Category Archives: Becoming a Planner

Wedding Planning Career: Learn how to plan and design a wedding

30 November, 2015

If you have newly launched as a wedding planner, or indeed wish to launch you might at times find yourselves second guessing key information for your clients wedding. Just where do you find that dream venue for your couple, how can you trust the suppliers you hire or perhaps you wonder how many catering staff are needed to serve guests proficiently? If so then our “Step by Step” course could be ideal for you as it takes students through how to plan a wedding like a professional.

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We go through how to create a client budget and work out what % of the budget should go on certain areas. We advise how to create payment plans for clients and what to do if you have a client bank account. We show you examples of the different ceremonies in the UK and how etiquette plays a part in today’s weddings, albeit in a modern way. Then its time to discuss suppliers from how to find them to what questions to ask. The final part of the weekend takes you through the day from the ceremony up until the evening entertainment.

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What makes this course extra special is our wonderful #SBScontributors, leading experts in the industry who have reviewed and edited the content relevant to their sector. You can meet some of these suppliers by reading more about them here.

We have just one course left for 2015 which is Step by Step on the 5th & 6th December in Northamptonshire. After this the next one won’t be until March 2016.

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Simon Carr

Start a new career as a wedding planner

6 July, 2015

If you want to train to become a wedding planner, and start getting bookings for 2016, 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 run classroom based training. Each tutor has approx. 12 years experience as full time wedding planners enabling them to bring real life scenarios to the classroom and highlight teachings face to face.

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We pride ourselves on our honesty and immense enthusiasm at wanting you to succeed and update our course regularly. We want you to enter this vibrant industry with the knowledge necessary to be successful. Our Step by Step course has been reviewed and edited by leading wedding industry experts, lovingly known as #SBScontributors.

If you are interested in joining the 60+ professional planners who are our members , not to mention the hundreds of planners we have trained since 2004, then take a look at our training brochure available to download via our website and watch the short video below.

Business Practicalities

London – 10th & 11th October 2015

Northamptonshire – 14th & 15th November 2015

Step by Step

London  – 26th & 27th September 2015

Northamptonshire – 28th & 29th November 2015

What is the Cost?

Each weekend course costs £540 if paid in full or £600 in instalments complete with lunch both days and full course notes for you to take away. We also send you downloadable templates to use in your new wedding planning business.

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FREE Booklet of Discount Vouchers

If you attend both Business Practicalities and Step by Step within a 12 month period we will send you a booklet of vouchers worth £100, these can be used against future UKAWP events.

For further details

Please contact Bernadette on 01376 561544 or training@ukawp.com or to register complete our booking form 

Photo Credit: Simon Carr 

Wedding Planner Training Courses 2015

26 May, 2015

If you want to train to become a wedding planner, and start getting bookings in 2015/6, 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 run classroom based training. Each tutor has approx. 12 years experience as full time wedding planners enabling them to bring real life scenarios to the classroom and highlight teachings face to face.

Directors of the UKAWP

We pride ourselves on our honesty and immense enthusiasm at wanting you to succeed and update our course regularly. We want you to enter this vibrant industry with the knowledge necessary to be successful. Our Step by Step course has been reviewed and edited by leading wedding industry experts, lovingly known as #SBScontributors.

If you are interested in joining the 60+ professional planners who are our members , not to mention the hundreds of planners we have trained since 2004, then take a look at our training brochure available to download via our website and watch the short video below.

Business Practicalities

London – 10th & 11th October 2015

Northamptonshire – 14th & 15th November 2015

Step by Step

London  – 26th & 27th September 2015

Northamptonshire – 28th & 29th November 2015

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What is the Cost?

Each weekend course costs £540 if paid in full or £600 in instalments complete with lunch both days and full course notes for you to take away. We also send you downloadable templates to use in your new wedding planning business.

FREE Booklet of Discount Vouchers

If you attend both Business Practicalities and Step by Step within a 12 month period we will send you a booklet of vouchers worth £100, these can be used against future UKAWP events.

For further details

Please contact Bernadette on 01376 561544 or training@ukawp.com or to register complete our booking form 

Photo Credit: Simon Carr 

Training as a Wedding Planner with the UKAWP

16 March, 2015

If you are considering a career in wedding planning but wish to learn a little more, here is an explanation on our courses. If you want to join the 60+ professional planners who are our members , not to mention the hundreds of planners we have trained since 2004, then take a look at our training brochure available to download via our website and watch the short video below.

Business Practicalities

London  – 16th & 17th May 2015

London  – 22nd & 23rd August 2015

London – 10th & 11th October 2015

Northamptonshire – 14th & 15th November 2015

Step by Step

Birmingham  – 9th & 10th May 2015

London  – 26th & 27th September 2015

Northamptonshire – 28th & 29th November 2015

Training Collage

What is the Cost?

Each weekend course costs £540 if paid in full or £600 in instalments complete with lunch both days and full course notes for you to take away. We also send you downloadable templates to use in your new wedding planning business.

FREE Booklet of Discount Vouchers

If you attend both Business Practicalities and Step by Step within a 12 month period we will send you a booklet of vouchers worth £100, these can be used against future UKAWP events.

For further details

Please contact Bernadette on 01376 561544 or training@ukawp.com or to register complete our booking form 

Have you been thinking about training as a wedding planner?

8 December, 2014

Why not kick off 2015 by undertaking a course and learning all about setting up a wedding planning business and running weddings?

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.

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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.

Business Practicalities

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

Insider Knowledge

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

Next Dates?

To see the list of available dates and to download our brochure please visit our training page. Courses begin again from February 2015.