If you want to train to become a wedding planner, and start getting weddings in 2015, then we’d love to see you on one of our courses. 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 approximately 11 years experience enabling them to bring real life scenarios to the classroom and answer all those niggles you might have from real scenarios they’ve encountered.
Our students are all at different stages of their path into wedding planning, some have spent hours researching the industry with a business launch imminent, whereas others are at the start of their journey and plan to launch in a year or two. We don’t mind what stage you are at. We love helping you on the journey and answering your questions in our highly interactive weekend courses. We have two courses as well as various workshops throughout the year.
This course is aimed at those wishing to start their own business. This helps you with 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 formulae to use within your business to make sure you aim for profit in every booking you take, which is an eye opener for some. 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, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Many chapters have been edited by leading wedding experts, lovingly known as #SBScontributors
Why interactive courses?
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. 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 assume to be right when launching their business and hopefully stop you spending thousands of pounds on unnecessary advertising. We encourage you to ask questions throughout the weekend ensuring you are learning as much as you possibly can
To understand a little more about the reality of wedding planning why not read our advice in Marie Claire “10 Things you never knew about Wedding Planners”
To see the list of available dates and to download our brochure please visit our training page. Courses begin again from February 2015.