How to Become a Wedding Planner

What is A Certified Day of Wedding Coordinator?

A Day of Wedding Coordinator is the person who will be at the wedding supervising the execution of all of the planning the couple has done.  The Day of Coordinator (DOC) will meet with the couple and go over all of their plans and wishes and then be there the day of the wedding helping everything to go smoothly. 

This is the only Certification Program of its kind. No matter what type of Planning or Coordination service you want to end up in, this is the right place to start. 

All other programs "say" they train you to be a Wedding Planner, the truth is there are too many variables in a wedding to promise you can start out as a Full-Service Wedding Planner. Then once you finish, you are out on your own to figure it out.

With our course, we start everyone off on a solid footing to ensure their success.  Then through the monthly membership support programs we equip, train, and encourage continued success and education to grow your career in any direction you choose in the wedding or event industry. 

How does the Certification Program work?

Video Instruction

Learn from the best! Victoria Lewis is The Queen of Weddings. She is ranked in the top 2% of the nation for Wedding Planning, received The Knot's Best of Weddings from 2014-2021, and is in the Hall of Fame. Not only has she developed the course but is also is your instructor.   Now, let her teach you how to become a successful wedding planner!

Customizable Downloads

This course is designed to be 100% customizable. This allows each student to develop their own style and create a unique career geared toward their individual needs. The Queen of Weddings encourages everyone to create the future they desire.  She will show you how to set goals through vision casting and setting realistic measurable outcomes. 

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Community Features

You may choose to start with our basic certification program, but to really grow a successful career you will want to join our monthly membership as well. Support is the key to success and longevity.  With our mentorships, community small groups, and additional bonus options, you are sure to grow to your maximum potential by learning from the best in the business.

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More About Features

If you are like me, you want to know more details about the details. Follow the link below to get more information about the features of our program.

What makes this different from other programs?

Actually, just about everything!

When you search for the best avenue to start learning and become certified, with many programs you find that what you're really paying for is printed textbooks that are written by professional writers, not experienced planners. So, you have to ask yourself, how helpful will the information you are paying for really be? Because it isn't just the actual Certificate that is important, it is being prepared for the Career you choose.


 That is the very reason this program was developed in the 1st place.  After years of conducting interviews to increase staffing on her own team, Victoria aka, The Queen of Weddings, became frustrated and disappointed. She found that even after completing their education through traditional systems, most all graduates and certified applicants were woefully unprepared.  It was then that she started to research just how and where these students were getting their information. After exhaustive searching and investing a ton of money, she realized, there just wasn't sufficient training out there to help prepare people for the field they wanted to have a career in.


You might be surprised to find that although Event Industry careers are one of the fastest-growing in the country, they also have one of the highest dropout rates. Most Planners/Coordinators end up dropping out of the field entirely, after experiencing only a few weddings. Why is that the case, you might ask? This happens because they simply were not properly prepared for the dream job they wanted. Imagine dreaming of becoming a wedding planner your whole life, then being unprepared and ending up ruining a bride's dreams. What a horrible, but easily avoidable outcome.  


With that in mind, The Queen of Weddings knew she had to do something. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and created her own program. Having been inducted into The Knot's Wedding Hall of Fame, receiving The Best of Weddings Award 7 years in a row, and being ranked in the top 2% of the nation, you will see why! With over 3 decades and thousands of weddings/events under her belt, Victoria has created the perfect program to not only prepare you for your new career but help you to see success and longevity in this amazing wonderful world of wedding planning!


Realizing that everyone learns differently and will need a varying level of involvement, the program offers video, audio, and written studies for everyone’s learning styles. Students have the ability to study from the comfort of home at the pace that suits them best. This program offers the additional benefits of continued growth and support with the ability to join live webinars, training sessions, and 1:1 coaching where students can ask questions that are top of their minds.


No matter what type of Planner/Coordinator you want to become, starting off as a Certified Day of Coordinator is the best way to build a solid foundation and start learning in the business. With our monthly membership, you will be able to increase your skills, build your business and grow into the position you want to have with the help of The Queen of Weddings and the Wedding State University Community. 

Course Syllabus

How to become a wedding planner


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Class Options

Make a difference in your life today and choose the course that fits your desired lifestyle best.

Certification Course



This is our relaxed pace self-study learning program.  You will be guided step by step through our video course by our Master Instructor, The Queen of Weddings herself, Victoria Lewis. 

This course includes Support Materials relevant to the course work. (See our Features Page for more details.) 

**1-year access to the members-only blog.

Upon completion of your class assessment, you will receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing. At checkout, you will have the option to add a monthly support membership. 

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WSU Pro Membership



Monthly Membership

This membership is perfect for the person who wants to start with more of an independent study with some social media connections. 

Monthly Membership Includes:

Quick Tip Library (Vol.2)

911 Audios

E/Workbook Collection

Tool Box Kit

Private Blog 

WSU Private Social Media Groups

Monthly Give-aways

This option can be added at checkout. Wedding State University Certification is required as a pre-requisite.

(See features page for more details.)

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WSU Mastermind Group



Monthly Membership:

This membership is perfect for the person who wants to do mostly independent study with a bit more community support.  

Additional Benefits Includes:

Quick Tip Library (Vol.3)

911 Audios

E/Workbook Collection

Tool Box Kit

Private Blog

WSU Private Social Media Groups

Monthly Give-aways

Bridal Cafe 

The Vault

This option can be added at checkout. Wedding State University Certification is required as a pre-requisite.

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Mavins of the Queen's Court



Monthly Membership Includes:

This membership includes full access to all program features and is perfect for the person who wants to have full submersion experience in the event world with the ability to train for any position in the event industry.

Additional Benefits Includes:

Workshops & Masterclasses w/Additional Certifications

Bridal Cafe Access

Monthly Give-aways

Merch Discounts

Private Queen of Weddings Social Media Group

Private Live Stream Events

Group Coaching

1:1 Mentoring Access

Annual Retreat

Dishin' the Dirt Specials (behind the scenes)

This option can be added at checkout. Wedding State University Certification is required as a pre-requisite.

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Do it on your own- Free Information

Were you looking for a way to just do it all on your own, your way? - We get it. 

For those who want to forge their own path, we offer this free step-by-step guide to get you started. 

No tricks, no need to put in your credit card, just put in your email address and you are ready to start. 

No obligation.

**30 days free!

 This is not a certification program. 

It is for those who simply want to know how to get started in this career all on their own. 

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