How to Become a Wedding and Event Planner
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionWhile formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Wedding & Event Planning programs are usually available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like client management, fees and contracts, marketing, and bookkeeping for your business. Step 3: Start WorkingMany employers will offer on-the job training, but formal education as a Wedding and Event Planner will offer applicants an advantage. Some Wedding & Event Planners will form their own businesses helping clients plan events, or work for larger event-planning companies.
What You'll Learn During Your Online Wedding and Event Planner Training
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- Managing Your Clients' Resources
- Speakers, Sponsors and Teamwork
- Gratuities, Courtesies, Codes and Laws
- Fundraising Events and Community Events
- How to Plan a Wedding and Wedding-Related Events
- The Ins and Outs of Formal Religious Ceremonies
- How to Write a Business Plan, Set Your Fees and Write Contracts
- How to Market Your Wedding and Event Planning Business
- Bookkeeping, Recordkeeping and Legal Issues
For the full Wedding and Event Planner outline, please visit our Course Outline page.
Wedding and Event Planner Course That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $48,000 a year* as a Wedding and Event Planner. And our self-paced online wedding and event planner school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online wedding and event planner certificate course, there are no in-person wedding and event classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Wedding and Event Planner program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Wedding and Event Planner—no previous experience needed.