Wedding Planner Courses

Wedding Planning courses focus on providing skills that prepare you for the wedding planning field. This makes you stand out from other Wedding Planners.

Our Wedding Planning Courses

Wedding Planning Courses

Wedding Planning Short Course

Our Wedding Planning: Short Course is an introductory course that allows students to kick-start their careers in the wedding planning industry without Matric.
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Wedding Planning Courses

Wedding Planning Comprehensive Course

his course will equip you with the skill to plan weddings. It is ideal if you want to work for yourself. It will teach you ...
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Wedding Planning Courses

Wedding Planning Certificate Course

Our Wedding Planning: Certificate Course is the second Wedding Planning Course that we provide. This course equips you with skills to start your own business.
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Wedding Courses are designed by the college to equip you with a set of skills that get you ready for the work environment. You learn about being a Wedding Planner and the duties included in the career. Once you have completed the course, we award you with a Certificate Qualification in Wedding Planning. The list below shows the Wedding Planner courses that we offer:

NOTE: Our Short Courses are provided in partnership with Skills Academy. We offer Short Courses through Skills Academy. Matric College and Skills Academy are partner Colleges.

What Are Wedding Planning Courses?

Wedding Planning Short courses fall under the Short Courses Programme. These courses are skills-based. They provide you with skills that enable you for the workplace. Once you have completed the courses, you will graduate. You will be awarded a Certificate Qualification in Wedding Planning that shows you are qualified for the field.

Wedding Planning Short Courses

Wedding Planning Short Course

Programme Type: Provider Programme
Award Issued By: Skills Academy
Accredited By: Not Applicable
Qualification Title: Wedding Planning Short Course 
Qualification Type: Certificate
Course Duration: 4 to 8 months

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Course Subjects

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Face-to-Face Communication
  • Wedding Planner WP-101

Wedding Planning Certificate Course

Programme Type: Provider Programme
Award Issued By: Skills Academy
Accredited By: Not Applicable
Qualification Title: Wedding Planning Certificate Course 
Qualification Type: Certificate
Course Duration: 8 to 12 months

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Course Subjects

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Face-to-Face Communication
  • Wedding Planner WP-101
  • Excellence in Service: Basic
  • Wedding Planner WP-102

Wedding Planning Comprehensive Course

Programme Type: Provider Programme
Award Issued By: Skills Academy
Accredited By: Not Applicable
Qualification Title: Wedding Planning Comprehensive Course 
Qualification Type: Certificate
Course Duration: 12 to 18 months

Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Course Subjects

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Face-to-Face Communication
  • Wedding Planner WP-101
  • Excellence in Service: Basic
  • Wedding Planner WP-102
  • Excellence in Service: Advanced
  • Strategic Decision-Making

This is what you will learn in the Wedding Planning courses: 

  • How to communicate professionally in a Wedding Planning work environment
  • How to handle communication in person with clients
  • Planning weddings effectively
  • Providing excellent services in weddings
  • How to make strong decisions in a wedding planning work environment.
Wedding Planning Short Course

There is no specific qualification needed when you study the Wedding Planning courses at Matric College. You are simply required to meet the following requirements: 

  • Be at least 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English 
  • Be able to study through distance learning

The best qualification for a Wedding Planner is the Wedding Planning Certificate Qualification from Matric College. It is best for these reasons: 

  • Quick to finish 

If you are someone who is looking to get a qualification fast, you can study the Wedding Planning Short Courses Programme at Matric College. The Programme consists of three courses. These can be completed between 4 and 18 months. 

  • Easy to study 

The Wedding Planning Short Courses are easy to study because they have no examinations. They are made up of assignments. With no exams, you complete your assessments with less pressure. 

  • Prepares you for work 

The Wedding Planning Short Courses prepare you for the work environment. You are equipped with a set of skills. These also increase your chances of finding employment because skills are valued by employers.

You become a Wedding Planner in South Africa by doping the following: 

  • Study the Wedding Planning Short Courses at Matric College 

Studying a course in Wedding Planning will help you gain knowledge on the career. It will make you stand out from most Wedding Planners. Employers want to hire someone who has an education. 

  • Gain specific skills 

Skills are very important in the work environment. Because they can be advanced into more skills that help advance the company. This is why employers will choose a candidate who has skills over one who does not.

  • Earn a Certificate Qualification in Wedding Planning 

Having a qualification increases your chances of finding employment. Employers want to know that you are qualified for the position you have applied for. This also gives you confidence when you go for an interview because you know you are qualified to be in the room. 

  • Boost your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Use the Qualification and skills you have obtained in the Wedding Planning courses to look for employment. When employers see a list of skills on your CV, they will be interested. You will have a better chance to find employment.

