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.
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
Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity
Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategy
Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy
Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts
Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it
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.
What are my payment options?
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
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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Mac OS Users
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iPad – iOS 5.1 (or latest)
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System will support the two latest releases of each browser. When using older versions of a browser, users risk running into problems with the course software.
Windows Users: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mac OS Users: Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Suggested Plug-ins: Flash Player, Real Player, Adobe Reader, Java