EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES
EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

What to Expect From Floral Design Courses Looking for a new career in the wedding and event industry?  Want to add something to your existing wedding business? Are you intrigued by line, color, form, space and texture?  Then you are an ideal candid...

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What Does An Event Stylist Do?
What Does An Event Stylist Do?

Event Stylist.  Wedding Planner.  Special Occasion Decorator.  You have probably heard all those terms and many more, but do you know what they are and what they do?    Read more

Executing Successful Client Consultations
Executing Successful Client Consultations

Working in the wedding industry means that you encounter many couples throughout the year. Whether you are a wedding planner, wedding designer, a wedding venue, a floral designer, or anything within the realms of weddings, you know that taking care of your clients is your n...

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Designs depends on consultations!
How to Prosper in the Wedding Design Industry

Working in the field of wedding design can be one of the most rewarding careers you will ever be a part of. However, not all who choose to make the field of event design a career seem to have the same level of success. If you are currently in...

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Become certified in event planning and be this excited to work!
Get the Credentials You Need to Succeed in a Career in Event Design

Getting started in the field of event design and working as a wedding designer can be one of the most rewarding careers you could possibly choose. The problem is that there are so many men and women out there trying to do exactly the same thing. When you look at this ...

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Making Business Decisions
Scaling Your Event Business

As an entrepreneur, you’re obviously on the constant lookout for ways to scale your business. Whether 2016 was a fruitful year or if it led to some losses on your behalf, you’ll want to look forward to a promising, blossoming 2016. Scaling your ...

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How to Get Into Floral Design
How to Get Into Floral Design

Some people remember the music; some people remember the food and some are in awe of the venue. But you recall every stunning – and sometimes not-so-stunning – detail of the flowers. You take photos of arrangements. You sneak into people’s yards to snapshots of unique plant...

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Floral Designs Then and Now
Floral Designs Then and Now

It is always important to highlight a topics history to understand the background. Today, IWED wants to highlight the history of floral design. The importance of this is to come to terms with how people used floral design way back when ...

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Preserving Your Floral Arrangements
Preserving Your Floral Arrangements

Floral Arrangements from IWED Learning how to properly preserve a floral arrangement can come easily if you are proficient in creating floral designs. If you aren’t already an accredited floral designer<...

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floral design classes with flowersand plants
5 Ways Floral Design Classes Will Advance Your Career in Flower Design

You might have an eye for design and a vast knowledge of flowers, but there is a lot more to running a floral design business than what goes into creating impressive arrangements at home. Read on to learn more about how floral design classes can advance your career in flora...

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Event Designers
Diving Into Floral Design

Indulging into a new career can provide you with a sense of excitement and motivation in your life. Your current job may have you feeling tied down and stressed out with no feeling of self-achievement or self-reward. These characteristics are good indicators that it ...

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR WEDDING BUDGET
HOW TO CREATE YOUR WEDDING BUDGET

After years of kissing a lot of frogs, you have finally found your prince. Your parents and your siblings adore him. You know the perfect place to get married. And your friends are eager to be bridesmaids. All your romantic dreams are coming true and then your...

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8 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING AN EVENT DESIGNER
8 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING AN EVENT DESIGNER

Next year is your parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. You and your siblings want to throw thema big party but all of you have busy jobs and live out of town. You know the venue and thecaterer you want. So – really – all you need is someone to do the decor. That’s whe...

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CRAZY EASY COST-SAVING TIPS FOR WEDDING DESIGN
CRAZY EASY COST-SAVING TIPS FOR WEDDING DESIGN

We really don't like to put 'money' and 'love' together but the fact is, even people with truckloads of money have to draw the line somewhere when planning their wedding. And when it comes to money and what-you-want versus what-you-need, this quote from Steve Martin is one ...

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Why Hire a Wedding Planner?
Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

So, you’ve found ‘the one’!  The person that understands you better than anyone else.  The person you knew from your very first meeting would be ‘the one’.  The person you can’t imagine not being by your side, caring for you and suppor...

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Wedding planners do it all with help from IWED
What to Know About Becoming an Event Stylist

Thinking of a way to invest in yourself? Does this investment stem from thinking about switching career paths, or working an additional job that gives you major benefits? Ever thought about becoming an even...

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Become certified in event planning and be this excited to work!
The Event Designer's Guide-Growing a Career as an Event Stylist

No matter the type of event, decor theme or setting, an event's design makes the difference between magical and mediocre, professional and amateur. Event design is essential for a successful event – whether it be a wedding, a...

