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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 course, 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

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES238

What 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

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.

Details
  1. Daring to Dream - Introduction
    1. Intro video
    2. Industry history and evolution
    3. Preston Bailey’s story
    4. Definition of event design
    5. Difference between designer and planner
    6. Fundamentals of design styles
    7. Assignment – Inspiration project
  2. Defining the Dream - Working with Clients
    1. Preston Bailey’s design statement
    2. Formulas for event design planning
    3. First client meeting
    4. Design Intuition – Building a bond and rapport, asking the right questions
    5. Presenting design options and upsell/enhancement opportunities
    6. Tools and Resources
    7. Case study
    8. Lessons Learned
    9. Project
  3. Designing the Dream - Working with the Team
    1. Working the Room – the process of designing your way into and out of a space
    2. Décor Design Outline
    3. Signature Statement Pieces
    4. Design Presentation Process – renderings, vision/mood boards, textiles, colors, etc.
    5. Tools and Resources: Vendors, Suppliers, Craftsman, Artist
    6. Case Stud
  4. Delivering the Dream
    1. Vendors and Service Providers
    2. Event Design Production
    3. Production Services 
    4. Tools and Resources
    5. Case study
  5. Living the Dream
    1. Budgeting
    2. Cost Analysis
    3. Pricing a Project
    4. Case Study
    5. Recap
    6. FAQs
    7. Final Project
  6. Final Exam
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Instructors & Support

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 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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, we recommend that you take Certified Wedding Planner prior to enrolling.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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 six (6) months to complete the course.

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

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) 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.

What happens when I complete the course?

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

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

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.

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