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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Instructed by Debbie Orwat Business / Industry
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 10/2012 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and My Experience
Welcome and introduction
A short video from the class instructor with her background and experience including how she got started as a professional wedding and event planner.
Section 2: What services are offered and what is it really like?
Types of services offered and general pricing information
Differences between a planner, coordinator and designer
What is it really like on a day-to-day basis?
Section 3: How to Get Experience When You Have None
Specific ways to get experience in wedding and event planning
Section 4: Building Your Portfolio
Why and how to build a professional event planner portfolio
Section 5: Should your own your own event planning business?
Pros and Cons of starting your own event planning business
Types of jobs available in wedding and event planning
Section 6: Education Options for Wedding and Event planners
Online, local and national education resources and options
Section 7: Traits of a Great Wedding and Event Planner
Most important traits and skills to have to be successful
Section 8: Take Away Key Points
What NOT to do, dealing with mistakes and next steps

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Instructor Biography

Debbie Orwat, 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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