Event & Wedding Planning

UEPC™ & UWPC™ Certification

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Love Entertaining & Event Planning?

Become a Certified Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™

Become a Certified Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™

Our unique training approach will help you turn your passion for event planning and entertaining into a rewarding career. 

You will learn essential event & wedding planning concepts and techniques. More importantly, you will learn how to apply these techniques. 

Graduates will be able to design and implement all types of events for their clients, from social and private events, to weddings and public events.

Additionally, you will learn the business model of being an Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™. This includes the setting up of your business, marketing and sales, sourcing and pricing, determining a budget with your clients and more!

DUAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

Earn two certifications to demonstrate your professionalism and knowledge

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CERTIFIED ULTIMATE EVENT PLANNER™

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CERTIFIED ULTIMATE WEDDING PLANNER™

A Comprehensive Certification Course

Our 5-Day Event & Wedding Planning Course stands out as a one-of-a-kind and incredibly comprehensive program. It covers all the essential concepts and techniques needed for successful event planning and provides practical guidance on their application.

Moreover, this course delves into the business aspect of being an Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™. You will learn the step-by-step process of setting up your own business, effective marketing and sales strategies, sourcing and pricing considerations, collaborating with clients to establish budgets, and implementing the renowned Ultimate Event Planner™ process.

Embark on a career in event & Wedding planning

Let’s Set the Scene: Imagine as you step into a venue, you feel the excitement in the air. Smiles light up faces, laughter fills the space, and a carefully crafted atmosphere surrounds everyone. The orchestrator behind this impeccable setting? That could be you.

Discover Your Potential

It starts with an idea. With skill and finesse, that idea becomes a beautiful memory. You’re not just a planner; you’re the visionary who captures and recreates cherished moments. You expertly coordinate events of joy, love, and celebration.

Experience the Impact

As the venue is unveiled, everyone notices the brilliance of your work. Whether it’s making a couple’s dream wedding a reality or setting new standards for corporate events, your expertise shines in these significant moments.

Value the Significance

Event planning is more than organizing – it’s about creating lasting memories. Take pride in turning important occasions into cherished experiences. The emotions, shared happiness, and stories shared are a testament to your dedication and unmatched skills.

This Event & Wedding Planning course goes beyond the basics. We aim to ignite your passion and shape you into the expert the event planning industry seeks.

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Expand Your Industry Knowledge

Our comprehensive 5-Day Event & Wedding Planning course encompasses a wide range of essential topics.

You will gain insights on conducting client consultations to fully grasp their vision, executing seamless event production involving logistics and venue selection, implementing event design encompassing layout, lighting, and tablescaping, managing vendors and suppliers effectively, and collaborating with caterers on menu selection and budget considerations.

With our guidance, you will learn how to transform a client’s vision into a remarkable and unforgettable event experience. 

This intensive course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide a diverse array of event planning services to both social and corporate clients.

Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Event and Wedding Planning isn’t just about passion—it’s about potential. With the right training and dedication, you can earn a significant income while doing what you love. From starting your own event planning business to collaborating with luxury resorts and brands, the sky’s the limit!

The Wedding Planning Industry

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Step into the wedding planning industry, where your passion for creating beautiful moments meets a world of limitless possibilities. Our comprehensive course is your starting point to mastering the art of creating and facilitating unforgettable ceremonies.

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Immerse yourself in a curriculum designed to transform you into a wedding planner expert. As you journey through our comprehensive curriculum, you’ll not only gain the expertise to meticulously guide couples through every facet of the planning process, but you’ll also uncover the secrets to weaving their distinct love stories into personalized themes that radiate love.

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Elevate your skills further by discovering the intricacies of selecting and arranging vendors. From florists who transform spaces into fragrant wonderlands, to culinary experts who craft delightful menus – you’ll be able to confidently and seamlessly orchestrate it all.

The Wedding Planning Industry

Outdoor Wedding

Step into the wedding planning industry, where your passion for creating beautiful moments meets a world of limitless possibilities. Our comprehensive course is your starting point to mastering the art of creating and facilitating unforgettable ceremonies.

White Wedding Cake

Immerse yourself in a curriculum designed to transform you into a wedding planner expert. As you journey through our comprehensive curriculum, you’ll not only gain the expertise to meticulously guide couples through every facet of the planning process, but you’ll also uncover the secrets to weaving their distinct love stories into personalized themes that radiate love.

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Elevate your skills further by discovering the intricacies of selecting and arranging vendors. From florists who transform spaces into fragrant wonderlands, to culinary experts who craft delightful menus – you’ll be able to confidently and seamlessly orchestrate it all.

Elevate your Event & Wedding Planning Skills

Learn Our Proven System

Our course provides students with a thorough, step-by-step system to use for planning a wide range of events. This includes social events like weddings, birthday parties, and showers as well as professional events like conferences, team-building exercises, and product launches. 

Additionally, students will gain knowledge and skills in planning public events including fundraisers, press conferences, and sporting events. By mastering our step-by-step system, students will be prepared to confidently and expertly design and carry out a variety of events.

With the best selection of décor, lighting, themes, tablescaping, layouts and vendors including caterers and florists, you will be able to plan and implement any event, bringing a client’s vision to life!

Learn Our
Proven System

Our course provides students with a thorough, step-by-step system to use for planning a wide range of events. This includes social events like weddings, birthday parties, and showers as well as professional events like conferences, team-building exercises, and product launches. 

Additionally, students will gain knowledge and skills in planning public events including fundraisers, press conferences, and sporting events. By mastering our step-by-step system, students will be prepared to confidently and expertly design and carry out a variety of events.

With the best selection of décor, lighting, themes, tablescaping, layouts and vendors including caterers and florists, you will be able to plan and implement any event, bringing a client’s vision to life!

