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Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management

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150 CPD hours / points

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As a wedding planner you design, plan and manage one of the most significant events in your clients’ lives. However we know that while this will be your main focus you will also need to know how to keep your finances in order, how to get clients and referrals and how to run a successful business.

Do you love weddings? Are you full of ideas? Do you enjoy making people very happy? Would you like a creative and glamorous new job? The profession of wedding planner is really taken off to become a reliable and very exciting career.

Trendimi’s Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management course teaches you all you need to know to be a professional Wedding Planner and how to successfully run your new business.

Sign up for your Wedding Planner with Finance & Business Management course today and make your career dreams come true!

Course Benefits:

  • CPD Certified and Fully Accredited by the International Council of Online Educational Standards (ICOES)
  • Course access - 60 days - Study at your own pace
  • Access or Course from any device: Laptop, Smartphone, tablets, etc.


150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Some of the skills you’ll learn on this course are:

  • Different types of weddings and how to plan them

  • Your duties at the engagement party

  • Choosing venues

  • Designing and sending invitations

  • Dressing the wedding party

  • Organizing the reception

  • Setting budgets and getting paid

  • Checklists, table plans and the essential Wedding Planner Manual

  • Track and manage your financial income and outgoings

  • How to create a brand for your business

  • How to attract clients and all-important referrals

  • How to implement an online marketing strategy

  • Managing your sales pitch and generating leads

  • Choosing the right business set up for you

  • How to successfully manage and grow your business

Wedding Planner Course Breakdown:

Module 1: Profession Of A Wedding Planner

  • What is the profession of a Wedding Planner?
  • What are the characteristics of a Wedding Planner?
  • Client Questionnaire.
  • The planning process
  • Types of weddings
  • Choosing music for the ceremony.
  • Choosing music for the banquet.

Module 2: Planning For The Big Day

  • Engagement Party - wedding planner’s functions.
  • Bachelor party - individual or joint.
  • Choice of venue for the celebration.
  • Invitations: design and content.
  • How to prepare the guest list.
  • Flower girls and pageboys - functions.
  • Rings and symbols of partnership.
  • The speeches - who, how, when and why?
  • Event checklist - Video tutorial

Module 3: Dressing The Wedding Party

  • For the bride
  • For the groom
  • For the bridesmaids, best man, flower girls and page boys
  • Other things to consider when dressing the bridal party
  • Make up
  • Hair colour and style
  • Nail care

Module 4: The Reception, Party And Gifts

  • Choosing the banquet menu.
  • Complementary Services.
  • Floral decoration for the church, for the couples’ mode of transportation and for the banquet location.
  • Layout of tables.
  • What to give to your guests?
  • What to give the couple?
  • Capturing lifelong memories:
  • After party.
  • The honeymoon.

Module 5: Budget, Payment And Review

  • Final Budget
  • Sample Budgets
  • Payments
  • Incidence Analysis

Module 6: Marketing Your Wedding Planner Business

  • Market research
  • Build your brand
  • Take advantage of low cost marketing techniques
  • Make your website work hard for you
  • Use social media
  • PR and advertising

Module 7: Starting Your Wedding Planner Business

  • Funding
  • What help is available
  • Setting up your business
  • Running your business

Module 8: Wedding Planner Resources

Module 9: Beginning Accounting

  • History of accounting
  • Why is accounting important?
  • Decisions you must make
  • Jargon, or how to speak like an accountant

Module 10: Types Of Accounting

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Tax accounting

Module 11: Making Sense Of Your Accounts

  • Organization The accounting cycle
  • Using computers for accounting
  • How does computerized accounting work?

Module 12: Keeping Inventory And Tracking Sales

  • Purpose of inventory
  • Keeping up with inventory
  • Keeping track of sales
  • Balancing cash

Module 13: Controlling And Managing Expenses

  • How to control expenses
  • Balancing your payroll
  • Long-term asset acquisitions
  • Financial liabilities

Module 14: Avoiding Illegal Accounting

  • Improper accounting procedures
  • Avoiding shortcuts
  • Famous accounting scandals

Module 15: Introduction To Bookkeeping

  • Importance of bookkeeping
  • Single-entry bookkeeping
  • Double-entry bookkeeping

Module 16: Proper Bookkeeping

  • Balancing and testing your book
  • How to adjust entries
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Profit analysis
  • Liquidity, and how to test it
  • Why is internal control important?

