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 60 students in different wedding planning workexperience placements helping brides with their plans or shadowing professional wedding planners.
If you have studied a WPS course in the past 12 months or are currently studying from home you need only pay a nominal £34 administration fee to upgrade your insurance. If you have your own insurance it's free.
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
August 10th 2013 (Saturday) ~ Wedding to be held near Radstock, Somerset and reception to be held in Wincanton, Somerset. 100 guests during the day and 140 in the evening. This placement requires on the day coordination with planning assistance beforehand. Please quote reference 'Lucy Radstock'.
August 31st 2013 (Saturday) ~ Wedding and reception to be held in Tillington, West Sussex. 70 guests during the day and 120 in the evening. This placement requires on the day coordination with planning assistance beforehand. Please quote reference 'Gemma West Sussex'.
September 14th 2013 (Saturday) ~ Wedding and reception to be held in London E17 (Waltham Forest). 80 guests during the day and in the evening. This placement requires on the day coordination with planning assistance beforehand. Please quote reference 'Ruth T London'.
December 29th 2013 (Sunday) ~ Wedding and reception to be held in Chelmsford, Essex. 100 guests during the day and 150 in the evening. This placement requires on the day coordination with planning assistance before. Please quote reference 'Darcelle Essex'.
Shadowing a wedding planner - placements available:
Your chance to shadow award-winning wedding planner Ruth Hunter - voted Best Wedding Planner at The Wedding Industry Awards.
Friday 25th October & Saturday 26th October 2013 - Wedding to take place in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. One wedding with two parties: civil ceremony followed by hotel reception on Friday with 40 guests, then a party Saturday evening with 100 guests. This placement involves shadowing on both days. Please quote reference ' Ruth Cheltenham'.
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.
Instructions and Conditions
To book a place on a work experience placement, first read the terms and conditions on the accompanying 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.