Certificate in Wedding Planning

Who is it for?

A career in Wedding Planning offers the opportunity to create memorable moments for your wedding couple and their family and friends. Being part of this dynamic and passion filled industry is perfect for those with just the right balance of  superb organisation, people skills and creativity.  Our comprehensive Wedding Planning course is ideal for those wishing to start their own wedding planning business or find work in the wedding & event industry. 

Course highlights


Learn from Wedding Industry Leader,

Siobhan Craven-Robins

  • Expert tuition from one of the UK's premier wedding coordinators

  • Site visits on the 5-day short course to premier London wedding venues - learn from Industry within Industry

  • Small groups with strictly limited numbers offer a unique experience and personal coaching

  • Training Venues for Short Courses ideally located on the ExCeL London campus and Evening Classes held at the iconic Le Meridien Piccadilly

Study Options

Choose from the following study options: 

Short course

5 Days, hours 10am-4pm

Evening Classes

8 Monday evenings, hours 6-9pm

Online Classes

24 hours of online classes

One-to-One Training or Coaching

Bespoke tuition, flexible options


Course Details


Course Name

Certificate in Wedding Planning


Course Fees

£875.00 - Short Course & Evening Classes

£525.00 - Online Course


Contact us for one-to-one training quotes 



Short Courses in Venues  on the ExCeL London Campus, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL 

Evening Classes at Le Meridien, Piccadilly



Certificate in Wedding Planning


Awarded by

The Event School London


Career Opportunities

Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator, Event Planner,  Party Planner, Wedding Venue Coordinator, Wedding Consultant, Bridal Consultant, Wedding Business Owner


Certificate in Wedding Planning Courses

Course Content

The Wedding Industry

  • Industry working conditions and work ethics

  • Aptitude for wedding planning

  • Developing and updating knowledge and skills

  • Services provided by a wedding planner


The Wedding

  • Order of the day

  • Traditions and etiquette

  • Inspiration advice

  • Trends in the wedding & event industry

Working in the Industry

  • Opportunities and pathways in the wedding industry

  • CVs

  • How to apply for work

Starting your Business

  • Working for yourself

  • Start-up advice

  • Managing your business


Branding and Promotions

  • Use of social media

  • Branding

  • How to promote yourself

  • Advertising

  • Your website

Wedding Planning

  • Developing and monitoring wedding budgets

  • Wedding planning tools - technology, timelines and checklists

  • Managing guest lists, seating plans, invitations and RSVPs

  • Participating in, and conducting, tastings

  • Planning the ceremony

  • Planning the reception

  • Wedding day scheduling

  • Contingency planning

  • Wedding and event planner responsibilities:

  • Pre-wedding day activities

  • Wedding day activities

  • Post wedding activities


Relationship Management

  • Effective communication

  • Establishing boundaries

  • Working with clients

  • Approaches to resolving conflict


Selling Skills

  • Building a client profile

  • Selling techniques

Coordinating Wedding Venues

  • Venue selection criteria

  • Conducting research

  • Attending venue viewings

  • Conducting venue viewings

  • Room and table lay-outs

  • Outdoor locations


Coordinating Wedding Services

  • Catering 

  • Wedding cakes

  • Music and entertainment

  • Florists

  • Designers and decor

  • Photographers and videographers

  • Cars and transport

  • Accommodation

  • Bridal party wear

  • Production

  • Jewellery

  • Hair and make-up


"Delivery of the programme was wonderful. Siobhan's MasterClasses personally were fantastic, her passion for her line of work really reflected in all of her teachings. Siobhan was very engaging and rewarding"

— Brianna

Site tours

We use the global city of London as our extended campus - visits to London venues provide the opportunity to learn how theory applies to practice our 5-day short courses.

Our past site visits have included:

  • The Ritz London

  • ExCeL London

  • Tower Bridge

  • The Crystal

  • Queens House

  • The Orangery at Kensington Palace

  • Cutty Sark

  • The Savoy & Claridges

  • The Lanesborough Hotel

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel

  • V&A Museum

  • RIBA


to stay

To find accommodation on-site at ExCeL London or in London hotels or hostels...

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Short Courses & Saturday Classes in Venues at ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Docks
London E16 1XL

Evening Classes in Central London

Piccadilly or Leicester Square

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