Wedding & Event Design & Styling

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Wedding & Event Design & Styling

Maybe you love the idea of taking a concept and turning it into reality or perhaps you want the opportunity to work in a creative industry doing what you love. The Certificate in Wedding Styling Course will show you how to plan and design beautiful weddings and events, whilst teaching you everything you need to know for a career as a wedding stylist.

Perfect for those who want to learn anew skill in to design and style a wedding. In just 3 months or 12 weeks , Learn how to design and style a wedding , using design tools, moodboards, colour swatches ,choose fabrics.

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What will your course include?

COURSE OUTLINE

SECTION 1 – BIG PICTURE COMPONENTS OF DESIGN

  • Defining event Design-The world of design
  • Principles of design-Key Pillars of design success
  • Functional and Aesthetic design
  • Designing the experience
  • who is it all for?

SECTION 2 – CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION

  • Sources of inspiration
  • Finding your personal voice
  • Overcoming designers block
  • Identifying the right clients for your style

SECTION 3 – DESIGNERS TOOL BOX

  • Hard, soft and live goods
  • Lighting
  • Graphics, patterns and textures
  • Experience, entertainment and gifting
  • Colors
  • Resource directory
  • Design & communication process

SECTION 4 – designing with color

  • Using Color in Wedding and event Styling
  • The Color Wheel
  • The Psychology and perception of Color
  • Using pantone matching system (PMS)
  • Pairings and palettes
  • Communicating about color
  • Stationery Items

SECTION 5: FLOWERS TREES & FOLIAGE

  • Types of common flowers utilized, pros and cons
  • Seasonality and other logistics
  • Vases, urns and container options
  • Working with plants & trees for aesthetic and functional use

SECTION 6: WALLS, BACKDROPS& FLOORING

  • Function uses: hiding areas, dividing a room, shrinking a space
  • Aesthetic uses: highlighting key areas
  • Pipe and drape
  • Sculpted walls
  • Stage backdrops
  • Custom or branded flooring and carpeting

SECTION 7 : CENTREPIECES, TABLETOPS & CANDLES

Tabletop Design and creating table center pieces

  • Function uses: hiding areas, dividing a room, shrinking a space
  • Aesthetic uses: highlighting key areas
  • Pipe and drape
  • Sculpted walls
  • Stage backdrops
  • Custom or branded flooring and carpeting

SECTION 8: – NON-FLORAL décor/FURNITURE AND FABRICS

  • Designing a seating enclave
  • Feng Shui tips for furniture placement
  • Working with light up pieces

SECTION 9 : FOCAL POINTS

  • Entrances
  • Stages
  • Check-in & escort card table
  • Product displays
  • Bars and buffets
  • Ceremony locations

SECTION 10: BRANDING OVERVIEW & CORPORATE EVENTS

  • Gobos & projections
  • Wait staff, coasters, napkins and other catering accents
  • Coffee table books, pillows, framed photos & other furniture accents
  • Social event branding

SECTION 11 – UNDERSTANDING LIGHTING

  • The importance of lighting your décor/ Lighting and Aesthetics
  • How to Use Lighting in Styling /Functional vs. aesthetic lighting
  • Evaluating and utilizing natural light
  • Renting chandeliers, lamps and other fixtures
  • Tips for working with office lighting
  • Up-lighting, washes, pin spotting and other techniques
  • Working with LEDs

SECTION 12 – WORKING WITH FLOWERS

  • How to use Flowers and Best Practices
  • Floral Style and Aesthetics

SECTION 13: RIGGING, INSTALLATIONS & VENUE LOGISTICS

  • Rigging basics
  • Out of the box rigging solutions
  • Avoiding any venue-related surprises on event day
  • Hiding wires, jacks, and other evidence of the design ‘underbelly’
  • Evaluating load-in & set up time requirements
  • Evaluating load-in space restrictions
  • Factoring in local fire code regulations

SECTION 14 – WORKING WITH VENUES/SITE SELECTION

  • What challenges does the venue present
  • What assets should be highlighted
  • Functional considerations
  • Rigging points, outlets, loading dock & freight elevator
  • Verifying the venue’s measurements
  • Tents
  • From design to production

SECTION 15 : FLOOR PLANNING AND ROOM LAYOUT

  • Importance of a scaled floor-plan
  • Items often not accounted for
  • Demo on creating a 3D rendering
  • Wedding Venues
  • Working with Marquees and temporary structures

