Wedding Planner Courses

Are you an organised, creative person who loves to plan special occasions such as weddings? If this is you, you may want to look at being a wedding planner by taking a Wedding Planner Course. This article will assist you to learn how to help couples who are about to tie the knot make the best out of their special day and help them pave a flowery path to their forever. You will be a hero in their love story!

What Exactly is a Wedding Planner?

Often, couples are too busy or too anxious to plan their own wedding because they want it to be perfect and can’t afford to mess it up. As a Wedding Planner, it is your job to lessen the stress and make their day one that they will never forget.

Your creativity will come in handy in the planning process. The bride and groom will lean on you for ideas on how to make their abstract ideas come to life. They tell you what they want and you bring in the how-to.

Duties of a Wedding Planner

Though it may sound like wedding planning is just planning, a lot goes into it. Remember this is a once in a lifetime event. Therefore it needs to be extra special. Let’s take a deep dive into exactly what a wedding planner does:

  • Oversee the whole planning process, from booking the venue to designing the cake.
  • Monitor the budget allocated to the planning and making sure that it is not exceeded and everything it should cover is covered.
  • Organise musicians, videographers, camera people and a band if the couple so wishes.
  • Make sure that caters have the ordered food and are at the venue on time. 
  • Sometimes you’d have to drive the couple around to get some essentials for the wedding.

How to become a wedding planner?

To become a wedding planner you don’t necessarily need to have a qualification. Experience and proven track record of your work can get you hired. However, this is a very important day to many and therefore needs to be special. With a qualification, your likelihood of being hired and trusted will increase.

Get Certified

Matric College has got you covered with the getting certified through education part. We offer three kinds of Wedding Planner Courses you can take to become a Wedding Planner. Listed below are the courses:

Short Course Certificate in Wedding Planning:  This course can be completed in 4 months and has only 3 subjects.

Proficiency Certificate in Wedding Planning:  This course takes only 8 months to do and covers an extensive range of topics you need to know about wedding planning. 

Comprehensive Certificate in Wedding Planning:  This is the most advanced course of the 3 courses and can be completed in 12 months.

With these courses, you will be a force to be reckoned with in the wedding planning industry. And to top it all off, you will be fully qualified and recognised as a professional wedding planner.

Get the Necessary Skills

The above-mentioned education is part of the skills you need to have. Taking a Wedding Planner Course will also teach you about business management and time management.

To be a successful wedding planner you need to be punctual. One little mismanagement of time may derail the whole event.

Another important skill you will need for this career is being organised. After all, planning and organising is at the core of this career. Lastly, you need to learn how to excel in communication. Without proper communication, the whole event could be a disaster. 

Why Should You Enrol for Wedding Planner Courses With Us?

You may be wondering why it is important to enrol in these courses with us. Well, the reason is simple: Because you want to be a skilled, trusted and recognised wedding planner. On completion of these courses, you’ll receive a certificate to prove that you have all the knowledge about wedding planning. It also proves that you have completed and passed the required courses. 

Also, enrolling for a course with us means your chances of being employed will increase compared to the next person without a formal qualification. Because we’re a long-distance school, you will get the chance to look for a job or take an internship while you are still studying. 

How Much Does a Wedding Planner Earn in South Africa?

Wedding planners have a huge earning potential. As a wedding planner, you’re looking at earning about R15 569 a month, according to  Indeed. This has the potential of going up the more experience you get and the more clients you get. Make sure you establish yourself well and document every wedding event you plan for your portfolio. This will help you showcase your work. Learn more about a Wedding Planner  here.

Interested in Taking the Wedding Planner Courses to become a Renowned Wedding Planner?

Don’t hesitate! Contact us now to register and one of our consultants will assist you every step of the way. 

Call us for free on  012 762 7100

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Last Updated: 23 February, 2020