On Saturday the 12th of May I attended the ‘Introduction to Wedding Planning’ course hosted by Dominique Douglas (Stylish Events: Wedding & Events Management).
Established in 2002, Stylish Events is one of London’s longest running, independent, luxury wedding planning and event management companies. (stylishevents.com)
If you are looking for a Wedding Planner course, I would highly recommend Stylish Events. Dominique was attentive and eager to teach us everything we needed to know about the life of a wedding planner, I was shocked by the amount of detail and information she was able to share with us in just one day.
The course included:
- The Journey of a Wedding Client
- What do we do for our clients?
- Wedding Services and Fees
- Event Budget
- Venue Hunting
- CV & Covering Email
While there was an abundance of information to take in, Dominique ensured we fully understood each element, especially the more complex content like the legal requirements of marriage and the fees & budgets.
We were also shown some beautiful examples of the creativity that goes into weddings. At Stylish Events, Dominique and her team are very hands on and even create many items that are used by their clients on their big day. We were also shown unique, bespoke pieces such as invitations, place cards and table settings that I had never seen before.
Most of all I learnt that there is far more to being a Wedding Planner than I had first anticipated. While it does involve cake tasting and attending posh lunches, it is very hard work. It is filled with organising seating plans, on-the-day schedules, negotiating with suppliers, taking care of clients budgets and some weddings/events call for 20+ hour days.
Overall the course taught me everything I needed to know as a beginner in the industry and made me even more excited and interested about being a potential wedding planner.