Consultancy & Training for the Wedding Industry
After working as a wedding planner & entrepreneur for over 17 years, Bernadette Chapman has carved a well-respected reputation within the Wedding Industry. As one of the first independent wedding planners to launch in the UK in 2002, Dream Occasions rapidly became renowned for creating and designing classic weddings with a timeless feel.
In 2018, Bernadette chose to officially put her away her clipboard, with hundreds of flawlessly planned weddings under her name. It was time to focus solely on the UKAWP.
As the original founder of the UKAWP, Bernadette recognised the demand for excellence in an unregulated industry in 2004. She is endlessly passionate about the wedding industry and endeavours to empower others with the knowledge, expertise and support they need to success in business. An innovator, mentor and leader, Bernadette recognises niches within the industry, with many of her original concepts now being replicated by others.
Since the launch of the UKAWP, she has trained over 600 wedding planners, many of whom are now among the highest calibre of planners in the UK. Bernadette has watched the wedding industry go through incredible changes since launching her business.
Bernadette understands the importance of flexibility in order to not just survive but thrive.
A renowned wedding industry consultant and trainer, Bernadette works closely with business owners to propel their business into success, encouraging them to flourish. Alongside the UKAWP, she is the co-author of ‘Wedding Planning for Dummies’ (2014) and has written numerous training courses over the years. With her undeniable reputation within the wedding industry, Bernadette is now a sought-after speaker at events as well as a judge for The Wedding Industry Awards.
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