The Wedding Planning Institute was founded with the sole

LWPI STUDENTS
The Wedding Planning Institute was founded with the sole
purpose of providing aspiring wedding planners with the
best possible education. LWPI is dedicated to the highest
standards, offering wedding and event planning certification
and continuing education classes through a network of nearly
2,000 accredited universities and colleges worldwide.
Because the wedding and event planner plays such an integral
role in the planning of a couple’s most important day, training
goes beyond wedding and event planning and includes
budgets, vendor relationships, contracts, revenue channels,
wedding trends, bridal fashion, color themes, and signature
wedding design.
The LWPI curriculum is developed utilizing a dynamic,
interactive teaching method, focused on clear concepts
and principals derived from research-based theories of
adult learning.
LWPI INSTRUCTORS
Becoming a Certified Wedding & Event Planner requires
business organization, logistics, networking, and client
relationship management skills. LWPI provides qualified
instructors based on their experience and standing within
the local wedding industry.
Each LWPI classroom and online instructor is handpicked
for their wedding and event planning skills and teaching
aptitude. Averaging more than five years in business, each
wedding planning instructor takes the course curriculum
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beyond textbook and online lessons to allow students to
learn by working with real clients, vendors, and venues.
To address the demands of the industry, our programs
are created for real-world application including experiential
learning. This includes role playing, vignettes, and other
ways to practice for actual business objectives or work
settings in the day-to-day of wedding planning.
LWPI GRADUATES
LWPI career counselors work to understand your needs
and to design educational career paths to provide the
experience, engagement, and competency needed to
achieve your objectives.
As an LWPI graduate, you will have the option to participate
in an internship, start your own wedding and event planning
business, or join an existing company.
As a Certified & Event Wedding Planner, you will be the
preferred choice of bridal clients and wedding industry
employers.
WEDDING INDUSTRY LEADER
The Wedding Planning Institute was founded for students
interested in receiving the wedding and event industry’s
premier education in the business of planning weddings
and social events.
Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute has taken the lead in
standardizing wedding and event planning certification for the
global market. LWPI certification is recognized internationally
by wedding and event industry associations and is the only
standardized certification course offered in thousands of
accredited college and university classrooms each year.
As the industry leader for wedding and event planning
certification, The Wedding Planning Institute meets the
highest standards of certification training from accredited
organizations approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
HOW DO YOU GET CERTIFIED?
ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
Enroll through your local college and attend classes
weekly for 8 - 10 weeks.
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You will have access to the online curriculum and online
campus area in addition to your classroom instructor, field
trips, and other hands-on experiences.
Click here to review the college classroom schedules.
ONLINE
Get started right away by enrolling directly in the online
course. You will receive your student login and password to
gain access to the coursework, fellow students from around
the world, online instructors, resource library, career center,
and online campus areas.
You will have access to complete the eight week course at
your own pace. There is no particular time of day or day of
the week that you need to log in; you can just pick up where
you left off.
Click here to locate a college near you.
SELF STUDY
Work at your own pace utilizing the online curriculum,
Resource Library, Student Center, discussion forums,
and blogs.
Click here for more details.
SEMINAR
Attend a local Fast Track seminar and complete
requirements at an accelerated pace.
With the assistance of a trained and certified instructor of
LWPI, you will be able to meet the certification requirements
and exam within an intensified one- or two-day seminar.
Click here for locations, details, and dates.
CERTIFICATION EXAM
If you qualify and have an existing wedding planning business,
you can apply as a candidate to take the Certification Exam
without attending classes or online coursework.
Candidates will be required to submit professional references,
business license, and portfolio for consideration.
Click here for details and qualifications.
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PAYMENT PLANS
Enroll directly through LWPI and take advantage
of tuition payment plans.
Click here for payment plan options.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Although the course is designed for an eight week pace,
you have six months to complete the online curriculum.
All videos, audios, illustrations, and test are online.
You also receive a textbook, that includes the curriculum,
projects, samples quizzes, and business resource templates.
Course assignments are sent to the online instructor
at your own pace.
LWPI’s Certification teaches the basic fundamentals of
planning orchestrating, and delivering social events.
