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Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design  

Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design course allows you to experience the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by one of the globe's leading wedding and event experts, industry pioneer Preston Bailey.

What you will learn

  • Communicate with new clients to understand their design style
  • Present a visual event concept based on a client's personal preferences
  • Understand the different types of design styles and how to incorporate them into an event
  • Understand how color plays an important role in the event design and experience
  • Create a floor plan using simple tools to sketch and design a concept
  • Utilize the event planning process and as it applies to design
  • Create their signature statement as an event designer

How you will benefit

  • Learn how to interact with clients effectively and positively
  • Become able to design an event or wedding independently
  • Understand how to manage the business aspects of an event, including budgeting and locating vendors
  • Gain confidence in your planning skills as they relate to event management

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design

Distinguish yourself as a professional event designer by taking this course. You will learn to design event details from top to bottom including the design surrounding the activities that make an event come to life. In many cases it is the designer that extracts the emotional and personal elements of a client and weaves those personal expressions into the event design. A wedding planner taking this course will learn the art of design and how to apply design techniques to their existing knowledge and services to their clients. In this course, you will also learn how to identify, approach, and set up an internship in your local area. You will receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events.


  1. Daring to Dream - Introduction
    1. Intro video
    2. Industry history and evolution
    3. Preston Bailey's story
    4. Definition of event design
    5. Difference between designer and planner
    6. Fundamentals of design styles
    7. Assignment – Inspiration project
  2. Defining the Dream - Working with Clients
    1. Preston Bailey's design statement
    2. Formulas for event design planning
    3. First client meeting
    4. Design Intuition – Building a bond and rapport, asking the right questions
    5. Presenting design options and upsell/enhancement opportunities
    6. Tools and Resources
    7. Case study
    8. Lessons Learned
    9. Project
  3. Designing the Dream - Working with the Team
    1. Working the Room – the process of designing your way into and out of a space
    2. Décor Design Outline
    3. Signature Statement Pieces
    4. Design Presentation Process – renderings, vision/mood boards, textiles, colors, etc.
    5. Tools and Resources: Vendors, Suppliers, Craftsman, Artist
    6. Case Stud
  4. Delivering the Dream
    1. Vendors and Service Providers
    2. Event Design Production
    3. Production Services
    4. Tools and Resources
    5. Case study
  5. Living the Dream
    1. Budgeting
    2. Cost Analysis
    3. Pricing a Project
    4. Case Study
    5. Recap
    6. FAQs
    7. Final Project
  6. Final Exam


Preston Bailey has been considered one of the world's premier event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience with his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients' fantasies into awe-inspiring realities. His one-of-kind events have attracted clients as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump, and others. An author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, and his newest book, Celebrations, which was released by Rizzoli in October 2009. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Cho Phillips is the founder of Lovegevity, Inc. and author of the "Professional Wedding and Event Planning: How to Start a Wedding Planning Business" textbook and resource manual. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute, Phillips provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has been a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and other nationally-broadcast television and radio stations.

Cho Phillips es el fundador de Lovegevity, Inc. y autor del libro y manual de recursos "Planificación Profesional de Bodas y Eventos: Como Comenzar un Negocio de Planificación de Boda". Como fundador del Instituto de Planificación de Bodas, Phillips proporciona una oportunidad para que los expertos en la materia contribuyan a la estandarización y educación para los profesionales de bodas. Ella ha aparecido en El New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, y ha sido invitada a NBC, UPN, WB y en otros canales de televisión y estaciones de radio de defunción nacional.

 

Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design
Item: 202003CTP20590  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $1,795.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.
 

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