Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma in Certified Wedding Planner

Penn Foster Career School's Certified Wedding Planner Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the business of wedding planning. Read more about the Certified Wedding Planner Diploma here.

Official Program Name:

Certified Wedding Planner

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Certified Wedding Planner Career Diploma Program gives enrolled students the opportunity to learn how to plan weddings - from the ceremony to reception, photography to flowers and invitations, and more. Business, merchandising, and advertising strategies are an integral part of the coursework. The curriculum includes five instruction sets, required projects, and examinations. The program is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

Penn Foster supplies all of the materials students need, including books, lessons, and learning aids. After completing all program requirements, students are also given a graduation set that includes Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, eligibility for Certified Wedding Planner status and a consultant-level membership in the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Certified Wedding Planner Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • Introduction to Planning
  • Instruction Set 2
    • The Role of a Consultant
    • Wedding Ceremonies, Customs, and Traditions
    • Wedding Etiquette
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Basics of a Bridal Business
    • Professional Wedding Vendors and Services
    • The Business of Weddings, Part 1
    • Independent Project 1: Conducting a Site Inspection
    • Learning Aid: Six-month novice membership in the Association of Bridal Consultants
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Ethnic and Specialty Weddings
    • The Business of Weddings, Part 2
    • Negotiating with Clients
    • Independent Project 2: Wedding Research
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Multimedia Marketing
    • How to Participate in a Bridal Show
    • The Home-Based Business
    • Independent Project 3: Wedding Collage
    • Final Examination

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Certified Wedding Planner Career Diploma Program should be prepared to plan a wedding from start to finish. They may be able to seek entry-level employment as an assistant to an event planner or wedding planner.