Accredited

Event Design Course

Our signature program! Learn how to execute stunning backdrop drapings, table decor, ceiling drapings, ceremony structures & more!
Offered both in-class or online, our 24-lessons will prepare you for a career in the wedding & event business or to launch your own event design business.

Join over 1,000 graduates and become an Accredited Event Designer today!

Course Outline

Our Course Structure is focused on building your skills over 4-days of hands-on education and 1 day of business education.
The skills learned throughout the course will be invaluable to you as an event designer and will teach you the most efficient way to achieved a desired look or feel. The business day will provide you with a how-to on how to launch & run a successful event business.

Want to know more? Download our program guide below!

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Accredited Event Design Course

Starting at just $129/month 

Our signature program! Learn how to execute stunning backdrop drapings, table decor, ceiling drapings, ceremony structures & more!

This Course Includes:

Backdrops

Ceiling

Tabletop Decor

Ceremony

Running a Business

Online Resources

Questions?

Want to know more? Download our program guide below!

Unit 1: Backdrops
We start with the basics of event decor – hardware, terminology, fabrics & the various backdrop styles.
Unit 2: Ceilings

Learn how to properly execute various ceiling drapings – includes the techniques & hardware necessary to do so.

Unit 3: Tabletop Decor
Learn how to properly execute table drapings as well as a variety of centrepieces, and styles of tabletop decor.
Unit 4: Ceremony
Utilize the skills you’ve obtained through the course to build a stunning 4-post canopy with your peers. Let your creativity shine!
Unit 5: Business
Learn the in’s & out’s of effectively running an event business – with sample contracts, templates & guides to get you going.
Online resources
Access to over 70+ Videos to review, plus the Accredited Event Designer seal which will solidify you as a top designer in the area!
Step 1: Choose your location
Our course is offered in 20+ Cities across America as well as our Digital Campus & dedicated Florida Campus.
Step 3: Join us for 5 AMAZING Days!
The course will take up 5 full days from 9am – 6pm with an hour break for lunch. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing!
Step 5: Execute your own designs
Execute the same backdrops & table decor as our instructors with 1-on-1 support & guidance. Take photos & show off your new skills!
Step 2: Get excited!
Get excited! Make the appropriate plans for getting there each day on time & that you have a comfortable place to stay!
Step 4: Learn industry techniques
Watch as our instructors show you the best way to create stunning backdrops, ceiling drapings, table decor, 4-post canopies & more!
Step 6: Get Accredited
At the end, you will be awarded our Accredited Event Designer seal showing completion of our industry-leading event design program!

How Our
Course Works

Our original Accredited Event Designer Program has been one of the most sought-after programs across America!

We have a hands-on approach to education which gives you the knowledge & skills to execute beautifully designed events! Jumpstart your career in the event industry by joining IWED in one of 20 locations across America and get certified as an Event Design professional!

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Download our Program Guide for a complete overview of our programs, tour dates, costs & more!

LEARN BY DOING. OUR CURRICULUM IS 100% HANDS-ON LEARNING

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DEMONSTRATION

Our curriculum is taught by industry experts who show you the right way to execute magazine-cover worthy designs.

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EXECUTION

Post-demonstration you work with the instructors and the rest of the group to build out the various elements of the event, from reception to ceremony & more.

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DISCUSSION

Afterwards there is an open discussion and Q&A on the design elements, techniques and tools used during the execution portion.

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REPEAT

We do this for every stage of the event, so you can understand how designers pull off top-tier events for luxury hotels and celebrity clientelle.

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Get Accredited for Event Design

Grow your business and be recognized as a top designer in your area with an A.E.D Certification!
Once you’ve completed our program, either in-class or online, you’ll be awarded our Accredited Event Designer seal – which will lend to your credibility as a top designer in your industry.
Get your AED Badge from online courses

See Us Draping and Decorating Live in NYC

Take a sneak peek into our course in NYC! See the beautiful backdrops, the classroom experience & everything else IWED has to offer!
Join over 1,000 graduates in becoming an Accredited Event Designer and take your event business to the next level!

