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AACWP Announcement: Online Training Course Now Offered!

If you follow the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners then you know our mission is to educate wedding planners and to promote ethical wedding planning practices, creating a community of the highest quality planners and vendors for our clients. And AACWP’s training course is a great ...

American Association of Wedding Planners Training Course 2018

AACWP Welcomes New Students in February 2018 The mission of the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners is to educate wedding planners and to promote wedding planning practices of the highest quality to ensure that client expectations are surpassed. The first step in instilling this qual...

Instructors Line Up for February AACWP Training Courses Announced

The line up of instructors for the February AACWP Training Courses is impressive to say the least!  Check out who will be working with the students to help guide them to the next step in their career: Rachel Burrow Rachel has more than a decade of experience in wedding planning on both the fa...

February 2018 AACWP Training Courses are coming!

The next set of the American Association of Certified Wedding Planner Training Courses are scheduled for February 26 - March 1, 2018. Registration is available now! AACWP would like to ensure each student receives the focus and time they deserve, so there will be only 25 seats available at thi...
Students with Facilitator Laura Debow and Training Course Director Shannon Lepard

November Training Course Recap

Ceremonies, Receptions and Budgets, Oh My! The American Association of Certified Wedding Planners completed another our  wedding planner training courses  November 27-30, 2017.  The courses were facilitated by one of AACWP's founding members, Laura DeBow, Certified Wedding Planner.  Laura did ...

Training Course Teachers & Mentors

Are you interested in teaching your craft to aspiring wedding planners? We are looking for AACWP Training course Instructors and Mentors! The AACWP Wedding Planner Training Course is growing by leaps and bounds.  With opening up our "virtual" option we are reaching interest all across the U.S. ...

About AACWP

AACWP is a non-profit association primarily focusing on the education of wedding planners. Our leadership consists of current members providing support, resources, and networking for wedding planners, as well as professional development, certification, and continuing education.


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February 4 - 8, 2019
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February 10, 2019
12th Annual Vendi Awards

 

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