SECTION 16 – PRODUCTION PROCESS/WORKING WITH VENDORS

  • Producing your Design
  • Where to source your supplies
  • How to work with Vendors
  • How to choose and test out a new vendor
  • How to insure your vendors meet your standards
  • Negotiating, payment schedule, and insurance

SECTION 17 – TECHNOLOGY & SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • Projection mapping
  • Integrating photo booths
  • Integrating entertainment
  • Balloon drops, confetti canons, and other dramatic elements

SECTION 18 – PROPOSALS, CONTRACTS & PRICING

  • Selling your vision
  • How many concepts to present
  • Inspiration boards & Pinterest
  • Pricing your designs
  • Designing and presenting in software
  • The Design Mockup
  • Creating Proposals
  • Budgets & Pricing
  • Pricing Your Styling Stock

SECTION 19 – WORKING WITH CLIENTS/ CLIENT CONNECTIONS

  • Design consultation
  • Questions to ask
  • Getting them to define success
  • Understanding what “modern” or “classical” means to them
  • Listening visually
  • Getting a proper attendee profile

FAQS

The Wedding Marketplace Business Academy is a private training Institution.  The qualifications offered are both nationally and internationally recognized within the Wedding industry. Even though there is no formal qualifications required to be a Wedding and Event Planner, studying with an industry recognized institution like the Samantha’s wedding marketplace business academy (WMBA), will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, you can now demonstrate competitive distinction, that you have the knowledge, training, experience, judgment, and ability to plan and manage a successful event giving your future clients confidence that they are hiring a professional.

This course is a great training option for those looking to start and run a successful wedding and events business. Many of our graduates have gone on to launch successful businesses. It is also good for those looking to gain the confidence; skills and knowledge needed to get a job as a wedding planner in wedding venues or with established wedding planners or agencies before they can transition into their own business.

Our online course 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. We also have in person courses with 3 intakes per year. 

Yes! There are plenty of successful planners out there.  Long gone are the days when people thought wedding planning wasn’t a ‘real’ career. More weddings are planned than any other single event.

Weddings have become very expensive with couples spending an average of USD 30,000. With too much emotion vested in the wedding, Couples are looking for perfection. In addition, couples are more and more aware of the support options out there when it comes to their wedding. If you are currently a Wedding Planner and you would like to increase your knowledge and expertise in this ever-growing field, then we highly recommend, the  Samantha’s WEDDING AND EVENTS MARKET PLACE BUSINESS ACADEMY WMBA

At WMBA we are unique in that we focus on weddings from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.  AFRICA is a Rainbow CONTINENT of many different cultures – and to be a cutting-edge Wedding Planner, you absolutely need to know about the different cultures and how they experience weddings. Of course competition is there but by having the knowledge this course gives you, as well as the certification, it helps you to stand out from the crowd.

Yes. This is not just a business course…it’s a plan of action on how turn your passion and hobby into a successful business.  We are here to hold your hand.  Together, we will walk through the basics of starting a successful wedding and events business with step-by-step instructions. We have tools, resources, trainings, and community many of us wish we had when we first started—all in one incredibly supportive place. Here you will have access to our proven framework for   booking more clients and staying organized. You will have the opportunity to create your services and pricing and write a business and marketing plan. You will get a thorough understanding of the Basics of Running a Profitable Wedding and Events Business, how events work, the role of events in today’s world ,why people and companies host events, how the industry is configured, and how to strategically plan and coordinate a typical event from A to Z. 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.

For the online course, there is no set limit or deadlines, it really depends on how much time you can devote to your studies per week. Some students have completed this course in as little as 3 Months, while other have taken the whole full year allocated for completion of your course. The in person course will take you 6 months which includes all theory and practical lessons.

Absolutely! We deal with very many newbies just starting out. We will start you at the beginning with the basics and build up from there to help you develop your knowledge as you go along.

You will get support from other wedding and event entrepreneurs just like you in the WMBA members-only community.

Through our private student Facebook group, you will access to all the mentors at the academy once you enroll with the Samantha’s Wedding Academy. You will become part of a community where you receive support not only from the mentorship team but from your fellow students as well. The Wedding and events marketplace business academy community is a great place to ask for advice, seek guidance, and gain support from other wedding planners just like you so there is always someone available to help and guide you. Building a successful business is hard work. You shouldn’t have to go at it alone.

 

Yes. Your course work and final project is part of your certification assignment. You will then receive your certificate and digital badge and officially be a Certified Wedding Planner.