Weddings are one of life’s most memorable experiences. An Indian wedding is an event when all relatives and friends reunite to celebrate and bless the couple. Being such a special event it is important that a wedding is a seamless affair and remains a memory for a lifetime.

A wedding should be an event when the couple and their family members enjoy the most. However, they end up being burdened by the responsibility of doing the preparations and organizing the events. At such a time wedding planners come to rescue.

Wedding planners – Who are they?

Wedding planners are professionals preferably with Wedding Planner Certification, who are a one-time solution to all your wedding needs- from planning, buying gifts, setting themes, to handling relatives and choosing locations. Moreover there experience and contacts in the field will help you to choose the best caterers, decors, photographers and related people within your budget.

While most people with some marketing and relations experience and relevant interests can get into the wedding industry, a degree in the same would help to hone your skills. One can also pursue a degree in event management, management, hospitality or tourism sector instead of a full-fledged wedding planning course. A course in the same would equip you with the right skills, knowledge, and techniques to establish yourself as a successful wedding planner.

Courses with varying durations are available in India. The length of these courses can range from days to months to a couple of years. One can decide what course to opt for depending on what amount of time one wants to invest and past experience and qualification.

After completion of the course, one can join a wedding and event management company or even set up their own business. Working for a few years under an experienced wedding professional to gain an insight into the details and aspects of the industry is always recommended.

Mentioned below are some of the college offering diploma in wedding planning courses:

  • National Academy of Event Management and Development (NAEMD)  (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur)
  • Indian Institute of Learning and Advanced Development
  • EMDI Institute of Media & Communication
  • National Institute of Event Management (NIEM)

While courses are helpful, hands-on experience and job training remain the best ways to learn as through them one gets a practical insight into the industry.