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Do you love weddings? Are you a creative person who never misses a detail? Do all of your friends and family engage your lead on planning all of the parties, showers and events? Have you been searching for a career that is your true passion? Do you get satisfaction from helping others and seeing a project come to fruition?

If any or all of these questions ring true to your ears, then this is the opportunity for you! Valarie Falvey's years of experience in the wedding planning industry as a top Cleveland wedding planner gives you the chance to learn from a knowledgeable and seasoned professional.


Valarie, founder of Kirkbrides, created Kirkbrides Wedding Planning Workshops as a unique learning experience designed to help those interested in wedding planning learn the ins and outs of this exciting career from experienced professionals.   A constant stream of inquiries from aspiring planners requesting to shadow and learn this exciting and growing career has shown the demand for this type of program in the Cleveland area.  Our classes teach you how to master the creative and technical skills needed to succeed as a professional wedding planner.


  • Stories and lessons drawing from experience that tell you what to expect in your job as a wedding planner

  • Recommended conduct and friendly approaches to doing an effective job as a planner

  • Process and order of planning a wedding

  • Wedding floral basics

  • How to style a wedding and current wedding trends

  • How to create a wedding budget

  • How to deal with the client psychology that goes along with planning a wedding

  • Creating a wedding itinerary

  • What entertainment to add and for which pieces of the wedding

  • Hands-on valuable group wedding planning exercises to help you learn

  • How to facilitate all of the stationery that goes into planning a wedding (invitations, save the dates, placecards, etc.)

  • Marketing tips

  • You’ll learn how to understand your client’s needs, meet and exceed their expectations, create a professional and memorable wedding experience, while adding the layer of magic every bride dreams of. 

    A workshop is not currently in session at this time but join our waiting list to be notified of future dates!

The class sizes are limited.  The workshops are taught by Valarie Falvey, owner of Kirkbrides.

Please e-mail if you have any questions.


"Enrolling in Valarie's training program was one of the best decisions I ever made!  The course was challenging but fun, and provided an organized and structured approach to the world of wedding planning.  Only months after completing the course, I was successfully booking new clients and planning new events!  This training program would be perfect for anyone looking to jumpstart their new wedding planning career, or even for experienced professionals seeking to hone their abilities." - Hannah Wang

"The Kirkbrides classes offered comprehensive and vital training in the field of wedding planning.  Valarie’s expertise and vast knowledge on the subject matter made the class educational while also enjoyable and fun!  Through classroom experience I learned the technical aspects of planning a wedding, and the ins and outs of the wedding industry.  The fieldwork offered hands on, personalized opportunities to gain perspective into this unique field.  I highly recommend this class to any current or aspiring wedding planners to sharpen their skill set and hone their understanding and ability in the wedding planning field. " - Katie Foulds