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Launch A Profitable And Successful Wedding Planning Business

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 in person workshops I will show you how to launch a successful business, gain clients AND make a profit. The UKAWP is the leading industry body for the wedding market and we adore empowering wedding planners in their business.

Since 2004 I have trained 600+ wedding planners many of whom are the leading planners in the UK. I was a successful , and profitable wedding planner from 2002 - 2020 and in this time I saw many changes both in terms of weddings and business, but I adapted and continued to thrive in what could be perceived as a competitive industry.

My approach to teaching is honest and down to earth, often bringing real-life scenarios to the training. I know the winning formula for success and happily pass this knowledge onto students through the UKAWP wedding planner workshops. If you only ever do one course as a wedding planner, this is the one to do. My success rate is high and together we can create an amazing business for you. And don't forget once you launch you are eligible to join the UKAWP as an "Associate Wedding Planner"

UKAWP Owner Bernadette Chapman

Why Train With The UKAWP?

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was established in 2004 with the main purpose of promoting professionalism within the UK wedding industry. From planning the perfect wedding to teaching others how to do the same, whether for brides and grooms or planners and suppliers, the UKAWP excels at bringing people together. If you are looking for a course in a beautiful setting with exquisite styling – this isn’t for you. But if you are ready to be in a room with like minded career driven individuals then book your place and start your path into wedding planning.

NEW for 2020 - every in person student will receive a FREE copy of the online course (worth £475). You can now be 100% present at the weekend and fully immersed with the tuition from Bernadette, and benefit from open discussions with fellow students. But also have the bonus of going back over topics and listen to audio tuition at your leisure.

“Bernadette is a wonderful teacher, full of knowledge and passion about the industry and happy to help with any questions. I found her very approachable and felt I already knew her before I had met her, as I had previously been watching a few of her live Facebook videos!” Sam, February 2018

Which Course Is Right For You?

The Business of Wedding Planning

Ideal for those launching as independent wedding planners

Topics include:

Launching & running a wedding planning business
Personal branding and how this attracts the right client
Business branding to target your ideal client
Understanding your niche
Marketing your business in a modern world
Using PR & advertising for your business
Skills for success as a wedding planner
Importance of pre-launch research
Services to offer & pricing for profitability
Negotiating with your clients
Preparing for your first consultation, including a practical session
How to sell your self in your proposal to clients
Using social media for your business

The Business of Wedding Planning


Ideal for independent planners and venue co-ordinators.

Topics include:

Marriage laws
Etiquette scenarios
Sourcing the dream venue
Sourcing the dream team of suppliers incl. analysis of each category
Financial planning for your client
Creating the perfect wedding day schedule
Your emergency kit
Organising the ceremony/drinks reception/wedding breakfast/evening party
Duties of the wedding party
Post-wedding services


Included In Each Course:

In person tuition from the UK's leading wedding planner trainer PLUS

Full lunch & refreshments
Concise course notes to take with you
Certificate of attendance
Attendance logo to use in marketing materials and websites
Downloadable templates to use in your new business
Entry into the student Facebook group

+ FREE access to the online version of the relevant course (worth £475)
training for wedding planners

“I recently attended the UKAWP Business of Wedding Planning course and I really enjoyed it! If you are new to the industry it provides you with a very good grounding. The course overall was interesting and informative. Any questions or concerns we had about our individual businesses were also addressed on the day and it was extremely valuable to have the benefit of Bernadette's knowledge and experience. I can thoroughly recommend this course and the UKAWP!" Donna, September 2019

Available Dates:

The Business of Wedding Planning
London – 29th February - 1st March

London - 28th & 29th March 2020


Investment per course:

£500 + VAT
or £561 + VAT in 3 instalments* (3 x £187 + VAT)

*Final instalment must be paid no later than seven days prior to the course start date.

To find out more about the courses, please contact Bernadette on


The Business of Wedding Planning


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