Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • My Journey

    • Why I've Created This Course

  • 2

    Roles and Responsibilities of Wedding Planners

    • Designers

    • Planners

    • Coordinators

    • Stylists

    • Venue Coordinators

    • Assistants

    • Associate Planners

    • How I Broke Into the Profession

    • How to Choose Your Focus

    • How to Start Your Career

    • How to C

  • 3

    Checklists

    • Why We Need Checklists

    • Tasks by Date

    • Tasks by Category

    • How My Team Uses Checklists

    • How Couples Use Checklists

    • Checklist Templates

  • 4

    Budgets

    • Establishing the Overall Budget

    • Common Budget Categories

    • Uncommon Budget Categories

    • My Magic Formula

    • Category Percentages

    • Budget Breakdown

    • Cost Calculator

    • Comparing Budgets ($29k, $65k and $125k)

    • Family Contributions

    • Average Pricing Guide

    • Making Vendor Recommendations

    • Estimated vs. Actual Costs

    • Payment Tracking

  • 5

    Pre-Wedding Events

    • Engagement Parties

    • Bridal Showers

    • Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

    • Stag and Doe Parties

    • Welcome Dinners

    • Rehearsals

    • Rehearsal Dinners

  • 6

    Timelines

    • First Looks

    • Room Flips

    • Traditional Timelines

    • Questions for the Couple

    • Wedding Week Outline

    • Vendor Timing

    • Compiling the Timeline

    • Sending the Timeline

    • Alternative Timelines

  • 7

    Guest Lists

    • Who Gets a Say

    • The Percentage Method

    • My Three-List Method

    • Who Gets Invited

    • Building the Dream List

    • Budget vs. Guest List

    • Cutting the List

    • Maximum Capacities

    • B-Lists

    • Guest Management

    • Information to Collect

  • 8

    How to Invite Guests

    • The History of Wedding Invitations

    • Engagement Announcements

    • Save the Dates

    • Invitations

    • Digital Invitations

    • Additional Event Invitations

    • Wedding Websites

    • Wedding Announcements

  • 9

    Seating Arrangements

    • The Purpose of Formal Seating Plans

    • Table Size Considerations

    • Who Sits Where

    • Creating the Seating Plan

    • Getting Guests Seated

  • 10

    Backup Plans

    • Event Insurance

    • Confirming The Existing Plan

    • Vendor Weather Policies

    • Creating a Backup Layout

    • Backup Plan Options

    • Sharing the Backup Plan with Vendors and Guests

  • 11

    Attire

    • History of Bridal Fashion

    • Etiquette by Formality

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Dress Shopping Tips

    • Dress Silhouettes

    • Men’s Fashion by Season

    • What Not to Wear