Sign up for same day access!

Certificate in Wedding Planning

Go behind the scenes to learn what it takes to plan the perfect wedding.

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.

Perhaps you’re a bride who fell in love with the planning process during her own wedding, or maybe you’re looking for a more creative and fulfilling career.

For most people, their wedding day is the most special day of their lives.. And you get to be a part of it!

Every week, you’ll meet new couples and help them transform their vision into reality. The day they’ve been dreaming of for months – maybe even years – will come to life in front of them.

And knowing that you helped two people create a lifelong memory (one they’ll cherish more than any other) is an amazing feeling!

Choose this course if you’d like to:


Inside your course:

Course Modules:

  • Introducing the Wedding Industry
  • Think Like a Planner
  • Creating a Concept
  • Developing a Theme
  • The Psychology of a Bride
  • Client Consultations
  • Preparing a Wedding Budget
  • Location & Ceremony
  • Sourcing Your Vendors
  • Wedding Catering & Rentals
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Planning Socially Safe & Distanced Weddings
  • Understanding Floral Design as a Wedding Planner
  • Working with Installations
  • Floral Design Demonstration
  • Floral Design with Karen Tran
  • The Wedding Day


Payment In Full
$657 today.

Pay in full today and save.

6 Month Plan
$115 today

Pay $115 today, then $115 each month for 6 consecutive months. Total price $690

12 Month Plan
$57 today.

$57 today, then $57 each month for 12 consecutive months. Total price $684

All prices in USD. Contact us if you wish to receive an Invoice in another currency.

Certificate in Wedding Planning

With the ‘Certificate in Wedding Planning’ course, you can work from home at a speed that suits you. It’s a step-by-step, easy-to-follow course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks!

What our students say...

I firmly believe that my 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
Wedding Planner
I was really unsure whether i could actually achieve my dream of creating a business within the wedding industry, but the academy team are so encouraging. I've since joined the academy and love it!
Jess Daly
Wedding Planner
The course offers in-depth information and instruction on everything you need. The mentors are also readily available for tips and advice.
Jolanda Gelissen
Wedding Planner
From my very first contact with the Wedding Academy, I have felt part of a wonderful, supportive community.The courses are well explained and there are a multitude of avenues to get additional information and support if required.Being part of the academy is like having your own business mentor by your side.
Tracy Yates
Wedding Planner
Absolutely love the Wedding Academy. I get so excited to learn and to study hard with them. The mentors are lovely and very knowledgeable, they are always there to help and guide you. I have learnt so much and love that I am still learning.
Kimberley Devonport
Wedding Planner
I learnt so much. I now have a much clearer picture of the business I want to run. I'm excited to learn more. Big bonus, I've even made some new friends
Alexandria McElhone
Wedding Planner
The training and education I undertook gave a real grounding and a foundation that showed me a realistic vision of how to turn the ideas into a business, without the rose-tinted spectacles – it was hugely helpful.
Krysta Van Smith
Wedding Planner
I really learned a lot about myself and the direction I want to take my business in. I have just completed the Launchpad course and I Loved every minute of it. The WA community is amazing.
Angela Devlin
Wedding Planner
The Wedding Academy is an amazing community. I’ve had the pleasure of being a student here for 2 years and I couldn’t recommend it enough if you dream about working in the event industry with wonderful, kind people who support each other.
Wedding Planner
Love this WA 😍 who gave me a new motivation to follow my dreams and the tools I need to grow my business. I'm happy to be a part of this community. Thanks to all for giving themselves selflessly on educating and guiding me to my success.
Petra Starbek
Wedding Planner
I didn't know what to expect when I first joined, but I didn't expect to rebrand & find my ideal clients. In 4 days I learnt more about myself & my business. Highly recommend WA to everyone in the wedding industry
Jennifer Marchant
Wedding Planner
Studying at WA give me the courage to want to start my own business. It helped me to start thinking outside the box and give me the kick I needed to start believing in myself.
Sharon Passley Brown
Wedding Planner

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Questions

This course is ideal for anyone with a love of Weddings. As you will learn about both Planning & Design it will help you to be able to gain employment or launch a business where you are called upon to do any of the tasks associated with Weddings; from planning through to design. This is our most comprehensive course and combines the following three courses in one, Certificate in Wedding Planning, Certificate in Wedding Styling and Advanced Certificate in Wedding Business and Marketing.

