Event & Wedding Planning Course Outline

Unit A

Unit A takes you through your role as an event and wedding planner, the planning timeframe and budget, and the essential components that are part of every event. Wrap up the unit by learning how to start your own event planning company.

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Event and Wedding Course Materials Unit A
  • Dive right into the event planner role and find out what your schedule will be like, what you’ll do day to day, and who you’ll be working with.

  • Explore an essential component of event planning — the immensely important planning timeframe. Learn how to organize and prioritize your tasks effectively so that every detail comes together just right.

  • To plan any event you need to know which details to consider. From organizing the guest list to choosing the entertainment, you’ll learn about all seventeen event components in great detail.

  • Wouldn’t it be great if the sky were the limit when it comes to what you can spend? Maybe so, but the reality is every event comes with a budget. We’ll show you how to work with your clients to come up with a budget, how to prioritize elements of the event, and how to ensure your clients’ costs are on track.

  • Take a look at the first type of corporate event planning — internal corporate events. These are events that planners organize for employees within a company, such as staff meetings and team-building retreats. You’ll learn how to plan these events and how to incorporate the manager’s goal and method of success measurement into your planning.

  • The process of starting your own business is often considered a daunting task, but don’t worry because we take it one step at a time. Beginning with the basics, you’ll learn about the different types of businesses, financing your company, choosing an insurance package, and how to write a business plan.

Watch a Unit Preview Video

In this unit preview, course intructor, Candice Coppola, takes you through the process of creating a business plan.

Your event and wedding planning assignments

Your Assignments

Take a look at some of the practical assignments that you’ll complete in this unit:

  • Analyze your personality and discover which traits will make you a great event planner.
  • Source numerous vendors in your local area including catering options, photographers, and more.
  • Plan team-building activities for a corporate retreat.