Event and Wedding Planning Courses

Do you consider yourself a creative person with an eye for detail? Are you organised and love planning things? Then sign up for our Event and Wedding Planner Courses today! Be a part of making someone’s special event a big success!

What is Event and Wedding Planning all About?

Event and wedding planning deals with the planning and carrying out of the arrangements of a special occasion. This can range from weddings to birthday or anniversary parties, as well as corporate events.

Benefits of Studying Events and Wedding Planning Courses?

Wondering why you should study events and wedding planning courses? It’s an exciting and fast-paced career field that’s growing. People always have a reason to celebrate something but don’t always want to be involved in the planning process. Take a look at the list of benefits below: 

 

  • It will be easy for you to arrange any type of event because you will have the knowledge 
  • You will pick up valuable management skills 
  • There are opportunities to grow within the industry. 
  • There’s potential to earn a high salary.

Skills Needed

Being an event or wedding planner can be a stressful but rewarding career. To be successful in this field, you need to have a certain set of skills. These include some of the following:

Basic Understanding of Events

You should know how an event should be arranged and what details are necessary. You also need to know the basic needs of vendors you will be using, such as florists or entertainment companies. This helps build and maintain important relationships so the function is a success.

Creativity

As an event or wedding planner, you need to be able to brainstorm exciting and memorable ideas for your clients. Use social media or event blogs to stay updated on the latest trends or if you are looking for inspiration.

Networking

The event and wedding planning industry is all about connecting with people. As a planner, you also need to be a savvy networker. Create a network of different event professionals, such as photographers or caterers, that you can use. In return, they can refer clients to you.

Organisation

Being organised is probably the most important part of being an event or wedding planner. You need to create timelines for your clients, keep track of budgets and make sure that all arrangements are carried out correctly.

Adaptability

When arranging any event, there’s always the possibility that something might go wrong. As a planner, you need to be prepared for anything. You also need to be able to keep a clear head and come up with quick solutions.

Careers in Event and Wedding Planning

Think you have what it takes to make it in the events industry? Event Manager and Wedding Planner are popular career options in this field, but there are more jobs available to explore.

Event Manager

An event manager is the person who plans and executes an event. They are in charge of all aspects of an event such as decor, catering and entertainment.

Wedding Planner

A wedding planner is responsible for arranging a couple’s wedding day. They help their clients make decisions that fit their budget and expectations.

Other job titles: 

  • Event Planner 
  • Wedding Coordinator 
  • Party Planner

What Event and Wedding Planning Courses are Available?

Matric College offers a range of Event and Wedding Planning Courses via distance-learning. 

  • Event Management 
  • Wedding Planner 

In these courses you will learn about event management and how to communicate with customers and get new clients.

Salary Expectations

On average, an event manager can earn around R 18 562 per month, while a wedding planner can earn roughly R 15 569 per month. This would, of course, depend on the years of experience you have.

Ready to Start Your Career with Our Event & Wedding Planning Courses?

Give us a call on 012 762 7100 to register. 

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Last Updated: February 24, 2020