From weddings and anniversaries to birthdays and baby
showers, LWPI’s detailed step-by-step methodology
teaches you clear and concise formulas for detailing the
personal and professional aspects of any social event.
Once a student has grasped the basic fundamental process
for planning events, they next learn to implement textbook
principals in real world applications.
Vendor and client relationship management is taught in a
comprehensive, comfortable environment, allowing students
to develop their own style of communication.
Utilizing over 150 business templates and other resource
documents, students gain business acumen to complement
their wedding planning talents.
Company tools such as contracts, business plans, fee
structure, service offerings, and much more are learned
and developed for practical application upon graduation.
Each business template has been carefully developed to
address the demands of the industry and keep students at
the forefront of running and operating a successful wedding
and event planning business.
LWPI Students have an edge over their competition because
of our network of industry partners, hands-on internship
opportunities, and course templates and other resources
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that are continuously updated with feedback and suggestions
from thousands of graduates and instructors who share the
wedding industry’s best practices year after year.
WHO ARE LWPI STUDENTS?
Wedding Planning Institute students typically fall into
four main categories.
How did you become interested in wedding & event
planning certification?
ENTREPRENEURS
40% of our students desire to be their own boss and
start their own business.
The LWPI certification teaches how to start and operate
a successful wedding and event planning business and
earn a six figure income.
CASUAL WEDDING PLANNERS
29% caught the wedding and event planning bug by helping
friends and family plan weddings and social events.
LWPI offers internships and job placement assistance for
those looking to work in the industry as wedding planners.
DIY BRIDES
15% are do-it-yourself brides who planned their own
wedding and said “I can do this!”
The LWPI curriculum helps you turn your passion for
planning weddings and events into a profitable career.
WEDDING VENDORS
6% are expanding their existing wedding vendor business
to include certified wedding and event planning.
The LWPI curriculum teaches how to increase business
revenue streams.
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OTHER BACKGROUNDS
10% of our students do not fit into any other category than
having a desire to become wedding and event planners.
The LWPI post-graduate support offers internships, job
placement assistance, alumni associations, and professional
industry networking.
WEDDING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
There is no better time to follow your dreams. The wedding
and event industry presents unlimited opportunity for new
and existing wedding planners.
Every year, more couples choose to hire a Certified Wedding
& Event Planner to help navigate the high cost of planning a
dream wedding.
Your advantage as an LWPI graduate will give you control
of your financial future while doing the work you love.
WEDDING MARKET SUMMARY (MARKET-SUMMARY)
The number of brides and grooms getting married went up in
recent years and is expected to continue to rise each year.
AVERAGE WEDDING BUDGET (MARKET-SUMMARY1A)
A change in spending habits has led to a call for wedding
and event planners who are trained to give their clients the
best value for their wedding budget dollars.
WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER MARKET VALUE (MARKETSUMMARY4)
Each year, over $1 billion was spent on various wedding and
event planning services. As the number of weddings increase,
the estimated market value of each type of wedding and event
planning service will continue to rise.
AVERAGE PLANNER FEES (MARKET-SUMMARY5)
Due to increased demand and value. the average cost for
wedding and event planning services is on the rise. For the
Certified Wedding & Event Planner, this means increasing
income per client and increasing clients per year.
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CERTIFIED WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER INCOME (MARKETSUMMARY6)
Depending on the market and the effort put forth, Certified
Wedding & Event Planners working a moderate schedule are
positioned to make well above average pay.
In addition to strong personal income potential, the LWPI
course also teaches you how to make a six-figure income
running your own wedding and event planning business.
BUSINESS OWNER REVENUE (MARKET-SUMMARY7)
By creating jobs for other wedding and event planners and
growing a business through client referrals and expanded
services, you can turn your Certified Wedding & Event
Planner training and designation into financial independence.
CERTIFICATION COURSE OBJECTIVES
Our goal is to ensure every certified wedding and event
planning student graduates with the knowledge, skills,
tools, and confidence you need to successfully work in
the wedding industry.
Whether you choose to work as a Certified Wedding & Event
Planner or grow your existing wedding planning business, as
a graduate of the LWPI certification program, you will be fully
prepared to apply newly learned techniques and strategies
toward making the type of income and lifestyle you desire.
