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Certificate in
Wedding Planning

Ready to transform your passion for weddings into a thriving career? 💍✨ Look no further! Our Certificate in Wedding Planning is not just a course; it’s your golden key to the enchanting world of creating dream weddings.

Become a Certified Wedding Planner (CWP)

The Certificate in Wedding Planning Course is an online course that will show you not only how to plan beautiful weddings, but will teach you all the skills required to have a successful career as a wedding planner.

Why choose this course:

This course stands out for its comprehensive curriculum, expertly blending theoretical knowledge with real-world practicality, ensuring that you are not just learning, but truly understanding and mastering the art of wedding planning. 

With access to a global network of industry professionals, cutting-edge resources, and ongoing support, students are not just prepared but empowered to excel in the dynamic and rewarding field of wedding planning.

 Whether you’re dreaming of orchestrating enchanting weddings or aspiring to establish your own brand in the industry, this course is your blueprint to success, offering you the skills, confidence, and professional edge to stand out in the competitive wedding planning market.

Why Wedding Academy?

With up-to-date and industry-relevant content, students are guaranteed an education that is both current and comprehensive, ensuring they stay ahead in the ever-evolving wedding industry. 

The course’s flexible learning structure allows students to balance their studies with personal and professional commitments, offering a learning journey that adapts to their lifestyle. 

Beyond the course completion, ongoing training and support are available, providing a continuous learning environment that nurtures growth and development. 

Financial accessibility is also a priority, with various payment plans ensuring that the course is within reach, allowing students to invest in their future without financial strain. 

This holistic approach ensures that students are not just educated but are truly prepared to excel and innovate in the dynamic field of wedding planning.

Dynamic Learning, Real Application

Engage in a dynamic learning experience where theory seamlessly blends with real-world application. Dive into interactive sessions, explore case studies, and undertake your optional Certification project that refine your skills and boost your confidence.

Your Wedding Planning Toolkit

Gain exclusive access to essential templates, checklists, and resources – your secret weapons for becoming the go-to expert in wedding planning. From initial client consultations to handling unexpected twists, this toolkit has you covered every step of the way.

Community of Wedding Enthusiasts

Join a global network of passionate wedding enthusiasts, industry experts, and mentors. Collaborate, share ideas, and become part of a community that nurtures your growth, extending support beyond the course.

Ongoing Training and Support

Regular trainings and updates from the Head of Wedding Planning to implement the latest trends and techniques and the option of personalised paid coaching.


Imagine stepping into a world where your passion for wedding planning becomes your profession, where every day unfolds as a new opportunity to create beauty and joy. 

After completing the Certificate in Wedding Planning from the Wedding Academy, this vision becomes your reality. You are not just equipped with knowledge; you are empowered with industry insights, practical skills, and a respected certification that sets you apart in the competitive landscape. 

Your flair for planning and creativity is recognized and valued, attracting clients and opening doors to exciting career opportunities. The adaptability and resourcefulness you’ve honed allow you to stay ahead, transforming trends into breathtaking realities for your clients. 

The network you’ve built through the course is more than a professional asset; it’s a community of mentors, peers, and friends who support and inspire your journey. 

As a graduate, your life is not just about orchestrating events; it’s about realizing your potential, building a fulfilling career, and being at the forefront of an industry that celebrates love and life’s most precious moments. 

This is not just a course; it’s the beginning of a journey where your vision, passion, and skills come together to craft a future as vibrant and unique as the weddings you’ll plan.

Meet Jac Bowie

As the owner of The Wedding Academy, I oversee the content & updates for this course, and I am also here to support you through your course journey with a free 30min introductory Zoom session when you start. 

After this, you’ll have monthly trainings to keep you up to date, and see regular engagement and contributions to update your content from me. 

Should you require more personalised assistance during and after your course, you’re also welcome to book in for online private coaching as you need. Available worldwide.

xx Jac Bowie

Access your course anywhere.

Gain flexibility in accessing your Wedding Academy course by seamlessly navigating it on a range of devices such as desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. 

Excitingly, as of 2024, we have introduced our dedicated app available for both Apple and Android platforms. This innovative app not only enhances the learning experience but also allows you to conveniently stream content to your television, providing an even more immersive educational journey.

Where you might be now:

After this course:

The Certificate in Wedding Planning is your golden ticket to a world where every celebration becomes a masterpiece. Don’t miss this chance to embark on a journey of love, joy, and endless possibilities!

What You'll Learn

This course offers an all-encompassing journey, from aesthetic design to logistical execution and business management, equipping you with the skills to masterfully orchestrate every detail of a wedding.

MODULE ONE - Wedding PLanning Fundamentals

Introducing The Wedding Industry

Start with a broad overview of the wedding industry's landscape, exploring its rich history, evolution, and the variety of roles that wedding planners can assume. Understand the latest trends shaping the industry and the vital skills necessary to navigate this dynamic field successfully.

