Guest Blog Post - The Wedding Planning College

Posted on 26th April 2011 by Mark Tierney

I have recently worked with two local wedding planners Lisa Hilliard and Joy Hersey-Todd who have established their own successful wedding planning companies in the Midlands & Yorkshire. Lisa & Joy have just started a new venture The Wedding Planning College following numerous requests from people interested in the wedding planning business. Lisa and Joy wanted some eye-catching professional images for their new website The Wedding Planning College so when they contacted me I was happy to help out! You can view more of my commercial photography here: Sheffield Commercial Photography

The Wedding Planning College

There will be few weddings as prestigious as that of Prince William & Kate Middleton, but with the number of weddings expected to increase, it won’t only be the rich & famous that will look to hire the services of a wedding planner. However, wedding planning is unregulated & there are no mandatory qualifications required to set-up a wedding planning business. So after being inundated with requests for instant advice & practical training, two local & established wedding planners have joined forces to launch The Wedding Planning College.

The Wedding Planning College prides itself on offering real, honest & professional advice through training events, personal mentoring & long term business support. It encourages the graduates from the college to become part of an on-going network that aims to bring best practice to their businesses.

Watching films such as The Wedding Planner can sometimes paint an inaccurate picture of what’s really involved in planning the most important day in someone’s life. This kind of romantic media results in many people aspiring to wedding planning as their dream job.... which it can be ... but it’s also a lot of hard work, both emotionally & physically!

Lisa Hilliard, of Lisa Hilliard Wedding Planning, based in Chesterfield & Joy Hersey-Todd of Unique Wedding Planning, based in Sheffield will be the mentors that will help people achieve their dream but based on practical learning & experience. They believe that as established and trading wedding planners they can offer real training & advice to enable people to become successful planners.

Using the fabulous training facilities, on the 6th Floor of the new CASA Hotel, in Chesterfield, they aim to attract people from the Midlands & Yorkshire to their “Train to Plan” two day training events. Each event will take place over a weekend and includes a mixture of factual based learning, individual exercises, group activities & guest speakers, from the industry. Lisa & Joy will guide & mentor delegates through each session, offering honest advice, sharing real examples and working with individuals to inspire their own wedding planning business development.

Training sessions will include “Setting up a wedding planning business” & “How to plan & coordinate a Wedding”. The first ones are due to be held on the 1st/2nd October & the 5th/ 6th November. There are opening offers for the first 16 delegates. Please check the website for details: The Wedding Planning College

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About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.