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Want to Become a Certified Event Planner? This Course Will Show You How in Just 5 Weeks!

You’re probably wondering if this is the right event certification course for you, so before I tell you all about it, let’s talk about who exactly it’s for…

You’ve always been interested in planning events, and you often get praised for your skills and you want freedom over your own time, to get paid for the events you love to plan, and to fulfil your passion on a daily basis. 

Whether You’re:

  • interested in getting your event certificate that you can add to your portfolio
  • an in-house event planner who wants to improve your skills or learn the ropes 
  • a brand new event planner who is ready to get paid (properly!) for your services 
  • a budding business owner who wants to start their own event business the smart way

You’re in the right place and I’m going to show you exactly how the How to Be an Event Planner course gives you the tools, know-how, and support to become the certified event planner you want to be.

Event Planning Courses Online
Event Planning Toolkit
Small Event Planning Business

By the end of this event course, you will have:

  • Determined your exact niche (and understand why this is crucial to your success) so you’re booking events effortlessly
  • Established a list of vendors that you can call anytime, and who are suitable for the type of events you plan
  • The exact calculators you need to price your services properly, know how much food to order for each event, and more
  • Discover a list of suitable event venues so you’re choosing the right venue every time for all your events
  • Understand how events make money and exactly what to measure
  • Leveraged different marketing techniques to grab the attention of highly qualified clients and vendors

“Forbes and Huffington Post recently named event planning as one of the 5th most stressful jobs in the world. This How to Be an Event Planner course is working to take it down to the bottom of the list. It’s an awesome resource for anyone who wants to get into event planning.”

– Will Curran

“When she said step-by-step, she meant it. I’ve completed online courses before, and it usually feels extremely impersonal. However, Melanie breaks the norm…and provides priceless information.”

– Aliya Perry

Addie K.

“We plan 45+ events a year. I found Event Planning Blueprint to be such a valuable resource. Everything that someone new may want to learn, they can learn from the tools and techniques that this course offers.” 

– Addie Kramer

Enroll in How to Be an Event Planner Today!

Payment Plan

usd $97

x 8 months

The Complete Course
Certificate of Completion
Private Member's Community
30-Day Guarantee
Lifetime Course Access
Year Round Expert Guidance
Bonus Trainings
Your order is safe & secure

Here’s what you’ll learn inside the course…

Seating Arrangement For Events

Module #1

Event Fundamentals

Here’s why it’s important to learn from someone who’s done it before you – I know exactly where most students get stuck or give up when it comes to getting started as an event planner. 

In this module, you’ll put a clear plan in place that guides your decisions and supports your vision and goals for all your events that stop you from doing it right the first time.


  • Event Budgeting will eliminate the dread and second guessing that sets in if you don’t understand how much you need and how much is being spent. 
  • Creating Your Event Objective motivates you to take action so you know exactly why the event is important and what needs to be done for each event.
  • Developing Your Workback Schedule helps you map out your plan instead of leaving things to the last minute (or missing any important details!).

Module #2

Vendors & Venues

In Module 2, you’ll learn the most important aspects of working with vendors and venues, and be able to confidently answer questions about F&B orders (food and beverage), transportation, and more, so you’re delivering an exception event – every time. This module shows you how to meet and exceed your clients’ expectations.  


  • Get 6 questions to ask so you find the right event caterer; Not only will this help you determine your food and beverage needs and budget, so you confidently place your orders, but you’ll also get pro tips to avoid hidden costs and common mistakes that’ll save you thousands in wasted money (and food!)
  • Discover why food is THE most important part of your event, including a fancy (but easy) format for menu planning
  • Understand 6 critical guidelines to choose the right speaker or entertainment for your event that will leave your attendees feeling excited
  • Learn 8 must-have vendors you need in your network, plus the 7 elements to watch for when a vendor gives you a service proposal
Portfolio Event Organizer

Module #3

Planning Profitable Events

At this stage in the course, we’re going to fast-track your profitability with helpful tips and actionable techniques so you’re delivering a great customer experience, staying on budget and making money.


  • Get the inside scoop with a 5-step approach to managing and avoiding scope creep that also puts your client and vendor relationships at the forefront.
  • How to show your event’s success. Determining and understanding your event’s Return on Investment (ROI) is often the difference between getting hired again so I’ll show you what to measure (because it’s not always about money).
  • Build 3 alternative revenue streams and determine which option is best for you and the long-term sustainability of your services. 
  • Establish cultural sensitivities so your events are inclusive, including 11 diversities to consider when planning events and strategies to make everyone feel welcome.  
  • Map out two ways to create your event safety plan that includes inside and outside the venue or location, and 5 steps to hire event security so everything goes according to plan. 

Module #4 

Marketing Your Events or Services

Finally, in this module, you’ll develop crystal-clear messaging and learn a process to communicate that message effectively. You’ll get laser focused on your niche without turning off other possibilities.   


