Become a Wedding Planner

You will learn how to become a wedding planner, including: what a wedding planner does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a wedding planner career, how to plan wedding ceremonies and receptions, how to get hired for a job as a professional wedding planner, and how to start your own wedding planning business and get clients.

What Happens in the Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online

The Wedding Planner Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Wedding Planner). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person with professional wedding planning experience who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Wedding Planner certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

Introduction

  • Welcome to Wedding Planning

What a Wedding Planner Does

  • Services Provided by a Wedding Planner
  • Preliminary Steps to Plan a Wedding
  • Getting Organized
  • Planning the Ceremony
  • Planning the Reception
  • Working with Vendors

Developing Your Skills

  • Do You Have an Aptitude for Wedding Planning?
  • Developing Your Skills to Succeed
  • Teaching Yourself Wedding Planning

Wedding Industry Jobs

  • Types of Employers
  • Finding Job Openings
  • Job Hunting Materials
  • Interviews

Starting Your Own Business

  • Getting Started
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Finances
  • Hiring Staff
  • Join a Professional Association

Marketing Your Business

  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Networking
  • Bridal Shows
  • Creative Marketing Ideas
  • How to Do a Client Consultation

What Is Included in the Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online package includes:

  •  Registration for the Wedding Planner Certificate Course Online (Wedding Planner Certification)
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Wedding Planners for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Wedding Planner certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Wedding Planner (e-book edition)

Register for the Wedding Planner Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Wedding Planner Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 03, 2024 course.

Register today for the Wedding Planner Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Wedding Planner Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career as a Wedding Planner

Imagine having an exciting high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people’s lives. Welcome to the world of professional wedding planning!

There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a professional wedding planner (also known as a bridal consultant, wedding consultant, or wedding coordinator) you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. If you start your own wedding planner business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.

In our busy society, an increasing number of couples need to hire a wedding planner to plan their special day. Whenever a couple marries, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the wedding is a success. That “someone” – the wedding planner – could be you!

According to a 2021 article at Business Insider, wedding planning is one of the “12 best industries for entrepreneurs to start profitable businesses right now”.

Normally, more than 2.5 million weddings take place each year in the United States alone. Because of the pandemic, many of the weddings that would have taken place in 2020 and 2021 had to be postponed. As a result, in the next year there should be more opportunities for wedding planners than ever before.

The information was exactly what I was looking for to start up my own wedding planning business. I have helped family members and friends plan weddings before and was wondering how I could turn this in to a paid career as a wedding planner. The information on getting clients, dealing with vendors and how much to charge for my services was really helpful. I can't wait to get started!
Karen Williams

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Do Wedding Planners Make?
    As a wedding planner, you can certainly earn a comfortable living. Many wedding planners charge their fees as a percentage (15-20%) of the total cost of the wedding. As the cost of weddings goes up, so does the wedding planner’s potential income. Experienced wedding planners who work with wealthy clients may earn over $100,000 per year.
  • What Does a Wedding Planner Do?
    As a wedding planner, you use your creativity to organize the happiest day of people’s lives. There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a professional wedding planner (also known as a bridal consultant, wedding consultant, or wedding coordinator) you will have a job that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. If you start your own wedding planner business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.
  • How Do I Become a Wedding Planner?
    Earning a certificate as a wedding planner will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own wedding planner business and becoming a professional wedding planner. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Wedding Planner Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Wedding Planner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional wedding planner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.