how to become an event planner

We help you start your event career by providing the fundamental skills and knowledge you need. If you’re here today, let me guess that you’re considering transitioning from your current job into event planning. Whether you’re working a day job you’re unsatisfied with… You’re nearing retirement and want to plan for the future… You’re new to planning your company-wide events and need to learn the how to’s… Or, You’ve tried planning events before and it didn’t go as well as it should have and now you’re ready to do it the right way, and with the right knowledge and skills. You’re in the right place!  

This is how I started my event career...

how to become an event planner

One day I was working at home in my garden when the phone rang and on the other end was a woman's voice that I didn't recognize. Turns out a local PR rep gave her my number, the woman asks if I'd be interested in planning an event for HGTV because they're coming to town for a celebrity promo event... 

At first I wasn't sure I should say 'yes' (even though I really wanted to!) because I wasn't that experienced, but I took the chance and that was my first paid event! 

The problem was I didn't know how to charge properly or manage my time or the event properly either. I learned those lessons the hard way, which is why I created this event planning course for you. 

So you can avoid the mistakes I made. 

This Event Planning Course Was Created For People Just Like You

Planning events isn't always easy. 

And without any direction or a plan, it can feel like you're just going in circles and not getting ahead. 

It's one thing to plan an event for fun, but it's different when you want to get paid to plan events, right? 

You have to manage the event, the vendors, the logistics and the attendees, and know what you're talking about. 

I get it because when I started I was excited but also scared too. 

I planned my first paid event in 2004 and have been helping thousands of event planners - from all over the world - get their event career started ever since.

I know what it takes to really be an event planner and how to get paid for those events, too. 

And I can help you focus on the key elements you need to start your event career today.  

“Thank you so much for all the material in your course. In January I had no direction and no events, and four months later I have three concerts for 200-400 attendees, three large community events plus a 2-day children’s festival. I gave my job notice yesterday and had to tell them I’m too busy to punch a clock!!”

Amanda Cabebe - Canada

"After registering for How to Be an Event Planner, I received my first PAID wedding contract. I seriously would never have had the confidence or skills to do this without your course!"

Dayna Davis - USA

How to Be an Event Planner is recognized world-wide and walks you step-by-step through the entire event planning process. Here's what you'll learn...

#1 - Event Fundamentals

In this module, you'll put a clear plan in place that guides all your decisions and supports your vision, goals and the overall event; so you're clearly showing the real value you bring as the event planner.

Videos & Downloads Included:

  • Event Budgeting + Downloads
  • Creating Your Event Objective + Exercise Sheet
  • Developing Your Workback Schedule + Download

#2 - Vendors & Venues

In this module, you'll unlock the secret to building vendor relationships. You'll not only learn about tools and techniques so you're creating a short-list of vendors, but a structure to choose the right venues, vendors and the right amount of food and beverage for every event you plan. 

Videos & Downloads Included:

  • Exactly How Much Food to Order & The 'True Cost' of Each Meal + Downloads & Calculators 
  • 6 Guidelines to Choosing Speakers & Entertainment + Download
  • Choosing Transportation Companies 
  • Determining The Right Event Vendors + Exercise
  • Discover Venue Options & The Key Component to Consider Before Choosing The Right Venue + Downloads

#3- Planning Profitable Events

At this stage in the course, we'll give you helpful tips and actionable techniques so you're planning profitable events and delivering a great customer experience by properly managing client expectations.  

Videos & Downloads Included:

  • Managing Scope Creep & Why Your Contracts Are The Key To Avoiding Misunderstandings
  • Understanding Return on Investment (ROI) and What to Measure + Exercise 
  • Building 3 Other Revenue Streams + Download
  • Establishing Cultural Sensitivies So Your Events Are Inclusive 
  • Two Ways to Create Your Event Safety Plan & How to Hire Security 

#4 - Marketing Your Events or Services

In this module, you'll develop your messaging and learn tips to communicate with your perfect audience - making your marketing effortless. You'll create a marketing plan that attracts the right people and allows for continued growth. 