The Event Planning Industry

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Master the art of crafting unforgettable public events – from expositions to game-changing conferences and heartwarming fundraisers. Learn the ins and outs of permit handling, vendor coordination, and creating enjoyable experiences that leave audiences in awe.

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Unleash your creativity in the realm of private events – be it intimate gatherings, joyous retirements, anniversaries, or exclusive functions. Dive into guest invitations, seamless event flow, catering, and top-notch entertainment, all while creating an atmosphere of fun for both clients and attendees.

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Gain expertise in planning impactful corporate events, mastering logistics, budgeting, and stakeholder coordination. Craft tailored professional experiences, from product launches to team-building. Delve into diverse social events like birthdays and cultural celebrations, honing logistics, themes, and guest management for seamless experiences.

The Event Planning Industry

Master the art of crafting unforgettable public events – from expositions to game-changing conferences and heartwarming fundraisers. Learn the ins and outs of permit handling, vendor coordination, and creating enjoyable experiences that leave audiences in awe.

Mom and Daughter at Baby Shower

Unleash your creativity in the realm of private events – be it intimate gatherings, joyous retirements, anniversaries, or exclusive functions. Dive into guest invitations, seamless event flow, catering, and top-notch entertainment, all while creating an atmosphere of fun for both clients and attendees.

Gain expertise in planning impactful corporate events, mastering logistics, budgeting, and stakeholder coordination. Craft tailored professional experiences, from product launches to team-building. Delve into diverse social events like birthdays and cultural celebrations, honing logistics, themes, and guest management for seamless experiences.

Numbers That Matter

1 %
higher job growth

Job growth within the event & wedding planning industry in the United States is notably robust, surpassing the average for other occupations by 4%. (99firms.com)

$ 1 B
Industry value

The event and wedding planning industry value is $3.2 billion. This underscores the industry’s importance and potential for profitability. (99firms.com)

1 M
event & wedding planners

This figure highlights the potential for both job seekers and entrepreneurs looking to establish their own event & wedding planning businesses. (99firms.com)

Graduate Spotlight

Preet Khosa, UEPC™, UWPC™

Preet Khosa, co-founder of The Sunset Acres, transformed a 10-acre slice of paradise in Central Valley, California, into a charming wedding and event venue.

Preet and her team transformed the estate into a romantic haven for couples. Committed to making every wedding an embodiment of love, the team at The Sunset Acres ensures each celebration is as unique and beautiful as the love stories they represent.

Nina Torres, UEPC™, UWPC™

This family-owned and operated venture in Austin and its surrounding areas was born from the dreams of Nina and her team. They saw a gap in the market for quality party rental equipment that didn't break the bank. Their vision was not just to fill that gap, but to redefine the rental experience by placing an emphasis on customer service.

Today, Phenomenal Events & Party Rentals boasts a diverse inventory tailored for any event – from intimate gatherings to grand weddings. Whether you're in need of stylish tables, comfortable chairs, elegant linens, or exquisite china, Nina and her team ensures that your special occasion is nothing short of spectacular!

Kiana Roberts, UEPC™, UWPC™

Always Ahead by Kiana is committed to turning dream events into reality, combining professionalism, vast experience, and creativity, ensuring meticulous execution and an enjoyable experience.

With a firm belief that details make the difference, each event is skillfully personalized to resonate with the guest of honor or the specific client's vision. Kiana introduces three distinct packages, each designed to cater to varied client preferences, underlining Always Ahead by Kiana’s dedication to versatile and impeccable service.

Anya Mecaj, UEPC™, UWPC™

Anya, founder of Anya’s Events, excels in crafting elegant tablescapes and balloon arrangements, transforming spaces into captivating celebratory settings. From intimate picnics to sizable boat parties, her expertise shines in each event, reflecting her unique artistry.

Anya captures emotions, creating lasting memories. As a Certified Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™, Anya demonstrates unwavering dedication to her craft and clients. We commend Anya's achievements and her continuous pursuit of excellence in event planning.

Shane'a Owens, UEPC™, UWPC™

Shane'a Owens, owner of Luxe Venue, harnesses her love for travel and weddings to create unmatched experiences at Luxe Venue. Prioritizing client satisfaction above all, the team at Luxe Venue transforms each couple's vision into a reality, ensuring every meticulous detail aligns with their wedding day dreams.

Luxe Venue’s extensive suite includes destination wedding services, guaranteeing flawlessly executed welcome receptions, main ceremonies, and farewells. Recognizing the intricacies of wedding planning, they also offer tailored hourly consultations to guide brides. Their event decor expertise allows couples to select from a myriad of decor options to fit their wedding style.

Achievements Unlocked

The Success Stories of Our Graduates

Achievements Unlocked

The Success Stories of Our Graduates

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Dreaming of Becoming an Event & Wedding Planner?

This Course is Your First Step!

Master the Art of Event Planning

Whether it’s a small intimate gathering, a grand ballroom wedding, or a corporate event for hundreds, our course ensures you can plan, coordinate, and manage it all. Size doesn’t matter; your skillset will.

Bring Dreams
to Life

Every client has a unique vision for their special day. With our comprehensive training, you won’t just understand their dream – you’ll make it come alive. We equip you with the knowledge and tools to turn those dreams into memorable realities.

Become a Part of Our Extended Family

As a student, you’re never alone on this journey. Ultimate Academy® offers unparalleled support, both from dedicated team members and a vast network of graduates. You’ll be joining a community that thrives on shared experiences and mutual growth.

Gain Confidence From Start to Finish

The world of event planning is bustling with challenges. Our course is tailored to instill you with the confidence to face these challenges head-on. You’ll learn to organize, facilitate, and execute every aspect of the event planning process seamlessly.

