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Virginia Commonwealth University

Certified Wedding & Event Planning

Dates: February 18 to April 28
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuition: $999

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Recognized As The #1 Academic Program for Wedding & Event Professionals

The Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning course is a training program designed to prepare students for LWPI’s Certification exam and educates students on the business best practices, methods, and techniques to get started in the planning industry right away.

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Upon graduation, you will:

  • receive your certificate
  • letter of recommendation
  • you professional CWEP designation.

You will also be ready to launch your own business or work as a Certified Wedding and Event Planner.

Start Your Career

Becoming a Certified Wedding and Event Planner requires business organization, logistics, networking, and client relationship management skills. This course offers business tools such as contracts, business and marketing plans, fee structures, service offerings and more are available to learn from and develop for practical application. The curriculum is updated throughout the year from industry professionals providing feedback on the best practices, latest trends and newest technology to support industry professionals. Questions? Give us a call or send us an email. 1-888-221-9988 | [email protected]

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I’m Pearlice, a US Army Veteran and the Creative Innovator behind P3 Weddings and Events. We’re a company founded upon delivering a unique experience that reflects your love, while providing an engaging event for your guests to enjoy. When planning a celebration, we all draw inspiration from somewhere and for me, that inspiration was my mother and growing up in Montgomery, Alabama. She always surrounded us with her warm spirit, beautiful flowers and a rich belief that everyday can be a celebration if we believe. I took that belief with me throughout my life, even reflecting upon it as I joined and served in the United States Army. While serving I met my husband Charles and we’ve been head over heels ever since!

Member and Accredited Wedding Planner TM, Association of Bridal Consultants
Certified Professional Wedding and Event Planner (CWEP), LWPI
Association of Bridal Consultants, Virginia Branch State Manager

Fun Facts: When I’m not creating fabulous events, I can easily be found reading about European culture and enjoying my hobby of interior décor. Our home is filled with valuable treasures we’ve collected over the years from our military duty with tours of Germany and Italy. I also love to scrapbook in my downtime.

Here are a few more of my favorite things to do!

1. Favorite Destination: My favorite place to visit is Italy. I lived in Vicenza, Italy for 4 years supporting the US Army Services and my active duty husband.

2. Favorite Shop: Starbucks is my first choice in a coffee shop. There’s nothing that starts the day off like a Tall Blonde Roast Americana Coffee

3. Favorite Little Things: I am a lover of Tieks flats. I own different colors with one pair of purple ones being my favorite. I also adore Alegria Clogs (bling and colorful) for comfort on event days.

See you in class!


Student Testimonials

Nicole Napoli, VCU CWEP Grad

I would definitely recommend this course. It was more than what I expected. I feel that this course would not have been complete without the once a week in class meetings. I enjoyed Angela, my professor, as my guide to becoming a professional wedding planner. With her experiences, that are not discussed in the book, really gave me the confidence that I needed. The professionals that came and spoke to the class, and Angela allow us to pick her brain, really aided me in the wedding planning business. I can’t wait to receive me certification and actually say I am a professional Wedding and Event Planner for Lovegevity.

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Tuition Includes:

  • Classroom Sessions
  • CWEP Course Materials
  • eTextbook & Curriculum
  • Certificate & Exam Fee

Class Overview

Learn the fundamentals of planning social events as well as owning and operating a successful business.