Videos & Downloads Included:

  • Promoting Your Events & The #1 Way to Get Hired Without Spening Money 
  • Determining Your Perfect Client + Exercise  
  • Deciding What Niche Is Right For You + Exercise


Once you complete this event course, you'll receive a 'Certificate of Completion' that you can add to your Resume/CV and put within your LinkedIn Profile under the achievements section. 

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Course Bonuses

Bonus #1 - Sales Training ($250 Value)

Book more events by learning how to handle common client (or vendor) objections and learn why (and how to be) proactive when it comes to client concerns.  

You'll have the key to creating long-term raving fans and know how to connect with clients in a way that's natural to you.

Bonus #2 - Business Training ($97 Value)

Want to start an event business but struggling to know what to do first?  

This 1-hour lesson gives you clarity and identifies the 5 key areas to focus on first in your event business so you're Starting Strong. 

Bonus #3 - Lifetime Course Access 

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.

Bonus #4 - Member's Community (Value $600)

Ask questions and get help right away, so you don't have to waste hours researching or spend weeks doing the wrong thing. You'll have your problem solved right away and a community that understands you.

Hi, I'm Melanie

I've planned a lot of events and I've trained thousands of event planners. Here's how I can help you...

In this professionally designed event course, I'll walk you step-by-step through each phase of an event. With videos, exercises and real-life scearios along the way, you'll have the skills you need to start your event planning career. 

I've been planning events since 2004 - around the world - and have worked with...

  • Hollywood Celebrities
  • Professional Athletes
  • International Brands

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.  

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“I used your formula and realized I have been charging half the amount I should have been charging, which explains why I’m in debt. I have been afraid to charge the real price and not have any clients, but now I have almost 10 weddings under my belt!" 

Amber Carlton - USA

"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." 

Michalea Smith - USA

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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 your completed exercises from the first two modules and we'll issue you a full refund. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is This Program Right For Me?

This program will benefit anyone who wants to improve their understanding and real-world application of event planning. It’s especially useful for employees, business owners who want to on-board new planners, and anyone who wants to start their event planning career. This program works well for starting a new career, or improving the performance of an existing one. It also increases credibility of a new event planning business to attract and serve more clients.

How Much Does The Program Cost?

You pay a one-time fee of $597 (a payment plan is also available) for the How to Be an Event Planner course. This price includes all the components listed above. It also gets you online lifetime access to the course, member Facebook community and any other new or bonus content that may be added.

Is There A Refund Policy?

If you’re not satisfied with the course within 30 days, you can email us to request a full refund and send us your completed homework from Modules 1 & 2. After the 30-day Policy, there are no exceptions. Members who follow along with the program, go through all the materials and actively take part in their learning experience are delighted with the course, and are more successful..

How Long Do I Have To Complete the Program And Get My Certificate?

You can take as much time as you need to complete the course and successfully get your Certificate. There’s absolutely no fixed schedule, time limit or deadline on coursework completion. We do, however, suggest you establish a consistent weekly schedule of 1-2 hours for watching the lesson videos and completing the materials.

Do I Have to Live in Canada or the US for this course to work?

Definitely not! In fact, we have students from across the globe in How to Be an Event Planner and the materials and lessons apply no matter where you live. 

How is How to Be an Event Planner different from free resources?

There’s more free information available than ever before. But if you’re not aware of what you need to know and what you don’t, all the free information in the world won’t help. It’s not about access to a set of hidden videos or secret formulas. It’s about doing the work. Putting yourself in How to Be an Event Planner means putting yourself in a position to realize your potential.  

What If I Have Questions Or Need Support?

Once enrolled you’ll receive information from us on how best to contact us via email for questions about the coursework, or our technical support team for any system issues. 

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

Nina Kokolj - Slovenia

"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 - USA

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