Think Like a Planner

Transition into the mindset of a professional wedding planner. Learn the art of dissecting clients' needs, predicting potential challenges, and crafting strategic solutions. This segment is about developing the foresight and creativity needed to manage complex events smoothly.

Creating a Concept

Master the techniques of brainstorming, theme development, and vision board creation, ensuring that every concept resonates with the client's unique story and preferences.

Developing a Theme

From selecting a cohesive color palette and decor to creating mood boards and ensuring the theme's consistency from the invitations to the reception, this part ensures that students can create an immersive, memorable experience for the couple and their guests.

MODULE two - Consultations, budgets & proposals

The Psychology of a Bride

This module explores the psychology of a bride and the emotional factors that may influence her decision-making process. Students will learn how to empathize with their clients, understand their needs and preferences, and manage their expectations effectively.

Client Consultations

This module covers the process of conducting client consultations, including how to prepare for a consultation, how to ask the right questions, and how to develop a good rapport with clients. Students will learn how to gather information about a client’s vision, budget, and priorities, and how to translate this information into a wedding plan.

Preparing a Wedding Budget

This module teaches students how to prepare a wedding budget. Students will learn how to create a budget template, how to estimate costs for different aspects of a wedding, and how to manage a budget effectively. They will also learn how to communicate budget limitations to clients and how to negotiate with vendors to stay within budget.


Sourcing Your Vendors

The journey begins with "Sourcing Your Vendors," where students delve into the art of identifying and selecting the perfect vendors for each wedding. This segment offers insights into the various types of vendors, from florists and photographers to stationers, and teaches the nuances of comparing options, negotiating contracts, and ensuring that each vendor aligns with the client's vision and expectations.

Wedding Catering & Rentals

This module covers the selection of catering styles, from buffets to plated meals, and guides students in collaborating with caterers to craft a menu that satisfies both taste and budget. It also delves into the selection and coordination of rental items, ensuring that tables, chairs, linens, and other elements contribute to the wedding's ambiance and run smoothly.

Music & Entertainment

"Music & Entertainment" shifts the focus to setting the event's tone, teaching students about the various entertainment options available, from live bands and DJs to unique performers. This module not only covers the selection process but also the logistical aspects of coordinating entertainment, ensuring that every beat and performance seamlessly integrates into the wedding day.


Understanding Floral Design as a Wedding Planner

Grasp the essence of various flowers and plants, learn the secrets to selecting the perfect floral accompaniments for a wedding, and discover how to collaborate effectively with floral designers to weave a cohesive and captivating floral narrative for your events.

Working with Installations

Advance to "Working with Installations," a segment dedicated to the grandeur of floral structures. Dive into the world of arches, chuppahs, and floral walls, learning to choose and coordinate these majestic installations to transform spaces into mesmerizing wedding venues.

Floral Design Demonstration

Observe a professional florist in action, absorb the finesse of crafting floral arrangements, and seize the opportunity to engage and learn from an expert's perspective.

Floral Design with Karen Tran

Finally, be inspired in the session "Floral Design with Karen Tran," where you'll be privy to the insights of a celebrated wedding floral designer. Absorb Karen Tran’s design philosophy, her approach to creating awe-inspiring floral art, and her invaluable tips that elevate ordinary arrangements into extraordinary wedding highlights.


Setting up the Wedding Venue

Learn the intricacies of coordinating with various vendors, ensuring every piece of decor, every strand of lighting, and every element of equipment is perfectly placed to set the stage for the big day.

Managing the Wedding Timeline

Discover how to craft detailed timelines that weave together the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception into a seamless celebration. Gain the skills to keep the day on track, adapt to last-minute changes, and ensure every moment unfolds as planned.

Coordinating with Vendors

Learn to be the linchpin among different service providers, ensuring caterers, photographers, and entertainers are synchronized and prepared. Develop the ability to foresee challenges, manage expectations, and maintain harmony among vendors.

Managing the Wedding Party

From the bride and groom to bridesmaids, groomsmen, and the littlest of flower girls or ring bearers, understand how to guide each individual, ensuring they're at the right place at the right time, contributing to the joyous atmosphere.

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

Weddings are unpredictable, but with your training, you'll be equipped to handle surprises with grace and professionalism. Whether it's an absent vendor or unforeseen weather changes, you'll have the strategies to ensure the wedding day triumphs over any hurdles.

The Certificate in Wedding Planning is your golden ticket to a world where every celebration becomes a masterpiece. Don’t miss this chance to embark on a journey of love, joy, and endless possibilities!

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Certificate in Wedding Planning

Take advantage of our ONE TIME OFFER today, giving you over $1600 USD of value, or simply enroll in this course alone for the regular price. Both options come with Payment In Full or Payment Plan options. 


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Get Certified

The Wedding Academy is an industry certification body and recognised globally. Our courses are endorsed by an international Advisory Board of wedding professionals, and in some case stars, (David Tutera), who are all leaders in their respective fields. 

