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Wedding Consultant Entrepreneur Program


Wedding Planner CoursesProgram Duration: 6 Months
Course Contact Hours: 390
Student Tuition: $4,000.00

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Wedding Consultant
  • Start Your Own Business 

Weddings are milestones in the lives of brides, grooms, and their loved ones. The wedding consultant has the most vital role in preparing this special day. Today’s couples have bustling everyday lives and they typically do not have time to make all of the arrangements for their ideal wedding. They’ll happily pay a wedding consultant to deal with the details. If you are interested in becoming a wedding planner, our Wedding Planner Courses will supply you with all of the tools you will need to create the business you want to have.

The Job Outlook
Despite the fact that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t collect information on wedding planners, it anticipated that there are numerous opportunities for individuals within this profession because about ten percent of engaged couples use a planner. Employment of meeting, conference, and event planners is anticipated to increase 44 percent from 2010 to 2020, much quicker than the usual for many occupations. As businesses and institutions become more and more international, meetings and
conventions are anticipated to become a lot more important. With regard to many of these organizations, meetings are the only time they can bring their associates together.

Wedding Planner Courses

Overview 

Weddings are a jubilant occasion: the bride is glowing with happiness, the groom is shining with pride and all the friends and family are thrilled with the affair. Planning wedding events requires a great deal of organization and vision. Many couples get confused with wedding planning and often depend on a trained wedding planner to help them make their important day as memorable as possible. The responsibilities of a wedding consultant can fluctuate, but typically feature helping the happy couple with their wedding ceremony as well as reception by helping to select wedding cakes, reception sites, florals, wedding invitations, and a lot more!

Prerequisite(s): None

Wedding Consultant
After finishing this program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize methods for organizing a wedding ceremony.
  • Comprehend the purpose of wedding vows and traditions.
  • Recognize the aspects connected with the wedding consulting industry.
  • Recognize strategies for marketing and establishing fees and services.
  • Describe standard wedding elements the wedding consultant should consider.
  • Be fully prepared for becoming a wedding planner.

Start Your Own Business

Outline

Wedding Consultant
Wedding Consultant Module 1
The Ceremony Planner

  •  Setting the Tone for the Wedding
  • Taking Charge of the Wedding
  • Choosing an Official
  • Deciding Who will Participate
  • Planning the Ceremony Location
  • The Wedding Program
  • The Wedding Rehearsal
  • The Ceremony Text
  • Incorporating Personal Beliefs
  • Checklists and Worksheets
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Wedding Consultant Module 2
Wedding Vows and Traditions

  • Envisioning Your Event
  • The Budget, When and Where and Guest List
  • Transforming Your Space
  • Flowers, Photography, Music
  • The Dress and All the Rest
  • A Rousing Reception
  • The Invitation Suite and Cake
  • Favors and Welcome Gifts
  • The Other Parties
  • The Day of. . . in Detail

Wedding Consultant Module 3
The Wedding Consultant Business

  • Characteristics of a Successful Bridal Consultant
  • The Role of the Consultant
  • Wedding Day Duties
  • Consulting Services and Fees
  • Developing Your Market
  • Writing a Mission Statement
  • Building the Foundations of Your Business
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Legal Issues
  • The Cost of Doing Business
  • Developing a Vendor Network
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Using the Internet
  • Tracking Your Finances

Wedding Consultant Module 4
The Portable Wedding Consultant

  • Accessories, Attendants, Attire
  • The Ceremony Itself
  • Divorced parents
  • Finances, Flowers, Guest Lists
  • Invitations, Honeymoon
  • Kids at Weddings
  • Music and Photography
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Rehearsals, Gifts, the Reception
  • Showers, Rings, Thank You Notes
  • Traditions, Transportation
  •  Tuxedos, Wedding Gowns
  • Videography
  • Wedding Cakes

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Business

Outline

Start Your Own Business Module 1
Entrepreneurial Pathways

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • What Entrepreneurs Do
  • Free Enterprise Economies
  • Finding & Evaluating Opportunity
  • Examining Profits
  • Creating Business from Opportunity
  • Creating a Feasibility Analysis
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Defining Your Business
  • Analyzing Your Competitive Advantage
  • Viability Testing
  • Valuing a Business

Start Your Own Business Module 2
Integrated Marketing

  • Exploring Your Market
  • Marketing vs. Selling
  • Market Research
  • Market Segments
  • Positioning Your Product or Service
  • Developing Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Mix
  • Pricing Your Products
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Smart Selling
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Principles of Selling
  • Successful Sales Calls
  • Customer Relationship Management

Start Your Own Business Module 3
Cost Analysis

  • Understanding & Managing Costs
  • Identify Required Investment
  • Analyze Fixed Operating Costs
  • Calculate Gross Profit
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Financial Statements
  • Income Statements
  • Examining a Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Calculating Return on Investment
  • Same-Size Analysis
  • Quick, Current & Debt Ratios

Start Your Own Business Module 4
Financing Strategy

  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash vs. Profits
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Budget
  • Taxes
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Financing Preferences
  • Types of Business Financing
  • Debt vs. Equity Financing
  • Identifying Sources of Capital
  • Stocks & Bonds as Investments

Start Your Own Business Module 5
Operating For Success

  • Addressing Legal Issues
  •  Managing Risk
  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Operations in a Business
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Managing Inventory
  • Facilities Location & Design

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Growing Your Business

  •  Management
  • 10 Basic Tasks Handled by Managers
  • Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Organizational Structure
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Incorporating Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Practices
  • Growing Your Business
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Cashing in Your Brand
  • Methods for Valuing a Business

Required Materials:

  • The Wedding Ceremony Planner: The Essential Guide to the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day by Judith Johnson  The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions: Readings, Rituals, Music, Dances, and Toasts by Carley Roney and Editors Of The Knot
  • Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business by Entrepreneur Press
  • Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business by Steve Mariotti & Caroline Glackin

System Requirements: 

Internet Access

  •  Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware

  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
  •  Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)