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Professional Certificate in Wedding Planning

If you are interested in taking your event planning knowledge to the next level and pursuing a career as a wedding planner this certificate program is for you! The Professional Certificate in Wedding Planning is designed to provide new and experienced planners with a toolbox of the "practical need to know" skills that wedding planners must have to create beautiful memories and experiences for their clients. 

Course topics will cover:

  • Overview of the Wedding Planning Industry
  • Communication Skills
  • Branding/Marketing/Social Media for Wedding Planners
  • Project Management
  • Contracts & Negotiations
  • Culture & Customs
  • Site Selection
  • Entertainment
  • Photography/Videography

Check out Program Advisor, Annette Nielsen's, presentation on what it takes to be a successful Wedding Planner!


This program is designed for those planners who have some event planning knowledge and experience and are interested in focusing their talents for the coordination of weddings. Vendors such as photographers, caterers, entertainment specialists and venue coordinators will also benefit from this program. This is also an excellent advanced certificate for our CSUSM Meeting & Event Planning Certificate graduates.

Program Information

  • Times: 6-9pm
  • Location: Spring:  CSUSM (Temecula Campus)
  • Fees: $169/class or $1,521 for entire program
  • CSUSM alumni & students receive a 15% savings. Call to register!

  • WIOA and MyCAA funding approved 

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Schedule & Courses

Attend an Info Session:
Date: August 12
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: CSUSM San Marcos campus

Student Spotlight


Amanda Eggers highlights her clients’ unique personalities  through her wedding planning business. As a career, it’s a perfect fit. “Who doesn’t want to be a part of everyone’s best day?” she says.

Read her story to learn more.


You might also be interested in the Meeting & Event Planning Certificate

Thank you to our Program Partner:

Temecula Valley Wedding Pros