Course Outline

It is very important for the first impression of a wedding or an event to be set by an impressive invitation. At The SA School of Weddings we have put this course together in association with great suppliers like: Paper Smith & Sons, Scrap-a-doodles, Papier du Noord, Kaliente’ Design and many more.

Your facilitator is actively in the wedding design industry and has over 15 years of design experience. You will get invaluable knowledge and experience from her along with the innovative and modern stationery designs.

Modules Covered in the Course

  • Introduction to the course
  • Introduction to stationery
  • Different types of stationery needed for a wedding or an event
  • Tools required & hand out of basic kit as per course
  • The types of glues, tapes and paper types
  • Hand out of class assignment
  • Handmade Envelopes and basic paper folding
  • Different paper sizes and envelopes designs
  • Scoring & Layering techniques
  • Making different envelope samples
  • Save the date cards
  • Postage and forms of communication for Save the Date
  • Basic designing techniques
  • Different ideas for save the date
  • Making up samples using different/ unique materials for save the dates.
  • Wedding websites, Font Formatting & basic digital designs
  • Why have a wedding website
  • Font suggestions & which font work & why
  • PC Layouts & formatting
  • How to download and install fonts from USB & the internet
  • Design your own on-line wedding website
  • Basic layered Invitations
  • What is needed in an Invitation
  • Wording
  • Colour combinations
  • Folding, Scoring & Layering techniques
  • Making boxes & Wedding favours
  • Different type of favours
  • Making Floral/ confetti cones
  • Making different types of boxes
  • Rubber stamps, wax seals, making of bows & accessories
  • Where and how to use stamps and seals
  • Making your own personalized stamp
  • Working & designing wax seals
  • Different bows and fancy knots
  • Different types of ribbons and uses
  • Menus, Order of service & Table numbers
  • Discuss different types and how to combine to save brides money
  • Assembling of different menus
  • Personalizing the stationery
  • Assembling of different Order of Service Programs
  • Die & laser cutting, buttons/ accessories & ribbon
  • Guest lecturer from Scrap-a-doodles and Something Blue to talk about their services and products
  • Working with die cuts, fancy blades
  • Designing & working with the Silhouette Cameo cutting Machine
  • Seating plans
  • Discuss different types of Seating Plans
  • Layering and assembling of seating plans
  • Name tags & Serviette details
  • Designing and assembling of different types of names tags
  • Incorporating serviette detail
  • Button hole ribbon corsages
  • Printed ribbon and uses
  • Unity Candles & Guest books
  • Discussing the history & meaning behind Unity sets
  • Different options for Guest books
  • Suppliers Day out
  • Visiting the Candle Factory
  • Visiting Mad about beads
  • Visiting Paper Smith & Sons
  • Visiting in Good Company
  • Marketing yourself
  • Costing for your products
  • Delivery timing
  • Business basics
  • Budgets
  • Paper flowers & Paper Decor
  • Different types of paper flowers
  • Making and embellishing paper flowers
  • Advanced Folded Paper decor
  • Course round up & Building your portfolio
  • How and why you should present a good portfolio
  • Layout of your portfolio
  • Q&A Class assignment
  • Presentation of assignment
  • Introduce your company
  • Present portfolio
  • Present assignment

Course includes:

Starter Tool kit

All tapes, adhesives, accessories & papers for class projects

Course notes and references

Most of these topics mentioned above, you will be physically making the elements of the wedding/ event stationery and you will be able to take the projects home after each session.


Part Time Course
In order to receive a Skills Programme Certificate in Advanced Wedding & Event Stationery from The SA School of Weddings the following is required:

  1. 80% attendance rate
  2. Students must successfully complete all practical’s done with in the 4 months.
  3. Achieve 70% pass mark for the final assessment.

Full Time Course

Student are require to attend 100% of the classes and ant the end of the course student will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the 6 day Wedding & Event Stationery Course.

Course Duration:

Part time

4 Months, once a week from 6-9pm in the evening.

Full Time

Full week, 6 days (Monday – Saturday) from 9am-5pm.

Starting Dates:

Part time (4 months):

  • 16th February 2015

Full Time (6 days)

  • 7th -12th March 2016


The SA School of Weddings provides students who require assistance at any stage after the completion of the course. Students are able to bounce ideas around and seek guidance where needed.

Costs involved in the Wedding & Event Stationery Course

Registration Fee: R2000 The Registration fee is an admin fee and is a security deposit to secure your space in the class.Please note that this is a non-refundable fee and is not included in the total of the course.
Course Fee
Course fees are all inclusive of Printed Material, and elements for the course.
Total cost of course: R6000 Payment Terms:Part Time: R1500 per month ( R1500 x 4)Full Time:

The course must be paid in full by the 4th day of the course.

Enrolment Procedure

You must submit and complete the following in order to register for the course:

  • Copy of your ID or Passport
  • Signed and competed enrollment form (attached to this email)
  • Proof of payment of R2000 Registration Fee
  • Reference: First and Last Name

Once your registration is complete, you will receive a welcome letter to The SA School of Weddings together with your allocated student number.

Please note our head office is based in JHB where all administration takes place.

Our office ours

Monday – Thursday: 8am to 5pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm (due to weekend functions)

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