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Why study with IWED

If you have an eye for design, you're in the right place

IWED was created by luxury event designer James Lester to address the need to educate up-and-coming designers on how to create events that WOW their clients and allow them to turn their passions into a career.

Students  IWED!

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Real IWED Students
IWED provides industry leading, hands-on training that is guaranteed to accelerate your growth in the wedding and event design industry. 
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Even experienced designers find IWED's approach valuable. Many students find something new that they can add to their business to WOW their clients.
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Our students love the focus and effort that our instructors put into every class. We hire instructors who are running their own successful business. 

Our Vision

An event designers goal is to create an event so stunning that it catches the breath of their client. Our vision is to be the training school behind every breathtaking moment.
Whether designing a wedding or corporate event, the breathtaking moment is always the same; when the clients vision is made into reality and they first see their event. All of the hard work and training comes together to create a stunning event that will allow your clients vision to be reality. At IWED, we understand that it is our role to help prepare and be the best for your clients. We do this by:
  • Innovating new courses in a variety of fields such as floral design, balloon design, draping, luxury event design and more.
  • Providing access to content both online and in-person.
  • Staying ahead of industry trends and providing affordable hands-on training to the world.
A thriving community of passionate, successful design professionals

Join the ranks of thousands of IWED students doing what they love and finding success!

I love catching up with our students years after they have taken the course and seeing the amazing work that they have created. It's Amazing to see their growth in the industry and to see how they inspire.
Lucy Molina
I have been working with IWED for over 10 years and consider many of the students family. I spent the first few years with student success and LOVE helping each student meet their personal goals.
Brenda feliciano
I remember when IWED only taught 30 students a year. Now we get the opportunity to train thousands of students from all over the world. Thank you for making us a part in your journey!
Amanda green

Frequently asked questions

What if I can't fly to Florida for my class?

We understand that flying might not be possible for everyone. That is why we have created many online courses that still deliver the hands-on experience you are looking for. Whether you want to take advantage of our course bundles, or join one of our classes virtually, we can still deliver an amazing experience to you from the comforts of home.

There are so many great classes, which one is for me?

If you are just getting started as an event designer, then choosing your starting point can be challenging. However, with IWED we have many affordable options for you to choose from. Start with where your passion lies and join us for classes on draping, floral design, balloon design and more. There is no wrong choice as long as you are following your dreams.

Do you offer discounts for groups to attend?

What's better than taking a course on a subject you love? Sharing it with friends! If you are interested in attending a class with a group, please reach out to us so that we can arrange special group pricing. We would love to have you all attend.