Student Community

The Wedding Academy Student Community, boasting over 1500 active students and graduates globally, offers a rich, collaborative platform that provides immense value, particularly to new graduates embarking on their professional journey. 

Being part of this vibrant community allows newcomers to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience, facilitating learning beyond the confines of your course.

It’s a space where budding professionals can seek advice, share challenges, and celebrate successes with peers who understand the nuances of the industry.

Networking opportunities abound!

Meet Your Instructor

Kylie Lang (nee Carlson)

This course was developed originally by Kylie Lang, the Founder of The Wedding Academy. Although we continue to update the course content regularly, the foundations of wedding planning remain the same, so you’ll find a great deal of the original course content throughout the journey. 

Kylie Carlson’s journey in the industry is both rich and diverse, encompassing roles as a planner, stylist, and an educator. Her prowess as a designer is matched by her acclaim as an international entrepreneur, particularly noted for her expertise in marketing and innovative quiz designs.

Students will find Kylie to be not only knowledgeable but also approachable and engaging as an instructor, making the learning experience both enjoyable and enriching.


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Have a Question?

The Academy is a private training organisation and the qualifications offered are both nationally and internationally recognised within the Wedding industry. There are no formal qualifications required to be a Wedding Planner, but studying with an industry recognised company like the Wedding Academy will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, but also give your future clients confidence that they are hiring a professional.

Our certificates are recognised and accepted as a proof of your knowledge and skills. They are also accepted as proof of your commitment to learning and professional development. The certificate will contain information about the course you have completed, such as the topics covered and the duration of the course.

At The Wedding Academy we are dedicated to providing you with the best courses and certificates that are recognised and accepted by the wedding industry worldwide. With our courses, you can be sure that you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your chosen field.

Wedding Academy Global provides comprehensive support to Certificate Course Students.

 Here are some of the ways that the academy supports its students:

  1. Course Materials: All students have access to the course materials, which are designed to be clear and easy to follow. The materials include video lessons, downloadable resources, case studies, and quizzes to test your understanding.
  2. Mentor Support: Students have access to dedicated Mentors who provide guidance and support throughout the course. Mentors are available via email, phone, and online discussion forums to answer any questions and provide feedback on assignments.
  3. Student Community: Students can connect with other students in the course through online discussion forums, allowing for networking and collaboration with peers in the industry.
  4. Live Trainings: Wedding Academy Global provides regular live trainings and events that cover a range of topics related to the wedding industry. These events are an opportunity for students to connect with instructors and guest speakers and ask questions in real-time.
  5. Job Opportunities: Wedding Academy Global provides job opportunities through its industry connections and network of graduates. This allows students to gain experience and build their careers in the wedding industry.

Overall, The Wedding Academy provides a supportive and collaborative learning environment, giving students the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to succeed in the wedding industry.

The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own pace. However, the estimated time to complete the course is 12 weeks.

We update the course regularly to ensure that the content remains current and relevant. Core updates happen at least once a year.

All Wedding Academy courses are online and available to students from anywhere in the world. The course materials are entirely online, and students can access the course materials and resources at any time, from any device with an internet connection. 

The online course delivery format allows students to study at their own pace and complete the course from the comfort of their own home or office. Students can also connect with instructors and fellow students through online discussion forums, email, and live webinars, giving them the opportunity to network and collaborate with others in the wedding industry.

Yes, upon successfully completing any of the Certification Courses offered by Wedding Academy Global, students will receive a certificate of completion.

The certificate is a recognition of the student’s achievement in completing the course, and it verifies that the student has gained the skills and knowledge required to work as a professional wedding planner, stylist, or business owner.

The certificate is issued by The Wedding Academy and is internationally recognized, making it a valuable addition to your resume and professional portfolio.

In addition, The Wedding Academy provides ongoing support to its graduates, including access to its job board, industry connections, and networking opportunities. This support can help graduates to establish their careers in the wedding industry and continue to grow and develop their skills and knowledge.

I firmly believe that this course has been the best investment for my future!

The Wedding Academy provides up-to-date and in-depth knowledge, tools of the trade, work experience, support in the creation of your business, a lot of opportunities to grow and test yourself and many possibilities for networking with experts and creatives.

Monica Naclerio


Certificate in Wedding Planning

Take advantage of our ONE TIME OFFER today, giving you over $1600 USD of value, or simply enroll in this course alone for the regular price. Both options come with Payment In Full or Payment Plan options. 


Don’t Pay $800 USD!

$197 USD

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Pay in Full or Payment Plan:

$297 USD

You’ll see the Course in your local currency on the next page.

PHOTOS: Amelia & Chris | Wedding Planner & Stylist Darling Don’t Panic Floral Sassafras Wedding | Photography Merve Togan | Venue Stones of the Yarra Valley, VIC Australia 

David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.