AACWP Wedding Planning Training Course March 2019
AACWP is excited to offer our first entirely online wedding planner training course!
AACWP has set the standard for training courses for wedding planners with our in-house training program, and we have now recreated our content virtually to offer the option for more students to take advantage of our curriculum on their own time. Our online course consists of webinars, videos, and digital downloads of course materials. Each student has two months to complete the entire course (4 sections divided over two-week periods each). The best part? You still get direct interaction with our amazing instructors in live Q&A sessions scheduled for each section! Come learn all about becoming a wedding planner and owner of a wedding planning business from the best in the business and let us help you take the next step in your career path!
The course sections will be available at 2-week intervals:
*The first week will give you the opportunity to go through the videos and information provided.
*The second week, you will be given a homework assignment and have an opportunity to live chat with the instructors for that section.
The sections are broken down as listed below.
- Defining the Role of the Wedding Planner
Identify skills needed
Service categories and different services offered by professional planners
Understanding services offered by professional planners
- Basics of Planning
First phone call/email correspondence
Building a budget
Wedding planning timeline
Assembling the "Dream Team" for your client
- Choosing Vendors
Building a contact list
Compiling your data base
- Presentations, Personality and the Interview
Professionalism and Personality
The initial Interview
How to close the sale
Utilizing your personal toolbox to make the experience beneficial for all
Policies & Procedures
On-line tools that work best for selling & planning Weddings
- Business Fundamentals
- Business Plan
Defining and Developing your business
Building your portfolio
Operating costs vs. price
Pricing your services through different fee structures
- Ceremony Planning
Basic elements and ceremony structure
Religious and Cultural traditions
Mock rehearsal and ceremony walk-through
Choosing a venue
Floor plan - table sizes, seating, dance floors, etc.
Banquet Event Orders
Reception traditions and etiquette
Role of planner during reception
Mock reception walk-through
- Handling Emergencies
How to prepare and handle as a planner
Learn a few of the most common how-to fixes that will come in handy on Wedding Day
*To receive a Certificate of Completion you must complete the following:
- Attend all courses
- Pass the examination at the end of each day
- Complete and pass assigned homework with the second week of each section
- Attend one of the Q&A sessions (scheduled dates will be given ahead of time)
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The Board of Directors is proud to present the launch of our member webinars for 2019! While this webinar was presented live on January 15, we would like all members to have the opportunity to take advantage of this addition to our educational offerings. If you were unable to be at your computer, you will now have a chance to view the recorded webinar at your leisure.