Diversify Your Portfolio

Your skills won’t be confined to one niche. After completing our course, you’ll be well-equipped to offer a wide spectrum of event planning services professionally. From birthdays to weddings to corporate galas, you’ll have the expertise to handle them all.

Bridge Theory and Practice

Instead of just learning the theoretical aspects of event & wedding planning, you will immerse yourself in real-life scenarios. Our practical approach ensures that by the time you complete our course, you’re not just educated, but you’re experienced, confident, and ready to excel in the dynamic world of event and wedding planning.

Elevate Events with Tablescaping

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Dive into the transformative world of tablescaping. Beyond just dishes and cutlery, discover the art of crafting thematic table experiences that captivate and mirror an event's essence.

Dive into the transformative world of tablescaping. Beyond just dishes and cutlery, discover the art of crafting thematic table experiences that captivate and mirror an event's essence.

Core Essentials

Core of Tablescaping: Grasp table design principles, from tablecloth selection to cutlery placement.

Themes Galore: Navigate rustic charm to elegance, tailoring table settings for any event style.

Centerpiece Mastery: Choose and position centerpieces to match the event's ambiance and foster guest interactions.

Design Techniques

Layering Secrets: Integrate textiles, dishes, and decor seamlessly.

Vibrant Tables: Mix colours, patterns, and textures for standout appeal.

Signature Touch: Infuse personal touches that resonate with guests and elevate the occasion's uniqueness.
READY TO BOOST YOUR TABLESCAPE SKILLS?

Tablescaping artfully arranges table elements to set a specific mood or theme. A well-crafted wedding tablescape makes the event memorable. This guide covers five top wedding themes, essential tablescape considerations, and tips for organized and efficient design execution.

In Our Event & Wedding Planning Course, You Will Learn…

Plan & Run a wide variety of events

Social Events
Dinner Parties
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Engagements
Celebrations of Life
Reunions
Private Events
Birthdays
Themed Parties
Family Events
VIP Events
Retirement
Anniversaries
Corporate Events
Staff Recognition Events
Conventions
Conferences
Retreats
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Public Events
Fundraising
Festivals
Cause-related
Expositions
Entertainment
Special Events
Weddings
Traditional
Cultural
Destination
Renewal Of Wedding Vows
Interfaith
Themes

Plan & Execute a wide variety of events

Social Events
Dinner Parties
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Engagements
Celebrations of Life
Reunions
Private Events
Birthdays
Themed Parties
Family Events
VIP Events
Retirement
Anniversaries
Corporate Events
Staff Recognition Events
Conventions
Conferences
Retreats
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Public Events
Fundraising
Festivals
Cause-related
Expositions
Entertainment
Special Events
Weddings
Traditional
Cultural
Destination
Renewal Of Wedding Vows
Interfaith
Themes

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Your Event & Wedding Planning Instructors

Learn from
the best

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Theresa Kerr, UEPC™, UWPC™
Lead Instructor

Theresa Kerr is the lead instructor of the Event & Wedding Planning Program here at Ultimate Academy®.

Theresa has over 10 years experience as an Event and Wedding planner, and has built a successful award-winning Event & Wedding Planning business. She has planned and coordinated hundreds of different types of events over the years. She is extremely passionate about all aspects of the event industry. 

Theresa is a dedicated and knowledgable instructor that brings her first hand knowledge to our virtual classroom. In this interactive online classroom, Theresa will share with you her experiences, anecdotes and lessons in an engaging manner. 

As a UEPC™, UWPC™, Certified Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™, Theresa is always excited to share her knowledge through our curriculum to guide students and Graduates to be successful in the Event & Wedding Planning business.

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Eileen Taylor, President & Instructor

Eileen Taylor – As the co-founder and President of Ultimate Academy® Eileen brings her many years of experience to the table. As a female entrepreneur who has built many businesses, she is enthusiastic about showing students the ins and outs of running their own business and pursuing their passion. Eileen is an experienced educator, and incorporates her approach to the business of Event and Wedding planning.

Wedding Planning Certification Course

UEPC™ and UWPC™ Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™ Certification

The UEPC™ and UWPC™ combine to create a premium Event & Wedding Planning Certification. 

Displaying the UEPC™ and UWPC™ Certification reflects that you have been professionally trained and certified and operate not only to the systems of Ultimate Academy® but also to the Code of Conduct reflecting the highest ethical standards. 

This certification verifies your professionalism in the industry and provides you with instant credibility.

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UWPC™ Certification Seal

UEPC™ and UWPC™ Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™ Certification

The UEPC™ and UWPC™ combine to create a premium Event & Wedding Planning Certification. 

Displaying the UEPC™ and UWPC™ Certification reflects that you have been professionally trained and certified and operate not only to the systems of Ultimate Academy® but also to the Code of Conduct reflecting the highest ethical standards. 

This certification verifies your professionalism in the industry and provides you with instant credibility.

Included with
your course

Certification to reflect your training

Obtain the UEPC™ and UWPC™ Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™ Certification to demonstrate your expertise

1300+ Page multi-volume manuals set & workbook

This multi-volume manual set & workbook will serve as your essential resource

CUSTOMIZABLE FORMS, TEMPLATES & REPORTS

Use these forms, templates and reports for efficiency and professionalism

marketing sessions to boost your new business

Learn from business specialist Greg Taylor, who will share his business knowledge gained over 25 years

142-page national vendor list

Utilize this comprehensive vendor list to effectively and efficiently deliver exceptional services for your clients

Practical application activities

Boost your confidence with these practical exercises created from real-life situations and client profiles.

