Certified Wedding & Event Planning (CWEP)
Instructor led or Self Study
CWEP provides comprehensive training, covering all the essential knowledge and skills needed to plan and execute successful events.
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When you choose any one of our LWPI-backed programs, you’ll receive an internationally-recognized certification and a professional designation proclaiming to the world that you’re far more than capable of building a successful career as a wedding and event planner.
Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to break into the wedding and event planning industry? Or are you trying to handle planning your own wedding? It can be frustrating and difficult to find the best way to learn the skills you need.
Our Certified Wedding and Event Planning (CWEP) certification course provides the practical skills and real-world experience you need to stand out in a crowded market and pursue your passion with confidence. Or even just create that stunning wedding of your dreams.
CWEP is designed specifically for individuals looking to become certified wedding and event planners or trying to plan their own wedding. It provides comprehensive training, covering all the essential knowledge and skills needed to plan and execute successful events.
Completing the course will give you the confidence and skills to launch your own business, take your career to the next level, or plan a top-notch wedding.
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Weekly Live Mentoring with industry professionals
Instructor office hours for live, virtual assistance
Access to a supportive community of students and alumni
Mobile-friendly digital textbook for on-the-go learning
Instructor-led and self-study options to fit your schedule and learning style
A stunning portfolio to showcase your skills and experience to future clients
One-on-one video or phone conference calls with your instructor
Internship opportunities, both paid and non-paid, to gain real-world experience at high-profile celebrity events
Monthly meetings with a mentor or business coach to discuss your progress and goals
Prestigious certification recognized by industry associations, accredited colleges, corporations, and event professionals.
Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning (CWEP)
Upon completion of the course you will gain the confidence and skills to launch your own business, take your career to the next level or plan a top quality wedding.
Lovegevity's Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning course includes comprehensive training, hands-on experience, and practical knowledge and skills to help students stand out in a competitive marketplace.
But we don't just give you the knowledge...
What sets us apart is our focus on practical skills, paid and unpaid internships, and mentoring opportunities with seasoned professionals, providing students with real-world experience and an impressive portfolio.
Our CWEP strategy involves a step-by-step approach to cover all the essential knowledge and skills needed to create unforgettable events that exceed your clients' expectations. We'll start by building your foundation in event planning and gradually move towards advanced techniques.
You will have your own successful business organizing weddings and events.
In the end, you'll have the confidence and skills to launch your own wedding and event planning business, or take your career to the next level.
What are you going to learn?
CWEP is designed specifically for people who want to become certified as wedding and event planners or who want to host their own wedding. It provides comprehensive training, covering all the essential knowledge and skills required to successfully plan and execute events.
Frequently Asked Questions
The LWPI program is recognized around the world as the industry standard and is the only one offered by more than 2,200 accredited colleges and universities.
Our students get the training, support, tools, networking, experience and internships they need to launch a successful career. They don't have to fend for themselves. For example, our students have interned with David Tutera, Preston Bailey, Kevin Lee, Lisa Vanderpump, and many other industry professionals to build their portfolio of work and launch a career in wedding and event planning.
Do you offer internships?
All students and former students can do internships. We have several to choose from throughout the year, and as an active member you can request as many as you like. From bridal shows to fashion shows, charity events, galas, working side by side with event planners and assisting at royal weddings. Our students have interned with David Tutera, Preston Bailey, Kevin Lee, Lisa Vanderpump, and many other industry professionals to build their portfolio of work and launch a career in wedding and event planning.
How long does it take to finish the program?
The program is designed to take about 8-12 weeks or 340 hours of study to complete, but you have up to 6 months to complete it at your own pace.
Event organization vs. Event design
The planner meets with the client and plans the entire event: invitations, deadlines, contracting suppliers, tests, tastings, etc. Gather client information: colors, expectations, wedding size, budget, theme ideas, etc.
The planner then contacts the designer and communicates the guidelines. For example, "My client's colors are pink and white, she loves gold, the venue is the ballroom at the Marriott, her budget for design services is $4,000, she and her husband They met at the movies, so they want to include movie elements in the design, they just want white and pink roses as flowers, etc."
At that time, the designer and his team come up with the design based on the size of the room and the needs of the client. They create plans and sketches (or computer layouts) of the room. They choose the types of tables, crockery, cutlery, table linen, lighting, colors, flowers, etc. to meet customer needs. They then present their designs to the client and the organizer for feedback. Designers are the creative ones who take the logistics of the organizer and bring it to life.
Many organizers offer both planning and design services, but have a team of designers because it's not the job of one person.
How is the course carried out?
The course is a combination of interactive online learning with lectures, videos, tests, assignments, projects, as well as class discussions and live webinars.
There is also an exam. The community offers live video conference discussions on a variety of topics with a variety of industry guest speakers and wedding planning mentors who are active in the industry. If you miss a live discussion, it's recorded and uploaded to your video library so you can watch it anytime. The course also provides you with hundreds of templates that you can download and reuse with your own branding/logo. Including contracts, pricing models, business plan, etc.
The best program for you is the one that fits your goals, not the cheapest. Make sure you identify why you want to become certified and that the program you choose will help you achieve it. We would love to welcome you to our program and to our community.
Where can I find a job as a wedding and event planner?
All Lovegevity students and graduates are eligible for an internship as part of the CWEP programme, and Masterclass students and graduates are eligible to work with Lovegevity at local events in their market.
What is the difference between the CWEP and the Master Class program?
The Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning course is just 1 of several courses that make up the Master Class Program.
The Master Class Program is our most complete program and consists of all our courses in a single program. It is for those who are interested in more than just event planning, but want to incorporate all aspects and services into their event planning business.
Often, CWEP graduates re-enroll in the Master Class Program to further their education and grow their business.
How long is the certification valid for?
Certification is renewed every 5 years. Our students maintain access to the course curriculum as we update industry best practices, trends, and feedback from the field each year for our Alumni members.
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