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Become an Event and Floral Designer with IWED Today
Become an Event and Floral Designer with IWED Today

  Change Your Career to Event and Floral Design Take a look at what Kyerrah Batton has to say about her time at the Institute of Wedding and Event Design (IWED). Kyerrah was a student of our Read more

Boost Your Income Today by Becoming a Certified Event Planner
Boost Your Income Today by Becoming a Certified Event Planner

There are many ways to earn more income today. You can take a second job, work towards a promotion, start a business, or sell your things. Another effective way to earn more, though, is to get additional education or certifications. Whether you are already in the even...

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No Time for Classes? Our Online Certification Programs Let You Learn at Your Own Pace
No Time for Classes? Our Online Certification Programs Let You Learn at Your Own Pace

If you are trying to change your career, grow your business, or just explore a new option, it can be tough to do those things around your existing schedule. Work, family, hobbies, and taking time for yourself are all important – and going to school is a big commitment...

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Learn from the Experts with Our Accredited Event Planning Certification Program
Learn from the Experts with Our Accredited Event Planning Certification Program

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes some people more successful than others in a field? Most often, it’s experience – but not everyone has had enough time to build that experience yet. Turning to those who do have the experience can help anyone boost their ca...

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Receiving the Best Bridal Reaction
Receiving the Best Bridal Reaction

As an accredited event designer from IWED, your ultimate goal is to get the best bridal and groom reaction when you show them their finished event space for the first time...

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Become and event planner and start creating beautiful events for clients
Becoming an Event Planner in 3 Steps

Ever wondered how to become an event planner? Your first thought may be that it takes lots of on-the-job training, years of experience, or expensive conferences and programs. In fact, you can earn our event management degree certificate in just Read more

Create a space like this with IWED's event planners certification
Get More Event Planning Jobs with an Event Planner Certification

Have you been struggling to break into the event planning industry? Not drumming up the event planning jobs you used to? Or are you just getting started and want to learn how to avoid a slump in the future? One of the best ways to kickstart your career is with an even...

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Event planners help their clients to be less stressed
Boost Your Career with an Event Planner Certification

Whether you’re boosting customer relations with an unveiling, celebrating the start of a new life at a wedding, or bringing people together for charitable work, events are always something special. There’s power in bringing people together, no matter what the occasion...

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Choose a degree or an accreditation to start event planning
Event Planner Certification vs Planning Degree–Choosing the Right One

It’s always exciting learning something new, but these days, education costs a lot. Tuition is through the roof no matter what you plan on studying, so you need to look long and hard at your options before you choose your path. This is especially important when you’re...

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Tiny Weddings in Big Times - Getting Married in the Era of Covid
Tiny Weddings in Big Times - Getting Married in the Era of Covid

Elaine Welteroth & Jonathon Singletary, Brayden Boyd & Michelle Fonseca, and Lindsay Crames & Waldo Saville don’t know each other and probably never will know each other.   But the couples all have something very special in common. They all got married dur...

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The IWED Podcast#1 - How to do things
The IWED Podcast#1 - How to do things

This is a transcript of the podcast the originally aired on 1/1/2021 How to do things

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Introducing The Pantone Color of the Year 2021
Introducing The Pantone Color of the Year 2021

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming ...

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INTERACTIVE STATIONS THAT WEDDING GUESTS LOVE!
INTERACTIVE STATIONS THAT WEDDING GUESTS LOVE!

Very formal sit-down wedding dinners used to be expected. Everyone sat in their assigned seats and waited until their meal had been served. Although some brides and grooms asked guests ahead of time if they had any allergies or food intolerances, not every guest was accommo...

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Tiny Weddings in Big Times
Tiny Weddings in Big Times

Elaine Welteroth & Jonathon Singletary, Brayden Boyd & Michelle Fonseca, and Lindsay Crames & Waldo Saville don’t know each other and probably never will know each other.   But the couples all have something very special in common. They all got married during th...

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TIMELESS EVENT THEMES
TIMELESS EVENT THEMES

Houses, clothes, hairstyles and even food. Sometimes I look at a photo and just know when the featured item was designed. There’s nothing wrong with being on the cutting edge of style. What would 2010 have been without hipster style? Or athleisure? Abercrombie...

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YOUR WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT
YOUR WEDDING DAY EMERGENCY KIT

Not every wedding day disaster can be fixed by a little something in anemergency kit. Whether we’ve seen it online or been witness to the actualdisaster many of us know about weddings that, for instance, have been latestarting because the minister double-booked ...