  • Learn to promote your events (even internally) and get word-of-mouth advertising.  These 4 tips will help you sell your events or services but won’t have you feeling pushy. Plus, I’ll tell you the #1 way to get new clients without spending any money.
  • Decide which of the 3 event types is right for you and achieve TOTAL clarity about what niche or opportunities you should focus on
  • Attract the right people and have fun in the process by marketing and selling your services, and stepping into the shoes of your clients (or soon-to-be clients).  
Benefits Of Event Planning

And To Make Sure You’re Supported Every Step Of The Way, You’ll Also Get Access To: 

(A $297 Value)

Events Company Mission And Vision

Bonus #1 

Year Round Expert Trainings ($297 Value)

Get personalized mentorship from experts who can troubleshoot your problems and provide direction. Join our members only area for live accountability calls (these calls are also recorded so you can watch them anytime).

Bonus #2

Lifetime Access
(Unlimited Value)

We know that life can get busy, which is why we give you lifetime access to the entire course (including updates).

With lifetime access you can retake the course anytime, from anywhere 24/7.
Event Planning Blueprint


Bonus #3

Certificate of Completion

Once you complete the course content, you’ll receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ that you can hang on your wall, add to your resume/CV and add to your LinkedIn profile under the achievements section.

Payment Plan

usd $97

x 8 months

The Complete Course
Certificate of Completion
Private Member's Community
30-Day Guarantee
Lifetime Course Access
Year Round Expert Guidance
Bonus Trainings
Your order is safe & secure
Nina Kokolj

I love event planning but had little knowledge. I received so much useful information in How to Be an Event Planner that I can use to plan my company events. I don’t regret spending the money at all!”

– Nina Kokelj

Dayna D.

After registering for How to Be an Event Planner, I was planning events within 2 weeks. Thank you so much! I seriously would never have had the confidence or skills to do this without your course and this group!”

– Dayna Davies

How To Be A Professional Event Planner

The Q&A calls are a highlight for me. I love that we can share real-life experiences and have accountability.” 

– Marie-Christine Melhem

Event Planner Fees

The training in How to Be an Event Planner has helped me transform my career; from what details to pay attention to and what to avoid. I’m more professional and more confident with my presentations.”

– Koren Harvey

Sharon H.

I was on the verge of giving up my dream, but as a result of How To Be An Event Planner I’m more self-confident and know it’s OK not to know everything as you get started. I love that Melanie is accessible during How To Be An Event Planner and freely shares the struggles she experienced when she started event planning.”

– Sharon Heywood

Event Planning Toolkit

Thanks for sharing your knowledge, thoughts, wisdom, and for being so real and fun!” 

– Marichelle Carl

Basic Audio Training

You’re Protected With Our 30-day 

100% Risk-Free Guarantee! 

Since 2013 we’ve provided exceptional event planning courses and trainings and we want you to feel safe. You have 30-days to try the course and, if you’re not satisfied, send us an email and we’ll issue you a full refund.

Free Event Planning Software

There’s Nothing Better Than Seeing The Final Result From Your Hard Work Come Together!

In this certified event course, I’ll walk you through each phase of an event so you know exactly what to do (and what to avoid) every step of the way. With videos, exercises and real-life scenarios along the way, you’ll have the skills you need to be an event planner within 5 weeks. 

Hi, I’m Melanie Woodward

Since 2004, I’ve been planning events around the world and have worked with…

  • Hollywood Celebrities
  • Professional Athletes
  • International Brands
  • Small, Intimate events
  • Large, Multi-Day Festivals

But I didn’t stop there! I’m the creator and founder of Event Planning Blueprint and I’ve been featured on Eventbrite, International Business Times, CBS MoneyWatch, The Boston Globe, and more, and I personally cannot wait to guide you over the next 5 weeks. 

I know firsthand what it takes to be an event planner and that’s what I want to share with you. 

I look forward to meeting you inside the How to Be an Event Planner course. 

Melanie Signature

Event Planning Seating Arrangements

I had a plan on where I wanted to take my event career, but I didn’t know how to get there. This was my guide and gave me the steps I needed to plan exceptional events. I know I chose the right program!”

– Monica Kadange

Tyese K.

I got step-by-step guidance and in just 3 months, I am further in my business than I would have been without the program.”

– Tyese Knight

Tanya P.

A must for anyone planning an event – of any size. Melanie has taken all the guesswork out of creating these practical, easy to use event planning tools.” 

– Tanya Power

Event Organizer Software

I loved the materials, the instruction and the community interaction and this course gave me structure and a roadmap. If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action.” 

– Bennie Hicks

Ruthina B.

Since enrolling, I’m working on more events and have more confidence running my events.”

– Ruthina Bibb

Michaela S.

“My biggest take away from How To Be An Event Planner was having the mentorship and guidance that I’d been struggling to find. This program is full of valuable information and offered me the support and learning I’d been looking for.”

– Michaela Smith

Become a Certified Event Planner Today!

Choose The Payment Plan That Works Best For You...

Payment Plan

usd $97

x 8 months

The Complete Course
Certificate of Completion
Private Member's Community
30-Day Guarantee
Lifetime Course Access
Year Round Expert Guidance
Bonus Trainings
Your order is safe & secure

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