1980s: Graduated from secondary school 1980s: Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a diploma in social science 1993: Set up Sharon Au Wedding Consultants Course: Wedding Planning and Management International Diploma School: American Floral Art (International) School Duration: 30 lessons Characteristics: Students learn to plan a wedding. All aspects of a wedding, including floral arrangements, venue bookings, how to select props and the wedding dress, drawing up a schedule, and western and Chinese marriage customs, are covered. Students will also be taught to deal with contingencies on the wedding day. Enquiries: www.afais.org/ How to get there Course: Elementary Course for Floral Arrangements for Weddings School: The Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement Duration: 16 lessons Characteristics: Students are taught to design wedding bouquets. Arranging different types of flowers in an eye-catching way will also be covered. Enquiries: www.hkafa.com.hk/english/ The path Graduates can work as planners or consultants for social functions, such as weddings, birthday parties and company dinners. They can also find work in event management and public relations fields. People with expert skills and experience in organising events are needed in fast-growing service industries in Hong Kong and overseas.