Gain all the skills you need to organise a wedding from beginning to end and take out the stress of wedding planning.

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How to Plan a Wedding

Learn all the skills you need to organise unique and memorable weddings

This four-week wedding-planner course will equip you with all the skills you need to organise a unique and memorable wedding for yourself or for others.

You’ll be learning from experienced lecturers and wedding experts, and will learn how to find the right places and providers to suit your personal style and budgets. You’ll also be able to discover the latest trends in terms of wedding decorations, and will be able to decide on the best suppliers for music, lighting, video, and food and drink.

Learn how to find the perfect wedding venue

You’ll firstly decipher how to find and select specific wedding venues, and will learn how to choose the best catering options for a wedding.

You’ll then design your own unique and customised decoration which could then be used at your own wedding!

Plan a wedding from beginning to end

You’ll then discover and evaluate all the providers that make a wedding so special, such as florists, photographers, videographers and musical entertainment.

You’ll also learn how to open your own business within the wedding industry, and will learn how to plan a really memorable wedding from beginning to end.

Learn from wedding planning experts at Swiss Education Group and Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM)

With nearly 40 years of experience in hospitality management and culinary arts education, and rooted in the Swiss tradition of hospitality, the Swiss Education Group is committed to equipping tomorrow’s professionals with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills highly sought after in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Throughout the course, you’ll be learning from experts within their field, and will be working in collaboration with Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM).

What topics will you cover?

  • Wedding Venues
  • Wedding Suppliers and Providers
  • Latest trends in Decoration, ambiance, entertainment, clothing
  • Food and Beverage

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore and find different wedding venues and choose the best catering options for a wedding
  • Design unique and customized wedding decoration
  • Evaluate all wedding providers (Florist, Photographer, Videographer, Entertainment...) and planning a wedding from the beginning to the end
  • Develop a business strategy to open your own business in the wedding industry

Who is the course for?

This course is specifically designed for entry level and middle management workers who are looking to change their career, add revenue streamline to their business or improve their skills.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Academic Dean at Hotel Institute Montreux

Internship and Career Coach at Hotel Institute Montreux, Events Planner

Who developed the course?

Swiss Education Group

Swiss Education Group is Switzerland’s largest private hospitality educator and has its headquarters in Montreux (Switzerland), with additional offices in the Americas and Asia.

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