Starting a fun and incredibly rewarding career – WEDDING PLANNER!


Are you friendly, creative, and energetic?
Are you level-headed and cool under pressure?
Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Do you want to use your talents to start a new and fun career doing what you love?
Do you like the idea of working for yourself, having the freedom to set your own schedule, and taking on as few or as many jobs as you’d like?

If your answers are “YES” to all of the above questions, becoming a professional wedding planner could be a perfect career for you.

Being a wedding planner can be fun and incredibly rewarding. Going to catering and cake tastings, choosing linens and helping clients decide on the perfect centerpieces are absolutely fun. Seeing months of hard work come together on a perfect wedding day is one of the most rewarding experiences many wedding planners experience in their careers. Being a wedding planner also has great perks such as being invited to all the industry parties, going to uber fun conferences and staying at incredible hotels while you “tour” the event space. We also get to work with wonderful clients on one of the most important days in their life.

Whether you want to become a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, or a wedding designer, our Wedding Planner Certification Program will provide you all the skills you need to start your own successful wedding business. We are not only teaching you how to do weddings, we are also showing you how to start your wedding business, promote it and profit from it. Our 2017 Spring/Summer Wedding Consultant Certification Program will begin on April 26, 2017. The class is held on every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for 10 weeks in Walnut, California. Class size is limited to 16 people, so we recommend enrolling early to guarantee a place in the class.

These are the steps to enroll for the program:

  1. Visit our Eventbrite enrollment page. Sign up and pay your $199 enrollment fee online. Due to limited seating, we do not accept phone or email enrollment without a payment.
  2. Download the Enrollment Package and fill it out.
  3. Submit your Enrollment Package with the tuition of $1,800 before April 19, 2017.

Classroom Location: Twogether Events Studio in Walnut, CA

Click HERE to enroll.

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Guest Speaker on “Wedding Flowers & Decor” – Saadia Kibriya


Saadia Kibriya - Event Producer/ Creative Director of Kismet Events

Saadia Kibriya – Event Producer/ Creative Director of Kismet Events

This Tuesday, our wedding consultant class will be held at the studio of Kismet Events in Fullerton. The lecture for this week is about wedding flowers, decor and stationery. Saadia Kibriya, a Muslim wedding planner, is the Event Producer/Creative Director of Kismet Events Planning & Design. She has built a reputation for excellence in the event and wedding planning and designing for over 8 years. Her company, Kismet Events is a full service floral design and event planning company. Her team of creative individuals specializes in high-end decor and tasteful events, and is recognized at top venues in the Los Angeles and Orange County surrounding areas.

Wedding Designed by Kismet Events

Wedding Designed by Kismet Events

Kismet Event Planning & Design
(888) 512-8802
4070 N. Palm Street, Suite #710, Fullerton, CA 92835
Website: www.hellokismet.com

Guest Speaker on “Wedding Makeup & Hair” – Kelly Zhang


Kelly Zhang

We are very honored to invite Kelly Zhang, the owner Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio, and Studio K Hair Designory to be our guest speaker about wedding day makeup and hair this semester. Kelly has become one of the most sought after hair and make-up artists in the wedding industry. She and her professional artists bring confidence, beauty and glamour to any brides on their special day. Kelly is known by her clients and professionals in the wedding industry for being reliable, calm and confident with skill and expertise including her unique signature hair and makeup style that stands out above the rest and is easily recognizable as a soft and natural look that is subtle and elegant, similar what you might see on the Red Carpet, perfect for a bride on her wedding day.  Her top priority is that a bride is relaxed, happy and the most beautiful she could possibly be on her wedding day. Kelly Zhang Makeup and Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio
(626) 710-4266
716 E Green St Pasadena, California 91101
Website: www.kellyzhang.com

Free Wedding Design Consultation to Brides-to-be!


Wedding Design Presentation

Wedding consultant student, Tammy Su, presents her design board to the engaged couple.

OUR FREE WEDDING DESIGN CONSULTATION IS HERE AGAIN!

