Certified Master Wedding and Event Planner

From weddings to conventions, events need a master planner to ensure all aspects run smoothly. If you're serious about an event planning career, this online certification course will set you up for success. You will be mentored by industry leaders and gain the skills needed to translate a client's vision into a reality.

With successful course completion, you will qualify for an internship at a Kevin Lee Weddings event, mentored by celebrity wedding and event designer Kevin Lee. You will also have the option to attend two-day workshop and learn directly from Kevin Lee and his vendors.

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18 Months / 1000 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES2061

What you will learn

  • Certified Wedding and Event Planning - design and produce weddings, bridal showers, and more
  • Corporate Event Planning - venue research, scope of work, project planning, timelines, budgets, and security
  • Event Law - business formation, branding, licenses, intellectual property, labor and employment, and contracts
  • History of Bridal Fashion - exploration of wedding dress styles, fabrics, and fashion
  • Party Planning 101 - table setting and etiquette, menu selections, food and wine pairing
  • Signature Wedding and Event Design - art of design and décor, charging for your services, presenting concepts to clients, and presentation skills

How you will benefit

  • Earn Master Planner Certification and professional designation as a Certified Master Planner
  • Earn recommendation letters and qualify for a hands-on training internship
  • Understand how to design and plan all aspects of an event, from setting budgets to reviewing performance

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 1000 course hours
  1. Certified Wedding Planner
  2. Preston Bailey Signature Wedding and Event Design
  3. Corporate Event Planning
  4. Party Planning 101
  5. History of Bridal Fashion
  6. Event Law

Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and author of the "Professional Wedding and Event Planning: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business" textbook and resource manual. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute, Phillips provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals. 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.

Cho Phillips es el fundador de Lovegevity, Inc. y autor del libro y manual de recursos "Planificación Profesional de Bodas y Eventos: Como Comenzar un Negocio de Planificación de Boda". Como fundador del Instituto de Planificación de Bodas, Phillips proporciona una oportunidad para que los expertos en la materia contribuyan a la estandarización y educación para los profesionales de bodas. Ella ha aparecido en El New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, y ha sido invitada a NBC, UPN, WB y en otros canales de televisión y estaciones de radio de defunción nacional.

Kevin Lee is a distinguished event and wedding planner, known for his innovative designs and cutting-edge events. His experience has spanned from shows like the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy awards to weddings, private events, and Hollywood premiers. His world-class client list has included both celebrities and politicians such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, and Oprah Winfrey.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Yes, the Master Planner Certification.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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Lovegevity - Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI)
Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI) understands that wedding planning is a serious profession and wants to ensure it is treated as such. The Institute works directly with industry partners to create standardized programs that will bring professional recognition to the industry—and help wedding planning professionals demonstrate their commitment to being the best. LWPI's wedding planner certifications are always at the forefront of trends, and you can be as well when you enroll in a certified course from us.