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12 TIPS TO PLAN YOUR EVENT TIMELINE
12 TIPS TO PLAN YOUR EVENT TIMELINE

Whether it’s your first wedding or your hundredth party, event planning is stressful. So stressful, in fact, that event coordinator was named the fifth most stressful job in 2017 by Forbes. Why is it so stressful? First of all, there are lots of moving parts. ...

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HONEYMOON IDEAS
HONEYMOON IDEAS

I was coming out of a meeting the other day and heard one of my colleagues say to a womanwho was about to get married, “The party at your reception is the best part of your wedding.”I snorted. “Clearly,” I said, “she’s never been married. The party is the second bes...

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WILL YOU MARRY ME?
WILL YOU MARRY ME?

Yes, No, WTH!According to the 1863 holiday favorite, ‘Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat’. Butaccording to Wedding Wire, ‘Christmas is coming’ and it’s the most popular day for couples toget engaged. Before the wedding planning starts, before wedding...

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WEDDING COLORS: 2020
WEDDING COLORS: 2020

Every wedding planning checklist focuses on color. Why so much emphasis on choosing colors?  Because the palette sets the mood for the entire wedding. Probably more than the theme of the ceremony and reception, colors give an immediate feel to everything from invitati...

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UNIQUE WEDDING VENUES
UNIQUE WEDDING VENUES

What do Taco Bell, New York’s Coney Island roller coaster, and the shark tank at the LongIsland Aquarium in Riverhead, Long Island have in common? If your answer is they’re allfood and entertainment venues, you would be right. Kind of. Those places, along with a few...

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Hot Wedding Planner Trends for 2018: Designing The Perfect Rooftop Wedding

A rooftop wedding is one of the most romantic ways to say “I do”. With the beautiful skyline and the feeling of soaring over it all infusing the event, it’s hard to beat the luxury of this venue choice. But for wedding planners, rooftop weddings do present a few uniqu...

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How to Wow Attendees with Experiential Event Design

One of the many industry buzzwords you’ll hear as you explore an event management degree is “experiential event design”. This phrase simply means that your guests don’t want to just attend a meeting; they want to experience something that makes them part of the event ...

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What not to do at your wedding
4 Wedding Planner Faux Pas & How to Avoid Them

Wedding planning is a tough job for anyone, but if you’re interested in earning that event planner salary, you have to be able to navigate the common pitfalls of the most romantic event of a person’s life. These four wedding planner faux pas are common among couples w...

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Professional Skill Building - Essential If You Want to Become a Wedding Planner

When you first think to yourself “I would love to become a wedding planner!”, you probably envision romantic moments where you save the special day for a lovely couple, or think about all the cool wedding themes you’ll get to try out from your favorite Pinterest board...

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Wedding decor doesn't have to be expensive to make a big impact, here are some tips on making the most of your wedding design budget
Less Is More: Delivering on a Minimalist Wedding Design Theme

So many weddings evoke feelings of luxury and extravagance that it can be hard to imagine a minimal wedding feeling as romantic as a fairy-tale event. But with the right wedding design, any theme can look truly magical. If the minimal look is what you’re after with a ...

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Tips for having an exceptional, eco-friendly wedding
Learn How to Incorporate Sustainability into Event Design

When it comes to event design, one thing that every professional designer has to consider is consumables. From disposable utensils and napkins, to printed event programs and more, there are dozens of items that ultimately end up in the trash after an event is done. Th...

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How to use greenery at your wedding
How to Use Greenery to Punch Up a Wedding Design

Many people think of bright and beautiful flowers when they picture wedding décor, but one of the many secrets that event professionals learn through a wedding planner certification course is how to use greenery to help complement any wedding design. You can let your ...

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How to plan the perfect wedding
5 Tips Top Wedding Planners Use to Keep The Big Day Organized

You’re a new wedding planner and you’ve managed to make it through the planning stages of your first event with your sanity intact. You handled choosing venues, seating plans, and all the other planning things with no trouble at all. But now you’ve come to the big day...

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How to Become a Certified Wedding Planner Online
How to Become a Successful Wedding Planner: Invest in Education

Whether you are starting over with a fun new career that you are passionate about, or you’re just getting started on your career path, to become a wedding planner is an exciting choice! You’ll get to spend your days coordinating beautiful events that celebrate love – ...

