Wedding Planner and Events Management

Distance Learning Course of 12 Lessons

Course Description

This distance learning online course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career as a wedding planner or a wedding planner’s assistant, either on a sole trader basis or as part of a larger wedding planning organisation.

The wedding planner can be involved at various levels in a wedding day – from planning and preparing every single aspect of the event to simply finding one supplier or being there on the day to manage everything. The most success wedding planners have a huge knowledge of weddings and trends but also of business management.

This is a 12 unit course which encompasses a variety of wedding planning and events management subject areas. For example; the function of a wedding planner, wedding ceremony venue selection, preparation of overseas weddings, themed weddings, planning of goods and services and setting up a home based wedding planning business.

This course is written to give those interested in entering the wedding planning and events management industry (or indeed those already in it) a full and detailed look at the numerous tasks and roles a wedding planner can be asked to perform whilst also learning how to start a wedding planning business.

Free With This Course

Students on this Wedding Planner and Events Management course will receive a FREE download of Event Planner Pro software. Event Planner Pro is professional event planner software designed for professional wedding/event planners to use to organise their business and their clients’ events. With this software, you can add all your prospects and clients. You can keep track of their invoices and expenses, define your own categories, and even organise your clients’ guest lists and seating plans.

Event Planner Pro is designed for any type of event, not only weddings. There is no limit to the number of client events you can create. And with fantastic, instant access to on-screen help, which can be accessed by clicking the ‘?’ at the top of every screen, you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips to plan multiple events.

This Event Planner Pro software features:

  • Easy to use screens, including great online help
  • Create unlimited prospects and clients
  • A comprehensive suite of reports can be previewed, printed, or exported to PDF files to enable you to e-mail them
  • Use the Supplier Directory to maintain a list of suppliers that each of your clients can use. These can easily be copied into your client databases
  • Produce a profit and loss figure for one of your clients or your entire business at a click of a button
  • Advertising campaigns can be easily monitored to see how cost effective they are
  • All your information is stored on your computer and can be password protected for security
  • The backup facility makes saving your data simple
  • The software will run on Windows XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7.

For more information on the Event Planner Pro program, view this demo.

Additionally, students will get a FREE listing of their wedding/event planning business on the ‘Find a Wedding Planner’ webpage at

Tuition & Fees

1195.00 CAD

Unit 1 – The Wedding Planner Role 

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the key personal skills required to operate as a wedding planner.
Discuss the ways in which the wedding planner can build good relationships with clients.
Describe the ways in which good communication can be carried out with clients.
Explain the essential facets of customer service that a wedding planner should adhere to.

Unit 2 – Church Weddings, Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the process for organising a church wedding.
Explain the civil ceremony process.
Describe the organisation required for co-ordinating a civil partnership ceremony.
Explain the process for ascertaining which is the most appropriate type of wedding ceremony for clients.

Unit 3 – Preparing a Wedding Overseas

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Describe the elements required to plan an overseas wedding.
Discuss the potential hazards involved in organising a wedding overseas.
Identify and describe the different types of overseas wedding packages available.
Discuss the various types of marriage laws that may be encountered when planning an overseas wedding.

Unit 4 – Preparing a Themed Wedding

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

Explain the ways in which a wedding planner can work with clients to design the perfect wedding theme.
Describe the process for identifying the most appropriate suppliers of goods and services.
Describe the issues that may need to be taken into consideration when planning a themed wedding.
Describe the different types of unusual wedding locations that may need to be sourced.

Unit 5 – Planning of Goods and Services Required

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:
Describe the various considerations required when purchasing wedding party outfits.
Discuss the different types of flower arrangements that may be required for the various types of weddings that may need to be planned.
Describe the different types of entertainment that a wedding planner may be required to source.
Identify and describe the additional items that may be required to be planned for a wedding.

Unit 6 – Setting up a Home Based Wedding Planning Business

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Discuss the process for setting up a home based wedding planning business.
Identify and describe the necessary financial documentation required for a small business.
Describe the strategies that can be used to market a wedding planning business.
Identify and describe the various pieces of legislation that a wedding planner may need to abide by.

Unit 7 – Getting to know your employees

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Explore the personal characteristics that are relevant to event management.
Discuss the concept of Employment Value Exchange.
Identify the fundamental personal characteristic indicators.
Introduce employment behaviour preferences.

Unit 8 – An overview of event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Introduce the concept of event management on a general level.
Explore the functions of event management.
Identify the human relations skills associated with event management.
Discuss the characteristics of a successfully planned event.

Unit 9 – Planning in event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Identify the types of planning required by event managers.
Examine the framework that is used to build all planning.
Introduce the importance of the planning model.
Explore the characteristics of the planning process.

Unit 10 – Human relations

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Examine an awareness of human relations relating to management functions.
Identify the management functions of an event manager.
Introduce a working model for human relations in event management.

Unit 11 – Catering and food services

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Explore the general planning process for Catering, Food and Beverage administration.
Investigate the role of the event manager.
Identify the factors that should be considered when planning a menu.
Describe the importance of alcohol and beverage planning.

Unit 12 – A career in the field of event management

By the end of the unit the learner will be able to:

Summarise the inter-connectiveness between the five functions of event management.    
Analyse the considerations for the event planning process.
Identify the personal characteristics that are required to succeed in the field of event management.

On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Qualification 1: Wedding Planner and Events Management Diploma

Wedding Planner and Events Management Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges.

Qualification 2: Wedding Planner and Events Management Certificate of Completion

Wedding Planner and Events Management Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada college.


With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 250 hrs.


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Qualifications Register

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR’s primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.


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