Get the confetti and champagne ready as we enter May with wedding season around the corner. Love is in the air and here at Hotcourses we are getting ready for the wedding bells with our ‘little white book’ of inspired courses. Whether you are a bride or bridesmaid, groom or guest we have a course to get you ready for the summer of love.
A is for Accessories –We are thrilled to announce the days of searching for a bag to match your shoes are over, with a range of accessory courses allowing you to gain the skills to make your own unique creation.
B is for Bouquet –A flower arranging master class is the perfect way to save money and create flawless bouquets. Alternatively, this is the perfect time of year to kick start a new floristry career.
C is for Cake – The wedding isn’t over until the cake has been cut. Cake decorating is a hugely creative skill for anyone with a steady hand and a lot of patience.
D is for Dance – No one wants an embarrassing stumble for a first dance. Likewise being the guest remembered for their two left feet is also not ideal. To solve all these wedding woes, why not enrol in quick dance master class? Whether it’s ballroom or jazz you will be ready to dance the night away.
E is for Engagement Party – If you’ve been entrusted with the responsibility of organising the hen or stag do look no further; from champagne tasting to go-karting we have got it covered.
F is for Fascinator – The staple wedding accessory. If you are creative and looking for a head piece with a difference for the next big occasion, why not learn to create your own fascinator?
G is for Groomsmen – It’s easy to forget them in the run up to the big day. A barbering course is a great way to make sure the men look the part, but remember, practice makes perfect.
H is for Hair – The fairytale dress is a given but as we all know, perfect hair is a little harder to achieve. Bridal hair is a lucrative business to be in during this season so now is the time to start training. Be prepared to think on your feet as the bride changes her mind at the last minute and expect happy tears as you become part of the big day.
I is for Invitations – As the first thing the guests receive, designing the invitations is the first step in making the big day magical. For that extra personal touch many couples chose to make their own and an introduction to calligraphy writing is a good place to start.
J is for Jewels – Why not wow guests with an eye-catching handmade necklace or teardrop earrings? Wave goodbye to the same old shop bought accessories and make your own in a jewellery course.
K is for Kids – Keeping the smallest guests entertained is always a must. Whether its puppetry or magic you are after, we have the answers. Signing a friend up to provide the laughs is an excellent way to keep things personal.
L is for Love – Unfortunately none of our courses can help you fall in love but it really is all around this time of year. In fact, one of the most popular first dance songs is ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ from the Lion king.
M is for Music – From classic love songs to acoustic guitar, every couple has a different choice when it comes to choosing the wedding line up. For that Love Actually moment, why not dust off your musical instrument and take a few music lessons to surprise everyone?
N is for Nails – Show off your ring and a perfect manicure with a nail art course this summer.
O is for Organisation – If you are wedding mad and have a knack for organising events, why not kick start the career you have always dreamed of with a wedding planning course? On the other hand, this is also a starting point for those who want to take full control and plan their own big day.
P is for Photographer – A wedding is one occasion where forgetting to take the lens cap off is no excuse. If you love weddings as much as we do and want to be top of everyone’s invite list this summer then considering a wedding photography course is a wise move.
R is for Rings - What’s more romantic than making your own rings? If this sounds a little too creative, why not learn to sketch your dream ring in a jewellery design course?
S is for Smile – Taking a teeth whitening class ahead of the ceremony is a great way to freeze that beautiful white smile in the wedding album forever. Alternatively, if you are already working in the bridal industry, adding this to your repertoire could be a popular move.
T is for Tan – Don’t let the bride look washed out in her white dress by learning to apply the perfect glow (another one to practise before the day of course.)
V is for Videographer – Capture the moments a photograph can’t with a wedding video. Whether you are starting out or updating skills, there will be a course for you. The wedding photography industry is a big business with photographers able to charge upwards of £1000.
W is for Writing the Vows – Avoid being tongue tied and enrol on a writing course to get those vows perfect. Moreover, if your words flow but speaking in public sends shivers down your spine we have courses to help too!
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.