We are delighted to announce the dates for our Autumn training courses. If you want to train to become a wedding planner, and start getting customers in 2015, then we advise you book quickly. We believe the most successful way to learn a new skill is by interacting with like-minded individuals which is why we only run classroom based training. Each tutor has approx. 11 years experience enabling them to bring real life scenarios to the classroom and highlight teachings face to face.
We pride ourselves on our honesty and immense enthusiasm at wanting you to succeed. We want you to enter this vibrant industry with the knowledge necessary to be successful. We dispel some of the common myths that new planners make when launching their business and hopefully stop you spending thousands of pounds on unnecessary marketing.
In our courses we encourage interaction with our students, we ask probing questions to see what the wedding planning market is like in their area. By discussing price strategies openly we help you create a formula to ensure our business is run profitably. We could list the benefits of classroom teaching but instead have a read of this blog post by Dan Tobin a business coach in the U.S.
23rd & 24th August 2014 – London
4th & 5th October 2014 – Cheshire
1st & 2nd November 2014 – Northamptonshire
6th & 7th December 2014 – London
Step by Step
27th & 28th September 2014 – London
29th & 30th November – Northamptonshire
What is the cost?
The cost for each course is £600 (when paid in 3 instalments) or £540 if paid in full when booking
What is included?
• Full lunch & refreshments on both days
• Concise bound notes to take away
• Certificate of attendance
• Logo to use on future marketing material
• Downloadable link of relevant templates
Bigger & Better
We believe it is our responsibility to give you the latest information relating to the wedding planning industry which is why the course content is updated every year and sometimes twice a year!
This course is aimed at those wishing to start their own business. Primarily your research and marketing before moving onto the type of services you wish to offer and how to decide what to charge. We take you through the importance of branding for a small business and how you need to think about this in everything you do. We even go through formulas to use within your business to make sure you aim for profit in every booking you take. One element that is always popular is the mock consultations we undertake with the students, this gives students the chance to understand how important it is to ask the right questions in a consultation. And finally we go through how to produce your proposal.
Step by Step
The second course we run is “Step by Step”, so assuming you’ve been hired what do you do next? How do you manage their budget? How would you source a venue or supplier and how would you negotiate with them? What elements are important when researching into suppliers and what questions do you need to ask? We go through the most popular ceremony types in the UK and explain the legalities and running order for each type. We then take you through the day itself guiding you through the ceremony, drink reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
How to register
To register please complete our booking form which will then take you to the payment page
Why train with us?
Don’t underestimate how lonely running your own business is. The UKAWP courses give you a ready made network of people to call upon on those days when everything seems to be going wrong, or people to share the joys with when you sign up lots of clients! Nikki from I Do Designer Weddings
The fact that it was face to face was the main reason i chose the UKAWP course over others. Also the fact that I would get to spend the entire weekend with a ‘real life’ planner! I felt an intense course from someone actually doing the job would be much more beneficial that a course that ran over several weeks/months with a tutor that I might never actually meet. Caroline from Caroline Gould Weddings
The UKAWP is a fantastic support network and provides me with the opportunity to network with like minded individuals and meet new industry suppliers as well as the opportunity to attend training courses and specialised events to ensure that I keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Katrina from Katrina Otter Weddings
For more Information
To understand more about the courses we run please download our brochure. To register complete our booking form here which will then take you to the online payment page.
Still unsure whether or not this is the right course for you? Contact Bernadette who can give you details of our many successful past students to clarify any grey areas.
Photo Credit: Lloyd Dobbie & – Ann-Kathrin Koch
The member shown is – Becca Cole, Partner at Stylish Events