Every semester, we invite engaged couples to our classroom, help them to brainstorm their wedding theme and design, and offer a free wedding design presentation by our talented wedding consultant students.

Design Consultation: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Design Presentation: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Twogether Events Studio – 1718 Wineglow Cir., Walnut, CA 91789

We can take up to 2 engaged couples this semester. This is absolutely FREE to you. However, both bride-to-be and groom-to-be must attend the consultation and presentation in order to be qualified. If you plan to hire any of the student(s) to assist you with wedding planning, designing, orcoordination, you may contact them after the class. The school will not profit nor be liable for any arrangement.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below  or email theweddingacademy@gmail.com. This offer is first-come-first-serve.

Wedding Design Consultation

Wedding consultant students offer free consultation to engaged couple.

Start a fun career doing what you love!



Video Credit: Shaka Film Production

Are you friendly, creative, and energetic?
Are you level-headed and cool under pressure?
Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Do you want to use your talents to start a new and fun career doing what you love?
Do you like the idea of working for yourself, having the freedom to set your own schedule, and taking on as few or as many jobs as you’d like?

If your answers are “YES” to all of the above questions, becoming a professional wedding consultant could be a perfect career for you. Whether you want to become a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, a wedding designer, a wedding photographer, or even a wedding DJ, our Wedding Consultant Certification Program will provide you all the skills you need to start your own successful wedding business. We are not only teaching you how to do weddings, we are also showing you how to start your wedding business, promote it and profit from it. Our 2014 Summer Wedding Consultant Certification Program will begin on July 8, 2014. Class size is limited, so we recommend enrolling early to guarantee a place in the class. These are the steps to enroll for the program:

  1. Visit our Eventbrite enrolllment page. Sign up and pay your $100 enrollment fee online. Due to limited seating, we do not accept phone or email enrollment without a payment.
  2. Download the Enrollment Package and fill it out.
  3. Submit your Enrollment Package with the tuition of $1095 before June 23, 2014.

English Class: 7/8/2014 – 9/23/2014, every Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mandarin Class: 7/13/2014 – 9/28/2014, every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Classroom Location: Twogether Events Studio in Walnut, CA

Click HERE to enroll.

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Self-Employed vs. Independent Contractor – What is the Difference?


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It seems there is a trend to move more and more work to Independent Contractors rather than hire employees directly onto payroll. The answer above is missing a few very critical points, particularly what is the legal definition of a contractor; and can my job be filled by a 1099 worker or must I use a W-2 employee?

The answer here is as simple as two little words. A Duck. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. In other words, if the position requires the employee to be directed as to how, when, where and with what to do the job, then get quacking… he is a W-2 employee. If however, the job will be done independently, then a 1099 may be the way to go.

Think of a roofer. If you call someone to fix your roof you don’t tell them what size nails to use, how to swing the hammer, which guys will work and when lunch break is. That is because they are independent (AKA 1099)contractors. Now if you have an administrative assistant who is required to be at the office at 9:00 AM, dress according to code, take lunch at noon, use Microsoft Word on an office computer and report to a supervisor, that’s a W-2 employee.

A “1099 worker” is also referred to as an “independent contractor”.“Contractor” is a legal term for a person or firm that enters a contract to perform a service or provide a product in exchange for valuable consideration.Valuable consideration includes monetary pay, goods, services, and more. 1099 is the tax form that these workers use for the IRS.

The IRS has a guide that helps define 1099 workers by establishing criteria for employees, non-employees and independent contractors. Some of the points the IRS considers include:

  • Behavioral control – the extent to which the hiring company controls and directs the worker.
  • Instructions the business provides to the worker – the worker’s freedom in choosing when and where to work, what tools to use, where to purchase supplies, where to purchase related services, what work must be performed by a specified individual,whether subcontractors are permitted, and more.
  • Training provided to the worker — independent contractors usually use their own methods to carryout work.
  • Financial control– independent contractors usually have unreimbursed expenses, make a significant investment in the facilities they use to carry out work, invoice by flat fee/rate or some other method than a regular wage, and end up in a situation where they face a profit or loss.
  • Relationship type— independent contractors have written contracts, no benefits, non-permanent relationships, non-core functions, and the freedom to work for other companies.

