Wedding Planner

Consider yourself an organizer with an artistic flair? Put those skills to good use by becoming a Wedding Planner! Take the first step towards this exciting career now.

Job Responsibilities

The aim of these meetings is to get to know the couple and understand what their vision is for their wedding. 

This includes the scope of the wedding, including time, date, venue and budget. 

Finding potential venues, as well as vendors such as photographers, bands and caterers to get quotes for their services. 

This is done on behalf of the bride and groom. 

As a wedding planner, your main duty is to make sure that everything runs smoothly before, during and after the wedding. The couple and their families should be kept happy. 

What to Study

Wedding Planning Comprehensive Certificate Course

This is the right course for you if you are serious about a career in wedding planning. This course will teach you everything there is to know about wedding planning.

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Wedding Planning Certificate Course

This course will teach you everything you need to know to be able to do wedding planning as a full fledged career. It will not only teach you the basic knowledge and skill.

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Wedding Planning Short Course

This Short Course Certificate in Wedding Planning is the most perfect option for you if you just want to brush up your skills or want some basic knowledge.

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What Does a Wedding Planner do? 

Wedding planners take the ideas of their clients, and bring them to life. They do this by planning, organising and overseeing all aspects of the wedding ceremony, reception and sometimes, even the honeymoon. They make sure that the arrangements are handled correctly and that the couple’s special day runs smoothly. 

How can I Become a Wedding Planner? 

A Wedding Planner taking notes.Interested in becoming a wedding planner, but not sure how to get started? Use the tips below to guide you in your journey. 

Do Research 

Before you start anything, make sure you read up on the wedding industry. Learn all you can about being a wedding planner to find out if it really is the right career for you. If possible, attend wedding and event expos to further your knowledge. 


Get an Education 

Skills Academy offers three Wedding Planner Courses through distance-learning. In these courses, you will learn key wedding planning skills as well as customer service and communication skills. 

Gain Work Experience

Having hands-on experience can help you gain practical knowledge that you can use. You can get this by interning at a wedding or event planning company. This can come in handy when you start applying for jobs or start your own business as you will build up your contacts. 

Benefits of Being a Wedding Planner 

Planning a wedding comes with a lot of hard work and dedication. It also has its share of benefits. Some of these include the following: 

Making Memories – A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important moments of their lives. As a wedding planner, you get to be a big part of making it a successful and memorable one. 

Building Relationships With Clients – You will spend a lot of time getting to know your clients as you help them plan their special day. Stay in touch with clients who you have a good connection with. 

Creating Special Designs – Creativity is a huge bonus for wedding planners. With new trends and themes emerging each and every year, there’s no limit to what you can do. 

Networking – As part of your job, you will constantly be meeting new people. It’s important to make and maintain connections that can help you further your career. 

You get to Dress up – As a wedding planner, you need to look professional at all times. This doesn’t just mean dressing up on the big day. You also need to look smart when meeting with your clients and vendors. 

How Much Does a Wedding Planner Earn?

On average, a wedding planner can earn roughly R 15 649 per month in South Africa. This would of course depend on the years of experience you have and if you are working for a company or for yourself. 

Skills Needed

As a wedding planner you need a range of skills to be successful. This includes some of the ones listed below: 

  • Communication 
  • Good with money
  • Time management 
  • Calm under pressure 
  • Organisational 
  • Creativity 
  • Negotiation

Ready Start Your Career as a Wedding Planner? 

Get in touch with us by using any one of the following ways: 

  • Call us for free at 0800 39 0027
  • Chat to us on Whatsapp at 082 318 8892 
  • Complete our online registration form

Author: Thiana Pretorius 

Last Updated: May 7, 2020 

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