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Practical Work Experience

Getting practical, professional work experience is nearly impossible in the wedding planning industry, so to give our students the best possible start in their career and portfolio, the WPS are able to arrange work experience exclusively for them.

This scheme is only available to our students and graduates.

Last season we placed 80 students in different wedding planning workexperience placements helping brides with their plans or shadowing professional wedding planners.

"My work experience shadowing Samantha was absolutely fantastic. Samantha was very informative and made me feel at ease from the very beginning and her on the day planning schedule was extremely detailed and very helpful.
Samantha's professionalism and friendly approach with everyone concerned was exceptional and I picked up many tips from her approach to clients, guests and other companies too.
Thank you for this opportunity, I would certainly recommend it."
Amanda Vrac, WPS Graduate, August 2014



If you have studied a WPS course in the past 12 months or are currently studying from home (with the exception of the St. Clair Course) you need only pay a nominal £34 administration fee to upgrade your insurance. Contact us if you already have your own public liability insurance.

If you are a WPS graduate interested in work experience of any kind please telephone or email the school office now to request information: 01312084177.


Help to plan or coordinate a real wedding


December 20th 2014 (Saturday) ~ Wedding and reception to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland. 180 guests during the day and in the evening. This placement requires on the day coordination only. Please quote reference 'Faith Edinburgh'. Lead planner allocated, assisting planner available.


Shadowing a wedding planner - placements available:

Your chance to shadow planners including award-winning wedding planner Ruth Hunter:

New placements will be shown here as they become available.


Available placements with a wedding photographer - see behind the scenes at weddings, help him keep the day running to time and the bride happy and relaxed:

New placements will be shown here as they become available.


DID YOU KNOW that any students achieving 90%+ and those who stand out as being exceptional candidates during their relationship with The Wedding Planner School are the only planners allowed to join the exclusive Nova network of wedding planners, the only wedding planner franchise in the world that is recognised by WPS? If you are a high-achieving WPS graduate and you haven't been approached already with an offer to join the network but you think this applies to you, approach us now and we can pass on your details to Nova.


Instructions and Conditions

To book a place on a work experience placement, first read the terms and conditions on the accompanying application form document 'Work Exp Booking'. Then contact us at the School on 0131 208 4177 or by email to check if your chosen location is still available, finally return the attached form. (Please do not contact the school to ask how the process works or what the placement involves. This is explained in the 'Work Exp Booking' document.) All placements require a £34 contribution towards insurance on booking, or proof of your own public liability insurance for these types of activities. If you are no longer an active student of the Wedding Planner School (over 12months) then you will need to pay £68. If you are planning to do more than one placement in the next 12 months pay £68 to do unlimited placements in a 12 month period.

Use it or lose it - this is a unique and expensive-to-run facility available to you at very little cost. Be brave, take advantage, it is the best way to learn!!!

Please be aware that your fee is non-refundable unless the bride and groom should cancel your placement. Although you only pay £34, we pay up to £199 per person to the insurers so we absolutely cannot allow refunds if you pull out and you will be required to pay the difference up to £199. No excuses. See booking form for more info. We cannot accept any responsibility for the bride or grooms' behaviour, their choice of theme, change of dates and all placements are accepted at your own risk. Your liability insurance only covers you for damage done by you to other people. It is not health cover for you.

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