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A Wedding Designer’s Guide
A Wedding Designer’s Guide

BEDAZZLE YOUR BRIDES You’ve heard the horror stories. A woman goes into a hair salon to get her hair cut and colored and comes out wanting to file a lawsuit.  Her friend walks into a clothing store and stomps out – fuming – because the sales associate ke...

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Designing a Fall Wedding
Designing a Fall Wedding

What are the most popular months in the year in which to get married?  June?  July?  August?  If your answer included any of those three months, you would be incorrect.  According to Zola (www.zola.com), “for the first time ever, 40 perce...

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Designing Themed Weddings
Designing Themed Weddings

What is the big deal about wedding themes?  Does every wedding design have to have a theme?  The answer, of course, is ‘no’.  There are no rules against designing a wedding that does not have a specific theme.  In fact, some designers and bridal couples believe that wedding...

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Designing a Traditional Beauty Wedding
Designing a Traditional Beauty Wedding

Typically, a couple getting married decides to decorate their venue in a traditional way. This way can be known as a traditional beauty wedding. Even though every couple can have a different interpretation of what a traditional beauty wedding is to them, IWED designers are ...

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Designing a Winter Wedding
Designing a Winter Wedding

It's the time of the year where the warm summer sun has vanished and the moon comes out quicker than we are used to. Yes, if you haven’t guessed it, we are heading into the winter season. Some dread it, others can’t get enough. Being a wedding designer might mean tha...

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Learn to Create Colorful Wedding Backdrops with Our Certified Wedding Planner Certification Program
Learn to Create Colorful Wedding Backdrops with Our Certified Wedding Planner Certification Program

Not every bride and groom in the world wants a neutral wedding – and yet so many weddings end up falling into the white, cream, and ivory color schemes. Especially around the backdrop of the ceremony, it’s common to see backdrops that are very pale in color in order t...

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Summer Weddings Call for Spectacular Wedding Designs
Summer Weddings Call for Spectacular Wedding Designs

Everyone in the wedding planner industry knows summer as “wedding season.” There’s something about the return of warm weather in spring and summer that inspires couples to say their vows. We agree that it does make outdoor weddings easier – great weather, longer days,...

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Designing Themed Weddings
Designing Themed Weddings

If you’re well into your wedding designing career, or just starting out, you may get clients wishing for you to execute a themed wedding that they have always dreamed of. How will you meet your client’s goals and visions for their wedding day?Read more

Summer Wedding Spectacular - Learn the Ins and Outs of the Business from the Experts
Summer Wedding Spectacular - Learn the Ins and Outs of the Business from the Experts

If you work in wedding design, or if you’ve always dreamed of it, you know that summer is the most important season of the year. Summer weddings are everyone’s dream come true. The stunning greenery and natural blooms make for gorgeous photos, and no one has to worry ...

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How to Create a Stunning Forest Wedding Design

If you’ve been hired to create the wedding design for a forest wedding, you have quite a task ahead. In addition to designing a stunning event just like you always do, you also have to work with the elements. But instead of trying to force-fit a regular wedding into t...

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WEDDING TO-DOs DURING CORONAVIRUS
WEDDING TO-DOs DURING CORONAVIRUS

There's no getting around it. COVID-19 is having a huge impact on everything, including weddings. On March 15, 2020, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommended groups larger than 50 people shouldn't gather for the next two months while the country tries to stem the sp...

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DECIDING WHO TO INVITE TO YOUR WEDDING
DECIDING WHO TO INVITE TO YOUR WEDDING

The effects of COVID-19 are still around and, for most of us, that means staying at home to stay healthy. But isolation doesn't mean you can't continue to plan your wedding. In fact, in a lot of ways, staying at home gives you more time to complete your wedding planning. Read more

WEDDING PLANNING: THINGS TO DO DURING ISOLATION
WEDDING PLANNING: THINGS TO DO DURING ISOLATION

What do you have in common with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom? What about JenniferLopez and Alex Rodriguez? Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi? The first thing is,you’re all isolating because of COVID-19. And you’re all having to postpone your weddingsbe...

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EVENT PLANNER
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EVENT PLANNER

Event planner, event designer, event coordinator. The terms are often used interchangeably but they don't really mean the same thing. The biggest difference is between event planners and event designers. While an event designer works on the decor elements of an event, an ev...

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How to Start a Wedding Planning Business
How to Start a Wedding Planning Business

Are you the type of person that is always organized, finds excitement in creating lists, a true satisfaction in crossing off the, “to do”, items from that list? If you’re agreeing with these qualities, becoming a wedding planner may be the right career choice for you...

