You can become a Certified Wedding Planner and member of the renowned Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) in as little as three months. Wedding planners can earn up to $60,000 and charge fees of up to $3,500 per wedding. With nearly 2.2 million couples getting married every year, it’s the perfect time to prepare for your better future. Penn Foster will help you train at home, on the go, all at your own pace. Our accredited program provides everything you’ll need to start your career—including guidebooks, free ABC membership, and a vast network of resources and event professionals. Arrange events leading up to the wedding day, such as bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding invitations, and ring selection. Organize different types of ceremonies, including home and military weddings, and religious and civil ceremonies. Assist in planning the guest list, flowers, reception menu, and music. Basics of starting an event or wedding planning business. Our final exam is the ABC®’s Professional Certification Exam and once you pass it you are eligible for Certified Wedding Planner™ status and consultant-level membership. As a member of the ABC®, you’ll receive career support from the world’s largest group of successful wedding planners.
Your accredited online learning program consists of five units designed to take you step by step through the knowledge and skills you’ll use in your new career. Your first unit is available online only, which allows you to start studying right away. You will not receive hardcopy program materials for these lessons. You can access your first course as soon as your tuition payment has been received. Other courses will follow as you complete your exams.
You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows XP or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, high-speed Internet, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.
Graduates of the program complete the professional certification exam for ABC and are eligible for Certified Wedding Planner™ status and consultant-level membership. Membership in ABC provides career support from the world’s largest group of successful wedding planners.