WEDDING PLANNING SKILLS
Certified Wedding & Event Planner graduates understand the
wedding industry and the role of a successful wedding planner.
WEDDING CLIENT SERVICES
Working with bridal clients requires communication skills
and techniques to bring conceptual ideas, personal taste, and
time-honored traditions together and to meet the expectations
of many for a single event. The LWPI certification provides the
training ground for developing these talents.
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CWEP CAREER TRACK
The LWPI Career Track provides our students with a clear
and concise roadmap to reach their career goals in the
wedding industry.
STUDENT
Once enrolled, you will receive your student login information
to access the online classroom area immediately. You can
begin your course work online, access event calendars for
class trips, and network with LWPI students, instructors,
graduates, and wedding industry partners. When your tuition
is paid in full you will also receive the curriculum textbook
in the mail.
GRADUATE
Upon graduation, you will receive your Certified Wedding
& Event Planner designation. All graduates are eligible to
participate in LWPI’s customized internship program or job
placement assistance.
LWPI’s internship program offers real-world, hands-on
experience, access to local professional wedding vendors,
and support to help you navigate through your first six
months working in the industry or building your wedding
and event planning business.
INTERN
As an LWPI Intern, you will develop wedding and event
planning and business skills by working with a veteran
planner and build a network of professional vendors to
support your business standards and reputation. You
will apply your knowledge from the curriculum and your
experience to build the skills necessary to meet the needs
of the local market.
CERTIFIED WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER
As a graduate of the LWPI Intern Program, you will possess
fully developed wedding and event planning techniques,
business acumen, professional vendor relationships, and
client management skills.
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WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING BUSINESS OWNER
LWPI graduates who operate their own business utilize
knowledge learned in the course to successfully grow
their company and create jobs within their local market.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions
about the Wedding & Event Planning Certification course.
If you have additional questions not answered by
this presentation, please send them to [email protected]
weddingplanninginstitute.com.
Thank you for your time and consideration of Lovegevity’s
Wedding Planning Institute, the industry standard for wedding
and event planning certification.
HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM MAKE YOU MORE MARKETABLE?
As an LWPI student, you learn more than just wedding and
event planning techniques. You learn how to start and run a
business as well as how to introduce yourself to your local
market and create the vital network of wedding and event
vendor partners you will need to be successful.
Because of our unique curriculum, when seeking employment
you can market your ability to positively impact any wedding
and event business from day one. Industry trends also indicate
more consumers are demanding some form of certification or
formal education from their wedding and event planners.
IS THERE A NATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR WEDDING
PLANNERS? STATE-BY-STATE REQUIREMENTS?
Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute has taken the lead
in standardizing wedding and event planning certification
for the global market. LWPI certification is recognized
internationally by wedding and event planner associations
and is the only standardized certification course offered in
hundreds of accredited college and university classrooms
each year.
Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute has met the
accreditation standards of the Better Business Bureau
and adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices.
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DOES THIS PROGRAM QUALIFY YOU TO SIT FOR ANY
CERTIFICATION EXAMS (IF APPLICABLE)?
Yes. As a wedding and event planning certification student,
you are eligible to take and must pass an online final
examination, in addition to required course objectives,
to earn your designation as a Certified Wedding &
Event Planner.
WHAT IS THE JOB MARKET LIKE FOR WEDDING PLANNERS?
During this period of unprecedented unemployment, now
is the time for you to take charge of your future. This career
track offers a measure of control when typical employment
is uncertain.
Whether employed with a wedding vendor or venue or running
your own business, as a Certified & Event Wedding Planner,
you are uniquely positioned to succeed in a growing industry
that is a cornerstone of our society.
WHAT TYPE OF JOB CAN YOU EXPECT TO GET AFTER
COMPLETING THIS PROGRAM?
Certified Wedding & Event Planner graduates have been
employed by current wedding and event planning businesses,
wedding industry vendors, hotels, resorts, destination wedding
venues, and cruise lines. Many graduates start their own
wedding and event planning business and elect to participate
in the Lovegevity Internship Program, which gives any LWPI
graduate the opportunity to earn while they continue to learn.
