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Event Planning Resources
Association for Wedding Professional International (AFWPI) this organization gives excellent resources for Wedding Planners. This site offers membership and a Wedding professional newsletter full of useful information.
BizBash provides professional event planners motivational ideas, tools for marketing and tatics, resources and the latest news in the industry. Check out new trends innovative ideas or sign up for a trade show and events related to planning for your business needs.
Event Marketer Magazine has the newest trends and related news connected to planning event strategies & logistics for planners in the industry.
Event Solutions resources, news, trade shows and even a variety of various conferences for event professionals.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) this professional tenders a variety of news and networking sources for event planners in the travel, hospitality and tourism related genres.
International Special Events Society offers professional membership for event planners, which includes resources, discounts, networking and education. Also planners interested in Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) testing and education are found here.
Meeting Planners International offers resources, education, and a community where you can connect with other planners in the industry. See site for membership info for the business.
National Association of Catering Executives a professional membership and certification is available for all facets of the catering industry. This is a great place to network, obtain educational resources and to find other aspects of the trade.
Special Events Magazine provides information related to the newest trends in event planning resources. This site even has a free Event-line E-newsletter.
Event Planning Schools
QC School of Event Planning with a comprehensive home study Event Planning course including lessons, guides, professional organizing software, a personal organizer and a business start up kit this is a wonderful resource for planners investing in education. QC School of Event Planning is a member of the Canadian Better Business Bureau. The cost is around $1048.00 and can generally complete it in as little as 6 – 8 weeks.
The Association of Bridal Consultants with courses for wedding and event planners focused on bridal connections, this is an excellent source of trending info, news and events. The Association of Bridal Consultants has been around since 1955. Also providing professional membership at a reasonable cost of $24.00 a year. See site for additional information.
The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) providing a professional training program for wedding consultants at a cost $895.00. Courses are usually done in as little as 3 to 4 months.
US Career Institute the institute has an online Wedding/Event Planner program. Courses are generally done in as little as 4 months at a cost of $887.00. The BBB has approved US Career Institute as a member.