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Institute of Professional Wedding Planners

+++ Become a wedding planner through home study +++

The Diploma in Wedding Planning helps you become a wedding planner by studying at home.

With the help of a personal tutor, students learn the methods and systems required to become a successful wedding planner

The course covers everything that a wedding planner needs to know. The topics include organizing a ceremony and reception, dealing with the budget, and making sure everyone involved understands their role. The course also provides practical advice regarding marketing your services, finding clients and running a successful wedding planning business.

The student can study at home, at their own pace. On average, students take nine months to complete the course.

Students also receive computer software, a wedding planner's manual, a wedding planner text book, and a study guide and planner.

The modules that the student study as part of the course are:

1. An introduction to wedding planning
2. Organizing yourself
3. The ceremony and location
4. The day of the event - Part 1
5. The day of the event - Part 2
6. People and their roles
7. Catering
8. Flowers and decorations
9. Invitations and gift lists
10. Entertainment and music
11. Transport
12. Organizing extras
13. Your first meeting with your client
14. Budgeting for your client's big day
15. Setting up your business
16. Marketing your business
17. Finance
18. Contracts

The Diploma in Wedding Planning is suitable for anyone, ranging from learners who want to know more about wedding planning, to budding professionals. The course material is supplied in one complete pack. After successfully completing the course students get the Institute’s Diploma in Wedding Planning and can use the letters Dip. WP (Inst. WP) after their name. We also send out a press release on their behalf (if they so wish). The cost of the course is £475.

The organisation is accredited by the ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council) and attracts students worldwide.

Contact: The Institute of Professional Wedding Planners, Overbrook Business Centre, Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4PA. Telephone 0800 781 1715; e-mail or visit the website on


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