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Professional Certificate in Wedding Planning

If you are interested in taking your event planning knowledge to the next level and pursuing a career as a wedding planner then this NEW certificate program is for you!

The Professional Certificate in Wedding Planning is designed to provide new and experienced planners with a toolbox of the "practical need to know" skills that wedding planners must have to create beautiful memories and experiences for their clients. 

Course topics will cover:

  • Overview of the Wedding Planning Industry
  • Communication Skills
  • Branding/Marketing/Social Media for Wedding Planners
  • Project Management
  • Contracts & Negotiations
  • Culture & Customs
  • Site Selection
  • Entertainment
  • Photography/Videography

Check out Program Advisor, Annette Nielsen's, presentation on what it takes to be a successful Wedding Planner!


Who should attend

This program is designed for those planners who have some event planning knowledge and experience and are interested in focusing their talents for the coordination of weddings. Vendors such as photographers, caterers, entertainment specialists and venue coordinators will also benefit from this program. This is also an excellent advanced certificate for our CSUSM Meeting & Event Planning Certificate graduates.

Program Location

Temecula Valley is becoming the wedding destination of choice for local and out of area couples. This program will be held at CSUSM at Temecula as well as several in demand venues including wineries, local hotels and event venues.

Program Information

  • Dates:  Monday & Wednesdays March 20 - May 16, 2017
  • Times:  6-9pm
  • Location:  CSUSM at Temecula and other offsite locations
  • Fees:  $149/class or $1,341 for entire program*
  • CSUSM alumni & students receive a 15% savings. Call to register!

  • WIOA and MyCAA funding approved 

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