So How Do We Learn the Basics of Event Planning?
That is a very, very good question!
I am not saying that you shouldn't take a "certification" course; but you need to take it for the knowledge you will gain from it, and not just the certification you'll get at the end. Therefore, that means that you need to take the course that will teach you the most applicable information for what you want to do.
Almost every course out there teaches courses that focus on "party" planning (birthday parties, anniversaries, small office parties) and wedding planning. If you hope to go into special events, such as fundraisers, festivals, or corporate events, then these courses are a waste of your time and money.
For the first three years of running this website, I spent countless hours investigating courses to recommend to my readers; until I realized a very sad fact. There simply aren't any online event planning courses out there that I felt comfortable recommending to my readers.
Sure, there are plenty of "certification" courses that teach you how to plan weddings and parties. But trust me, you'll never make a living as a party planner, and wedding planning is a very difficult path to choose (I'll explain more in a minute).
If you truly want to make a living as an event planner, you need
to go where the money is. And the money lies in two areas of event
planning: special events, and corporate meetings, events, and
So why can't I find a single course out there that actually teaches you what you need to know to start your career?
Honestly, I don't know.
And so, I created my own online event planner course. It
pushes past the BS and teaches you what you truly need to know, at a
fraction of the insane cost that these other courses charge you.
To read more and to start your career in event planning today, please visit the Planning Events Course page.
If you'd like to read more about event planning courses and education, read the following pages:
- Event Planning Certification:
This page helps you understand why event planning certification can be one of the biggest scams in the industry.
- Event Planner Training:
This page reviews a few of the most well-known online event planning
courses, and gives my opinion on whether they are worth your money.
- Event Planning Education/Courses:
This page outlines which path of event planning education is best for
you, depending on where you are in your life and what you want for your