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.

This course is as great training option for those looking to gain employment within wedding venues or with established wedding planners or agencies. Many of our graduates have done just that and gone on to launch successful careers. If starting a business is your end goal then you need to look at the Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning, Styling and Business, which also includes the business and marketing training you will need.

All our courses are online which gives you the flexibility to learn anywhere and at times that suit you. So you really can fit your course around your lifestyle. Many of our students study whilst having a full time job and/or looking after a family.

Yes. This course includes our business units which will guide you through the process of launching a business. You’ll have the opportunity to create your services and pricing and write a business and marketing plan. We also look at social media, contracts and insurance and teach you how to sell to your future customers. Our business training is detailed and very practical and many of our students have launched their businesses alongside completing the course.

Yes! Long gone are the days when people thought wedding planning wasn’t a ‘real’ career. These days couples are more and more aware of the support options out there when it comes to their wedding, and there are plenty of successful planners out there. There is of course competition but by having the knowledge this course gives you, as well as the certification, it helps you to stand out from the crowd.

That really depends on how much time you can devote to your studies per week. There are no set deadlines for the individual assignments. Some students have completed this course in as little as 12 weeks and others have taken the full year allocated for completion.

Absolutely! We will start you with the basics and build up from there. Our certificate level courses are foundation courses which start at the beginning and help you to develop your knowledge as you go along.

When you enrol with the Wedding Academy you become part of a community where you receive support not only from the mentor team but from your fellow students as well. You have access to all the Academy Mentors both through the private Student Facebook Group as well as within our learning platform. Our team of Mentors are based around the world so there is always someone available to help and guide you no matter where you live.

Yes. As you work through your course you’ll have worksheets to complete that will form part of your final certification assignment. Once you reach the point where you’re ready to put everything you’ve learnt into practice you’ll be allocated a mentor who will work with you to help you complete your certification. You will then receive your certificate and digital badge and officially be a Certified Wedding Planner.

Payment Questions

Yes we do! Simply select the 6 month or 12 month payment plan option when checking out! You’ll be able to make payments via Credit Card, PayPal, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Yes you can! Simply select the payment method “other” at checkout and let our team know which currency you would like. Within 24hours we will issue you with an Invoice and payment options in your currency

Yes you can. Simply select “Other” as your payment method and our team will email you within 24hrs to request details to be included on the Invoice.

What our students say...

