start your own franchise

A magical career in weddings awaits

Opportunities are available worldwide to start your own wedding planning, styling and on the day business with acclaimed brand Darling Don’t Panic.

Let us handle the business side of things, so you can be free to focus on creating an incredible client experience.

Create a wedding planning & styling business you love with Darling Don’t Panic.

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Why Join our team?


We generate and handle your leads.

Whether it’s our beautiful shared website, social media or the sales call – our team will generate and handle all leads for you.


We train you in our systems and processes.

We’ll train you how to use our proven systems, processes to offer your clients a wedding planning experience they will love.


You focus on what you do best.

With all the business taken care of, you can focus on your relationship with your couples and producing your events.

Darling Don't Panic is a wedding styling & events business based on Australia's beautiful Great Ocean Road with planners servicing most of Australia.

The business is lead by former theatre producer & CEO of The Wedding Academy Jac Bowie, and head planner Kiri Walker.

Our branches offer on the day co-ordination, styling & design and full service wedding planning.

For our wedding planners, they run their own business with our ongoing training, support and marketing.

“Within about 3 weeks I received my first full planning wedding booking for a short lead wedding. The bookings followed on steadily from there & I have been busier than I have ever been. I love the team & support that we get from the other wedding planners in the team just to bounce ideas off each other is great. I wish I had of joined the DDP family sooner.”

— Kiri Walker

You're not alone

We've partnered with The Wedding Academy

Franchises will receive complimentary enrolment into the Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning, Styling and Business through the world’s leading wedding training organisation, The Wedding Academy.

– worth over $2000 AUD.

Take a look at the inclusions

Bring your events experience and let us train and support you to create the wedding business you’ve always wanted!


Initial and ongoing training including Induction which covers how to deliver the DDP wedding planning, styling and on the day experience.


Business coaching from our Head Planner and support from our online community of wedding planners across Australia


Access and subscriptions included for all state-of-the-art wedding planning software including Aisle Planner, Slack, Thymebase & Dubsado.

Flexible Work

Take on bookings for real life wedding planning leads in your local area and if you like, also make yourself available for virtual work on our app.


Marketing Material, Contracts, Questionnaires, Timelines and other templates to promote your local business and to streamline your processes.

Social Media

Content created for all social networks for Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are managed for you, simply submit your work to us to post. 


Beautiful mobile responsive, seo-optimised & state-of-the-art website maintained for you with live chat, shared portfolio and testimonials all included.


Professional Google GSuite subscription for branded email, calendar, documents and video hangouts for client meetings.


Quality client contracts that best protect you and your client before, during and after the project – especially important in this climate.

Follow Trends

Over 150 wedding magazines post in our dedicated chat channel, which is a great source of current styles and trends.


Dedicated in-house travel team to assist your couple or guests with travel at competitive rates. Also can assist with your travel.