Course Locations & Availability

Touring Campus
Our touring campus travels to over 20 cities across America. We teach a maximum of 24 students per class and can fill up quickly. Visit the Tour Dates page to see all the dates & locations.
Digital Campus
Our custom built Digital Campus is a great option for those who can’t attend class or would like to learn at their own pace and is available year round. Learn more about our Digital Campus here.
Florida Campus
Our new Florida Campus is the perfect location to obtain your A.E.D Certification. You’ll also have access to our showroom where you can thecustom-designed  backdrops & decor available.

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98 SE 7th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL
USA, 33441
+1-800-504-7615

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Unit 1 - Hardware, Room Draping & Backdrops

Lesson 1: Hardware and Terminology

An introduction to hardware including; baseplates, drape support bars, uprights and crossbars.

Lesson 2: Room Draping and Backdrops

An introduction to draping including basic draping techniques, room draping, pole coverings and double valance.

Lesson 3: Advanced Backdrops

Expanding on Lesson 2, this lesson focuses on advanced backdrops; curtain backdrop, waterfall, custom and mixed including the crisscross and modern.

Unit 2 - Ceiling Draping & Cinderella Skirting

Lesson 4: Ceiling Hardware

An introduction to ceiling draping hardware including; hoops, pins, hooks, magnets, click-click system and airwall hangers.

Lesson 5: Ceiling Draping Techniques

An introduction to ceiling draping including; starburst ceiling, starburst layout and linear draping.

Lesson 6: Ceiling Draping Alternatives

Options for creating alternative ceiling draping when you encounter high ceilings or improper connection points. Includes; backdrop to upright and backdrop canopy.

Lesson 7: Table Linen

Learn about the types of table linen styles available on the market, includes table sizing chart.

Lesson 8: Head Table Configurations

An outline of the varying head table configurations you can present to clients.

Lesson 9: Cinderella Skirting

Learn how to create beautiful Cinderella skirting with brooch accents for a custom head table design.

Unit 3 - Tabletop & Centerpiece Decor

Lesson 10: Table Draping

Learn how to create traditional and modern table draping including fancy skirting and edging.

Lesson 11: Specialty Tables

A review of specialty table options and beautiful design ideas to inspire your clients.

Lesson 12: Elements and Principles of Design

An outline of Elements and Principals and color theory including the applications for design.

Lesson 13: Chair Design

An outline of chair types, seating options, chair covers and chair bows.

Lesson 14: Centerpiece Design

This important aspect covers centerpiece design options, popular glassware to inventory and how to accessorize your centerpiece including inspiring design ideas.

Lesson 15: Tabletop Design

Learn about the fundamentals of tabletop design including; design components, maximizing design impact and top styling ideas. Completed with team hands-on design module.

Unit 1 - Hardware, Room Draping & Backdrops

Lesson 1: Hardware and Terminology

An introduction to hardware including; baseplates, drape support bars, uprights and crossbars.

Lesson 2: Room Draping and Backdrops

An introduction to draping including basic draping techniques, room draping, pole coverings and double valance.

Lesson 3: Advanced Backdrops

Expanding on Lesson 2, this lesson focuses on advanced backdrops; curtain backdrop, waterfall, custom and mixed including the crisscross and modern.

Unit 5 - Social Media & Marketing

Lesson 21: Starting Your Business

SMART goal setting, small business insurance, bookkeeping and business communications.

Lesson 22: Marketing and Social Media

Strong marketing strategy including, networking, tradeshows, website, SEO, social media and promotion

Lesson 23: Consultations and Pricing

Consultation guidelines, booking questions, pricing factors, proposal process, contract and permission rights.

Lesson 24: Factors Influencing Your Industry

Marketing statistics and industry links to inspire you.