Launch a profitable and successful wedding planning business


Do you want to launch a profitable and successful wedding planning business? Then you have come to the right place because we want this for you too. Through our classroom courses we show you how to launch a successful business, gain clients AND make a profit.

We have dedicated the last 13 years to educating new planners, teaching best business practices and promoting professionalism.

We know what it’s like to start your own business; we understand the struggle of standing out in a competitive market, of being entrepreneurs. We have made mistakes and learnt lessons and just like you, we too recognise the need to constantly evolve and develop our business so as to keep up with our dynamic industry.

We run classroom-based courses to enable students to interact not only with their experienced tutors but also their fellow students. Each tutor has approximately fourteen years of experience as a full-time wedding planner, enabling them to bring real-life scenarios to the training.

“Thank you again for your time this weekend! I loved attending the course, and have come away really inspired, excited, and determined.” Valentina, September 2016


Our commitment

We want you to launch a profitable and successful wedding planning business, so the support we give you doesn’t stop with our courses as we hold regular events throughout the year including an bi-annual seminar, educational workshops and social evenings. The UKAWP are very much a community and this is why our courses are so popular. Every student has access to our very active student Facebook page where you can interact with fellow UKAWP past and present students.

As working wedding planners, we know the job and understand its good – and frustrating – sides. This helps us train and mentor planners, lead the UKAWP and nurture and support our wonderful members.

I attended the Business Practicalities course on 7th & 8th September. I am so glad I booked. The training very useful for starting up my own business. The course was taught in an excellent manner, with plenty of course materials and notes to refer to. We were taught using a variety of methods as well as time set aside for a practical session on day 2. The group size was just right, not too big or too small. I am taking on board all feedback and advice given. Zohrah, September 2017


What training courses do we offer?

Business Practicalities’ is recommended for those thinking of becoming a planner or to newly launched companies. It goes through the practical elements of how to conduct your research and how to ensure you launch successfully. We show you formulas to use in your business ensuring each service is priced profitably. We even hold mock consultations so you can gain a greater understanding of what questions to ask a bride and groom.

Dates: 11th & 12th November / To confirm your place book here

“Thanks again for a great course, I think this may be an amazing turning point in my life.” Karen, September 2016

Investment per course:

£540 (or £600 in 3 x £200 installments*) *Final installment must be paid no later than seven days prior to the course start date. Please visit our training page to fill in the appropriate booking form

  • Included in each course:
  • 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

If you have any questions about how to launch a profitable and successful wedding planning business please don’t hesitate to contact Bernadette on or 01376 561 544

p.s Starting up a business is a challenge and setting up a wedding planning business is no exception. The early years can be hard and a successful business needs lots of support. Did you know we can help via our 3 month intensive mentoring service? Learn more here

Photo Credits

UKAWP members & branded materials by Phil Drinkwater 

Branded images by Kate Nielen 

Cake by SK Cakes

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