Fall is a busy time for wedding planners. The weather starts to cool off in most regions of the U.S. making it the perfect time for fall weddings. In regions that experience all four seasons, the fall foliage creates a gorgeous backdrop for all those wedding photos. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a wedding planner and have considered the possibility of starting a new career as one, now might just be the time to do it. And the industry professionals at IWED Global can help.

Be a Wedding Planner That Stands Above the Competition

It’s important to have industry experts helping you along the way if you’re serious about becoming a wedding planner. If you’ve done your research, you’ve discovered that the wedding planner industry is very competitive. There are many in business throughout the country, although not all of them are good, nor are they building a thriving wedding planner business. Since the barriers to entry in this industry are low, it doesn’t take much for someone to call themselves a wedding planner. The industry is very lightly regulated and if someone plans a successful wedding or two, well then, they’re a wedding planner. But you don’t want to be them. You want to be the best. IWED Global’s wedding planner certification program gives you that edge over the competition.

Industry Wedding Planning Trends and Analysis

According to IBISWorld, a leading provider of industry research and reports, over the past 5 years, “…industry revenue [wa]s expected to contract as more couples opt to plan their own weddings rather than hire industry employees.” The reason for that, they note, is “…primarily caused by an increase in the number of do-it-yourself (DIY) weddings. Many couples, primarily those who are on a tight budget, have increasingly used websites and mobile applications to plan their own weddings, rather than spending money on an industry operator.” This makes it more critical for you to have someone on your side, helping you learn the industry and teaching you how to overcome this trend. That’s where IWED Global comes in.

Plan a Reputable Wedding with IWED

IWED Global’s wedding planner certification program is designed with you in mind. With 20+ locations worldwide, as well as a dedicated online campus, IWED Global is one of the industry leaders in event planner training and certification. Taught by industry professionals, the 24-lesson curriculum teaches you the skills you need to excel at wedding design, decor, and execution. And it doesn’t take long to become an expert! The on-site program runs a mere 5 days. The online program can go as quickly if you want it to; or it can go as slowly as you’d like. You have up to one year to complete the coursework through the online program, and classes are available 24/7. The online option is great for someone who doesn’t have the time to travel to a physical location for classes, or who currently has a job and is contemplating a new career as a wedding planner. Both onsite and online programs include hands-on training from experts in the field, as well personal mentoring throughout the class.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive certification as an Accredited Event Designer and will have the tools you need to launch your new wedding planner business with confidence.

Wedding Designer Free Consultations

If you still have questions about how to become a wedding planner or about the wedding planner certification program, give IWED Global a call. They offer free career consultation and will be happy to help you decide whether a career as a wedding planner is right for you.