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Certificate in Wedding Planning and Coordination

We constantly reassess and upgrade this course in order to make sure it is the best Wedding Planner course available.  We are on our 14th Edition of the text book in 10 years! (We make every upgrade available to our students, for free, to make sure they are the best of the best too.)

The Wedding Consultant and Coordinator certification course is made up of Lectures, Industry Speakers, Webinars and Home-study.  A downloadable Text Book will be provided.  The text book is designed to be enhanced by the student’s own note-taking during webinars. Therefore, the manual helpfulness is determined by the student themselves. Each student has 3 months to complete the course.

Webinars + 3 Tests + Home Study + Writen Assignment + Final Exam = Certification

Topics covered:

  • What is a Wedding Coordinator/Consultant?
  • Difference between Coordinator and Consultant
  • Wedding Coordinators and their roles through History
  • Profile of a Wedding Consultant/Coordinator
  • The 4 main reasons a Wedding Consultant/Coordinator would be hired
  • Income Potential
  • The Many roles of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Bride and Groom Psychology
  • Expectations of a Wedding Coordinator/Consultant
  • Wedding Etiquette
  • The Phases of Wedding Coordination
  • Coordination of the Wedding Day from start to finish
  • How to build a Portfolio
  • Client Interviews
  • Creating Wedding Schedules
  • Developing the Theme
  • Building a Vendor Base
  • Vendor Relations
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Venue Site Visits
  • Rehearsal Planning
  • Coordinator’s roles throughout the Planning
  • Test on what you have learned
  • Professionalism
  • Setting Up One’s Own Business
  • Getting Started
  • Choosing a Name and Slogan
  • Market Research
  • Building a Contract
  • Office Requirements
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Sole Proprietorship vs. Incorporation
  • Hiring Assistants
  • Setting your fees
  • Choosing your Services
  • Part-time vs. Full-time
  • Home Office vs. Commercial Office
  • Networking
  • Advertising your business
  • Generating Business
  • How much will it all cost?
  • Social Media and Public Relations
  • Pratices of a Successful Wedding Coordinator
  • And many more topics
  • Test on what you have learned

Home Study is a review of all of the above, as well as studying the provided Manual which also includes:

  • Social Media and Public Relations
  • Building and Maintaining a website
  • Wedding Marketing Statistics
  • Everything a Wedding Professional should know about Wedding Etiquette
  • Invitations
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Attire
  • Second Marriages
  • Gift Registration
  • Bridal Showers
  • Stag/Bachelor Parties
  • Wedding Fundraisers
  • Jack & Jill’s/Buck & Does
  • Thank you cards
  • Dinner Place settings
  • Who traditionally pays for what
  • The Wedding MC and announcements
  • Receiving lines and their order
  • Cash BarsFinal Certification Exam

The Final Certification Exam is web-based.

You have 120 minutes to complete the Exam.  There are 80 questions drawn randomly from a pool of 120 questions.  The Certification Exam is worth 40% of your Final Grade and must be passed with an overall mark of 60% or higher.

*Upon completion of the final exam, a certificate will be mailed to successful students in 8-12 weeks (International mailing times may affect timing.)

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