite like a wedding celebration. What bride (and groom) doesn’t want her wedding to be the most magical and unforgettable day of her life? The skill is turning that fantasy into a reality, right down to the cutting of the cake. If you can see yourself planning glamorous weddings for love-struck couples nationwide, our Wedding Planning Diploma was made for you!
An ideal course for budding wedding planners looking for a break down of the key elements of wedding planning.
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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.
Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.
Our Wedding Planning Diploma is paper-based, meaning you’ll receive all the necessary materials you need to complete the diploma in your course pack. However, we do recommend doing additional research around your course. There are plenty of resources out there to find, from books in a library to online research, videos, e-books and quizzes to aid your development.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
In the first unit, you’ll learn about the role of a wedding planner. You’ll explore the history of marriage and general wedding trends. You’ll also study code of ethics and key competencies of a wedding planner.
In this unit, you’ll consider client relationships before, during and after the wedding ceremony. You’ll learn the significance of meeting schedules, ideas generation, budget preparation, and action plans. You’ll also look at post-wedding feedback, managing conflict, and building relationships with clients.
This unit explores the administrative and financial sides of wedding planning. You’ll learn to prepare your own task lists and action plans, looking at budgets and planner fees. You’ll think about contracts and agreements between suppliers and couples you work with. Finally, you’ll look at working schedules, invoicing and payments.
Discover how to theme a wedding. You’ll discover four key areas of a themed wedding: Stationary, Flowers, Music and Food. You’ll look at seasonal themes, the role of florists, as well as locating and using suppliers of party equipment.
Recognise the importance of the law of marriage and civil partnerships. In addition, you’ll learn about legal documentation, the ceremony itself and legalities of marriage abroad. You’ll also consider wedding vows, the sharing of rings, and renewing wedding vows.
In the sixth unit, you’ll be looking at various types of venues. You’ll gain insight into the law applicable to licensed venues, overnight accommodation and hiring marquees. You’ll also learn about conducting site visits and showing couples around sites to highlight elements they’ve asked for at their wedding.
Acquire knowledge of print and websites to inform guests. You’ll look at guest lists, the importance of setting a date, as well as aspects relating to wedding invitations and receiving replies. You’ll learn about forms of address, enclosures with invitations, order of service, thank you letters and seating plans.
Gain insight into entertainment and speeches at weddings. You’ll discover elements of the customary first dance, music during the wedding, including requirements for musicians, and current entertainment trends.
The tenth unit focuses on modes of transport to and from the ceremony for parties, such as the bride, groom, ushers, and bridesmaids. You’ll look valid transport and international travelling considerations.
Familiarise yourself with the importance of photographing the couple, ceremony and the day itself. You’ll look at specific questions to ask potential photographers. You’ll also look at various formats, such as videography and webcams, as well as photo booths, video diaries, social media and other trends.
On completing this unit, you’ll know all about bridal party attire. You’ll be looking at key accoutrements, such as the bridal dress, veils and head dress pieces. You’ll also consider the attire of the groom, as well as others in the bridal party. Finally, you’ll think about health and beauty arrangements.
This unit covers other essential wedding requirements, such as proposal planning. You’ll also recognise facets of hen and stag dos, including invite lists, planning activities, confirming bookings and collecting monies. Finally, you’ll look at gift lists and traditions, as well as children at weddings.
The final unit discusses the required information needed to set up and market your business, such as insurance, memberships to associations, networking, websites, basic marketing, gathering contracts and relationship building.
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