Module 17: Tracking & Reporting Taxes

  • What are business taxes?
  • How to report year-end numbers to the government
  • Finishing and closing your books

Module 18: Handling An Audit

  • External auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost auditor
  • Performance audit
  • Quality audits

Module 19: Marketing

  • What is marketing?
  • Customers needs and wants
  • Marketing research
  • Market research: what to look at and where to find it
  • Segmentation
  • Positioning
  • The 4 Ps – Product, Price, Place, Promotion
  • Three more Ps – People, Process, Physical environment
  • Product development
  • Pricing strategy
  • Credit and payment terms
  • Promotion channels
  • How to distribute your products, B2B marketing
  • After sales service – handling complaints and returns

Module 20: Your Marketing Plan

  • Why have a marketing plan?
  • Essential components for a marketing plan
  • Sample marketing plan

Module 21: Low Cost Marketing Techniques

  • Business image
  • Increase your visibility in your community
  • Referrals
  • Build a mailing list
  • Business networking

Module 22: Developing Your Brand

  • Brand identity
  • Differentiate
  • Brand name and logo
  • Building your brand personality
  • How?
  • Believe in your brand and your customers will too

Module 23: Your Website

Module 24: Social Media And Online Marketing

Module 25: Public Relations And Advertising

Module 26: Sales

Module 27: Preparation – Before You Start Your Business

Module 28: Preparation – Introduction To Marketing

Module 29: Setting Up Your Business

Module 30: Running Your Business

Module 31: Business Plan

Module 32: Launching Your Business

Who is this course for?

A career as a Wedding Planner is challenging, exciting and fun. Being in charge of your own future is hugely rewarding and fulfilling.

This is a career that will require all of your skills! Are you a creative problem solver, good at thinking on your feet? Are you organized, and as good at directing clients and employees as an army general? Are you stylish, with a flair for original design? This is for you.

However, you’ll need the business acumen to succeed too. That’s why this course includes finance and business management to help you launch and run a successful Wedding Planning business.

This course earns you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD points are accepted and recognised by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the UK.

All learning content is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) whose purpose is to continually improve online educational products and maintain quality assurance.


Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

After completing this course, you could:

  • Start a Wedding Planning business

  • Use your improved skills and knowledge to impress your boss and get a raise or promotion

  • Plan your own wedding, or that of your friends and family

  • Add Weddings to the functions you provide as an Event Planner

  • Advise other people on how to successfully set up a wedding planning business

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Raïss Tatch asked:

Hi, Will I receive certification after completing the course? If yes, what kind of certification? Many thanks for your reply.


At the end of the course you will receive a pdf certificate confirming course completion, which can be used as proof of study for employment. You will also be eligible to order a Hard Copy certificate issued by ICOES, but this is optional.

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Raïss Tatch asked:

Hi, Thanks for your reply. How much does a Hard Copy certificate issued by ICOES cost?? Thanks


A PDF Certificate is already included in the price but for Hard Copy Certificates issued by ICOES verification, printing and postage fees apply. Please see below the price and the time it will take to post the certificate: Standard posting 19.99; Delivery estimate: EU 5-14 working days, ROW 9-20 working days.

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Lia asked:

When and how can I start this course?


Hi Lia, Thank you for your query. We send the student's logins after we receive the purchase confirmation from REED. You then can start as soon as you'd like to as you have a lifetime access to your "Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management" course. If you did not receive this welcome email, please check your junk or spam folder or contact REED's customer support team. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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R asked:

Is Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management recognised internationally? Who is the course accredited by? Can employment be gained?


Hi, Thank you for your query. Our "Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management"course is internationally recognized as it is accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Services, it means that you definitely can use them as proof of study for employment. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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Ekaterine asked:

hi there, are there tutors available ?


Hi Ekaterine, thank you for your query. Our courses are self-paced. You will learn by yourself and according to your own schedule, but you can always contact our customer support team if you have any issues or queries. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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Razan asked:

The language of the course will be in Arabic or English?


Hi Razan, Thank you for your query. Our "Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management" course is in English. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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Morgan Smith asked:

How much is this course and how long isit for?


Hi Morgan, Thank you for your query. The price for the "Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management" course is of £12. It includes a lifetime access to the course and a PDF certificate delivered by Trendimi upon course completion. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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Morgan Smith asked:

What if you don’t pass the exams?


Hi Morgan, Thank you for your query. Passing the exams is compulsory for you to be able to receive your certificate. Kaoutar - Trendimi Team

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Ibiye asked:

Do you provide any practical experience during the course?


Thank you for your query. Our Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management does not include a practical experience since its fully online. Our course teaches you all you need to know to be a professional Wedding Planner and how to successfully run your new business.

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Julie asked:

Are there assignments to pass for each module?


After each module of your Wedding Planner with Finance and Business Management course, there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of modules.

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