Wedding Planning Course Online

Wedding Planning Course Online.
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Do you love to organise events?  Do you love the romance of Weddings?  If so, a career as a Wedding Planner is right for you.

  • Online Course
  • Flexible Study Schedule
  • Interest Free Payment Plans

This course will give you the foundation you need to start on your own as a Wedding Planner.  Students will learn about the activities that are involved in managing a wedding event (most importantly the organisational skills required) including hiring the band, liaising with the photographer, organising catering, finding the best deal for hiring venues and equipment, and much more!

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of wedding planning and the wedding industry.
  • Present a client with options and facilitate key decision making for a wedding.
  • Explain how to handle different personalities and the roles of different members of the bridal party.
  • Select and manage the use of appropriate locations for and associated with a wedding
  • Develop a programme or schedule of activities and events associated with a wedding.
  • Manage those events within the time constraints of the established schedule.
  • Effectively control events on the day of a wedding.
  • Improve your ability to communicate with, and assist the people who have employed you to manage a wedding; to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Prepare to manage a wedding day, planning for all foreseeable and significant contingencies.
  • Establish and run a viable wedding planning service


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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

    There are 9 lessons in this course:



    • Covers the nature
    • Scope
    • Opportunities and options available when planning a wedding
    • Looks at different types of weddings
    • Understanding ceremonies (different religions, celebrants etc), receptions and working with wedding photographers, reception centres, churches etc.


    • Choosing locations, services, products to use from reception centres, rings, the church or venue, catering and flowers
    • Also covers themed weddings, destination weddings and off-beat weddings.

    Managing People

    • Handling different personalities and the role of different members of the party.

    Managing Locations

    • Reception
    • Church
    • Photo Shoot Location
    • Pre Wedding Hen/Stag Parties etc.

    Managing the Programme

    • Arrivals
    • Departures
    • Ceremonies
    • Speeches
    • Entertainment
    • Eating
    • Drinking
    • Dancing etc.

    Other Issues

    • Photography
    • Video
    • Flowers
    • Clothing
    • The Beautician
    • Invitations
    • Stationery
    • Gifts etc.

    Managing the Client

    • Interviewing a Client
    • Facilitating a Plan
    • Budgeting
    • Establishing a Contract
    • Management Techniques
    • Flow Charts
    • Check Lists
    • Schedules

    Managing the Wedding Day

    • Planning for Contingencies

    Operating a Wedding Business

    • Naming your business
    • dreaming up the plan, designing a web page
    • Advertising
    • PR
    • Costing Structures
    • Finance
    • Contracts
    • Insurance
    • Starting a Business
    • Cancellation Policies
    • Industry Associations
    • Building Relationships with Service Providers

    When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

    Course Tutor

    Thea Roberts   B.Comm., M.A. (Leisure Management), Grad. Dip. Ed. Fitness Leaders Cert., I.T.C.

    With over a decade of hospitality experience at all levels from recreation to resort General Manager, combined with both a love of education and business, Thea is a very welcome addition to Careerline Courses. Thea is actively involved in continuing professional development in both hospitality and business

    Liselle Turner  Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Diploma in Hospitality Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    Liselle has worked as a supervisor in food and beverage establishments.  She has provided training and conducted assessments within the corporate sector.  She has business experience in compliance, auditing, learning and development, writing and management.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.