Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants
Every year, there are approximately 2.5 million weddings in the United States. The wedding industry has grown to an empire of 40 billion dollars per year. Television shows such as Say Yes to the Dress, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, and Rich Bride, Poor Bride have brought modern day weddings to the forefront of American culture. Wedding TV shows allow viewers to see all the hard work and planning that goes into this one-day event.
With the average wedding costing over $25,000, most couples don’t want to leave anything to chance. This is why it is so important to have a trained professional at the helm. A certified wedding planner can guide couples on their trip to the altar so that they avoid unnecessary stress and unexpected costs.
Whether you have always dreamed of a wedding planning career, or are just kicking around the idea of pursuing this as a career, training to become a wedding planner can offer you a great opportunity to be your own boss. After learning the wedding trade, you can successfully operate your own ‘portable’ wedding consulting business at any location. If you are a military spouse and you PCS, you can take your skills and knowledge with you. This career path also gives you the opportunity to do events at hotels, resorts, wineries and country clubs.
Did you know that 26% of couples get engaged over the holidays? Or that over the last 90 days, there were 48,750 searches for wedding planners? Or that 2,142,722 weddings occurred in the U.S. last year? Now is the time to position yourself for a successful career in wedding planning. Training now will prepare you for the 2014 Wedding Season.
You can learn theory in the classroom, and get hands-on experience and modern practical training. The academic goals stimulate and help students acquire a positive attitude towards work, and the hands-on training allows you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a professionally trained Certified Wedding Consultant. Make sure that your course includes a Post-Graduate Continuing Education program to provide continuous support.
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