Employee mis-classification is something that the Feds aren’t messing with. From large businesses to mom-and-pop shops, the fines are everywhere and they’re not cheap. If you use a 1099 employee the IRS assumes certain criteria are met. If the person working does not meet these criteria, you may be liable for back taxes, fines or even jail time.  Estimates are that 20% of businesses mis-classify workers; so make sure your business isn’t included in this nasty statistic. Read “Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?” on the IRS website. Don’t forget that to be safe on the 1099 issue.

Who are certified wedding consultants?


What’s your 2014 new year resolution? The economy is so unpredictable and the job market isn’t really secure. Why not learn a new skill and become a wedding consultant?
 
The Wedding Consultant Certificate is not limited to wedding planners and coordinators only.  If you are florists, designers, photographers, videographers, bridal stylists, catering sales…, this certificate program also helps you to become more professional and understanding how to communicate with your clients and better market your services. For students who have never working in the wedding industry, our instructors will help you to find out what’s most suitable field for you in the wedding and special event industry.
 
2014 Spring certificate program begins on January 14, 2014. Sign up now to secure your seat! We received so many inquiries from students in Greek, Italy, Taiwan,Canada, Korea, Mexico, out-of-state (e.g. New York City, Boston, Seattle, Las Vegas, Houston) who plan to fly over and take our 12 weeks program.  Unfortunately, we do not have enough staff to provide housing assistance and transportation.

2013 Spring Wedding Consultant Students’ Graduation Project – Beach Themed Wedding

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2013 Spring Wedding Consultant Students' Graduation Project - Beach Themed Wedding

2013 Spring Wedding Consultant Graduates’ Picture with the owner of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro and The Wedding Academy’s Principal Sherrien Shui

Check out our featured Allen Taylor Photography’s remarkable work of our students’ “Beach Themed Wedding Designs”? : http://bit.ly/12oywkU

2013 Summer / Wedding Consultant Certificate Program is open for enrollment!


Class Period: July 17, 2013 – October 2, 2013

Class Schedule: Every Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Classroom Location: Twogether Events (in Walnut)

Before you start, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you friendly, creative, and energetic?
  • Are you level-headed and cool under pressure?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people and want to use your personal skills and talents to start a new and fun career doing what you love?
  • Do you like the idea of working for yourself, having the freedom to set your own schedule, and taking on as few or as many jobs as you’d like?

If your answers are “YES”, becoming a professional wedding consultant could be a perfect career for you.

Whether you are looking to begin a new and exciting career of independence and gratification, seek or change your employment in the field, or just to earn some extra money in your spare time, training as a wedding consultant can open many opportunities to you.

Who is The Wedding Academy?
The Wedding Academy is the industry leader in education and training for wedding and event professionals. TWA has established an academic network with several wedding and event associations and local communities. Established in 2013 by Sherrien Shui, TWA was founded with the sole purpose of providing wedding consultants an academic career path and confidence for aspiring wedding and social event consultants necessary to enter and excel in the challenging and rewarding field of wedding consulting.

Who is Sherrien Shui?
Sherrien Shui is recognized as one of the Asian American premier wedding planner and a celebrity M.C. at many concerts, large events and weddings. With 20-plus years of experience under the auspices of Twogether Events and Asian American Wedding Professionals Association, her passion for the industry has led her down many paths, including becoming an on-air talent for many regionally syndicated radio television shows.

What does this course offer prospective students?
At The Wedding Academy, we believe the best way for students to learn wedding business is from the actual facetime classroom. Students may attend classes and learn from an established Wedding/Event Planner who has been in business in the local market for a minimum of five years. Our course was designed to give students complete and comprehensive training in all areas of wedding consulting and coordination, with specific emphasis in providing guidance and professional advice to the bride and groom in planning and coordinating their wedding. Our course was designed for students who have the desire to start their own business as a wedding consultant/coordinator; or to enhance their present business.

