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Certified Wedding Planner

George Mason University-Arlington

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES204
Hours: 340
Fees: $1695.00 USD

Details

In this program, you'll learn 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 or any special event or party a success.

 You'll take practice assignments geared toward starting a business in the industry and 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 clients.

 As a wedding planner, you'll play an integral role in the planning of a couple's most important day. You'll learn about planning, budgets, vendors, contracts, revenue channels, and more. You'll also learn how 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 a team of veteran instructors.

Internship Opportunity

This program also provides you with information on customized internships. You will receive notifications on internships in your area. It is also possible for you to receive invitations to industry conferences and events.

This internship is an opportunity for you to get hands-on experience in wedding and special event planning. An internship enables you to apply your new knowledge and skills in a work setting while making important professional connections.

An internship can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your career. Typical internships can be as short as a few hours of working on an event and often last up to six months. Internship opportunities may be paid or non-paid. In many cases, these positions lead to employment.

Upon registering, you are given an initial nine (9) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the initial access period, an extension of one (1) month is available for a fee of $99.

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