Certified Wedding & Event Planner
Turn your wedding & event passion into a business you love
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is internationally recognized by industry associations, accredited colleges, corporations, and event professionals.The CWEP course is also offered as part of the Certified Master Wedding & Event Planning program. Lovegevity’s Certified Wedding and Event Planning (CWEP) certification course includes 8 to 12 weeks of comprehensive training lessons to prepare you to launch a successful wedding and event planning business.The average time to complete this program is 8 – 12 weeks, however, all students have the option to complete the program at their own pace.
The #1 Academic Program for Wedding & Event Professionals in the World.
LWPI’s Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning course is a program designed to educate you on business best practices, systems, methods, and techniques to get your started in the event planning industry right away.
Students meet each week in a scheduled One-on-One Video Conference or Phone Call with their Instructor and have the option to meet with a Mentor and Business Coach monthly.
Online Self Study:
Students have access to student support centers and can attend group instructor office hours to meet with a live instructor as needed.
At Lovegevity we work to combine career training with real world experience. All Lovegevity students can participate in both paid and non-paid internships both locally near you and at high profile, world class celebrity events.
Take your career to the next level with on-the-job training, to grow your portfolio of work, increase your network of opportunities, and make new connections with industry leaders.
The Instruction You Need to Create the Business You Want At Lovegevity, we want to see you win. That’s why we deliver only the best when it comes to coursework, instructors and mentors. Our instructors and mentors are seasoned wedding and event professionals who are trained and certified to guide students through the coursework and meet their certification requirements and prepare for the industry certification exam.
With our online instructor-led course, students meet each week for a scheduled one-on-one video or phone conference call with their assigned instructor and have the option to also meet with a mentor or business coach monthly.
Our self-study students gain access to student support centers and can attend group instructor office hours to get the answers they need in a live, virtual setting as needed.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
WEEKLY LIVE MENTORING
CERTIFICATION FOR WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING
MOBILE-FRIENDLY DIGITAL TEXTBOOK
PORTFOLIO TO SHOW FUTURE CLIENTS
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Develop service packages that give you a competitive edge in your local market.
Establish a portfolio of business contracts, presentation tools, pricing, and packages.
Know the difference between traditional and non-traditional etiquette.
Set up a legal wedding planning business and be knowledgeable about business structure.
Be proficient in prospecting for and contracting with wedding and special event clients.
Market, publish, and utilize public relations to promote and increase your business.
Plan a budget, select a vendor, and design a wedding.
WHAT TO EXPECT
1:1 VIDEO CONFERENCING
Become a Certified Wedding
and Event Planner
Week 1 – Wedding Industry Overview & Engagement
Week 2 – Your Role as a Planner & Vendor and Venue Selection
Week 3 – Wedding Cultures, Traditions & Traditional and Non-Traditional Weddings
Week 4 – Wedding Music & Signature Weddings
Week 5 – Destination Weddings & Contracts and Business Offerings
Week 6 – Relationship Education
Week 7 – Wedding Planning Certification
Week 8 – Running Your Own Business & Documentation and Goals
Week 9 – Bridal Shows & Online Marketing
Week 10 – Public Relations & Philanthropy
Week 11 – Marketing Your Business & Marketing on a Local Level
Week 12 – CWEP Certification Exam & CWEP Course Evaluation
A message to you:
You know that little voice inside that keeps telling you that you’re destined for more … well, it’s right.
You see, I know you’ve landed on this page because you have a passion for wedding and event planning. And it’s evident whenever one of your friends or family members ask you to help them plan an event.
But the thing is, you’re not sure if you even have what it takes to turn your passion into a successful event planning business.
In fact, you don’t know a thing about starting or running a business… including – finding clients, putting together a portfolio, marketing your business or even charging for your services – none of that.
And that’s where Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI) comes in.
Whether you have years of experience or zero expertise in wedding and event planning, as long as you have the passion and drive to become your own boss, we’re here to give you the know-how you need to turn your passion into prosperity when you register for our internationally-recognized wedding and event certification program.
or 18 payments of $97/mo.
Online curriculum access
Full instructor support
Personal letter of recommendation (upon completion of the program.)
International recognized certification as a Professional Wedding & Event Planner (upon completion of the program)
Student tools & resources
Special events & internships opportunities (both local and abroad)
Student Community Membership:
*All students receive access to the student community through their Student Community Membership. This membership includes:
Live (online) class discussions
Live broadcast workshops
On-demand video library of various industry topics taught by industry experts
Access to seasoned and active professionals currently working in the field of professional event planning
Private facebook group
Exclusive internship opportunities
Discounts on future courses
Career center/Job board
Q: Why Lovegevity?
Q: Event Planning vs. Event Design?
The planner meets with the client and maps out the entire event, i.e., invitations, timelines, booking vendors, fittings, tastings, etc. They gather the information from the client, i.e., colors, expectations, size of the wedding, budget, theme ideas, etc. The planner then contacts the designer and tells them the guidelines. For example, “my clients colors are pink and white, she loves gold, the venue we’re using is the ballroom at Marriott, her budget for the design services is $4,000, her and her husband met at the movies so they want to implement elements of film into the design, she only wants white and pink roses as her flowers, etc.”
At that point, the designer and his/her team come up with the design based on the size of the room and the client’s needs. They create blueprints and sketches (or computer designs) of the room. They choose the types of tables, dinnerware, flatware, linens, lighting, colors, flowers, etc. to meet the needs of the client. Then, they present their designs to the client and the planner for feedback. The designers are the creative ones that take the logistics from the planner and bring everything to life.
Many planners will offer both the planning services and the design services but will have their team of designers because it is not a one-person job.
Q: How long does the program take to finish?
Q: What is the difference between taking the course online or through a college?
Q: How does the course work?
Q: Where can I go to find a job as a wedding & event planner?
Q: How much do wedding planners typically make?
Traditionally the average planner makes about 15% – 25% of the total cost of each wedding (when you offer full service) i.e. you would make roughly $4,500 to $7,500 for a full service, $30,000 wedding.
Once you gain more experience and are more established, you can start charging closer to 25% – 30% or set your own flat fees based on your reputation, brand, planning, and service packages.
Many professional planners offer additional services like design, production, florals, invitations, hair, makeup, etc. that add to the overall revenue streams in the business.
The number of weddings and other events you do per year also plays a factor. Events span every industry, not just weddings. From charity events, product launches, conferences, and corporate holiday parties, a professional planner has opportunities to expand into all types of events.
The CWEP course will walk you through how to research the logistics of your area to help you map out your business plan. You will need to gather information like the average cost of a wedding in your area, the average number of weddings per year in your area, the number of other wedding planners in your area, etc. This will help you determine how many events you will need and want to plan to make the income you want to make.
Remember, if it’s your business, you are the one who determines your goals and how much your time is worth.
Q: CWEP vs. Master Class Program
The Master Class Program is our most comprehensive program consisting of all of our courses in one program. It is encouraged for those who are interested in more than just Event Planning but wish to incorporate all aspects and services into their event planning business.
We will often have graduates of CWEP return to enroll into the Master Class Program to continue thier education and grow their business.
There is an application and interview process to be accepted into the Master Class Program.
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