1 Year Wedding Management

Modules Covered in the Course

Wedding Planning

  • Introduction to the world of wedding planning
  • The role of the wedding planner versus that of a coordinator
  • Understanding your market
  • Meeting with your brides
  • How to charge for your services
  • Wedding products and services
  • Scheduling the wedding timeline
  • Scheduling for a wedding planner
  • Wedding etiquette
  • Wedding trends
  • Wedding traditions
  • Different types & styles of wedding
  • Understanding the bride’s needs
  • The legal side of weddings
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Sales & Marketing Management
  • Contracts
  • The wedding ceremony
  • Weddingbudgets
  • Preparation for managing the wedding day
  • Masterplan for the wedding day
  • Wedding Dresses
    • Types of fabric
    • General wedding attire etiquette for the whole retinue including the groom and his party
    • Styles to suit body types and face shapes
      • Colour co-ordination
      • Dealing with a bride and her dress fitting and fitting the dress on the day
  • Wedding venues
  • Music for a ceremony and reception
  • Reception venues
  • Coordinating the rehearsal
  • Venue evaluations
  • Dealing with Photographers and know how to work with them
  • Catering
  • ABC of Wine
    • Brief history of South African Wine
    • A look at viticulture–cultivars and styles
    • Correct temperatures.
    • Glasses and service
    • Causes and effect stating
    • Tasting and assessing white, red wines and showing styles and cultivars

Wedding cakes

  • Introduction to the world of wedding cakes
  • Tools and ingredients needed
  • Suppliers
  • Covering dummy’s, sponge & Fruit cakes with plastic icing
  • Making Royal icing
  • Different piped embroidery designs using Royal icing
  • Piped borders using Royal Icing
  • How to set up and support and the mechanics of a wedding cake
  • Modellin gpaste for flowers
  • How to make iced flowers including Roses, Blossoms, Trumpet flowers, Daisies and Lilies
  • Butter icing
  • Chocolate ganache
  • The technique of icing a cake with softicing
  • Cupcakes
  • Decorating a cake with fresh flowers
  • Chocolate work
    • Chocolate collars
    • Chocolate shavings
    • Chocolate panels
  • Charging for your services
  • Questions to ask when meeting your clients
  • Keeping record
  • Building portfolio

Flower Arranging and Function Décor

  • Introduction to function décor for weddings and events
  • Tools and equipment needed
  • Table settings for weddings
  • Table settings for functions
  • Chair décor and detail
  • Napkin folding and accessorising
  • Choosing flowers
  • Flower preparation
  • Seasons and availability of flowers
  • Flower foliage
  • Buying flowers on the auction (we go to the actual flower action)
  • Buttonholes
  • Corsages
  • Flowers for the brides hair
  • Hair garlands
  • Pew arrangements
  • Ceremony décor and crafts
  • Church flowers
  • Mass arrangements
  • Draping and column flowers
  • Dressing a cake with flowers
  • Wiring flowers
  • Dressing a gazebo or a Chuppah with flowers and draping
  • Modern Bridal bouquets
  • Traditional bouquets
  • Flowers for different centerpiece
  • Colour combinations
  • Reception décor and gala dinner décor
  • Themed events
  • Maintable flowers, draping and decor
  • Hanging arrangements
  • Table layouts
  • The use of vases, candelabras, candles, standsand
  • Lighting you arrangements
  • Handling mock-ups
  • Cost cutting
  • Suppliers


  • Introduction to stationery
  • Different types of stationery needed for a wedding or an event
  • Tool required
  • Layering
  • Assembling ofdifferent menus
  • Making of different seating plans
  • Wedding favors
  • Place card styles
  • Personalising the stationery
  • Order of service design
  • Font sizing and design
  • Card Making
  • Unity Candles/ Unity and Sets
  • Delivery timing
  • Costing for your products
  • The types of glues that should be used for different types of paper and accessories
  • The use of stamps and wax seals
  • The use of ribbons and tying of different types of bows
  • The usea ccessories
  • Making of small gift boxes and bags
  • Printing and formatting techniques
  • Marketing yourself
  • Building a portfolio

Wedding & Event Draping

  • Introduction to Function Décor & Draping
  • Materials and equipment used for draping
  • Material preparation
  • Building A Portfolio
  • Fire Retardation
  • Safety first
  • Marketing yourself
  • Measuring your function space
  • The structure of your venue and how to work with your space
  • Charging for your services
  • Sourcing suppliers
  • Trip to a material factory to see all the types of material
  • Draping of a maintable
  • Securing your ropes
  • Draping poles
  • Chair décor & draping
  • Draping a gazebo
  • Draping backdrops
  • Draping a room
  • Working with Fairylights and lighting
  • Arch draping
  • Draping of an actual marquee

First Aid Training


  • This course covers al lfirst aid essentials, and is the benchmark of first aid
  • Adult and Child CPR & Choking
  • Emergency scene management & safety
  • Wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Vitalsigns
  • Unconsciousness
  • Fainting
  • Fractures
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Impaled objects
  • Head to toe
  • Vital signs
  • Electrocution
  • Patient history
  • Basicbites & stings
  • Poisonings
  • Department of Labour accredited First Aid certificate that is Valid for 3years

Social Media for business – Full training on the usage of:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Building a portfolio

Public Relations and Marketing

Catering from A Wedding Planners Perspective

Project Management

Business Management

Entrance Requirements

In order to apply for this course, you will need a Matric Certificate and you will need to come in for an interview at The SA School of Weddings Head Office in Johannesburg.

To book an interview please email info@sachoolofweddings.co.za


Practical Hours

In order to successfully complete this course students are required to complete 200 external practical hours and 100 internal practical hours. A full logbook will need to be completed by the end of the course.


1 Year Full Time

Classes (Monday – Wednesday 9am – 2pm)

Practical Work time (Thursday – Sunday)


Registrations now open for 2022

Starting Date: 15 February 2022

Classes (Monday – Wednesday and some Thursdays 9am – 2pm)



The SA School of Weddings provides support to students who require assistance after the completion of the course. Students

The SA School of Weddings recommend successful students to venues and companies who are looking for staff with in their organization.


In order to receive a Skills Program Certificate in Advanced Wedding Management, the student will be required to successfully complete all the assignments set out by The SA School of Weddings and have an attendance of 80% throughout the course. Students must also meet the qualifications, standards, ethics and ideals necessary to successfully and responsibly serve future clients as a professional in the Wedding Industry.