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Design events that connect to your clients
Learn About the Latest Wedding Trends from Our Wedding Planning Experts

Summer is wedding season, and that means that we are seeing this year’s latest wedding trends in full force. Here’s what our wedding planner certification course instructors have to say about this year’s new obsessions when it comes to saying “I do.” Read more

Plan a Silver Anniversary Event They'll Remember for the Next 50 Years
Plan a Silver Anniversary Event They'll Remember for the Next 50 Years

The Silver Anniversary is what we call the 25th anniversary, and that is quite an accomplishment to be celebrated. Twenty-five years of marriage is a major milestone, and there’s no better time to wow a client than by making this important da...

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Use These Tips to Plan a Small-Scale Wedding
Use These Tips to Plan a Small-Scale Wedding

There’s nothing more fun for a wedding design professional than a challenge. Small-scale weddings are intimate, gorgeous occasions…where every single detail counts. With fewer bodies and a venue that isn’t as grand as a huge cathedral, you really have to make sure tha...

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Unique Venues Set the Backdrop for an Unforgettable Event
Unique Venues Set the Backdrop for an Unforgettable Event

One of the fastest growing trends in event design in the last year is choosing unique venues. Instead of having a corporate event in a hotel conference room, for example, more businesses are choosing warehouses or artistic gallery settings. Instead of going for a chur...

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Don't Just Become a Wedding Planner - Learn Techniques from the Pros

Have you ever spent hundreds of hours creating the perfect Pinterest board for a fantasy wedding? Do you daydream about designing everything from an extravagant princess wedding in a ballroom, to a simple backyard affair with candles and wicker chairs? If you think we...

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Evento de Estilo en Nueva York
Evento de Estilo en Nueva York

¿Sabes la diferencia entre ‘Latino’ y ‘Latina’? ¿Disfrutó su familia de dulce de leche mucho antes de que apareciera en revistas de comida moderna? ¿Tú y tu familia celebraron tus quinceañeras? ¿Vives en o cerca de la ciudad de Nueva York? Read more

Backdrop designs from IWED
Cómo Decidir el Tamaño de Mesa Adecuado para su Evento

Elegir la tabla de tamaño adecuado para su evento es más complicado de lo que usted puede pensar. El tamaño de su mesa es importante por varias razones, incluyendo: Espacio del lugarInvitados presentesCorrelación del temaAtractivo visual E...

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Drapeado con IWED
Cómo Cubrir Correctamente una Columna

Cuando se trata de diseño y gestión de eventos, nos consideramos los MEJORES!&nbsp;En IWED Global, nos especializamos en diseño de bodas y eventos. Hemos diseñado un plan de estudios basado en nuestra experiencia y conocimiento de la industria. Nuestro certificado de gesti...

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Busy? Start your event designing career online
Creación de un portafolio para su negocio de diseño de eventos

En el caso de la industria del diseño, la construcción de un portafolio es necesaria para obtener más clientela. Como diseñador de eventos, su negocio se basa en su portafolio. En IWED Global, enseñamos a nuestros estudiantes los fundamentos del diseño de eventos y los prep...

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Diseñador de eventos Espacio de eventos
Planificador de Eventos vs. Disenador de Eventos

Una de las preguntas más grandes que oímos es "cuál es la diferencia entre un planificador de eventos y un diseñador de eventos?" Mucha gente confunde la planificación del evento con el diseño del mismo. El diseño del evento puede significar muchas cosas. La planificación d...

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Construyendo un ramo
Flores con #Actitud

Este año, los elementos inspirados en la naturaleza están RAZONANDO todos los aspectos cuando hablamos de diseño de eventos, y "Verdor" para la decoración de la boda, ciertamente no se deja atrás! <...

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Choosing colors for the event is apart of consultation!
El lado brillante de Pantone

Si todavía está buscando una combinación de colores para su evento de este año, estos son los 7 tonos perfectos de Pantone que convertirán sus diseños saturados en color en un nuevo modo FLORA ABUNDANTE. Read more

Tomar decisiones de negocios
Hacer Crecer de su Negocio de Eventos

Como empresario, obviamente está en constante búsqueda de maneras de hacer crecer su negocio. Ya sea que el 2016 fue un año fructífero o si llevó a algunas pérdidas, usted querrá mirar hacia adelante a un prometedor y floreciente 2017. Mejorar su negocio de eventos se basa ...

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