- Certification programs prepare professionals for a career in wedding planning. Students receive training in topics such as contract law, vendor selection and budget management. Wedding planner certification programs also instruct professionals on details of ethics, etiquette and religious customs.
- If you are interested in wedding planner certification programs, look locally or online for a course. Some community colleges offer continuing education programs to receive certification. If you can't find a program nearby, there are many distance learning programs available online.
- The price of wedding planner certification programs varies from just under $500 to over $1,000. The cost depends on the length of the course, the instructor's fee and the depth of information covered.
- According to Gerard Monaghan, president of the Association of Bridal Consultants, there are approximately 10,000 wedding consultant businesses nationwide. Becoming certified gives you a competitive edge and shows that you are serious about your business.