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Wedding Planning Certification Program

Whether you are seeking a career change, or are just entering the professional world, consider the occupation of wedding planning - the fastest growing field in the wedding business. More than 2 million weddings take place in the United States each year, which has made wedding planning a popular career choice for thousands of men and women.

By obtaining your wedding professional certificate with the Event Management and Design Institute (EMDI), you will set yourself and your business apart from the competition, while helping shape the world around you. The online training is an intensive and self-guided educational experience that can be executed anytime, anywhere and anyplace in the world with the help of smartphone, tablet, or laptop with good internet connection.

In addition to online training, EMDI offers one of the only hands-on trainings, providing each consultant with actual planning experience prior to certification with which to market him/herself to potential clients. The training will allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is unparalleled, and through the program you will gain career-related, hands-on work experience.

Experience speaks to an individual's ability louder than words; make sure you can be heard within the fast-paced and influential event planning industry. By making the decision to become certified, you are informing your clients and potential employers that you possess a thorough understanding of the wedding planning field and can make informed recommendations to benefit your customers.

Our program is for you if you:

  • Are launching a new career as a wedding and event planner
  • Want to begin your own wedding and event planning business
  • Are interested in working with an established wedding and event planning organization
  • Want to work as an in-house planner within a corporate setting or at an event venue
  • Want to gain maximum income potential by mastering how to plan all sorts of events
  • Are in the business and want to stay fresh with continuing learning
  • Are not in the business, but in charged with facilitating and planning events and meetings for your organization, be it profit or nonprofit
  • Are in charge of volunteers or a volunteer for special event programs
  • Want to validate your experience
  • Want to fulfill individual goals
  • Want to work effectively
  • Want to learn trends from industry experts

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
  • On-the-job training - You will be assigned to work with clients to allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is unparalleled as through the program you will gain career-related, hands-on work experience.
Upon completion of the on-the-job training, you will also receive the following:
  • Business website
  • Business logo design
  • 1 year membership to EMDI's Career Building Program
  • And much more.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Unit 1a. Wedding Planning and Coordination Development
  • Industry overview
  • Working with a bride
  • Bridal consultations
  • Duties and responsibilities of attendees
  • Timelines for the wedding party, vendors, and wedding provider
  • Checklists for the bride, groom, and wedding planner
  • Wedding themes and ideas
  • Marriage license
  • Wedding etiquette and protocol
  • Invitation etiquette
Unit 1b. Assignment 1
Unit 2a. Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Planning the Month-of-service and Day-of-service
  • Types of ceremonies
    • Rehearsal and ceremony planning and coordination
    • Wedding date selection
    • Ceremony vows
    • Site selection
    • Obtaining and working with wedding officials
    • Selection of ceremony music
    • Obtaining the marriage license
    • Ceremony rehearsal
    • Processional and recessional
    • Reception planning and coordination
    • Reception site and placement
    • Planning process from morning to evening
    • Reception site and placement
    • Reception decorations
    • Coordinating with venue staff
    • Reception speeches
    • Reception activities
  • Music: Ceremony (processional and recessional) and reception
Unit 2b. Assignment 2
Unit 3a. Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Selections
  • Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Contracts
Unit 3b. Assignment 3
Unit 4a. Financial Development and Management
  • Budget Creation
  • Budget management
  • Financial traditions for the bride, groom, and family
Unit 4b. Assignment 4
Unit 5a. The business of Wedding Planning and Coordination
  • Fee for services, pricing, and packages
  • How to decide on a business name
  • Types of business organizations
  • Planning strategies
  • Types of insurance
  • Budgeting ideas and methods
  • Advice from wedding experts
  • Wedding business regulations
  • Developing negotiation skills
  • Pricing your services
  • How to create a business plan
  • Sample wedding planner contract
Unit 5b. Assignment 5
Unit 6a. Marketing and Promoting Your Wedding Planning Business
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Effective networking solutions
  • Promoting your wedding planning business
  • Where to find brides
Unit 6b. Assignment 6
Unit 7a. On-The-Job Training

You will be assigned to a wedding to put what you have learned into practice. No relocation is required.

PROGRAM LENGTH

It is a self-paced program. It depends on your schedule and how much time you have to devote to it. Therefore, you can complete the program as fast as you like, or give yourself up to 12 months to complete it. The majority of students work full-time while taking the class and can easily accommodate the course workload.

Not only can you complete it at anytime but you can do it anyplace and anywhere in the world with a laptop, tablet, or smart phone and an internet connection. Our online certification program provides the flexibility you need to complete the course as your schedule permits.

PROGRAM COST & REGISTRATION

Tuition costs will vary according to chosen enrollment option.

Option 1. Certification Program: E-Study

A self-paced comprehensive online certification program that provides students with every tool necessary to establish a successful wedding planning business.Tuition cost is $695.00 (receive a reduced rate of $596.25 when pay in full). Payment plans available as low as $49.00 per month.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
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Option 2. Certification Program: E-Study + On-The-Job Training

EMDI offers students clients to work with in order to gain the invaluable, hands-on experience necessary to give them a competitive edge.In addition to the training offered in the Online Study program, this alternative assigns students to actual clients for hands-on training experience. It offers students the opportunity to work with real clients prior to entering the job force. Both part-time and full-time training is available. The on-the-job training requires a minimum of 5 hours per week of training time. Students may train more than 5 hours per week, if their schedule permits.

No relocation required (available to students worldwide).

Tuition cost is $1,890.00 (receive a reduced rate of $1,417.50 when pay in full). Payment plans available as low as $49.00 per month.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Certificate
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Training materials and guides
  • Online training site
  • Tutorial sessions
  • Assignments and exam
  • Career enhancement exercises
  • On-the-job training - You will be assigned to work with clients to allow you the opportunity to put what you have learned and apply it to real-life, practical situations. The experience is unparalleled as through the program you will gain career-related, hands-on work experience.
Upon completion of the on-the-job training, you will also receive the following:
  • Business website
  • Business logo design
  • 1 year membership to EMDI's Career Building Program
  • And much more.
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