What is WPE?

WPE ‘Wedding Planning Excellence’ was first established in 2009 and in essence is a training seminar for wedding planners. From visiting websites of our US counterparts we began to get a little envious of the number of specialised seminars open to wedding planners throughout the year. As our industry has grown we felt it was about time the UK followed suit and had an event just for ‘wedding planners’ and thus WPE was born.

Attendees at WPE 11

I’m already trading so why do I need more training?

Most importantly this isn’t a training course, it’s a seminar. There are 2 days of intelligent, inspirational speakers for you to learn from. If you are ready and willing to push your business further ensuring increased profitability, then take the plunge and commit to  WPE. Sometimes we spend all our time working IN the business, i.e. planning weddings that we don’t spend time working ON the business and this is what WPE helps you focus on.

Business-focussed presentations


So when is it?

As in previous years WPE is held over 2 days Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd  March 2012, and after listening to feedback we have kept it to central London. The venue chosen for WPE ’12 is the gorgeously luxurious 51 Buckingham Gate There will be a Friday night dinner which again is optional, more details to be published on the dinner in the New Year.

How much?

The investment we ask from you for the 2 days + dinner is minimal compared to similar events in the US who charge $2,200! The prices will go up after the 2nd January so we advise you book early to make your pennies stretch even further.

Early bird UKAWP member rate – for one day £160, for both days £290 / Early bird non member rate – for one day – £170, for both days £320 / Dinner is £45

Annabel from Love my Dress at WPE 11

Who is Speaking?

We have a range of business and industry experts confirmed already (see below) and plan to add more over the coming weeks, do visit our website for full schedule information.

The art of negotiation

Looking Fantastic Online

Practical Marketing Strategies for Planners

Etiquette for the Modern Wedding Planner

Luxury Marquees & What to Look Out For

Using cocktails to enhance the wedding design – hot trends for 2012

Business Self Discipline

Wedding Planning business software demonstration

Wedding planners continue to learn

To review the schedule go to

What’s New?

WPE ’12 is going to be even bigger and better than in previous years. Alongside the formal presentations will be more Q&A + some panel discussions for more in depth questions.  After dinner on the Friday one of our members is organizing a surprise activity, more details will be announced in the New Year.

We hope to see you there!

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