Month: July 2017

The Wedding Business Magazine July 2017

It doesn’t seem possible that we are already over halfway through the year and before we know it we will be sitting down to update our business plans in readiness for the new year ahead. For me this is something that I try to do as much as possible during the year, and as this… Read more »

15 Minutes A Day to Achieve More


Most of the students who study at the Academy are combining their study with work and/or family.  Many are also business people, or have taken the decision to do the course alongside launching a business. Undoubtedly they also have friends, family and interests outside work and study that draw on their time too. That is… Read more »

No Nonsense Quotes to Inspire Your Business Success!

inspirational wedding business quotes

I love inspiring quotes and I often look through my library of books for words of wisdom from those I admire when I am faced with challenges.  There are some that I just love for what they say about life and love, but today I wanted to share with you some of the ones that… Read more »

Wedding & Event Qualifications – Do I Need Them?

Today’s blog post was inspired by questions we receive from those of you considering study with the Academy and careers in the wedding and event industry.  If you have been thinking about a career as a Wedding or Event Planner, Stylist or Designer, you may have also wondered; Do I need wedding and event qualifications to… Read more »

Helping Your Client Decide Their Wedding Style

Ask this question to many wedding clients and they run a mile. It is a fairly loaded question – what is your wedding style? How do you answer a question like that? Helping you couple decide their wedding style should be a really fun part of the planning process and believe me when I say… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – What a Wedding Stylist Really Does

Lisa Macale is an Academy tutor with our Australian campus, she has been named one of the top 25 stylists in Australia by Modern Wedding Magazine and is co-owner of Styled Images, a stock image resource for creative entrepreneurs. In this blog post, Lisa reveals what a typical working week looks like for a wedding stylist in the lead… Read more »

How Do I Get My First Client?

Building Confidence as a Wedding planner

This is a question I am asked time and time again, and there is an answer to this question that I think will help you. It isn’t the miracle cure that everyone wants to hear but it will help to point you in the right direction. So you’ve done your training, received your certificate or… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Tips for Changing to an Events Career

changing to a career in the events industry

Zoe McKeown is an Academy tutor with our UK campus, as well as the owner of her successful wedding planning business, Cherish Weddings. This week in our Tuesday Tutorial, Zoe reveals her top tips for successfully changing to a career in the events industry. Research the Industry and decide what you would like to focus on – weddings, events, planning… Read more »

Storytelling in Event Design

A couple of years ago I was sat in bed checking emails on a Saturday morning, and the TV was on in the background, but I wasn’t really paying attention. My ears pricked up as I heard Mel Gibson talking about the three E’s of storytelling. I immediately grabbed the remote and turned up the… Read more »

2018 International Wedding Trend Report – Call for Submissions

Announcing- the 2018 International Wedding Trend Report Call for Submissions! We are thrilled to share that the search for the top 2018 wedding trends has begun! Our annual International Wedding Trend Report will be released at the start of engagement season and we’re eager to share your inspiration shoots with readers globally. Each year, our… Read more »