Online Wedding Planning Courses at Accredited Schools

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest overall ranking, is effective at equipping students via its wedding planning courses to be successful wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. and connect them to future employers. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 51,530 people employed as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed today.

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Wedding Planning Courses at Penn Foster Career School

Program Name: Wedding Planner

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Wedding Planning Courses at Ashworth College

Program Name: Bridal Consulting Offline
Lesson 1: Making Dreams Come True

The role of the bridal consultant; basics of a successful bridal consulting business; your professional image; gathering resources for wedding planning; working with brides and mothers at the first interview; setting appropriate fees.


Lesson 2: You are Cordially Invited

The engagement; making the announcement; selecting a wedding style; formulating the budget; listing wedding plans and costs; compiling the guest list; choosing the right invitations; tracking responses.


Lesson 3: Etiquette, Traditions & Customs

Popular wedding customs and traditions; contemporary symbolism; rituals and traditions around the world; ethnic customs; receiving gifts; accepted etiquette; using a bridal registry.


Lesson 4: Ceremonies

Selecting the right site for different kinds of ceremonies; the challenge of double weddings; how to personalize the ceremony and make it special for each couple; what you should know about the way different religions celebrate marriage; conducting a wedding rehearsal.


Supplement: Time Management Guide

How to be more productive and efficient as a student now—and in your career later.


Lesson 5: The Wedding Budget

Apportioning the wedding costs among the bride: groom: and parents; approaches to distributing financial obligations; unexpected expenses; what to specify in contracts with vendors; insurance concerns.


Lesson 6: Dressing the Part

How to shop for and find the perfect wedding dress; selecting bridal accessories; choosing the right attire for the maid of honor, best man, and other attendants; appropriate outfits for mothers, fathers, and siblings; proper attire for wedding guests.


Lesson 7: All the Parties

Planning the engagement party; the who, what, when, how, and where of bridal and wedding showers; requirements for the bridesmaids' luncheon; the bachelor party; the rehearsal dinner; ideas for the main event—the wedding reception; selecting the right facility; renting equipment.


Lesson 8: Eat, Drink & Be Married

Choosing a menu; how to select a caterer; food service concerns; understanding catering contracts, terms, and conditions; the steps involved in ordering and serving the wedding cake; the groom's cake; coordinating reception details; popular reception traditions.


Lesson 9:Orchestrating & Decorating the Celebration

Rules for the ceremony's music; choosing and contracting with the musicians; musical selections for the wedding ceremony and reception; selecting a qualified florist; floral trends and tips; bridal bouquet options.


Lesson 10: Capturing the Memories

Choosing a photographer; drawing up a fair contract; engagement pictures; how to have a successful bridal portrait sitting; candid vs. formal shots; the wedding album; capturing weddings on video; verifying references; what it should cost.


Lesson 11: The Honeymoon

Determining the appropriate honeymoon site and style; planning the honeymoon; creating a reasonable budget; legal requirements for traveling to foreign destinations; wedding transportation vendors.


Lesson 12: Beating Wedding Stress

Handling weddings with complicated family circumstances; understanding common familial emotions and pressures; managing stress; couples with socioeconomic disparities; pre-nuptial agreements.


Lesson 13: Starting a Business

Your new bridal consulting business: start-up essentials; legal requirements; record-keeping and taxes; managing your money; a reality-based management plan.


Lesson 14: Marketing Your Business

Tips for effective advertising and promotion; marketing strategies; analyzing your competition; measuring advertising effectiveness.


Supplement: Checklists, Tables & Timelines

Tables, forms, and schedules to use in business.


Supplement: Sources & Resources

Practical guide to recommended wedding vendors and suppliers.


Program description: Every bride and groom deserves a wedding that is creative,
romantic and unique. We’ll show you how to make it happen –
from getting a marriage license to choosing invitations,
flowers and ceremonial music to making honeymoon plans.
You’ll learn to work with caterers, florists, photographers
and entertainers to creative one-in-a-lifetime events.

Program Name: Bridal Consulting Online
Lesson 1: Making Dreams Come True

The role of the bridal consultant; basics of a successful bridal consulting business; your professional image; gathering resources for wedding planning; working with brides and mothers at the first interview; setting appropriate fees.


Lesson 2: You are Cordially Invited

The engagement; making the announcement; selecting a wedding style; formulating the budget; listing wedding plans and costs; compiling the guest list; choosing the right invitations; tracking responses.


Lesson 3: Etiquette, Traditions & Customs

Popular wedding customs and traditions; contemporary symbolism; rituals and traditions around the world; ethnic customs; receiving gifts; accepted etiquette; using a bridal registry.


