Month: April 2016

Introducing our Diploma in Wedding & Event Planning

The Diploma in Wedding & Event Planning will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to be able to plan all types of events and special occasions; from weddings, showers and christenings, to conferences, meetings, sporting, charity and pop-up events, to festivals, product launches and fashion shows. This course combines the learnings of our Certificate… Read more »

Working from Home – How I Made it Work

Working from home is often referred to as a flexible working option, or in discussions about work/life balance and it does absolutely help with both of these things. But the phrase, I work from home, can also lead to others not taking your work seriously. This is particularly challenging for Mums and Dads with young… Read more »

Announcing the International Advisory Board for 2016 and 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the International Advisory Board for 2016 – 2017. The board is made up of 29 wedding and event experts from around the world who will lend their knowledge, expertise and talents to the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning and its various campuses including the UK, Australia, New Zealand,… Read more »

Running a Profitable Wedding Business

We had another great Twitter Chat last night on #WedBizHour as we talked about how you can run a profitable business in the wedding industry. So many times when I talk to planners, stylists and designers they haven’t really given much thought to the business side of what they are doing. Things like pricing have… Read more »

Introducing our Certificate in Event Design Course

This course is the ideal course for an existing event professional who wants to combine a love of planning events with the excitement of design, but can also be taken by anyone who simply feels drawn to the creative world of event design. In this fast paced course we cover all elements of designing an event… Read more »

Creating a Marketing Plan

I am thrilled to be bringing you another interview from our Business of Weddings Podcast Series. In this episode I had a very frank conversation with Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros about marketing plans. For those of you who don’t know Sage Wedding Pros help those in the wedding industry create financially viable businesses…. Read more »

Business Tools You Cannot Do Without

We had another lively chat on #WedBizHour last night talking about those business tools that we just can’t do without in our work life. Over the last five years the marketplace has become saturated with Apps all claiming to help with productivity, give you more time and streamline your business. The problem is there are… Read more »

Why Should Brides Hire You for Their Wedding

This is a good question. Have you ever asked yourself why someone would hire you? Have you ever looked at yourself through the eyes of a bride or groom? This is something that is so important. All too often when you look at yourself through the eyes of your client you realise that you actually… Read more »

A Room of One's Own – Working From Home

In 1928 writer Virginia Woolf presented two essays to audiences at women’s colleges. Her book, A Room of One’s Own is an expanded version of these two essays.  The text focussed on women and fiction and at its centre is its famous thesis; the idea that a woman needs a room of her own to… Read more »

Getting Published in Wedding Blogs and Magazines

We were lucky enough to have Jo from Sprae PR hosting #WedBizHour for us over on Twitter on Tuesday evening. Jo has a wealth of experience in PR and marketing and is the PR consultant for the Academy Group too. During the Twitter Chat she shared with us some of her top tips for getting… Read more »