By developing your wedding and event planning and business
skills and building your network of wedding vendors, the
LWPI Internship Program will help you turn your knowledge
into income without the uncertainty and stress of starting a
business from scratch.
WHAT TYPE OF SALARY COULD YOU EXPECT?
Depending on whether you plan to go to work for another
planner or vendor or start your own business will determine
your salary. As a typical wedding and event planner, you will
make anywhere from $45,000 to $75,000 annually, while as
a wedding and event planning business owner, your earnings
are limited only to the size of your staff and the ambition of
your efforts.
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Wedding and event planning business owners multiply their
income by employing other Certified Wedding & Event Planners
and servicing many more bridal clients.
Number of Planners on Staff Average Business Revenue
2
5
10
20
$96,726
$241,815
$483,630
$967,260
WHAT ARE LWPI STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT THE WEDDING
PLANNING CERTIFICATION COURSE?
Average Rating: (From Reviews):
Thank you for a wonderful experience...
From Aurelia Bell of Castle Rock, Washington on 7/16/2013.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and providing me with
the knowledge and tools to have a successful career as a
wedding and event planner!
Thank you, Thank you , Thank you.
From Antonio Muniz of New York, New York on 7/11/2013.
Thank you, Thank you , Thank you. I will recommend this
course to others.
Informative and Inspiring.
From Aman Dhaliwal of British Columbia, British
Columbia on 7/10/2013.
The course was informative and inspiring.
I will be focusing on ethnic weddings and felt the course was
heavy with caucasian examples and references. I enjoyed the
videos and sections with ethnic weddings.
Completing Certification
From Alisha Broadnax of Miami, Florida on 7/9/2013.
I am so excited to be apart of LWPI. Acquiring my certification
is the most important achievement of my life. I plan to use
my certification to further grow my business and provide my
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services to all the surrounding counties in Miami-Dade. It is my
wish to be one of the leading Wedding and Event Planners in
the tri-county areas. As my business grows, I plan to give back
to the community through mentoring and philanthropy. I have
learned so much in this course and I plan to use everything
I’ve learned along with any continuing education that is offered
to be the best in my field. My company is name Platinum
Occasions Miami and I look forward to hearing from you.
Becomming an Event Planner
From Lauren Paschal of Reidsville, North Carolina on 7/9/2013.
Unlike most 18 year olds who graduate from high school,
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I didn’t
want a job with a routine that I would eventually grow tired
of. I wanted a career that would make me excited to wake
up every morning. Being a hopeless romantic at heart, I’ve
always loved weddings, but I didn’t know how much until my
sister got married. Helping her with the planning process made
me fall in love with the wedding industry and being a student
of the Wedding Planning Institute has made me love it even
more. I have learned so much about event planning and I
can’t wait to finally get my certification and start working
in the industry full time. My sister is now expecting and I will
soon start the process of planning her amazing baby shower
with all the things I’ve learned. Thank you Wedding Planning
Institute and all the instructors for your guidance and good
luck to all the other students as you begin your new journey.
It’s gonna be so much fun!
Best Wishes & God Bless,
Lauren Paschal
Incredibly detailed and wonderful program.
From Dawnielle Vargas of Vallejo, California on 6/30/2013.
This was an incredibly detailed and wonderful program. I didn’t
realize what I was getting myself into initially. It was a great
time to sign up for a course (something I always wanted to do)
because of the price. This course was a lot more challenging
than others I researched and I am so happy I decided to take
this one because it truly sets us up for running a real business.
I learned so much and am feeling more confident in my abilities
because of this course.
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I enjoyed every minute.
From Rachela Fogelfeld of Glenview, Illinois on 6/18/2013.
I would like to thank you for this beautiful ride I enjoyed
every minute....thanks again
Love the course
From Monica Medina of Miramar, Florida on 6/11/2013.
Love the course!
This course was greatFrom Kathryn Lange of Seattle, Washington on 6/10/2013.
This course was great- I learned some very helpful things
and will absolutely recommend this course to friends!
Make the class a little longer
From Andreas Sales-Mcmurtry of Colorado Springs,
Colorado on 6/3/2013.
