Exquisite Weddings & Special Occasions

Liverpool & NW Wedding Planner

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Wedding Planning Training – April 2017 Open Evening in Southport

Our Spring 2017 open evening provides a relaxed and informal place to find out about wedding planning training from Wedding Planners Guild UK.

Professional wedding planning training will start you on the journey to becoming a wedding planning and having a success wedding industry business.   Wedding Planners Guild UK are the first wedding planner training provider to have their qualifications endorsed and recognised by The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs .  This means that as well as learning the skills to become a professional wedding planner, you will also be fully equipped to launch your own wedding planning enterprise.

Our aim is to provide first class training to existing and aspiring event staff, ensuring that they are able to deliver a second-to-none wedding planning service and unforgettable experience to all their clients.

Come along to our free open evening, enjoy a glass of Prosecco and meet our qualified trainer Helen Ball, Director of Exquisite Weddings & Special Occasions Ltd who has over 18 years experience of corporate event management and runs her own successful wedding planning and event management business, to find out more about this fantastic carrer opportunity!

Your relationship with WPGUK does not stop when you complete the training.  Our training packages also include a 12-month membership of the Wedding Planners Guild, membership of our Exclusive Wedding Club (a wedding services & products supplier-only business forum that helps build your business network and create a wide range of sales opportunities), mentoring from experienced wedding professionals and real work experience on a broad range of weddings and events.

Once qualified, WPGUK will also profile your services on their website and social media, in their annual magazine and face to face & online through enquiries from couples, and other people seeking special occasion & event management services.

Event Details – Tue 11 April (18:30) at The Vincent Hotel, Southport

Full Booking Information through Eventbrite

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Wedding suppliers all spend a LOT of time promoting our services & products directly to wedding couples and other customers through advising, social media and face to face events.

BUT……. how much quality time do you invest in taking a step back to think strategically about growing your business, to develop yourself as an entrepreneur, understand new trends in the sector or to network and build relationships with others in the industry?

We think it’s time to do that as a collective and are starting something a bit different………….

The idea for The Exclusive Wedding Club was the brain-child of Helen Ball from EW&SA and Yvonne Bennett from WPGUK with the emphasis on a new learning & networking forum aimed specially at people and businesses in the wedding & events sector.

The forum will be provided mainly, but not exclusively, around monthly meetings, offering:

  • learning opportunities on topics that members tell us they want to focus on
  • talks and Q&A sessions with experts in our industry
  • peer mentoring sessions
  • monthly accountability challenges
  • access to resources to help support & grow your business
  • marketing opportunities – both to couples and B2B
  • new business/service development and partnering opportunities
  • a ‘supplier of the month’ spot
  • networking sessions
  • themed events
  • a supplier only ‘Exclusive Weddings Club’ closed facebook group so you can continue conversations outside of the monthly get-togethers

These are just examples of what’s on offer.   We envisage that the forum will be led by it’s members, who will decide in what way they want the network to grow, develop, and shape up moving forward.      There is no joining fee or monthly subscription,  it’s not sales-y or run like some other groups were you are expected to bring others or offer referrals to other members.

This is purely about maximising opportunities for the members of the group and building a band of trusted and like-minded businesses with a true passion for the industry!

Our first meeting was held in Liverpool earlier this month courtesy of Business Development Club at Parklands who kindly provided meeting facilities in their fabulous new centre.   We were joined by a diverse group of wedding & events entrepreneurs and also Lorraine Hull – Independent Liverpool Celebrant who gave a very interesting talk about the evolution the marriage and weddings in England and gave a demonstration of a hand-fasting ceremony.  We got some really great feedback about the first meeting – thank you to everyone who came.

To find out details of our next meeting just follow @wedd-club on Twitter.  Or just let me know if you want to be added to the mailing list – we’re not that sophisticated that we have set up an automated one for the group yet!

In the meantime why not let us know what your needs are as a business by taking this quick survey here so we can plan our 2017 programme.

Helen ♥

Helen Ball is Now a Trainer for Wedding Planners Guild UK

WPGUK Certificate We are very proud to annouce that we are now a trainer for Wedding Planners Guild UK and are approved by IOEE to deliver the WPGUKs ‘Award in Professional Wedding Planning’ and the ‘Certificate in Professional Wedding Planning’.

New dates for 2017 for each training have been recently released, offering students the option of both weekend and weekday study days.

A number of taster sessions and open evenings are also scheduled so please come along along and find out what an amazing career wedding planning can be!   Helen ♥


Yvonne Bennett WPGUK & Helen Ball Exquisite Weddings and Special Occasions – WPGUK Open Evening Nov 2016