  • Work as a Wedding Planner 

When you have been accepted to work as a Wedding Planner, make sure that you work hard to grow your portfolio. This will help you when you apply for a promotion or change to another career.

Wedding Planners make money in the following ways:

  • They are usually self-employed 

Being their own boss helps them be in charge of the prices. This means they can charge clients how they see best. This way they charge an amount that helps them make money. 

  • They can have several incomes 

Wedding Planners can work for a company that pays them a good salary monthly, while they also work for themselves part-time. This helps them have more than one income. This way, they make a lot of money. 

  • Wedding Season

There are different people who get married each month. There are also a lot of people who prefer to get married during the holiday seasons, such as December and January. This is where Wedding Planners make more money because there are a lot of clients. 

  • Flexibility 

Wedding Planners have experience planning wedding ceremonies. They know what is expected. They also make money working on other events, such as Wedding showers and couples’ birthday parties.

Yes, Wedding Planning can be a side occupation. You can do this even if you do not have a qualification. However, clients are able to trust a Wedding Planner who has a qualification. You can do this career as a side occupation and make money.

Yes, being a Wedding Planner is a good career for these reasons: 

  • In control 
  • Good salary 
  • Several sources
  • A rewarding experience 

In Control 

As a Wedding Planner,  you are in charge. So, you can choose a schedule that suits you and the rest of the staff. Your work environment is relaxed a, andou are not under strict management. Being in charge of a business is a chance to run it in a way that provides a good working environment for everyone. 

Good Salary

As a Wedding Planner, you earn a good salary. There are many people who get married regularly. This means you have a lot of income opportunities to follow. 

Several Sources

You can work in different occupations as a Wedding Planner. You can work for yourself while working for a company. This helps you have several income opportunities. 

A Rewarding Experience

Your career impacts the lives of people positively. You make people experience one of their happiest moments in life. Clients will be thankful for your services, and this will make you feel good about yourself and the work you do.

Yes, Wedding Planning is a profitable business if you do it this way: 

  • You must know who your target market is. When you know who you must attract to your business, you focus on ways to get them to become a client. The more clients you have, the more profitable the business gets. 
  • Brand your business in places where most people are. There are many people on social media. You can create pages to brand your services and gain more clients.
  • Have factors in your business that are different from other wedding businesses. For example, have travel services. When people come to you for wedding plans, they also find that you offer honeymoon services.  
  • Come up with ways to give discount offers to your clients. People love paying a lesser price. This will increase your clients. 
  • Offer quality service at all times. People will travel miles for quality things. This will attract more customers. When people attend the weddings you have planned, they will desire the set-up for their wedding too.

These are the qualities that you need to have as a Wedding Planner

  • Creativity 

Your career involves being creative. Weddings are colourful, fun and pretty. You should be able to come up with good décor ideas that impress the wedding couple. 

  • Multitasking 

There are times when you will plan more than one wedding at a time. You are able to multitask and give the same amount of effort in each wedding. You must be fair to all clients. 

  • Accuracy 

Wedding clients will ask you to prepare a budget for their wedding. You must be able to give an accurate budget plan that suits both you and the client best. 

  • Efficiency 

You must be a hard worker who is fast and efficient. You must finish planning and setting the wedding plans at the time the client requested.

These are the skills you need to work in Wedding Planning: 

  • Negotiation skills 

You must be able to negotiate prices for venues with Venue Managers. Sometimes you may have to negotiate your way into a venue that is fully booked. This will help you gain more clients because your clients will be impressed and refer you to other people. 

  • Organisational skills 

You must be organised to be able to keep track of what you are supposed to do. Have a calendar that reminds you of things you need to do. Make sure you do not forget anything when planning a wedding. 

  • Resourceful skills 

You must have different connections. This will help you when you are in need of resources. The music band may cancel on you at the last minute. You must be able to find another band before the window. 

  • Budgeting skills 

A client may present to you the amount of money they will be able to afford. You must have the ability to cover everything they want for their wedding with the money they are offering.

To know if the Wedding Planning course is the right one for you, you can perform a career test. Below, we have gathered questions that you can answer. This will help you know if this is the right course for you, or not. 

  1. Do you want to become a Wedding Planner?
  2. Would you like to work in events? 
  3. Are you a creative person? 
  4. Do you like colourful, fun and pretty items? 
  5. Are designs interesting to you? 
  6. Do you enjoy seeing two people who are in love together? 
  7. Are you a supporter of marriage? 
  8. Can you work with a lot of people? 

If you have answered yes to four or more of these questions, you should study the Wedding Planning courses. You will make a great Wedding Planner. You have the right reasons to study.

