Certified Wedding Planner

Union County College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES204
Hours: 340
Fees: $1595.00 USD

Overview

Wedding planners combine creativity and organization to help happy couples celebrate the most important day of their lives. Train for a career surrounded by celebratory events!

In this program, you will master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding and event planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.

 

Prepares You For...

Careers:
  • Event Manager
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Event Designer
  • Wedding and Event Planner
  • Event Planner
Certification:
 

What You'll Learn...

In these lessons, you'll get step-by-step training and learn concise formulas for ensuring the success of any social event, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays and baby showers. Once you've grasped the basics of wedding planning, you'll translate theory into real-world applications as you discover how to cultivate the vendor and client relationships that are crucial to building your business. You'll learn insider techniques on how to market your business and expand your revenue streams in the fun and exciting celebration industry.

With the aid of more than 150 business templates and other resource documents, you'll also gain the financial understanding you need to complement your wedding planning talents. This program provides you with an entire set of financial tools you'll be able to use for years to come, including contracts, business plans, timelines, fee structures, project plans and service offerings. Each business template is carefully designed to address the specific demands of the wedding-and special event planning industry.

Competency Checklist:

Upon successful completion of the Certified Wedding and Event Planner program, you will:

  • Have a portfolio of business contracts, pricing information, packages, and presentation tools
  • Understand the process for setting up a legal wedding planning business and be knowledgeable about business structure: licenses, insurances, and major local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect business, as well as the procedural requirements necessary for compliance
  • Be proficient in prospecting for and contracting with wedding and special event  clients
  • Understand how to use marketing, publishing, and public relations to promote and increase your business
  • Understand how to develop service packages that give you a competitive edge in your local market
  • Know the difference between traditional and non-traditional etiquette
  • Be familiar with various wedding traditions and cultures and how to incorporate a client's ethnic or cultural background into the celebration.
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