This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Wedding Consultant
  • Start Your Own Business

It's the most important day in many couples' lives and everything needs to be perfect. With weddings becoming larger, costlier and more complex, more than two thirds of engaged couples are turning to professional wedding consultants for help. Learn how to combine your creative vision with their individual preferences to create the wedding of their dreams. Discover the newest wedding trends and find out how to be the first to adopt these new trends


The Job Outlook

Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't collect information on wedding planners, it predicted that there are many opportunities for individuals in this profession because approximately ten percent of engaged couples work with a planner. Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is expected to grow 44 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses and organizations become increasingly international, meetings and conventions are expected to become even more important. For many of these organizations, meetings are the only time they can bring their members together.


Wedding Consultant 180 Hours


It's the most important day in many couples' lives and everything needs to be perfect. With weddings becoming larger, costlier and more complex, more than two thirds of engaged couples are turning to professional wedding consultants for help. Learn how to combine your creative vision with their individual preferences to create the wedding of their dreams. Discover the newest wedding trends and find out how to be the first to adopt these new trends.

Drawing on wedding traditions and customs from around the world, this course includes real-world information on:

  • Vows, from the traditional to the creative
  • Rituals, former variety of traditions
  • Toasts, from the classic to advice on writing your own
  • Readings, spanning various customs and heritages
  • Music, from classical to popular

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify techniques for planning a wedding ceremony
  • Comprehend the role of wedding vows and traditions
  • Identify the elements involved in the wedding consulting business
  • Identify techniques for marketing and determining fees and services
  • Define basic wedding elements the wedding consult must consider

Start Your Own Business 225 Hours


Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who’s recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed — and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing — or see it too early or too late.

This “Start Your Own Business” class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • Recall the steps for developing a business plan
  • Identify methods for forming a financing strategy
  • Recognize the fundamentals of commercial law
  • Distinguish between potential strategies for growing your busines




Certification


Upon successful completion of our Wedding Consultant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wedding Planning Professional (CWPP).


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