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Hybrid Classroom
Summer semester
July, 2017

What is a hybrid class?
Most classes are either fully online or fully in person.  The hybrid calls combines those.  Instructions will be given in an interactive online classroom with a live teacher teaching you everything you need to know to become a successful wedding planner.  It really is the best of both worlds!

The Most Comprehensive Wedding Design, Planning and Coordination Certifications Available
Wedding Design Institute
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Course Descriptions
WDI's Certification courses not only teach the basics of planning and executing a wedding, it takes you step-by-step into what is needed to create a spectacular event that will leave your clients breathless and boost your career as you exhibit your work to future clients.  A picture is worth a thousand words and your portfolio will speak volumes.

You'll learn what elements are needed to make an impact on the overall look of an event, how to stay fresh and modern with your ideas and the do's and don'ts of wedding designing.
How involved do you want to be?
We know that every planner has a life story.  Some work fulltime jobs, some have children, some are already working on building their company and some are just not morning people.  That's why we offer options for obtaining your certification.

Choose your level of involvement offered at classes all across the country.  If you don't see your location in the Upcoming Classes bar to the right or would like to request a specific class period, feel free to click on the "Request Info" link and we will try to accommodate your needs.​
A Fresh Start
You don't have to be a salesperson to be a successful business owner.  There is a systematic way to lure, sell and book clients that sounds simple but is extremely successful if followed.  You'll learn this system and how to customize it for your position and goals.  This short, but imperative, portion of the course will provide you with everything you need to open the proverbial (or literal) doors of your business, set your pricing, market your services and book clients.  This knowledge will give you the courage and confidence to fast-start your business and become the succesful expert that you want to be.

Confident Coordination
After learning how to get your business off the ground, we dive in with the basics of coordination.  This material will teach you how to pull off a flawless event from before rehearsal until the last dance has ended.  A smoothly flowing wedding ceremony and reception don't just happen magically.  It takes precise planning and execution of our exclusive coordination guidelines that provide a step-by-step schedule of specific actions to take so that nothing is missed and you are seen as the expert that you are quickly becoming.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to assist in actual live wedding coordinations as an assistant.  What better way to optimize your training than to immediately apply what you've learned?  This is a benefit that only Wedding Design Institute offers!

Professional Planning
After you learn how to coordinate the event, you'll learn the planning that needs to be done before the big day arrives.  Our planning formula gives you a roadmap from contract signing to day-of coordination with everything in between.  As industry experts, it is our job to know about every aspect our brides will experience.  We need to know the different styles of wedding attire, how venues differ other than simply asthetics and size, what vendor contracts should include and how to find the elements she requests.  This is what we offer at WDI, along with years of experience and guidance.

The biggest part of planning a wedding involves venues and vendors.  Knowledge of the inner workings of these two categories will allow you to pinpoint your clients' needs and provide accurate, streamlined recommendations.  You'll also know what to expect and look out for when you bring a client to meetings.  This part of the course is filled with guidance, tips and expectations that will keep you from making many common rookie mistakes.

Vendors can either make you shine brighter or throw a storm cloud over your event.  An intimate vendor-planner relationship with quality vendors is key to being a successful planner.  We'll teach you how to introduce yourself to new vendors in class but as an added bonus, we arrange a special meet-and-greet for you with local vendors.  You'll be able to ask questions, make connections and begin the path to being known and recognized by local industry leaders.  The connections made at Wedding Design Institute vendor mixers have helped skyrocket past graduates' careers.  This, too, is a WDI exclusive. 

Distinctive Designs​
This is where Wedding Design Institute really differs from other certification programs.  This is where we shine!

Chances are, you've seen weddings on television reality shows and noticed a vast difference between the wow factor of those broadcasted and the typical local wedding.  The difference is not a high-profile event planner or even a huge difference in budget in most cases.  The difference is in the design.  

Just as not all catered food is delicious and not all bands can carry a tune, not all vendors involved in the design and decor of an event are experts.  That's where you come in.  You have a reputation of someone with creativity and profressive taste.  You can see the design in your head but are disappointed when you leave the look of an event in someone else's hand.  If these things are true, then you need to take the reigns and put your name on the amazing results of your creations!

But how?  Wedding Design Institute!  Designing a wedding, even on a lower budget, is all in the details.  There are certain must-have elements that leave a gap in your design when left out.  We'll teach you the secrets of the 3L formula that will boost any wedding design.  You'll learn about space planning, tablescapes, table and coordinating linen sizes, decor options and industry insider terminology.  All that's left that you'll need is your own creativity! 

There will be live demonstrations, numerous visual aids and at the end of the course you'll have a chance to design your own tablescape.  You'll use the knowledge and skills learned in this course to place an order for tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, place settings and a list of accents.  What better way to get experience in this crucial task than with the safety net of an expert instructor!

No other wedding certification course gets you as up close and personal with weddings as Wedding Design Institute!