Great class just think about when offering the in classroom
course to maybe make the class a little longer I think that
would be so beneficial for the people getting this accreditation.
I would recommend it everybody.
From Deborah Pass of Chesapeake , Virginia on 5/27/2013.
This was an amazing course and I would
recommend it everybody.
I learned so much on every topic
From Shawn Waiters of Bradenton, Florida on 4/12/2013.
I was very satisfied in taking this course i learned so much on
every topic it was an excellent course and im looking forward
to taking more courses with you and furthering my education
more to get where i want to be i thank you and im looking
forward to working with you again!!!
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I am very excited to implement
my new skills and knowledge to my clients!
From Lauren Fiepke of Mahomet, Illinois on 4/11/2013.
Thank you for allowing the opportunity to achieve a
certification through your company. I am very excited to
implement my new skills and knowledge to my clients!
I learn some new things
From Jason Pierre of Irving, Texas on 4/11/2013.
It was very interesting taking this course. I learn some new
things, and some things I already knew. I would continue to
further my education by taking more courses to keep up with
the ever changing industry.
It was so beneficial to me and I couldn’t be
happier than I am right now! - From Brianna Mulford of Miami,
Florida on 4/9/2013.
Thank you so much for this amazing course! It was so
beneficial to me and i couldn’t be happier than I am right now!
By the way, Helen Fong has to be by farrr the best wedding/
event instructor you have! She is the best! I’m so glad i got to
take this course with her she has helped me so much. I can’t
thank her enough!
Recommend it to other friends who are really into
planning. - From Sharon Condiff of Newark, Delaware on 4/9/2013.
I had a great time in this course and will recommend
it to other friends who are really into planning.
Best decision I ever made.
From Raquel DaCosta of Arlington, Texas on 4/5/2013.
Great job! Best decision I ever made.
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I learned so much more than I could have
ever know... - From Malenis Holloway of Cicero, Illinois on
4/4/2013.
I am so happy to have successfully completed the course.
I learned so much more than I could have ever know and
can not wait to apply my new skills to my future career. I am
looking forward to enrolling for more courses and continuing
my education with LWPI.
I am going to be successful because of your
course. - From Yvonne Cotto-Gray of New York, New York
on 12/8/2012.
Perfection!
From Stefani Harris of Fairfax, Virginia on 9/12/2011.
This course was PERFECT!! I’ve been thinking about starting
my own wedding planning business for several years and while
doing the homework for this course, I realized that there are
so many things I hadn’t even thought about...from marketing
ideas to ideas on how to organize and run my business. I will
most definitely use this information for my future business.
I really enjoyed the course and would recommended it to
anyone thinking about joining this industry. My instructor,
Kelly Teague, was very helpful and provided me with great
feedback on how to improve some of my ideas. Thank you Kelly!
And thank you LWPI for putting together this awesome course!
So Glad I chose LWPI!
From Crystal Beas of Santa Clara, California on 9/2/2011.
Attending LWPI was the best decision I made to perfect
and pursue my passion! After years of planing parties and
events for friends, family, and schools, I had the opportunity
to plan my dream wedding! I was instantly hooked! I finally
decided to take my passion and turn it in to a career.
Having a background in Child Development, and loving to
plan children’s parties, I decided to start an event planning
business,DivaGlam Events, specializing in themed makeover/
dance parties for little girls and teens. I was prepared to just
jump in and do what I knew....THANK GOD I happened to
stumble upon this class before I dived in! This course has
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completely prepared me to start my business step by step. I
would have drowned if I had not taken this class. I thought I
knew all there was to event planning....I had no idea. I am truly
grateful for LWPI and my fabulous instructor Janet Lash, of
AVSO Events. She opened my eyes to so many other avenues
in the business. This class has given me the confidence I
needed to enable me to not only stay with my original plan
but to use my creativity to provide other services to generate
cash flow. Thanks LWPI!
My Experience at the Wedding Planning
Institute - From Junni H. Collazos of Miami, Florida on 8/9/2011.
