Certified Wedding Planner
Become a Certified Wedding Planner
Wedding planners play an important role in in the planning of a couple’s most important day. This 100% online course will teach you the concepts and techniques behind wedding planning. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certified Wedding Planner credential from the Wedding Planning Institute.
Job Outlook for Wedding Planners
According to Payscale.com, wedding planners earn over $42,000 a year on average.
“This course has truly been an eye opener [and] one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned so many beneficial concepts and tools... I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone looking to further their career in the field and gain valuable information to help them become a better planner.”
-L.K., Tidewater Community College
- Learn the skills required for a job in the wedding and social event industry
- Create event concepts and plan celebrations from beginning to end
- Understand how to negotiate and handle vendor contracts
- Develop client contracts and service packages
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to taking this course.
WEDDING INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
YOUR ROLE AS A CERTIFIED WEDDING PLANNER
RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS
DOCUMENTATION AND GOALS
VENDOR AND VENUE SELECTION
CONTRACTS AND NEGOTIATIONS
THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING PLANNER
WEDDING CULTURES AND TRADITIONS
TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONIES
THE WEDDING GOWN
SIGNATURE WEDDING AND EVENTS
MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS
MARKETING ON A LOCAL LEVEL
DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND ORGANIZATIONAL SOFTWARE
EXPANDING YOUR BUSINESS OFFERINGS
Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and the Wedding Planning Institute. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has been a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and other nationally-broadcast television and radio stations.
Wedding Planner FAQs
WHAT DOES A WEDDING PLANNER DO?
Wedding planners plan weddings and specific wedding-day activities for their clients. They handle logistics, set and execute on a budget, negotiate vendor contracts, and ensure that wedding-day activities run smoothly.
WHY DO COUPLES HIRE WEDDING PLANNERS?
Planning a wedding is a full-time job. While some couples choose to not hire a wedding planner to save money, often a wedding planner can lead to more savings in the long-term. As the experts in event planning and management, wedding planners understand how to maximize a budget while ensuring all aspects of the wedding take place as planned.