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Social Event Planning For Weddings And Celebrations

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Learn the components of planning social events


If you ask most people about the most memorable moments of their lives, you will often hear a story about "When I got married", "My 50th Birthday Party'', or "My Baby Shower". Why do they tell these stories? It's because they are milestones that were celebrated with loved ones and included delicious foods, stunning decor, interactive activities, and traditions all in one.

It is this connection to other people and the celebrations we share together that make the social events industry a fun and lucrative market for Event Planners globally.

Join us as we explore and learn about the numerous components of planning and executing social events; including venues, contracting, invoicing, floorplans, timing, logistics, invitations, programs, vendors, staffing, themes, decor, favors, games, entertainment, registries, and more to meet your clients’ needs.

By the end of the course, you should be well-equipped to apply what you have learned to organize and execute unique and profitable weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties, vow renewals, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays, bar & bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras, holiday parties, and seasonal events for your very own clients.

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Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Social Events & How We Book Them

    • Types of Social Events
    • Types of Venues for Social Events
    • Contracts & Invoices

  • Lesson 2: Planning for The Wedding: Bridal Showers, Engagement Parties, Vow Renewals, Anniversaries

    • Brides & Grooms – What to expect and how to deal
    • Venues & Floorplans: Criteria, Regulations & Methodology
    • Save the Dates and Invitations
    • Children
    • Programs
    • Logistics
    • Staffing
    • Vendors
    • Food & Cake
    • Themes & Décor
    • Favors
    • Registries & Toasters
    • Execution
    • Entertainment

  • Lesson 3: Great Celebrations - Birthday Parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, and Quinceañeras

    • Venues & Floorplans
    • Traditions
    • Themes & Decor
    • Entertainment & Activities

  • Lesson 4: Celebrate The Season

    • Venues and Floorplans
    • Food and beverage
    • Themes and Decor
    • Entertainment and Activities

Learner Outcomes


  1. Create profitable and structured contracts and desirable proposals that meet your clients’ needs.

  2. Apply a strategic and creative methodology when selecting venues and designing innovative floor plans with a great flow.

  3. Differentiate between -and apply the correct traditions and components- for numerous types of social events (weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, holiday parties and more) as you build out professional logistics programs, activities, games, and entertainment strategies.

  4. Take action in an efficient and organized manner in regards to staffing and planner roles when planning and executing seamless logistics for your client, guests, and vendors.

  5. Analyze social events trends and apply your own touch when you creatively design Instagram-worthy themes and decor.

Course Schedule

Apr Section

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Apr 19, 2022 to Apr 21, 20226:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Social Event Planning For Weddings And Celebrations Course Information

Contact Hours
6 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $375.00