Wedding Planning Diploma

Our course code: X347

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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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!

Planning a wedding is much more than fancy ice sculptures, multi-layered cakes, and big-band music. It’s the day little girls wait for. Where love triumphs, blossoms and comes together in holy matrimony. Hyper-personalised weddings have become a thing in 2018. Couples like to be different or unique. And the average cost of traditional weddings are at an all-time high (£30,355 according to Bridebook’s National Wedding Survey 2018). Meaning there’s no better time to start planning weddings than today.

With our Wedding Planning Diploma, you’ll discover everything you need to organise the perfect day. We’ll take you on a journey through the life of a wedding planner, exploring characteristics of the role. You’ll learn about venues, catering, and what to expect when hiring a photographer. Of course, there’s the nitty-gritty too: finances, setting up a business, and the ceremony itself.

In today’s competitive market, a diploma is becoming necessary for aspiring wedding planners. Imagine approaching couples already prepared. What about already knowing how much time, dedication, effort is needed to succeed? And, of course, knowing all about negotiating with supplier. Get your qualification and endorsement as a professional with this course and make today your big day!

On our Wedding Planning Diploma, you will:

  • Learn create wedding plans with personality and charm
  • Discover how to plan the big day by breaking it down into manageable elements
  • Gain insight into different types of wedding services, such as caterers and photographers
  • Understand key duties behind the scenes, such as budgets, negotiation and entertainment
  • Know the requirements to start and run your own wedding planning business

An ideal course for budding wedding planners looking for a break down of the key elements of wedding planning.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Study Hours

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.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

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 an additional 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.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a certificate of completion and competency.

Additional Information

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.

Course Content

1: The Role of a Wedding Planner

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.

2: Client Relationships

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.

3: Wedding Planner Administration and Finance

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.

4: Theming

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.

5: The Ceremony

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.

6: Venues

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.

7: Food and Beverage
8: Print and Websites

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.

9: Entertainment and Speeches

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.

10: Transportation

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.

11: Photography

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.

12: Bridal Party Attire

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.

13: Additional Wedding Requirements

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.

14: Setting up and Marketing Your Business

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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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!