Certified Wedding & Event Planning
Full Tuition + Student Community Membership Includes:
- Access to the Online Student Center
- Exam Fee
- Internship opportunities
- CWEP Course Textbook (paid in full)
Upon graduation, you will receive your certificate, letter of recommendation and the professional designation as a Certified Wedding and Event Planner.
Become a Wedding & Event Planner
As the #1 Academic Program for Wedding & Event Professionals in the United States, LWPI’s Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning course is a program designed to educate students on the business best practices, methods, and techniques to get started in the planning industry right away.
Students must have general understanding of the following:
- Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and/or Google Docs
- Need access to a computer/laptop or tablet and internet access
- Course compatible with Google Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer & Safari
- Tablet owners need to download Puffin Web Browser App
Instructors and Mentors
Online instructors are trained and certified to help students meet their certificate requirements and prepare for the industry certificate exam. Instructors and mentors are seasoned wedding and event professionals who help students get started in the industry right away.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 their guidelines, i.e. “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 take 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 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 own 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?
The average planner makes about 15% – 20% of the cost of each wedding (when you offer full service) i.e. you would make roughly $4,500 for a full service, $30,000 wedding. Once you gain more experience and are more established, you can start charging closer to 25% – 30%. Many planners offer additional services like design, floral, invitations, hair, makeup, etc that add to their overall salary, along with day-of and partial planning packages. The number of weddings/ other events you do per year also plays a huge factor. Location is very important. The amount of hours you are willing to work also plays a part. The CWEP course will teach require you 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 to plan to make the salary you want to make. Remember, if it’s your business, you are the one who determines your 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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Q: How long is the certification valid?
Q: I’m an international student, can I still enroll in your program?
Q: Do you offer Financial Assistance?
Paid in Full
$1795 $1595 (save $200 on enrollment)
- Online Curriculum Access
- Full Instructor Support
- Course Textbook (530 pages)
- Certification Exam
- Personal Letter of Reccomendation (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 broad)
Student Community Membership $15/month
All students receive access to the student community through their Student Community Membership. This membership includes:
- Live (online) Class discussions
- Guests speakers
- 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
- Discussion Boards
- Private Facebook Group
- Stock Photography Library for Social Media Marketing
- Exclusive Internship Opportunities
- Discounts on future courses
- Career Center/Job Board Not a member? Join the student community here!
Payment PlansWe offer a 12-month payment plan for almost all of our courses, at checkout. Payment plans can be customized to be paid off sooner.
Financial AssistanceWe offer different financial assistance options through our educational partner Ed2go.
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