The Wedding Specialty course will cover the many elements that go into planning a wedding celebration. Students will learn the rituals and customs of traditional weddings, contemporary trends and practices and pricing and planning techniques. The course will also cover design elements that pertain exclusively to weddings while building upon the event planning skills mastered in the Core Courses.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the processes of wedding celebrations in various religious, social and cultural settings
  • Develop a detailed timeline of the preparations and steps leading up to a wedding celebration
  • State how the wedding elements can address the goals and objectives of couples
  • Record the various costs associated with producing a wedding (budget)
  • Create a production plan that includes details on vendors/suppliers, services and timing for a multi-day wedding celebration
  • Describe how a planner can add value throughout the wedding planning process

This course will cover the following topics:

  1. Wedding Celebration Components
  2. Specialty Weddings Same-sex, green, cultural
  3. Destination Weddings
  4. Financials Pricing and budgeting
  5. Wedding Design Elements
  6. Print and Supporting Materials for Weddings
  7. Protocol for Weddings
  8. Starting and Owning A Wedding Planning Business
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