Two Different Modes
of Study

Live online class

Join From Anywhere

We will be live streaming this 5-day class. Our instructors, Theresa, Eileen and Greg, will be live on camera teaching the class. You will receive your manuals and course material before the course commences. 

Easy-to-Use

This is an easy-to-use online learning experience facilitated via Zoom. You can participate from the comfort of your home; all you need is a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone!

Interactive & Engaging

You will have the opportunity to interact with the instructors and fellow learners by asking questions and engaging in class discussion.

Our instruction style is interactive, engaging and motivational. You will learn all you need to know from industry experts.

Small Class Sizes

One of the benefits of our live online class is that we offer small intimate class sizes with 4 to 6 students per class for an interactive learning experience.

Class hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST Monday – Friday

All live online classes include access to the video recording of the online class. 

Upon completion of the course material and course work, you will receive the UEPC™, Certified Ultimate Event Planner™, and the UWPC™, Certified Ultimate Wedding Planner™, certifications in recognition of your achievement.

Video Recording of Online Class

Watch Instructional Recordings 

These informative recordings are delivered by industry experts. Our instruction style is interactive, engaging, and motivational.

Additionally, you will receive online access to your manuals and course materials to get started right away.

No Timeline

Your decision sets the course timeline! There is no time limit, and you can take as long as you wish to watch the recordings of the Event & Wedding Planning course.

You can start reading the course materials and completing the coursework when you are ready to begin.

Work at Your Own Pace

You will complete the course content at your own pace, and you will complete exercises and quizzes as you progress through the course.

Each quiz and assignment is reviewed throughout the video recordings, so you will be able to hear the rationale for each answer.

You can submit your exercises to us for review and feedback. 

Contact Us Whenever

At Ultimate Academy®, we offer live and on-demand learning with continuous personalized mentoring to ensure you feel connected and engaged. 

We are here to serve you. We are just a call, click or text away.

Upon completion of the course material and course work, you will receive the UEPC™, Certified Ultimate Event Planner™, and the UWPC™, Certified Ultimate Wedding Planner™, certifications in recognition of your achievement. 

Two Options
for Manuals

Hard-Copy Manuals

With our hard-copy manual option, the manuals will be shipped via FedEx right to your door to utilize during your course.

Our 1400+ page, multi-volume manual set and business workbook, will be your key resources both during and after the course.

These manuals are extremely detailed and visual, with many pictures and examples, so feel free to make notes and highlight key sections for your ongoing reference.

Online Manuals

Our online manual option is ideal for all students.

The online manual is exactly the same 1400+ page
multi volume manual and workbook as the hard-copy version.

This option is eco-friendly and easy to use, and is accessible through a computer, laptop or smartphone.

Interested in Becoming an Event & Wedding Planner?

These are some questions we get asked often:

Think of an event planner as the mastermind behind the scenes, orchestrating each detail to create a seamless experience. They are responsible for transforming ideas into reality, carefully selecting venues, coordinating with various vendors, and overseeing the logistical aspects right up until the last guest departs.

In a corporate setting, a festive gathering, or a charity event, the planner’s primary objective is to mirror the client’s vision within the allocated budget and time frame, all while keeping a keen eye on the finer points of the event’s execution.

A wedding planner is dedicated to making the couple’s vision of their big day come true. Involved from the get-go, they navigate the wedding journey with the couple, managing budget considerations, scouting the perfect venue, and liaising with caterers, florists, and other vendors. They are also pivotal in designing the look and feel of the wedding, from the overarching theme to the intricate details of decor and seating.

On the wedding day itself, the planner ensures that every element unfolds smoothly and beautifully, allowing the couple to bask in the joy of their celebration without a worry.

The main difference lies in their specialization. Event planners focus on a broad range of events including conferences, corporate meetings, birthdays, and more. They are versatile and adapt to various themes and purposes. Wedding planners, on the other hand, specialize in weddings, devoting their expertise to creating a memorable and personal experience for the couple.

While both roles require similar skills, wedding planners often delve deeper into personal and emotional aspects, ensuring a deeply personal experience.

Absolutely! A certification in Event & Wedding Planning not only equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge but also boosts your credibility in the industry. It shows clients and vendors that you’re committed to professionalism and have a solid understanding of all the elements that go into planning successful events and weddings.

Plus, the education process itself exposes you to the latest trends, tools, and best practices.

To thrive as an event and wedding planner, you’ll need a mix of creativity and organizational skills. This includes attention to detail, problem-solving, budget management, and time management. Strong communication and negotiation skills are crucial for dealing with clients and vendors. 

A good planner also has a creative eye for design and can adapt to different clients’ tastes and personalities. And don’t forget, a dose of patience and a lot of passion go a long way! If you do not have these skills yet, do not worry! Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning course will teach you how to hone these skills.

The sky’s the limit! You might choose to specialize in certain types of events, like destination weddings, eco-friendly events, or luxury galas. Or perhaps you’ll offer specific services such as day-of coordination, full-service planning, or design and styling. 

You might also branch out into related areas like bridal consulting, event design, vendor management, or even becoming a specialist in cultural or religious ceremonies. Each specialty allows you to refine your skills and cater to a unique market segment, setting you apart in the industry.

Starting an event & wedding planning business involves a combination of practical planning, developing your skill set, and understanding the market. Briefly, the initial steps include:

Assess Your Skills: Ensure you have or are developing the necessary skills to plan an event or wedding effectively.

Get Trained: Consider taking an event and wedding planning course to enhance your knowledge. For example, Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning course is two-fold; the first part covers the theoretical and practical components of event and wedding planning, and the second part covers the business, sales, and marketing components.

Business Plan: Outline your business goals, services, and target market. This step is part of Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning course.