First and foremost I would like to congratulate the LWPI
Institute for the extraordinary staff they have, everyone was
simply fantastic. The “Wedding and Event Planning Course”
although it was very comprehensive at times, I would definitely
recommend this course to everyone and anyone that would
be interested in becoming part of this wonderful community
of knowledgeable, professional and exclusive “Wedding
and Event Planners” that make our LWPI institute a leading
company in the “Wedding Planning Industry”. I advise all
the current and future students to enjoy the course to the
fullest! I’m almost at the end of my course and I found it
to be challenging but most importantly fun and extremely
dynamic. You will acquire a lot of great and useful information.
Be encourage… Stay focused and consistent with all of the
required assignments.
***Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything
requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work,
determination, and dedication. Remember all things are
possible for those who believe***
Kind Regards,
Junni H. Collazos
Thank You!!!
From Jacqueline Despaigne of W. New York,
New Jersey on 7/28/2011.
The Wedding & Event planning course at Lovegevity was
a great experience. The assignments were challenging and
very informative.
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My online professor, Kelly Teague is an excellent and
informative professor who provided great ideas and feedback
on my assignments. Her guidance on several chapters will be
very helpful for me to use in the long run.
I also had the opportunity to meet Laurie Beckmann,
Lovegevity professor at Lehman College in the Bronx and
owner of Gracious Events. She is a world of knowledge who
allowed me to join her class on a trip to meet Sylvia Weinstock,
attend the Stationery Show at the Jacob Javits Convention
Center and intern at her reception hall, The Appel Inn, for a
weekend along with my business partner, Mary Ann.
The course taught me so much to prepare me to take the next
steps in starting a business and taught me how to maintain
reputable in the industry. I also joined and became a member
of ABC and have enjoyed networking and meeting individuals
in the industry.
I look forward to starting this exciting business and new
chapter in my life.
Thank you Lovegevity!
Best,
Jacqueline Despaigne
Thank You...
From Narda Lovell of Brooklyn, New York on 6/28/2011.
I would like to say a special Thank You to Laurie Beckmann
and LWPI. Laurie was not only a great teacher but a mentor as
well. She opened our eyes to the endless possibilities that are
in store for wedding and event planners. I have always dreamt
of becoming an event planner and have even completed
quite a few projects within the past couple of years. Because
of the love of the industry I often attend bridal expos, watch
endless shows in hopes of one day making my dream come
true. Thanks to a good friend at work I enrolled in this course
which was quite a distance from home, but oh so worth it. I
have met great women in class who are as passionate about
the industry as myself. We still keep in touch with one another.
Being a LWPI student at Lehman College allowed me to
meet great people in the industry such as Sasha Souza, Lisa
Ghiotti maker of the Bridal Bouquet Holders. We even went to
Sylvia Weinstocks bakery which was such a great experience.
Jacqueline Vazquez a wedding planner and ABC member
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reminded us to never feel too old, to make our dreams come
true, there is enough business out there for all. This has been
such a great experience and I know the possibilities are
endless. Good Luck everyone! Narda
Great Experience
From Kayla M. Midkiff of Spokane, Washington on 6/23/2011.
I have always wanted to be a Wedding Planner but I was not
sure what steps to take to get there. This course taught me
everything I need to know to jump into the wedding industry
to become an incredible planner. I would have been lost
without this course. Not only do I know how to coordinate
a beautiful wedding now, I can also help with many other
cultures and lifestyles which will set me apart from most
Wedding Planners in my area.
Taking this course was the best decision to make for my
professional future. I would highly recommend it to any
aspiring Wedding Planners out there!
Great Decision
From Christine Opitz of Honolulu, Hawaii on 6/9/2011.
I wanted to gain more knowledge about the Wedding & Event
field and this course was perfect!! I have learned many things
throughout this course, which I know I could not gain through
personal experience as a Destination Wedding Planner.
Now that I am getting closer to the end, I truly feel like I
made a great decision in taking this course. Thank you!
Perfect Timing
From Linda Macahilas (Smith) of Fort Bragg, California on
6/2/2011.
I have enjoyed the WPI assignments so much and they have
helped me with several upcoming events. Within the next two
months I have an East Indian wedding I am volunteering my
“day of” services to, my mother’s 80th birthday party and
my step-daughter’s rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception.
