Event & Wedding Planning Course Outline

Unit B

In Unit B you’ll study the process of researching and selecting venues and caterers for your events. Then, learn how to plan all sorts of events for private clients including milestone celebrations, birthday parties, funerals and religious rites.

Overview for Event & Wedding Planning Course Unit B

Unit Topics

  • Discover the main considerations for selecting venues that contribute to your overall event goals. Consider the needs of vendors, guests, lighting, and much more as you research potential venues. You’ll learn about the different types of venues, as well as how to successfully host an outdoor event.

  • Most events put a heavy focus on food and drink. Learn how to interview caterers and take part in tastings. You’ll study the process of menu planning to be mindful of allergies and dietary restrictions.

  • Milestone parties are celebrated throughout the year. Be it a major birthday, an anniversary party or a college graduation, family and friends are always coming together to celebrate these significant events. Learn the nuances of organizing milestone events and get ready to put your creative hat on!

  • Learn to plan parties for tots and teens and tap into a younger you. You’ll look at organizing games and activities that keep both the children and adult guests entertained.

  • As an event planner you can make joyous events even more special for your clients. You can also help your clients through difficult times. For example, you can assist clients with funeral arrangements for a loved one. Learn how to respectfully and politely make arrangements for your clients so they can be with their family.

Unit Books

  • Event Venues and Catering

  • Milestone Parties and Events

  • Birthday Parties

  • Religious Rites and Funerals

Your event and wedding planning assignments

Your Assignments

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

  • Plan a birthday party for a 9 year old.
  • Research the components of a religious rite and select a variety of appropriate vendors.