Lesson 4: Ceremonies

Selecting the right site for different kinds of ceremonies; the challenge of double weddings; how to personalize the ceremony and make it special for each couple; what you should know about the way different religions celebrate marriage; conducting a wedding rehearsal.


Supplement: Time Management Guide

How to be more productive and efficient as a student now—and in your career later.


Lesson 5: The Wedding Budget

Apportioning the wedding costs among the bride: groom: and parents; approaches to distributing financial obligations; unexpected expenses; what to specify in contracts with vendors; insurance concerns.


Lesson 6: Dressing the Part

How to shop for and find the perfect wedding dress; selecting bridal accessories; choosing the right attire for the maid of honor, best man, and other attendants; appropriate outfits for mothers, fathers, and siblings; proper attire for wedding guests.


Lesson 7: All the Parties

Planning the engagement party; the who, what, when, how, and where of bridal and wedding showers; requirements for the bridesmaids' luncheon; the bachelor party; the rehearsal dinner; ideas for the main event—the wedding reception; selecting the right facility; renting equipment.


Lesson 8: Eat, Drink & Be Married

Choosing a menu; how to select a caterer; food service concerns; understanding catering contracts, terms, and conditions; the steps involved in ordering and serving the wedding cake; the groom's cake; coordinating reception details; popular reception traditions.


Lesson 9: Orchestrating & Decorating the Celebration

Rules for the ceremony's music; choosing and contracting with the musicians; musical selections for the wedding ceremony and reception; selecting a qualified florist; floral trends and tips; bridal bouquet options.


Lesson 10: Capturing the Memories

Choosing a photographer; drawing up a fair contract; engagement pictures; how to have a successful bridal portrait sitting; candid vs. formal shots; the wedding album; capturing weddings on video; verifying references; what it should cost.


Lesson 11: The Honeymoon

Determining the appropriate honeymoon site and style; planning the honeymoon; creating a reasonable budget; legal requirements for traveling to foreign destinations; wedding transportation vendors.


Lesson 12: Beating Wedding Stress

Handling weddings with complicated family circumstances; understanding common familial emotions and pressures; managing stress; couples with socioeconomic disparities; pre-nuptial agreements.


Lesson 13: Starting a Business

Your new bridal consulting business: start-up essentials; legal requirements; record-keeping and taxes; managing your money; a reality-based management plan.


Lesson 14: Marketing Your Business

Tips for effective advertising and promotion; marketing strategies; analyzing your competition; measuring advertising effectiveness.


Supplement: Checklists, Tables & Timelines

Tables, forms, and schedules to use in business.


Supplement: Sources & Resources

Practical guide to recommended wedding vendors and suppliers.


Program description: This program shows how to arrange weddings that are creative, romantic and unique. It covers all the essentials, from marriage licenses to ceremonial music, bridal showers to bouquets, invitations to honeymoon plans. Students are also taught how to work with caterers, florists, photographers, entertainers and more.

Wedding Planning Courses by State & City

Top 20 US Wedding Planning Schools (campus and online)

Baldwin-Wallace College
Total Programs 86
Number of Subjects 86
Rank in USA 253rd
North Central College
Total Programs 83
Number of Subjects 90
Rank in USA 274th
Arcadia University
Total Programs 95
Number of Subjects 98
Rank in USA 324th
The University of Montana
Total Programs 136
Number of Subjects 125
Rank in USA 331st
California Lutheran University
Total Programs 70
Number of Subjects 82
Rank in USA 334th
Lyndon State College
Total Programs 49
Number of Subjects 57
Rank in USA 642nd
Keystone College
Total Programs 60
Number of Subjects 58
Rank in USA 647th
Brigham Young University
Total Programs 217
Number of Subjects 160
Rank in USA 719th
Alaska Vocational Technical Center
Total Programs 22
Number of Subjects 35
Rank in USA 871st
Southern Methodist University
Total Programs 127
Number of Subjects 108
Rank in USA 976th
Bradley University
Total Programs 139
Number of Subjects 123
Rank in USA 1125th
Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus
Total Programs 30
Number of Subjects 35
Rank in USA 1349th
North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 136
Rank in USA 1427th
Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel
Total Programs 16
Number of Subjects 25
Rank in USA 1569th
Carroll University
Total Programs 60
Number of Subjects 77
Rank in USA 1719th
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
Total Programs 64
Number of Subjects 60
Rank in USA 2063rd
Northern Michigan University
Total Programs 162
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 2122nd
Ferris State University
Total Programs 158
Number of Subjects 154
Rank in USA 2147th
Arkansas Tech University
Total Programs 112
Number of Subjects 107
Rank in USA 2155th
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Total Programs 126
Number of Subjects 113
Rank in USA 2162nd