Legalize Your Business: Register your business and consider insurance.

Invest in Tools and Supplies: Acquire the basic tools and supplies required for event and wedding planning, such as a planning binder or organizer, sample invitations and stationery, and office supplies (pens, pencils, clipboards, etc.).

Market Your Services: Create a marketing plan to reach potential clients through various channels.

In Ultimate Academy®’s comprehensive event and wedding planning course, we delve deep into the step-by-step process of starting and running an event and wedding planning business. 

We cover the critical aspects such as: 

Business and Marketing Blueprint: You’ll lay the foundation for a solid business structure and an impactful marketing strategy. You’ll learn to craft a business plan that accurately represents your vision, coupled with a marketing strategy that not only reaches but resonates with your intended audience. 

Financial Essentials: Understanding financial planning is key. We’ll delve into forecasting earnings, managing expenses, and keeping a healthy cash flow. Equip yourself with financial know-how for stability and growth in the bustling event and wedding planning industry.

Competitive Pricing Models: Establishing a fee structure is a delicate balance of self-worth and market demand. Gain insights into the pricing landscape of the event and wedding planning industry and understand how to set prices that attract clients while maintaining a profitable margin. 

Toolkit Compilation: The right tools can make the difference between a job well done and excellence. We’ll explore the tools of the trade, advising on the selection and application of each item in your professional toolkit. 

Strategies and Systems: Master the art of seamless event and wedding planning with top-notch strategies and systems. From client consultations to the big day, learn how to streamline your processes for peak productivity and ultimate client satisfaction.

This course doesn’t just teach you about starting a Professional Organizing business; it prepares you to sustain and grow it into a prosperous venture. We provide you with the comprehensive insights necessary to navigate the industry’s challenges and harness its opportunities, from initial planning to ongoing management and growth.

Ultimate Academy® is an esteemed online training academy with over 13 years of experience in equipping individuals for their chosen careers. 

Known for its comprehensive approach to professional development, the academy offers both live virtual courses and live recordings to accommodate flexible learning preferences. 

Each course is thoughtfully divided into two primary parts: the first explores the theoretical basics and practical applications of the subject, while the second focuses on the intricacies of business, sales, and marketing. This ensures a comprehensive educational experience. 

Ultimate Academy® takes pride in not just imparting knowledge but also in fostering confidence among its graduates, encouraging them to passionately pursue their professional aspirations with the robust foundation provided by the academy.

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Event & Wedding Planning
course outline

Introduction & History – Learn the fundamentals, history, and significance of the Event & Wedding Planning Industry, its explosive growth, and why now is the best time to join. Our unique approach to Event & Wedding Planning ensures success for our graduates.

Event Production – In this section, we cover the essential knowledge of Event Planning, including elements of event design such as location, venue details, target audience, permits & licensing, and more.

Event Logistics – Logistics are vital for any event’s success. We explore event logistics principles like preliminary agendas, timeline creation, goal setting, task development, contingency, and more.

Elements of Event Design – Event design transforms venues and creates a lasting impression. We focus on space & layout, line & form, lighting, color & textures to achieve a remarkable outcome.

Tablescaping – When organizing an event featuring a sit-down meal, a critical design concept known as tablescaping becomes essential. Within this section, we will comprehensively explore a wide range of design tips and techniques. Our goal is to ensure that every item carefully selected for the tablescape perfectly complements the table itself and harmonizes with other elements within the venue space.

Working with Vendors & Suppliers – Selecting the most suitable vendors and suppliers is a pivotal step towards achieving a positive outcome. As an Event & Wedding Planner, you will collaborate with numerous vendors. In this section, we will equip you with the necessary skills to effectively hire, recommend, assist, and oversee their work.

Working with Caterers – Crafting an event menu plays a crucial role in satisfying both clients and guests. You will gain insights into the key factors involved in selecting a caterer, including cost, reputation, service, and personal preference. Moreover, this section covers plating & catering styles, meal choice indicator cards, menu item selection, bar service, expense control, and other essential aspects.

Venue – Among the significant decisions in Event & Wedding Planning, choosing the venue stands out. In this section, we will discuss the factors that influence venue selection, such as time, date, guest list, budget, catering options, and entertainment. Additionally, we will address crucial considerations like accessibility and transportation.

Working with Florists – Floral design holds substantial influence over the overall event aesthetics. This section provides in-depth knowledge of floral styles, design tips, and the different types of florists in the industry.

Transportation – Streamlining transportation arrangements alleviates logistical concerns for guests reaching the venue. Within this segment, we will cover the critical factors to consider when booking transportation, including head count, capacity, guest needs, scheduling, and more.

Consultations – Discover the secrets to successfully planning and executing an Event & Wedding Planning Consultation with our comprehensive Consultation Report. From essential items to bring to step-by-step checklists, you will gain valuable guidance throughout the consultation process.

Children’s Parties – Here, you will acquire essential knowledge about planning children’s parties, including key factors such as size and scale. Explore a variety of themes with corresponding activities, favours, and more.

Birthday Parties – Birthday parties hold significant importance in one’s life, and as an Event & Wedding Planner, it is crucial to generate ideas that create memorable experiences. We will cover a diverse range of event themes and decade-inspired concepts.

Family Reunions – Family reunions provide a wonderful opportunity to strengthen and reconnect relationships. We will teach you the fundamental principles for successfully planning and executing a family reunion.

Anniversary Parties – Anniversaries serve as a cherished celebration of a couple’s union. When planning such an event, it is essential to consider the couple’s preferences. Step-by-step guidance will be provided to smoothly plan and execute an unforgettable anniversary party, with unique themes in mind.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah – The bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah marks a significant milestone in Jewish culture. Here, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural traditions and activities associated with these ceremonies.