  • It is rewarding 
  • It is a chance to meet new people
  • You travel the world 
  • You experience the beauty of love 
  • You help two people get married 
  • You work flexible hours 
  • You get to eat different types of food and cake 
  • You attend weddings

Yes, Wedding Planners travel. Clients choose different places to have their weddings. Someone could want their wedding on an island overseas. It is a good chance to travel the world and experience new places.

Wedding Planner Wedding Coordinator
Attend meetings with clientsMeet with clients weeks before the wedding
Manages budgetConfirm contracts
Plans the weddingCompletes the final touches of the wedding
Monitors the wedding on the dayHelps monitor wedding on the day

In the field of events, these are the types of planners available: 

  • Wedding Planner 
  • Events Planner 
  • Conference Planner 
  • Bridal Wedding Planner 
  • Birthday Planner 
  • Seminar Planner 
  • Award Ceremony Planner 
  • Non-Profit Event Planner

Why Choose To Study Wedding Planning Via Distance Learning

  • Home Study 

You study the Wedding Planning Short courses from home. This helps you study in an environment that is comfortable. This has a good influence on your studies and increases your chances to pass. 

  • Save 

Since you do not attend any physical classes, you will save your transport and lunch money.

  • Study Flow

Since you study our courses from home, you are in control of your studies. Study times are set by you. This allows you to study at your pace and increases your chances to enjoy studying and pass. 

  • Reduce Drop-out chances 

Studying from home is healthy mentally and physically. If you are someone who has social anxiety, you will enjoy this type of learning. Studying will not feel at all like a burden. 

  • Work and study 

If you are already working or wish to work while studying, you can do so. Study times are flexible at Matric College. You can set your study sessions for the times when you are not working. You get to study while earning.

  • Assistance 

When you study through us, you receive academic support. There are tutors invested in helping you pass from Mondays to Fridays 08:00 am to 05:00 pm. Having academic assistance helps you learn better and pass. 

  • Study Material 

You do not have to think about where you will get study material because we provide this. We will send it to you after your registration. Courier may take five (5) to seven (7) days to arrive. When you receive this, you can start studying.

Career Opportunities With A Wedding Planning Qualification

  • Wedding Planner – R 12 739 per month 
  • Events Coordinator – R 10 804 per month 
  • Wedding Assistant – R 6 857 per month 
  • Events Planner – R15 655 per month 
  • Venue Manager – R 10 775 per month
  • Meeting with the customer
  • Set up and decorate wedding venue 
  • Come up with designs and style 
  • Create a wedding budget for the couple 
  • Make sure the wedding runs smoothly by monitoring it
  • Hire employees 
  • Understand what is requested for each event 
  • Look for venues to book
  • Monitor event and submit feedback 
  • Research on catering, décor and other event personnel
  • Assist the Wedding Planner 
  • Accepting wedding planning requests 
  • Communicating with wedding clients 
  • Assist with set up 
  • Receive wedding supply deliveries
  • Listen attentively to the requests of clients 
  • Attend the event to monitor it 
  • Ensure event runs smoothly 
  • Research good venues 
  • Approving payments and recording bills
  • Manage the venue 
  • Ensure venue is clean and safe 
  • Negotiate venue price with client 
  • Communicate with supplies for venue packages 
  • Record invoices

Benefits Of Studying At Matric College

  • Study from any part of the world 
  • Study while you are employed 
  • Your transport money goes into your savings 
  • The study schedules are self-set and adjustable 
  • There are many courses to choose from 
  • We have Tutors to assist you 
  • There are course experts to help you choose the right courses 
  • Your urgent academic requests are handled in time 
  • You receive study material from us 
  • You gain qualities such as discipline and dedication 
  • You earn a qualification 
  • You are equipped with skills and knowledge 
  • You are prepared for work

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need a Wedding Planner. You need a professional to plan your big day. You have a higher chance of having a beautiful wedding if you hire a Wedding Planner. They will help you with the following: 

  • Do everything on a budget
  • Relieves the stress
  • You receive professional advice 
  • Professional service 
  • Feel the thrill of a wedding planned by someone else

It depends on what you want. If you are someone who wants to have your wedding by the beach, you would want to have your wedding in summer when the sun will be out. You can do this in: 

  • December 
  • January 
  • February 
  • March 

However, there is no specific month to get married. You can choose the month you want.

Weddings in South Africa can range from R10 000 to R85 000. However, the price depends on what you want for your wedding. A wedding may be cheap based on: 

  • The type of setting 
  • Number of guests 
  • Décor items 
  • Food 

Wedding Planners will plan a wedding based on your budget. Make sure you let them know from the beginning so that they plan based on what you can afford.

There is no specific price for a wedding. It depends on the type of wedding you want and how much you want to spend.

Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Date Published: April 26, 2022
Editor: Amy Venter

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