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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.

WHAT

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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • 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. 

DETAILS

April 18 – Thursday, 6-9pm - Wedding Planning 101: Wedding planning nuts and bolts including budgets, vendors and venues and planning process structure.

April 25 – Thursday, 6-9pm - Planner Operations: All about Operations, work life balance and expectations including pricing, contracts and finance basics 

May 2 – Thursday, 6-9pm – Coordination 101: Itineraries, wedding day management, rehearsals, tools for wedding days, being a leader and gaining confidence from clients

May 7 – Tuesday, 6-9pm - Wedding Design: current trends, best processes to coordinate floral, linens, lighting, rentals, invitations, stationery

May 16 – Thursday, 6-9pm - Planner Marketing: Wedding planner marketing, pictures, Social media and Instagram tips, blogging, getting published

Cost: $150 per workshop or $600 for all 5, Payable by credit card or check

Time: 6-9pm at Borrow Rentals Showroom in Cleveland, Ohio

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

Please e-mail valarie@kirkbrides.com if you have any questions.

ALSO INCLUDED

  • Q & A sessions

  • Complimentary light snacks and drinks during the workshop

  • Potential Kirkbrides Team Member Opportunity

  • Spend time in the inspiring Borrow Rentals showroom and see their gorgeous inventory

WHAT PAST STUDENTS HAD TO SAY

"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

 

Currently Accepting Resumes for Assistant Coordinator Position

We are looking for a few enthusiastic people interested in weddings and events to join our wedding coordination team.

WHEN: All weddings take place on Saturdays with occasional Fridays and Sundays so candidate must be available on the weekends. Wedding days are between 8-15 hour long workdays and are all different from one another.

WHAT: Our coordinators assist Kirkbrides lead planners on wedding days, help with wedding setup, directing guests, managing vendors, communicating the wedding itinerary to everyone to keep day organized, loading up gifts and other leftover items at the end of the night, having fun and seeing a beautiful and happy day take place!

WHERE: Most weddings take place within the immediate Cleveland area. Some of them take place in the Akron/Canton area or outer edges of Northeast Ohio.

REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have e-mail access, a cell phone, a driver’s license, ability to map out directions to new places they haven’t been before, a responsible, a motivating attitude and a cheerful, enthusiastic and helpful personality.  Our coordinators are required to be extremely dependable to work the dates they are committed to and must have frequent weekend availability. The job does require physical ability to be on your feet for long periods of time. Creativity and knowledge of wedding etiquette a plus.

There is opportunity for advancement from this starting part-time position with our growing small business of independent wedding and event planning.

Please send resume and e-mail indicating why you are interested to valarie@kirkbrides.com.
This job is part-time and wedding day based.