The reception is in a canopy on our property! I am more than
confident that with the excellent education I have received that
I will be an asset to all of these events. I have been able to take
what I have learned and have used it to improve my skills.
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I will be starting my “official” business soon and having
this certification will let my community, and other wedding
planners, know that I am dedicated to my chosen career a
nd love what I do.
A huge Thank You to all of those responsible for such
a great program!
Knowledge is Power
From Gabriela Schreiber of Naperville, Illinois on 5/29/2011.
The CWEP course has been quite the experience for me. As
I near the end of the course and look back at how much I’ve
learned, I’m feeling confident and well prepared for my career
as a wedding and event planner and business owner.
As a wedding and event planning professional, one of the
most important things I learned is managing the six areas of
the event experience (A6 event production). They say the little
details make a BIG difference! As a business owner, one of the
most important things I’ve learned is about the many possible
ways to market and expand my business. Building and
managing a successful presence in the industry is key!
Overall, this course has inspired me to be a more creative and
“outside the box” thinker. Thanks to LWPI for making such a
comprehensive course available to those of us with dreams
of becoming professional wedding and events planners AND
business owners. Best of luck to everyone taking the course!
Course recap
From Charity Ramos (Smith), of Hoffman Estates,
Illinois on 5/23/2011.
As a wedding and event planning company co-owner I have
found the lessons learned over the past few months very useful
and applicable for both those who are in the industry today
and for those who plan to start in the future. Being organized
or a good designer is not enough if you want to be successful;
keeping up with trends, market conditions, customs, etc are all
essential and this course does a good job of making you find
places to get this information now and in the future. Good luck
and much success to all who complete the course!
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“AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE”
From Vatrice Clorie of Miami, Florida on 5/17/2011.
When I decided to take this course to become a certified
wedding planner, I was not prepared for the coursework that
it entailed. When I received the book and saw how thick it
was I got a little nervous; however, when I started reading
the the chapters and doing the actual assignments I became
speechless. The only thing I could think was if your business
is not successful, its not because of LWPI, its because of self.
All the tools needed to get your business up and running is
provided in this course.
I am so excited at the aspect of joining different bridal
associations, networking within the industry, and of course
helping create visions for my clients. While I have done event
planning in the pass, this course showed me how to step my
game up.
My vision is to be one day be that planner who can work on
her business and not work in her business. Those are words
to live by; I have made that my motto and I thank you LWPI for
providing me with the knowledge needed to take my business
to the next level. Hopefully, one day I will be able to be an
Instructor for LWPI and pass down the wealth of knowledge
to the newbies who will follow in all of our footsteps.
Vatrice Clorie, Co-Owner Unforgettable Moments Wedding
& Event Planning, Inc.
Now I’m a Believer
From Valorie Courtney of Kutztown, Pennsylvania on 5/2/2011.
I started this course as a skeptic of the wedding planner’s role.
I wanted to learn the details of event planning in order to plan
corporate and social events, but not weddings. The further I
went into the course, the more I realized that planners are not
a needless luxury; they are a priceless asset to any couple
planning their wedding. Instead of viewing planners as a threat
to individuality, I see them as a catalyst to creating a signature
event that will be remembered forever. They are not just
another vendor; they are a support system and a friend to help
guide couples along a very stressful and confusing path. Most
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wedding planners do not start out because they want to make
a large sum of money; they work hard and long hours because
they love what they do. They love making couple’s dreams
come true.
The course was hard work, but I believe that I am fully
equipped to not only start my own business, but keep it afloat
and growing. The network of people and the experiences the
course has brought with it has made me a stronger and more
confident person.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND FIRST HUGE EVENT!!
From Elizabeth Long of Fort Drum, New York on 4/29/2011.
While I’m waiting for the rest of my grades to come in and my
diploma, I got my DBA today! AND I got My first HUGE event
and charity Bridal show and food drive for Feed Our Vets! This
Is exciting!! I am on my way to Shooting to the Stars!! Thank
you LWPI. I couldn’t have don it with out you!
LWPI Course
From Gloria Alvarez of San Jose, California on 4/4/2011.