During the course, we invite wedding professionals and local vendors to our classroom and share their experiences and professional knowledge with our students to help them better understanding how to work and communicate with other professionals prior and on the event day. Besides the lecture, we coordinate one-day tours taking students to view unique wedding venues and bridal shows.

Our classes are 100% participatory, with all students partaking in the researching, planning, designing, and coordinating of recipe components. Aspiring instructors will break into teams to create real weddings for real brides and grooms.

Is there an internship or job placement assistance?
Yes and yes! At most of our classes students are actually require to complete up to 100 hours of internship with selected wedding planners or professionals in order to complete the course and receive their certificates.

With our internship program, students receive hands-on training by the professionals, help with some office work and assist at real weddings/events. It enables students to connect the knowledge and skills they have gained from their academics and apply in a work setting, and get an insider’s look at different employers. Upon graduation, TWA certified graduates are positioned to join an existing business, participate in non-paid internships, receive job placement assistance, or start their own business.

Is there a career consultation program after the completion of certificate?
Yes. We offer a 3-months career consultation to our certified graduates. Our counselors will have a one-on-one talk with certified graduates to determine if they enjoy working in a specific area of interest within the wedding & event planning industry. So we will be able to refer students to people who are able to hire them.

Could you give me more specific details of Certificate Program for Wedding Consultants?
Our Certificate Program for Wedding Consultants requires 36 hours of lecture in classroom and 100 hours of internship with wedding planners or professionals. In this course, our instructors will teach students everything they need to know to start their own successful wedding business. The instructors will invite real engaged couples to classroom and show them how to conduct interviews and create presentations. We’ll cover all aspects of the wedding day, from the wake up calls and the ceremony, to the reception and the after party. Our course also gives detailed information on how to plan wedding activities, such as traditional ceremonies, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. Students will learn how to structure the entire planning process so that they stay organized and keep track of budgets and deadlines. Our course will also teach students how to register their businesses, and price their jobs, negotiate with vendors, and manage projects and accounts. Students will gain the knowledge and the confidence you need to succeed as a professional wedding consultant.

Are there any class assignments or projects?
Yes, besides reading assignment, students will read bridal magazines, interview wedding vendors and present two presentations during the course.

For the first project, students will meet real brides-to-be and grooms-to-be in class, conduct an interview, prepare a design board based on the information they gathered at the interview, and present the ideas and designs to the couple in class.

The final project is due one month after the end of the course. Based on the assigned topic and partner, students will search, negotiate and communicate with vendors to create their own presentation at our final project day.

How many students are there per class?
We require a minimum 8 students per class and the maximum number per class is 20.

What is the tuition?
The full course tuition, including your e-textbook, online curriculum access, worksheet and contract templates, and certification exam fee is $1,095.00. A non-refundable registration fee of $100 will be added upon enrollment.
We accept cash, personal check, company check, money order and credit card. 5% processing fee may be added for all credit card payments.

Course Outline

  • Duties and Qualifications of Wedding Consultants
  • The Wedding Step-by-Step
  • Role and Scope of Wedding Consultancy
  • Wedding Protocol and Etiquette
  • Wedding Planning Tools & Apps
  • Wedding Budget
  • Wedding Design
  • Guest List and Wedding Stationery
  • Wedding Attire & Aesthetics
  • Planning and Directing the Wedding
  • Create Contracts and Timeline
  • Interfacing with Clients
  • Working with the Wedding Party
  • Working with Wedding Professionals
  • Starting Your Wedding Consultant Business
  • Charging Your Services

Download Enrollment Package

Please download the enrollment package. If you wish to make a payment via Eventbrite, ensure you print the receipt and enclose with your enrollment package and mail them to The Wedding Academy (see mailing address below).

The Wedding Academy
(626) 261-4200
17360 Colima Road, Box# 123
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

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