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  The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded for one purpose: to promote professionalism in wedding planning. This is done through membership, mentoring, training courses and specialised events. clearclear
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Group Training

We believe the most successful way to learn a new skill is by interacting with likeminded individuals which is why we only run classroom based training. Held at locations throughout the UK there should be a date and location convenient for you. Our courses are very business focussed and highly practical, in essence we teach you what is important in order to succeed as a planner in today’s competitive market. We are registered by the UK Government's Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).

All tutors are full time wedding planners so can teach you honestly about the industry, giving tips on what works and what doesn’t. We run the courses spring and autumn and current dates can be seen below. Due to the limited number of courses we run dates tend to sell out fast so ensure you register early to confirm your place on the course.

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.
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What is included:
  • Full lunch & refreshments
  • Concise course notes to take away with you
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Attendance logo to use in marketing materials and website
  • Downloadable templates to use in your new business
  • Flower council handbook (Step by Step)
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Autumn 2014 Dates

Business Practicalities

23rd & 24th August 2014
4th & 5th October 2014
1st & 2nd November 2014
6th & 7th December 2014

Step by Step

27th & 28th September 2014
29th & 30th November
London
Cheshire
Northants
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London
Northants
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Early Payment Discount

If you pay for the course in one go you are entitled to a discount of 10% making the course £540 instead of £600.
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Instalment Plan

We are delighted to offer a payment plan for autumn 2014 for those that prefer to pay in 3 monthly instalments of £200, these can be paid at a time convenient to you but the course must be paid prior to 2 weeks before your chosen date.
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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.
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How should I compare your course to others?

We appreciate you may wish to compare courses before choosing the right one for you. A few things you should ask when making enquiries:


1. Who wrote the course and is it a US or UK text?
2. Who conducts the training and what is their background/experience?
3. Can you speak with previous students for feedback and review their websites?
4. Do they have other services to support you after the course has finished?

Still unsure if 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.
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For useful background information on entering a career in wedding planning you might like to look at Next Step, Start Ups and National Career Service.
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From our blog

Wedding Coffee Club
21 October, 2014

Lets face it, working in the wedding industry can be isolating, there are days when we want to meet fellow wedding professionals just to talk through the lows and highs of being in this fast paced industry. Of course with the introduction of social media, it can feel like we have colleagues sitting right next [...]

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An Overview Of The Recent Mix & Mingle South West Event
17 October, 2014

Every year we hold a social evening across the UK called Mix and Mingle. This annual event is for wedding suppliers and planners to socialise and unwind. This year was the first time we held one in the South West and we are incredibly thankful to our Regional Ambassador Melanie from Bellissimo Weddings & Events [...]

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A New Career as a Wedding Planner
15 October, 2014

As autumn has settled in, are you beginning to think about a career change? Being a wedding planner is definitely a job many aspire to, but how can you make that jump into weddings? We hold small classroom weekend courses, ideal for those that are still in fulltime employment elsewhere. Over the years we have [...]

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FOR THE BRIDE
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