In North America wedding planning is a multi-billion dollar industry. With more and more people turning to professional wedding planners to help them create their perfect day the wedding planning industry in the United States and Canada is taking steps to ensure the long-term success of wedding planning by instituting educational programs and professional standards.
The Wedding Planning Institute for Wedding Planners
In the United States, the Wedding Planning Institute “seeks to meet the highest standards of Certification Accreditation from organizations approved by the U.S. Government Department of Education”. Wedding planners can access the Wedding Planning Institute’s curriculum at nearly 2,000 accredited American colleges and universities. The institute offers a wide range of certifications including the “Certified Wedding and Event Planner Course” and a newer program for wedding planners interested in creating sustainable wedding events “The Green Wedding Planner Course”.
The Wedding Planning Institute’s wide range of courses are of interest to experienced wedding planners who wish to network and upgrade skills as well as for aspiring wedding planners who are looking for ways to get a start in the wedding planning industry.
The Wedding Planning Institute of Canada for Wedding Planners
Wedding planners who do business in Canada can look to the Wedding Planning Institute of Canada for courses and programs designed to ensure adherence to Canadian standards. Wedding planners receive either a certificate in Wedding Planning and Coordination or for planners who create weddings and events in other destinations the Canadian Institute also offers a Destination Wedding Coordinator Certification.
So whether you’re an experienced wedding planner who is interested in becoming certified or a student who is just making the decision to become a professional wedding planner you will find that as the wedding planning industry continues to grow that being an accredited by the American and/or Canadian Wedding Institutes will only help you to stay up to date with current wedding planning trends, build a solid industry network and enhance your credibility in the ever increasingly competitive world of wedding planning.