Funerals & Celebrations of Life – This unit focuses on working with families to create memorable events and aiding them in commencing the grieving process for their loved ones.

Marriage Proposals – Discover the art of creating surprise-filled events. Learn all the necessary steps to create a successful proposal that will leave a lasting impression.

Bridal Showers – Bridal showers encompass elements of fun, creativity, and practicality. Gain insights into the guidelines for planning a memorable bridal shower.

Baby Showers – A baby shower is a joyous occasion filled with games, celebration, and discussions about childcare and parenthood. Planning a successful baby shower starts with meticulous organization and attention to detail. We will guide you through each step of the process.

Corporate Events – You will acquire the expertise to create corporate events tailored to any theme, audience, and schedule. Explore all nine categories encompassing corporate event planning.

Trade Shows & Product Launches – These events bring individuals together to showcase, demonstrate, and discuss the latest products. You will learn the intricacies of planning and executing trade shows, along with offering a comprehensive range of planning services.

Fundraisers – Fundraisers serve as effective means to raise funds and generate awareness. They can be organized in support of schools, religious organizations, political parties, businesses, and more. Learn how to effectively organize fundraisers for any organization.

Sporting Events & Award Ceremonies – This section focuses on successful planning of sporting events. Topics include setting up committees, recruiting volunteers, task assignments, implementing reporting systems, and monitoring event progress.

Wedding Planning Process – Wedding planning represents a specialized field within the event planning industry. You will gain expertise in coordinating various types of weddings, acting as the primary contact for vendors, guests, and the couple. Additionally, specialized packages tailored to clients’ needs will be covered.

Consulting Packages – Learn how to conduct thorough wedding planning consultations, providing event direction, vendor recommendations, and more.

Partial Wedding Packages – The demand for Month-of Wedding Planners is on the rise. In this section, you will explore the services you can offer to ensure a stress-free day for the couple, addressing all loose ends.

Full Wedding Packages – Master the art of planning an entire wedding, from finding suitable venues and vendors to managing guest lists, day-of coordination, and everything in between.

Wedding Themes – Discover a diverse array of wedding themes, including cultural, destination, and religious ceremonies.

The Business of Event & Wedding Planning – Gain comprehensive knowledge of the business aspects of Event & Wedding Planning. This module covers every facet of operating a successful Event & Wedding Planning business or securing employment in the industry. Explore essential business techniques, brand establishment, pricing strategies, and fundamental business principles crucial for your success.

Pricing – Learn how to effectively price Event & Wedding Planning services according to different market demands, utilizing our proprietary pricing matrix.

Business Fundamentals & Procedures – Discover the intricacies of running an Event & Wedding Planning business, including invoicing, bookkeeping, taxes, and administration. Whether you plan to operate your own business or offer these services as an employee, this segment provides valuable insights.

Marketing – Craft a compelling message that highlights your unique value proposition, emphasizing your strengths, abilities, uniqueness, personality, training, and certification. Each student will present their unique message in a mock setting, simulating an agent or job interview.

This powerful marketing segment encompasses all aspects of promoting your business. Our detailed 18-Point Marketing Plan is covered, along with proven marketing techniques, including the ever-important realm of social media.

Developing Relationships & Securing Business – Develop a specific plan to target and distribute your message to desired contacts. Create a comprehensive plan that includes timelines and utilizes various channels to effectively deliver your marketing or employment message to your target audience. Explore follow-up techniques and various options to establish and maintain relationships, ultimately achieving your goals.

Step-by-Step Post-Course Plan – Receive a post-course roadmap detailing each step to take, enabling you to promptly immerse yourself in the Event & Wedding Planning industry. This comprehensive guide will help you establish an active presence in the field as quickly as possible.

