The Business of Wedding Planning

Do you want to launch a profitable and successful wedding planning business? If so I would love to support you on your new career path through our flagship course “The Business of Wedding Planning“, because we are all about choice we can offer this both in person and online. We are all different and the…

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Working when you have children during the summer holidays

For many in the wedding industry it’s no surprise that the busiest time of the year for weddings is the summer. As much as we’d love weddings to be spread across 52 weeks of the year they invariably are back to back during the summer months. So how does this impact business owners that have…

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UKAWP Wedding Design online course

We are delighted to bring you a new online styling course designed for wedding planners. Students have been asking me about this for many years so I’m thrilled it is here at last.  Business Practicalities teaches you how to set your business up, Step by Step teaches you how to plan a wedding step by…

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Member Focus – Couture Events

  Delighted to be able to introduce you to Couture Events, one of our wedding planner members. Tell us about yourself Susannah… How did it all start? I have loved weddings ever since I was little – I grew up dreaming about owning a wedding dress shop and had it all styled out in my…

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Customer service in the wedding industry

I’d like to tell you a little story about penny sweets, at first glance you may wonder what has this got to do with the wedding industry but there’s a point, I promise. Last weekend I was shopping with my youngest who is 9, we passed a traditional penny sweet shop and she asked for…

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Life Of A Wedding Planner In Peak Season – Part 2

By Sara Jane, Weddings by Sara Jane Continuing on from this blog post detailing how wedding planner member Sara Jane organised 6 weddings in 2 weeks we are giving you more detail on each wedding. 10th  – 12th July Wedding number 1 – Grand Estate Wedding – Inverness As guests began to arrive in Inverness from all…

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Contracts for Wedding Planners

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One of the most exciting moments as a new wedding planner, or indeed established wedding planner, is hearing that a client wishes to book you. Your marketing is working, the consultation was perfect, your proposal was spot on and now you have the booking, yay (time to dance round the room)! But remember nothing is…

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Life of a Wedding Planner in Peak Season – Part 1

Recently one of our wedding planner members Sara Jane managed 6 weddings over a 2 week period from Scotland to London. We thought you might be interested in the life of a wedding planner in the height of wedding season. So enjoy part 1 of this 2 part insight. Thank you Sara Jane for putting…

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Review & Reflect from UKAWP owner Bernadette Chapman

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As we reach over half way through the year it’s a perfect time to review and reflect. I do this regularly for the UKAWP with annual, quarterly and monthly goals. As I sit here in my office doing exactly that, I have taken time to reflect on the UKAWP journey. When I first launched in 2004 it…

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