Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business

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Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Many couples get overwhelmed with wedding planning and often rely on a trained wedding planner to help them make their important day as special as possible. The duties of a wedding consultant can vary, but often include helping the happy couple with their wedding ceremony and reception by helping to choose wedding cakes, reception sites, flowers, invitations, and much more!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the day to day life of a wedding consultant
  • Identify the basic tools and methods to use in a new consulting business
  • Recognize techniques for marketing, advertising and obtaining a wedding consultant certification
  • Recall billing policies and how to manage accounts

Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business Module 1
The Consulting Life and Research

In module one, we will look at the profile of a wedding consultant and go over bridal business basics.  Services, fees, and your targeted audience will differ based on where you live.  In this module, we will discuss these differences and how to market accordingly.

  • Profile of a Wedding Consultant
  • Bridal Business Basics
  • Consulting Services and Fees
  • Targeting Professional Women
  • Conducting Market Research

Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business Module 2
Tools and Equipment that Make Your Dreams Come True

This module will take you through starter business challenges and methods to use in your new consulting business.  Additionally, module two will take a look at the basic tools you need and additional tools to consider when starting your business.  Finding reputable suppliers sometimes proves to be a difficult task, but we will discuss networking strategies to use to find the cream of the crop.

  • Your Corporate Structure
  • Getting Professional Help
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Establishing a Vendor Network
  • Finding Reputable Suppliers

Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business Module 3
Certifications, Advertising, and Cyber Marketing

Obtaining a certification will help you stand out in the wedding consultant market.  This module will take a look at the various industry associations and how joining will affect your business.  Module three will take you through a marketing plan and discuss what pieces you should include in your marketing campaign.  

  • Major Industry Associations
  • Advertising Rules of Engagement
  • Your Marketing Plan
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Cyber Resources

Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business Module 4
Generating Positive Press Happily Ever After

In module four, we will discuss strategies for networking and how to spread your company name around and stand out from a crowd.  Module four also focuses on the financial considerations, billing policies and how to manage accounts.  So many new businesses fail, but we will share tips and ideas of how to operate your company successfully. 

  • News Releases, Articles, and Networking
  • Key Financial Statements
  • Receivables
  • Why Businesses Fail
  • Hindsight Is 20/20

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.

Click on the school name below for purchasing info:

1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

Click on the school name below for purchasing info:

1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone:
240-500-2553
(41 miles away)