Making the decision to purchase the Advanced Certificate was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course content is out of this world and no stone is left untouched
Hope Douglas
Wedding Planner
I am very happy I signed up for my WA course and the Facebook WA student group, both have taught me a lot and given me the confidence, courage and knowledge I needed to know all there is to know about starting a wedding planning business.
Manuela Sams
Wedding Planner
I absolutely LOVE this school! It's so personal, they actually see everyone of the individual students even though you got it all in your own hands. This education have it all! It's both well designed, well composed and comprehensive.
Therese Willén
Wedding Planner
I would 100% recommend anyone who wants to follow their dream of being in the wedding industry to join the Wedding Academy family. The Wedding Academy has been truly amazing and I couldn't thank them enough!
Mandy Edwards
Wedding Planner
My experience at the Academy was so Amazing...Very supportive Admin and students, easy access to high value info. Interactive facebook group..i would say it was aworthy investment. I would choose them over and over again.
Mukonyezi Sarah
Wedding Planner
I'm so happy that I found out Wedding Academy. I enjoyed every moment of it. 💛
Naomi C
Wedding Planner
I am a current student of the wedding academy, I am a doing the wedding business course a member of the launchpad 2021 group. I am learning a great deal I am enjoying the courses and the live sessions. I get the courage I needed.
Sharon Antoinette Passley Brown
Wedding Planner
I completed the Advanced Certificate. It was challenging to balance everything BUT I had the most amazing support from my tutor and her feedback to each assignment was amazing and encouraging.
Kamoy Douglas Clarke
Wedding Planner
I am a current student of the wedding academy, I am a doing the wedding business course a member of the launchpad 2021 group. I am learning a great deal I am enjoying the courses and the live sessions. I get the courage I needed.
Sharon Antoinette Passley Brown
Wedding Planner
This course has change my life and business thought I knew everything I needed to know until i did the advance planning styling and business also doing the floral certification. This course was a dream come true. Don't sleep on the academy.
Tamisha Griffith
Wedding Planner
The Wedding Academy is hands down the WAY TO GO. This community all. After doing my research on what investment was best to start my career path in the wedding industry, I still, a year later, know for a fact, I made the best decision.
Wedding Planner
I thoroughly enjoyed all the course content and the support from the Wedding Academy team was professional and insightful. This course has given me the confidence to launch my own business and so I would highly recommend to others.
Elizabeth Robinson
Wedding Planner
There’s everything to love about WA & a course to learn new skills is just the much added value from the forward-thinking & well-motivated WA Team; just fantastic! Highly recommend WA to anyone wanting a wedding industry career!
Penny Jackson
Wedding Planner
I learnt so much in such a short period of time. It gave me so much inspiration, belief in myself, and confidence to start my own business. The community is amazing. Fully enjoyed it!
Tatiana Franks
Wedding Planner
When I first joined the wedding academy I was a bit concerned about how I was going to get through it but with the help from my mentor and all the other wedding planners it was an amazing experience.
Laura Preston
Wedding Planner
I literally love the W/A. I feel ready and buzzing to go with my styling and planning business. 100% recommend
Wedding Planner
It’s been an amazing journey both in course content and support which is outstanding and the lovely friends I have made around the world.
Best thing I’ve done business wise.
Ellie Smart
Wedding Planner
The Wedding planning, styling & business course, is what you need to start up your new wedding planning business, and where to go for training, knowledge and support.
I now have the skills and confidence to launch my own business.
Nicky Clements
Wedding Planner
The courses are well thought out and the live classes are AMAZING! I really like that the courses aren't focused on selling you into the next course.
You take what you need and if you are not sure, the advisors are there to help. ❤
Lisa Okoli
Wedding Planner
The course is full of great content, you have all the tools you need to make your wedding planning business dream come true. Everyone is so helpful you really feel like your part of one big family.
Jessica Hurren
Wedding Planner
The course is set up in a logical way; it allows you to go back and reflect as needed while moving forward. The live sessions were a valuable addition. I definitely recommend!
Jolanda Gelissen
Wedding Planner
As one of the students at The Wedding Academy I have to say that the program is stunning. It’s easy to learn, inspiring and educational. It’s great!
Emilia Ricciuti
Wedding Planner
I would recommend The Wedding Academy for anyone involved in the wedding business. There is so much relevant information, not just for wedding planners, all given in an easy to understand and entertaining way.
Barbara Harley
Wedding Planner
Even though I have graduated in 2019, the Academy has been a constant active support in my professional life. There are always additional marketing courses to do, the Mentors are always there to guide us and really you are part of a global family.
Alexandra Morosan
Wedding Planner
It's been over a year since I signed up with the Wedding Academy and I cannot be happier with the dedication and support of Kylie and her team. The tools and resources they offer are invaluable and all you need to fulfil your dream career
Sonya Uribe
Wedding Planner
"Totally unexpected! In 1 week I went from a total newby to ""I want to do this for living"". Kylie was extremely inspiring and ready to help us remove all our doubts and fears. All the mentors were available 24/7 to answer all our questions."
Wedding Planner
The best decision i have made so far for my business and its growth I am now clear on the direction my business is heading and happy that the financial investment is secure. I found it so valuable i signed up for the full course.
Ellie Smart
Wedding Planner
I wanted to find an online course that enabled me to study on my own terms yet give me the community connections I knew I needed. Now that I have graduated, I feel exactly as I expected and wanted to feel; my qualification gives me the confidence and professionalism in working in this industry, which is priceless.
Charlene Akl
Wedding Planner

Image Credits:
Rebecca & Josh’s wedding in the Mount Anakie, Australia
Planner & Stylist: WA CEO Jac Bowie | Photographer: Chloe May

Grab the freebie!

2023 Wedding Trend Report

Enjoy our Wedding Trend Report, written by the industry for the industry. Get the latest trends globally from experts around the world.