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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design

Distinguish yourself as a professional event designer by taking this course. You will learn to design event details from top to bottom including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases it is the designer that extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves those personal expressions into the event design. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing knowledge and services to their clients. In this program, you will also learn how to identify, approach, and set up an internship in your local area. You will receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events.

Customized internships are set for each graduate that applies. There is a $95 application fee, and you are required to submit a cover letter and resume with each application. You will then participate in an interview with Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI) prior to participating in an interview with a potential internship host. Job placement assistance is also available once the internship is completed and positive feedback from the host is received.

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design Details + Objective

Course Code: GES238

You Will Learn
  • Communicate with new clients to understand their design style
  • Present a visual event concept based on a client’s personal preferences
  • Understand the different types of design styles and how to incorporate them into an event
  • Understand how color plays an important role in the event design and experience
  • Create a floor plan using simple tools to sketch and design a concept
  • Utilize the event planning process and as it applies to design
  • Create their signature statement as an event designer
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn how to interact with clients effectively and positively
  • Become able to design an event or wedding independently
  • Understand how to manage the business aspects of an event including budgeting and locating vendors
  • Gain confidence in your organizational and execution skills as they relate to event management
Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design Outline
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Introduction

Cover basic event planning knowledge and understand what the course entails. Learn about the Preston Bailey story and how the event industry has changed over time.

Daring to Dream

Learn the definition of event design, and the difference between an event designer and planner. Understand the fundamentals of different design styles and receive an inspiration project.

Defining the Dream

Explore Preston Bailey’s design statement. Learn the formulas involved in event design planning. Discuss client meetings and how to build rapport with a client.

Designing the Dream

Begin learning the process of designing your way into and out of a space. Understand the tools and resources that will be available to you as an event designer.

Delivering the Dream

Learn about actual items such as event production, production services, and how to find and work alongside vendors and service providers.

Living the Dream

Complete the course by learning about budgeting, cost analysis, pricing a project, and examine numerous case studies for reference.

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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design Instructors
Preston Bailey

Preston Bailey has been considered one of the world's premier event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience with his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring realities. His one-of-kind events have attracted clients as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump, and others. An author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for EntertainingFantasy WeddingsInspirations, and his newest book, Celebrations, which was released by Rizzoli in October 2009. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Cho Phillips

Cho Phillips is the founder and CEO of Lovegevity, Inc. and the author of the textbook, Professional Wedding and Event PlanningHow to Start a Wedding Planning Business 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. Cho has helped thousands of brides around the country plan their special event, and is a consultant and trainer to numerous corporations that service the bridal market. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute and curriculum provider to over 2000 accredited colleges and universities, Cho provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals. Cho 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 has appeared as a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and many other local television and radio stations across the country.

Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design Requirements / Prerequisites

We recommend that you take Certified Wedding Planner prior to enrolling in this course.

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player, which is available as a free download.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Click here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Flash Player.

The following materials are included with your tuition:

  • Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design
Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design Frequently Asked Questions
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How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. 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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What is the difference between the Event Design Course and the Event Planning Course?

There is a distinctive difference between an event planner and an event designer. The event planner is involved in every aspect of the logistical project management of the planning process and the event itself; however, it is the event designer that designs the event details from top to bottom, including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases it is the designer that extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves those personal expressions into the event design. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing knowledge and services to their clients.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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