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Getting Started as a Wedding and Event Planner

Getting experience, building a portfolio, types of services offered, mistakes to avoid and much more!
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1,038 students enrolled
Created by Debbie Orwat
Last updated 10/2015
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This “How to Become a Wedding Planner and Event Planner” course is presented exclusively by Debbie Orwat. Debbie is the Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner's Lounge where she empowers event planners with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Have ever considered getting into the wedding and event planning industry? Or have you recently started working in this career but aren't experiencing the success you hoped for? Or maybe you have taken another class or course but still don't know where to get started. If you have experienced any of these situations, this course is for you.

Each lecture covers different elements and strategies about working in the industry. Watch each lecture at your own pace or download individual lectures to view when you don't have internet access. There are also supplemental materials included with two of the lectures.

Students have unlimited access to the course and can ask questions to the instructor. There are no tests with this course.

This “How to Become a Wedding Planner and Event Planner” course comes with a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't completely satisfied in the first 30 days after watching the entire course.

Register now for immediate access and take the next step towards a successful career in wedding and event planning!

Take this course now and learn how to become a wedding planner and event planner!

Who is the target audience?
  • New event planners who have been in business less than two years
  • High school students who are interested in becoming a wedding and event planner in the future
  • College students interested in event management or event planning
  • Adults who are considering changing careers to become a wedding and event planner
  • Women or men entering the work force again after taking a career break to raise children
  • Newer event planners who aren't experiencing the success they desire
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What Will I Learn?
Students will have a clear understanding of what wedding and event planners do
Learn the types of services and add-on services typically offered by wedding and event planners
Understand the general price options and salary ranges for wedding and event planners
Learn what to include in your portfolio along with the types of portfolios often used by wedding and event professionals
Learn more than 15 ways to get experience even if you have none to start with
Learn what your options are for online, local and national education opportunities
Review job options and education opportunities available in the event planning industry
Understand the pros and cons of having your own event planning business
Discover what the next steps are in your career path to becoming a professional wedding and event planner
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  • Students should have an interest in learning how to get started in a career as a wedding and event planner
  • There are no prerequesite knowledge requirements
  • No specific materials or software are needed to complete this course
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 51:16
Introduction and My Experience
2 Lectures 02:30

A short video from the class instructor with her background and experience including how she got started as a professional wedding and event planner.
Preview 01:00
How to Get Experience When You Have None
1 Lecture 09:14
Specific ways to get experience in wedding and event planning
Building Your Portfolio
1 Lecture 05:06
Why and how to build a professional event planner portfolio
Should your own your own event planning business?
2 Lectures 09:03
Pros and Cons of starting your own event planning business

Types of jobs available in wedding and event planning
Education Options for Wedding and Event planners
1 Lecture 05:32
Online, local and national education resources and options
Traits of a Great Wedding and Event Planner
1 Lecture 04:43
Most important traits and skills to have to be successful
Take Away Key Points
1 Lecture 04:27
What NOT to do, dealing with mistakes and next steps
About the Instructor
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1,038 Students
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Event Planner & Instructor

Debbie Orwat is the Founder and Business Advisor for Save the Date Events. Save the Date Events is a multi-award winning event planning and design company based in Denver, Colorado. During Debbie’s 10 year reign at Save the Date Events, the company won numerous awards including the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame Award, 2 ICON awards, and was published in more than 20 wedding and lifestyle magazines. Debbie was also featured multiple times on local television stations as the entertaining expert. Debbie is the previous owner and current business advisor for StudioWed Denver, a boutique wedding showroom and co-working space.

Debbie is the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner’s Lounge. Planner’s Lounge empowers wedding and event planners with the tools they need to succeed including classes, coaching, online forums, templates, and business resources.

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