Our Passion in Practice

Course Reviews From Our Graduates

Reviews
"I just completed the Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning Certification Program! I absolutely loved this program and the wealth of Knowledge it gave me. I feel more confident as I go into the word of day of coordination thanks to the information and skill I learned. I enjoyed being able to take the courses at my own pace, allowing me to balance between my full time job! Jill was there every step of the way and I can't recommend Ultimate Academy more!"
Rachel C., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I absolutely loved it!! All staff, from admin to instructors, were extremely attentive to all your needs and concerns. Prompt response. Each course is very important and provides very important and effective information that will be helpful for anyone’s success in their future business that are taking these courses. I highly recommend!!"
Ilene H., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I absolutely loved taking the Ultimate Academy Wedding and Event Planning certificate! I am new to this career and found the information so helpful, and Theresa was very informative and kept the classes lively and interesting! I can't wait to get started in helping people celebrate their life-changing milestones and events!"
Gillian Y., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“Ultimate Academy® is the best learning school if you want to be a professional in any field you intend venturing. They give you deep knowledge of their courses. They are affordable and authentic. Theresa, Jill, and Eileen are wonderful team. Thank you for giving me the best opportunity to learn.”
Damilola A., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“It was a great experience to be part of the Event & Wedding Planning course. Every one was nice and very helpful. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in developing their skills in Event and Wedding Planning!”
Samah H., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I just completed the Wedding and Event Planning course with Ultimate Academy® a few minutes ago. Wow! My experience at UA was wonderful! Having the autonomy to choose between the live version or recorded version of the course was so convenient! However, I would HIGHLY recommend the live version, you will be so happy you did! Theresa is so knowledge, friendly, and insightful when it comes to event planning. She encourages you and helps to increase your confidence! You will be able to ask questions in real time and receive an answer immediately (rather than via email). Also, Jill with customer service is extremely accommodating and professional. Take any course from UA, you will not regret it (take the live version, if possible). Overall, an amazing company, not to mention Eileen joined our course and that was a treat! She provided inspirational advice and suggestions, such a great experience!"
Jennifer D., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I Enrolled in Ultimate Event and Wedding Planning program, online virtual class with Ultimate Academy from Canada Toronto. My experience with Ultimate Academy was so amazing and the best thing I have ever had. Through my online virtual program, I learned so much from my ultimate academy that I thought I would never learn. I am so glad and I see myself as a professional and a dream comes through! My instructor Theresa great job 👏. She made me gain so much knowledge and skills. Eileen and Greg you guys are so amazing and very knowledgeable, for taking your time to explain everything in detail👍👏 and also Jill, Thank you so much for checking up on me from time to time and sending me emails as well!👍👍 Learning at Ultimate Academy has led me to Achieve my goals. I am so glad that I choose Ultimate Academy for my Ultimate Event and Wedding Planning program. I will always recommend Ultimate Academy to family and friends!!!"
Esther A., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"After serving in various roles at an all-inclusive wedding venue, I decided to pursue a career as a wedding and events planner. To enhance my skills and knowledge, I recently completed the Ultimate Academy's certified ultimate event and wedding planner course. This 5-day program was informative and provided me with specific tools and actionable tasks to succeed in this business. I'm thrilled with the level of service and information I received from Ultimate Academy. With access to these files for the next three years and guidance from UA instructors, I look forward to becoming a success story and living proof of the effectiveness of their courses. If you're considering certification with Ultimate Academy, don't hesitate, do it today!"
Shanea L., USC™, UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“Thank you for all your support, time, patience and for the most comprehensive course. I am really glad that I had took the Event & Wedding Planning program with Ultimate Academy™! Theresa is a good teacher, she talked about a lot of good tips and experiences she had over the years and pointed out a lot of mistakes we need to look for that will not even cross your mind. She was very patient whenever we asked questions. She is very professional, approachable and helpful. I would recommend Ultimate Academy to anyone who is interested!”
Nancy S., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™

Our Passion in Practice

Course Reviews From Our Graduates

Reviews
"I just completed the Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning Certification Program! I absolutely loved this program and the wealth of Knowledge it gave me. I feel more confident as I go into the word of day of coordination thanks to the information and skill I learned. I enjoyed being able to take the courses at my own pace, allowing me to balance between my full time job! Jill was there every step of the way and I can't recommend Ultimate Academy more!"
Rachel C., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I absolutely loved taking the Ultimate Academy Wedding and Event Planning certificate! I am new to this career and found the information so helpful, and Theresa was very informative and kept the classes lively and interesting! I can't wait to get started in helping people celebrate their life-changing milestones and events!"
Gillian Y., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I absolutely loved it!! All staff, from admin to instructors, were extremely attentive to all your needs and concerns. Prompt response. Each course is very important and provides very important and effective information that will be helpful for anyone’s success in their future business that are taking these courses. I highly recommend!!"
Ilene H., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I absolutely loved taking the Ultimate Academy Wedding and Event Planning certificate! I am new to this career and found the information so helpful, and Theresa was very informative and kept the classes lively and interesting! I can't wait to get started in helping people celebrate their life-changing milestones and events!"
Gillian Y., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“Ultimate Academy® is the best learning school if you want to be a professional in any field you intend venturing. They give you deep knowledge of their courses. They are affordable and authentic. Theresa, Jill, and Eileen are wonderful team. Thank you for giving me the best opportunity to learn.”
Damilola A., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“It was a great experience to be part of the Event & Wedding Planning course. Every one was nice and very helpful. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in developing their skills in Event and Wedding Planning!”
Samah H., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I just completed the Wedding and Event Planning course with Ultimate Academy® a few minutes ago. Wow! My experience at UA was wonderful! Having the autonomy to choose between the live version or recorded version of the course was so convenient! However, I would HIGHLY recommend the live version, you will be so happy you did! Theresa is so knowledge, friendly, and insightful when it comes to event planning. She encourages you and helps to increase your confidence! You will be able to ask questions in real time and receive an answer immediately (rather than via email). Also, Jill with customer service is extremely accommodating and professional. Take any course from UA, you will not regret it (take the live version, if possible). Overall, an amazing company, not to mention Eileen joined our course and that was a treat! She provided inspirational advice and suggestions, such a great experience!"
Jennifer D., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"I Enrolled in Ultimate Event and Wedding Planning program, online virtual class with Ultimate Academy from Canada Toronto. My experience with Ultimate Academy was so amazing and the best thing I have ever had. Through my online virtual program, I learned so much from my ultimate academy that I thought I would never learn. I am so glad and I see myself as a professional and a dream comes through! My instructor Theresa great job 👏. She made me gain so much knowledge and skills. Eileen and Greg you guys are so amazing and very knowledgeable, for taking your time to explain everything in detail👍👏 and also Jill, Thank you so much for checking up on me from time to time and sending me emails as well!👍👍 Learning at Ultimate Academy has led me to Achieve my goals. I am so glad that I choose Ultimate Academy for my Ultimate Event and Wedding Planning program. I will always recommend Ultimate Academy to family and friends!!!"
Esther A., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
"After serving in various roles at an all-inclusive wedding venue, I decided to pursue a career as a wedding and events planner. To enhance my skills and knowledge, I recently completed the Ultimate Academy's certified ultimate event and wedding planner course. This 5-day program was informative and provided me with specific tools and actionable tasks to succeed in this business. I'm thrilled with the level of service and information I received from Ultimate Academy. With access to these files for the next three years and guidance from UA instructors, I look forward to becoming a success story and living proof of the effectiveness of their courses. If you're considering certification with Ultimate Academy, don't hesitate, do it today!"
Shanea L., USC™, UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™
“Thank you for all your support, time, patience and for the most comprehensive course. I am really glad that I had took the Event & Wedding Planning program with Ultimate Academy™! Theresa is a good teacher, she talked about a lot of good tips and experiences she had over the years and pointed out a lot of mistakes we need to look for that will not even cross your mind. She was very patient whenever we asked questions. She is very professional, approachable and helpful. I would recommend Ultimate Academy to anyone who is interested!”
Nancy S., UEPC™, UWPC™
Certified Ultimate Event Planner & Wedding Planner™

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Our program combines in-depth explanations of each course aspect with captivating visuals, ensuring an optimal learning experience for you. 

