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AACWP Self-Led Wedding Planning Training Course (Online)

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Last updated Jul 12th, 2024

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AACWP is excited to offer our wedding planner training course entirely online and on demand!

You can now study and complete this course entirely on your own time! With the self-led model, you will have access to the same great content as our other courses with the flexibility to complete the course work on a schedule that works for you.

AACWP has set the standard for training courses for wedding planners with our in-house training program, and we have now recreated our content virtually to offer the option for more students to take advantage of our curriculum. Our self-led online course consists of videos, presentations, and digital downloads of course materials.

Students will be given access to the course materials upon enrollment and payment. Course work will be available for four months to provide a flexible schedule.

After participating in the training courses, you will be able to:

“Define Today’s Wedding Planner and The Client Interview”

  • Define the role of the professional wedding planner
  • Understand the various characteristics and skills used by a wedding planner
  • Identify services offered by wedding planners
  • Identify skills and behaviors to be successful
  • Identify best practices to conduct a personal interview via phone and in person

“Choose Vendors, Handle Emergencies, and the Basics of Planning”

  • Choose vendors and build a database
  • Read and understand vendor contracts
  • Understand how to handle problems and emergencies
  • Understand the basics of planning and budgets

“Understand the Fundamentals of Starting Your Business”

  • Develop a plan to start a business
  • Learn how to price services
  • Advertise a business and build a portfolio
  • Understand steps to register a business name

“Direct a Wedding Ceremony, Etiquette and Cultures, Reception and Guest Panel”

  • Recognize different types of religious ceremonies and unity options
  • Understand different cultures and traditions
  • Understand ceremony planning and gain knowledge necessary to conduct a ceremony rehearsal
  • Create documents necessary for planning the reception (budget, timelines…)
  • Select the venue
  • Understand floor plans and banquet event orders
  • Understand reception traditions and etiquette
  • Learn to work as a team “the day of”
  • Discussion/questions with guest panel

To receive a Certificate of Completion, the following must be completed:

  • Pass the course quiz at the end of each session within a four-month period
  • Complete and pass the homework assignment once sessions have been reviewed and quizzes have been submitted


Questions can be directed to Stephanie Evans, AACWP Training Course Director