Certified Wedding Planner GES 204 » 300 hours
Prepare for a career in wedding planning by mastering the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering “wow” weddings and parties. This online program allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner—and you’ll even have an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship!
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 planning weddings, 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.
With the aid of more than 150 business templates and other resource documents, you’ll also gain the financial acumen 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, fee structures, and service offerings. Each business template is carefully planned to address the specific demands of the wedding-planning industry.
Upon successfully completing this program, you will be certified as a professional wedding planner by the Wedding Planning Institute (WPI), a division of Lovegevity. In addition, you will qualify to apply for an internship customized to your career objectives and goals. Internships can range from one day to six months in length. As a result, you can begin building your professional résumé right away!
"Wow, how quickly time flies. It seems I just began the Certified Wedding Planner course and now it’s almost complete. I've learned quite a bit and have been able to apply some of those skills to my own wedding."
- G.E., University of Wisconsin-Platteville
"This wonderful journey to become a Certified Wedding Planner is going to be coming to an end very soon. I have really enjoyed all of the challenges that the assignments have brought and I feel that I have learned the skills that are needed to be successful with my future career. This course has also armed me with the skills to plan an amazing wedding for my cousin this summer and I can't wait."
- S.B., University of Central Florida
"This course has truly been an eye opener. I had no idea that the passion I had for the wedding and event industry could grow to be so much more. I've been working with wedding planners for the past 5 years now, and enrolled in this course to better myself and my education. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned so many beneficial concepts and tools that I know I will use in the future. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone looking to further their career in the field and gain valuable information to help them become a better planner."
- L.K., Tidewater Community College