ED-CC-106 Wedding Consultant Entrepreneur

Price: 
$2,200.00
Category: 
Creative Careers
Combined Hours: 
405
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Wedding Consultant
Start Your Own Business
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Weddings are landmarks in the lives of the brides, grooms, and their families. The wedding consultant has the most important role in planning this special day. Today's brides and grooms have busy lives and they often do not have time to make all the preparations for their dream wedding. They'll gladly pay a wedding consultant to take care of the details. Our Wedding Consultant Entrepreneur Program will provide you with all the tools you will need to create the business you want. 

Wedding Consultant

Weddings are a joyous occasion: the bride is glowing with joy, the groom is beaming with pride and all the guests and family are delighted with the occasion. Planning wedding events takes a lot of organization and vision. Many couples get overwhelmed with wedding planning and often rely on a trained wedding planner to help them make their important day as special as possible. The duties of a wedding consultant can vary, but often include helping the happy couple with their wedding ceremony and reception by helping to choose wedding cakes, reception sites, flowers, invitations, and much more!

Prerequisite(s): None

Start Your Own Business

Have you ever eaten a Mrs. Fields cookie? Used an Apple computer? Listened to a hip-hop CD? Entrepreneurs brought these products to your world. People that start their own businesses and work for themselves are called entrepreneurs. For an entrepreneur the sky is the limit as far as earnings are concerned. An entrepreneur is someone who has recognized an opportunity to start a business that other people may not have noticed -- and jumps at it skillfully. Entrepreneurs can shape and create an opportunity where others see little or nothing -- or see it too early or too late.

This “Start Your Own Business” class will help you create the business you want. Throughout this course you will be working on your business plan and creating a quick comprehensive overview of the elements you want in your new business.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Wedding Consultant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify techniques for planning a wedding ceremony
  • List the steps between engagement and the wedding day
  • Define the elements involved in the wedding consulting business
  • Recall techniques for marketing and determining fees and service
  • Recognize basic wedding elements of being a wedding consultant

Start Your Own Business

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define entrepreneurship
  • List the steps for developing a business plan
  • Recall methods for forming a financing strategy
  • Recognize the fundamentals of commercial law
  • Differentiate between potential strategies for growing your business

Wedding Consultant

Wedding Consultant Module 1
The Ceremony Planner

  • Setting the Tone for the Wedding
  • Taking Charge of the Wedding
  • Choosing an Official
  • Deciding Who will Participate
  • Planning the Ceremony Location
  • The Wedding Program
  • The Wedding Rehearsal
  • The Ceremony Text
  • Incorporating Personal Beliefs
  • Checklists and Worksheets

Wedding Consultant Module 2
Wedding Vows and Traditions

  • Envisioning Your Event
  • The Budget, When and Where and Guest List
  • Transforming Your Space
  • Flowers, Photography, Music
  • The Dress and All the Rest
  • A Rousing Reception
  • The Invitation Suite and Cake
  • Favors and Welcome Gifts
  • The Other Parties
  • The Day of. . . in Detail

Wedding Consultant Module 3
The Wedding Consultant Business

  • Characteristics of a Successful Bridal Consultant
  • The Role of the Consultant
  • Wedding Day Duties
  • Consulting Services and Fees
  • Developing Your Market
  • Writing a Mission Statement
  • Building the Foundations of Your Business
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Legal Issues
  • The Cost of Doing Business
  • Developing a Vendor Network
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Using the Internet
  • Tracking Your Finances

Wedding Consultant Module 4
The Portable Wedding Consultant

  • Accessories, Attendants, Attire
  • The Ceremony Itself
  • Divorced parents
  • Finances, Flowers, Guest Lists
  • Invitations, Honeymoon
  • Kids at Weddings
  • Music and Photography
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Rehearsals, Gifts, the Reception
  • Showers, Rings, Thank You Notes
  • Traditions, Transportation
  • Tuxedos, Wedding Gowns
  • Videography
  • Wedding Cakes

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business Module 1     
Entrepreneurial Pathways

  • Defining Entrepreneurship
  • What Entrepreneurs Do
  • Free Enterprise Economies
  • Finding & Evaluating Opportunity
  • Examining Profits
  • Creating Business from Opportunity
  • Creating a Feasibility Analysis
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Defining Your Business
  • Analyzing Your Competitive Advantage
  • Viability Testing
  • Valuing a Business

Start Your Own Business Module 2   
Integrated Marketing

  • Exploring Your Market
  • Marketing vs. Selling
  • Market Research
  • Market Segments
  • Positioning Your Product or Service
  • Developing Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Mix
  • Pricing Your Products
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Smart Selling
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Principles of Selling
  • Successful Sales Calls
  • Customer Relationship Management

Start Your Own Business Module 3       
Cost Analysis

  • Understanding & Managing Costs
  • Identify Required Investment
  • Analyze Fixed Operating Costs
  • Calculate Gross Profit
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Financial Statements
  • Income Statements
  • Examining a Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Calculating Return on Investment
  • Same-Size Analysis
  • Quick, Current & Debt Ratios

Start Your Own Business Module 4     
Financing Strategy

  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash vs. Profits
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Budget
  • Taxes
  • Filing Tax Returns
  • Financing Preferences
  • Types of Business Financing
  • Debt vs. Equity Financing
  • Identifying Sources of Capital
  • Stocks & Bonds as Investments

Start Your Own Business Module 5    
Operating For Success

  • Addressing Legal Issues
  • Managing Risk
  • Business Legal Structures
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protecting Tangible Assets
  • Operations in a Business
  • Production-Distribution Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Suppliers
  • Managing Inventory
  • Facilities Location & Design

Start Your Own Business Module 6
Growing Your Business

  • Management
  • 10 Basic Tasks Handled by Managers
  •  Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Organizational Structure
  • Human Resources Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Incorporating Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Practices
  • Growing Your Business
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Cashing in Your Brand
  • Methods for Valuing a Business

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

All course materials included.

Wedding Consultant

Upon successful completion of our Wedding Consultant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Wedding Planning Professional (CWPP).

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.