: Prepare for a career in weddings and special events by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering “wow” weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding and event planner—and you’ll even have an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship!
In this program, offered by our accredited school partners, you’ll delve into all aspects of the wedding and social event industry. From creating event concepts and planning ceremony details to handling vendor contracts, you’ll learn the professional processes used to make a couple's dream wedding special event or party come true.
With the aid of assignments geared toward starting a business in the industry, you’ll develop items including client contracts, service packages, and client profiling forms that you can put to use immediately in your new career. Templates, real-life examples, and discussion forums will help guide you through your training. You’ll also have access to an online resource library containing more than 150 customizable documents you can download and use for your bridal clients and your business.
As a wedding planner, you’ll play an integral role in the planning of a couple's most important day. To be successful, you’ll need to know about planning, budgets, vendors, contracts, revenue channels, and more—and you’ll need to keep up with the latest trends in bridal fashion, color choices, and wedding design. To address these demands, this program includes activities such as role-playing and vignettes that give you the opportunity to practice your new skills in realistic settings.
You’ll be able to contact your instructors as often as you need during the program and schedule phone, Skype, or online discussion forum meetings to discuss assignments if needed. You’ll also have access to the online student and graduate community, where thousands of Certified Wedding Planner graduates communicate, collaborate, and network with each other and our team of veteran instructors.
Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description
: This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. The facilitator for this course, Cho Phillips, is the author of "Professional Wedding and Event Planning, How to Start a Wedding Planning Business" textbook and resource manual. She is also co-author of Preston Bailey's "Signature Wedding and Event Design" course, co-author of Dina Manzo's, "It's My Party And I'll Plan If I Want To" and co-author of "SMART Corporate Event Planning". Through her company Lovegevity, Cho has helped thousands of brides around the country plan for their special day, and is a consultant and trainer to numerous corporations servicing the bridal market.
Mrs. Phillips is frequently featured in the media as an expert on wedding industry trends, professional certification, and wedding planning. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun and a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and many other local television and radio stations across the country. Ms. Phillips is also the creator of The Wedding Planning Board Game.Certification
: Upon successfully completing this program, you will be certified as a professional wedding and event planner by Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI)
This program is compatible with the Mac OS, Windows XP, and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. You must be able to view Flash content to utilize the online curriculum. You will also need access to a computer with Internet access and emailing capabilities.
The required textbook, Professional Wedding and Event Planning, How to Start a Wedding and Event Planning Business, by Cho Phillips, will be provided upon registration along with Dina Manzo’s It’s My Party and I’ll Plan If I Want To course book..