Month: September 2016

The Academy Welcomes Zeina of Jive Events to the Team

The Student/Tutor relationship has always been central to the way we deliver our courses at the Academy. We believe that it is essential for our students to benefit from the expertise of industry professionals, as part of their professional development and that is why all of our Tutors are working, Wedding & Event Planners and… Read more »

Calling all Wedding Lovers to #Wedgram

Recently we launched a new monthly challenge for wedding lovers, called #Wedgram.  What is #Wedgram?  You can read all about it here on the blog, but essentially, it is an opportunity for you to get creative every month by styling a vignette or flat-lay and sharing the image with us on Instagram.  A guest judge… Read more »

Students Take Over Pinterest

These days, working in the wedding, or event industry, involves so much more than simply planning and designing weddings & events.  Being active on social media is just one of the things you will need to do if you own your own wedding or event business and you may even be called upon to be… Read more »

Kick Start your Event Planning Career With This Course

Before I was a Wedding Planner, I was an Event Planner; initially with one of the ‘big’ banks in a remote area and then with a not-for-profit, community organisation.  I loved both environments and I learnt so much in those roles; mainly because I had to.  When I took on the first role, in the… Read more »

The Academy goes to the Jamaican Bridal Expo

A big part of what we do here at the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning is to teach others through E Learning. By doing this we are able to offer our educational programs to people from all around the world. Sometimes though there is no substitute for getting out and meeting people face… Read more »

Learn how to Design a Tablescape

Every 3 months the Academy team head into the studio to film new course material. One of the things we are passionate about is ensuring that everything we produce for our courses is current, reflecting the latest trends and showcasing the practical side of the events industry. We always use a different set up, theme… Read more »

Advice from a Student on Setting Goals

We talk a lot about managing your time better here on the blog because it is something we are asked about all the time.  I think it is something everyone struggles with at some point.  Something I always stress is that really is no one way when it comes to managing your time well.  Instead, there is… Read more »

Life Lessons with Wedding Experts

At the Academy we are so lucky to have an International Advisory Board working with us, to ensure that we are offering the very best wedding and event education available.  Today, three of those experts join us to share some valuable advice, learned over their years in the industry.  Whether your interest is weddings, events,… Read more »

Why Couples Hire A Wedding Planner

One of the most common phrases a Wedding Planner hears from brides is; “I don’t need a Planner because my Mum/Sister/Friend/Aunty is taking care of everything for me”.  If you planned your own wedding, you may have even thought this yourself. But when your wedding is over, you may have felt, like many others, that… Read more »