While still completing the LWPI certification course I know
what it takes to become a successful wedding planner. This
course has been a wonderful experience. Several of the
assignments have been challenging since I had no knowledge
of the industry at all… Thanks to the class, now I feel more
confident with my skills to work efficiently. I have gained
priceless experience and insight to the business over the last
year. Currently I am planning 3 weddings and 5 quinceaneras.
My favorite assignment was creating the design boards. I
realize I love design and I may take the Preston Baley class
in the near future.
Great Journey
From Crystal Evans of Brooklyn, New York on 3/24/2011.
Being a student at LWPI has been a great experience. When
I decided to get in the wedding industry, I knew that I needed
to a program that would teach me the ins and outs of the
business. LWPI course has taken me through the steps for
a strong foundation to start a business, planning events
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for new clients, Wedding Cultures & Traditions, marketing,
and so much more all, of which I enjoyed. Although it was a
bit challenging at times completing the assignments and with
the anxiety having to replace my modem for my computer not
once, not twice but three times in the course of submitting and
finishing my assignments. In addition, with every obstacle, it
made me more determined to finish the course.
The Wedding Planning Institute has prepared me for the skills
and knowledge to help my bride’s with the most important time
of their lives with minimal amount of stress and frustration.
The Wedding Planning Institute has given me the confidence
to ensure that memories that I help create for future events
will be creatively memorable.
Near to the end!
From Daniela Corti of Olmeneta (Cremona), Italy on 3/7/2011.
This is only to say that I could never imagine that this course
would help me so much.
I’m not young, I’m 37 and for many years I’m involved in
business, but it has been so good and exciting to learn so
many things in such smooth way.. Everything is well done
and it is true that when you have finished with the course, you
perfectly know how to start this business and the things you
have to do in the right consecution even if you have not any
kind of experience in wedding field.
I’m really happy to have taken this beatiful and so interesting
course and I’m sure that when I will set up and start with my
business I will take another one of design..
Hearty thanks to all of you
CHALLENGING YET VERY REWARDING
EXPERIENCE - From EVANGELINE TESORO of Sterling
Heights, Michigan on 2/10/2011.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH WPI HAS BEEN CHALLENGING,
EXCITING AND REWARDING. WHAT HAD MOTIVATED AND
INSPIRED ME TO TAKE THE COURSE ON WEDDING AND
EVENT PLANNING WAS MY DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE
AND THE NEED TO OBTAIN AN ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE
AND PROFESSIONALISM.
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ALTHOUGH IT WAS A STRUGGLE AT FIRST DOING AND
SUBMITTING, CALLING AND VISITING VENDORS AND
ESTABLISHMENTS, AND JOGGLING BETWEEN FAMILY,
WORK, NOT TO MENTION MY COMPUTER BROKE IN THE
MIDDLE OF IT ALL. YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE MY ANXIETY
AND PANIC THE WHOLE TIME THINKING I LOST ALL THE
DATA ON MY FILE WAS THE MOST STRESSFUL TIME
DURING THIS COURSE. BUT, GOD IS GOOD BECAUSE
THROUGH IT ALL EVERYTHING IS INTACT (EXCEPT ME AT
ONE POINT) AND ABLE TO CONTINUE THIS COURSE. THERE
WERE ASSIGNMENTS THAT HAD BROUGHT SMILES,TEARS
OF JOY,MEMORIES AND SO MUCH IDEAS IN ME AND MADE
ME REALIZE,”VANGIE, THIS IS WHAT YOU LOVE ,THIS WHO
YOU ARE, YOU ARE VERY GOOD AT THIS...THIS IS IT! IT’S
YOUR TIME AND MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.”
NOW, I AM ALMOST DONE WITH THE COURSE, AND THE
KNOWLEDGE LEARNED FROM STARTING TO RUNNING
THIS INDUSTRY WILL BETTER PREPARE ME TO FACE ANY
CHALLENGE AND OFFER THE BEST SERVICES TO COUPLES
/PEOPLE THAT WILL SEEK MY EXPERTISE IN THIS FIELD.
THANK YOU LWPI FOR SUCH RUNNING A INFORMATIVE,
COURSE. MORE POWER.
EVANGELINE TESORO
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