The comprehensive descriptions and accompanying beautiful visuals serve as your invaluable resource, not only during the program but also as a reference point afterward.

Why Choose
Ultimate Academy®?

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Ultimate Event & Wedding Planning™ Support Plan

This is a free & unlimited support plan that is included with your course.

With our Ultimate Event & Wedding Planning™ Support Plan, you can contact Ultimate Academy® directly through the Event & Wedding Planning Support Hotline, anytime. 

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Business
Support Plan

This free after-course support plan is also included with your course.

We understand that some aspects of starting your new Event & Wedding Planning career may be new to you. This plan is designed to have you planning events & weddings, and doing what you love, right away!

03

Small Class Sizes for Optimal Learning

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be in a premium intimate learning environment with only a handful of students?  

Our small class size is designed to facilitate small group discussion, one-on-one mentoring and personalized training and coaching!

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Comprehensive
Course

Our high energy, engaging instructors will present a significant amount of material in a short period of time, while ensuring an enjoyable learning experience through clear and concise instruction.

This comprehensive course will save you both time and money!

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Business Training

While possessing knowledge of Event & Wedding Planning is wonderful, it becomes infinitely more valuable when paired with business training that allows you to transform that knowledge into an additional income stream. 

This Event & Wedding Planning certification course not only educates you on the theoretical and practical components of Event & Wedding Planning, but also covers essential aspects of running a successful business. This course will include:

  • Business start-up and creation of your business plan
  • Business name selection and registration
  • Powerful and effective marketing and branding techniques
  • Proper pricing and quoting for your Event & Wedding Planning services

Business Support Plan

This after-course support plan is also included for free with your course. We understand that certain aspects of starting your new Event & Wedding Planning career may be unfamiliar to you.

Imagine having access to your personal business guru. This plan offers the friendly and approachable support you require.

The Business Support Plan is specifically designed to get you consulting, planning and managing events, and doing what you love right away!

This support system has proven highly effective in assisting numerous students in pursuing their passion and becoming successful entrepreneurs. All of these services are provided by our Business Trainer and Coach, Greg Taylor.

Certification
for Life

Ultimate Academy® graduates are not required to pay any annual certification fees.

At Ultimate Academy®, you have continued complimentary membership for life.

No Annual Certification Fees
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Free Class Retakes For 3 Years

As an Ultimate Academy® graduate, you are welcome to come back and take your course again, absolutely free, as many times as you like, for three years!

You may take any part of the course or complete the entire course again – it is up to you. No catches, no strings attached, no conditions. Simply reach out to our booking department to schedule your class retake whenever it works for you.

Exclusive National UEPC™ & UWPC™ Vendor List

USA Vendor List

You will receive our specially curated 142-page local and national vendor list with over 560 vendors. This all-encompassing list is full of creative and innovative sources of specialty items. 

This extensive vendor list has been created for and is used exclusively by UEPC™ & UWPC™ Event & Wedding Planning graduates.

This list has you covered all over the United States! From must have products and services such as caterers, floral designers, DJs, officiants, photographers & videographers, chocolatiers, av equipment, event invitations, entertainment, rental companies, bakeries, decor, venues, transportation, liquor, & more. 

Virtual Consultations

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As part of your program you will learn how to do virtual consultations and integrate this option into your suite of services that you will be offering your clients. 

Virtual consultations enable you to not only provide this service to your local market, but also enable you to offer your consultation services world wide. 

Virtual Event & Wedding Planning consultations are a highly sought after service in today’s market. 

Virtual Consultations

As part of your program you will learn how to do virtual consultations and integrate this option into your suite of services that you will be offering your clients. 

Virtual consultations enable you to not only provide this service to your local market, but also enable you to offer your consultation services world wide. 

Virtual Event & Wedding Planning consultations are a highly sought after service in today’s market. 

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Offer Your Clients The Complete Suite Of Services

As an Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™, graduates will be able to add UEPC™ and UWPC™ after their name. 

Displaying this certification will be an additional enhancement to your credentials and branding. This will enable you to further differentiate yourself as a professional and it will provide multiple income streams.

Our Event & Wedding Planning Certification will perfectly complement any other Ultimate Academy® certification you may have to best serve your clients. 

Whether you choose to operate an Event & Wedding Planning business on its own, integrate it with other businesses, pursue opportunities within the Event Planning, Event Management or Wedding Planning industry itself, or simply wish to add the knowledge of Event & Wedding Planning to your life belt of skills, we are confident that this course is for you!

Stand out from the rest with our array of premium certifications. Leverage our product line and add value and variety to your services by completing additional Ultimate Academy® comprehensive certification courses.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Graduates may take unlimited class retakes of their Event & Wedding Planning course free of charge for 3 years!

Why do we offer this? We offer free unlimited class scheduled retakes of Ultimate Academy®’s Event & Wedding Planning course to give you peace of mind. 

Should you feel that given the vast amount of information
covered in the course, that you would benefit from attending the course again, you are welcome to do so.

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