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Become an Independent Event Planner in Just 5 Weeks…This Course Will Show You How!

Does this sound like you?…

You’ve always been interested in planning events (and possibly starting your own business), and you often get praised for your skills…

You’ve even been thinking about becoming an event planner for a while, but…

Here’s what you must know before investing in an event course…

If you’re looking to take the next step by starting your event certification today, now is not the time to sit on the sidelines – doing more research that gets you no where – thinking you’ll wait until ‘things pick up’ or until it’s the ‘perfect time.’

Now more than ever, clients are looking for experienced event planners who have the skills and know-how, so they trust you enough to hire you to plan their event. 

They want to enjoy the event and know that everything is taken care of…

That’s where you come in!

If you’re here today…

You’re in the right place at the right time! 

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Small Event Planning Business

Fulfill Your Dream of Becoming an Event Planner

For most new event planners, there’s nothing better than bringing people together and seeing the outcome from your hard work.

Or, seeing people smile and have a good time during the event. 

Like you, being an event planner is what I was meant to be!

In 2004 I was working for a travel company, but feeling unfulfilled and I knew I wanted to plan events – but I didn’t want to just plan events for free. 

I wanted to make a career out of it and I wanted event planning to be that career. 

So, despite my fears and all the ‘what-ifs’, I took the leap of faith and learned how to plan events properly.

It wasn’t always easy, but soon after starting I got my big break. 

One day I was working at home in my garden when the phone rang. I didn’t recognize the women’s voice on the other end, but she let me know that a local PR agent referred me and asked if I was interested in planning a promotional event for some HGTV celebrities that were coming to town.

At first, I wasn’t sure I should say “yes” (even though I really wanted to!) because I didn’t feel like I had enough (or the right) experience. 

But, I took a chance and that became my first paid event! 

In the beginning, I didn’t know how to charge properly, manage my time or the event properly, and I learned those lessons the hard way, which is why I created this online event course for you. 

So you can avoid the mistakes I made. 

There’s Nothing Better Than Seeing The Final Result From Your Hard Work!

Your first step should be to understand the steps and get help taking those steps. When you do this, planning events is so much easier!

But, without expert direction or a solid plan, it can feel like you’re going in circles and not getting ahead. 

When I started, I was excited but also scared. 

Since 2004, I’ve helped thousands of people – from all over the world – get their event career started. 

I know what it takes to really become an event planner and do what you’re passionate about. 

And I’ll show you the key elements you need to become a certified event planner today. 

Event Management Course
Amber C.

“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 10 weddings under my belt!”

– Amber Carlton


“When she said step-by-step, she meant it. I’ve completed online courses before, and it usually feels extremely impersonal. However, Melanie breaks the norm…and provides priceless information.”

– Aliya Perry

Event Planning Business

“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

Here’s what you’ll learn step-by-step…

Seating Arrangement For Events

Module #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

Module #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
Event Planning Proposal
Portfolio Event Organizer

Module #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 Sensitivities So Your Events Are Inclusive
  • Two Ways to Create Your Event Safety Plan & How to Hire Security

Module #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 Spending Money
  • Determining Your Perfect Client + Exercise
  • Deciding What Niche Is Right For You + Exercise
  • What to Consider Before Choosing The Right Venue + Downloads
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When you enroll today, get these BONUSES!

Events Company Mission And Vision

Bonus #1 

Year Round Live Expert Trainings ($4000 Value)

Get personalized mentorship from experts who can troubleshoot your problems and provide direction. Join us twice a month in the members only area for our live Q&A calls (these calls are also recorded so you can watch them anytime).

Bonus #2 

Mini-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.
Free Event Planning Training
Event Planning Template

Bonus #3

Business Start Up 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 #4

Lifetime Access
(Unlimited Value)

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.
Event Planning Blueprint

Bonus #5 

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.
Nina Kokolj

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 Kokelj

Dayna D.

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

– Dayna Davies

How To Be A Professional Event Planner

The sales and marketing training, along with the Q&A was a highlight for me. I loved that we could share real-life experiences and had accountability.” 

– Marie-Christine Melhem


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

Corporate Event Planning Contract Template
Event Planner Fees

The training in How to Be an Event Planner has helped me transform my career; from what to charge my clients and what details to pay attention to. I’m more professional with my clients and I’m confident with my presentations.”

– Koren Harvey

Sharon H.

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

Event Planning Toolkit

Thanks for sharing your knowledge, thoughts, wisdom, and for being so real and fun!” 

– Marichelle Carl

Basic Audio Training

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 an email and we’ll issue you a full refund.

Hello, I’m Melanie Woodward

Free Event Planning Software

I’ve planned hundreds 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 through each phase of an event so you’re do a better job and plan better events every step of the way. With videos, exercises and real-life scenarios along the way, you’ll have the skills you need to be a certified event planner.

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.

What You Get When You Enroll in
How to Be an Event Planner

Get clarity and laser focus

Monetize Your


6 Module event course plus bonuses 

get clients

Expert mentorship

Event Planning Seating Arrangements

I had a plan on where I wanted to take my event career, but I didn’t know how to get there. This was my guide and gave me the steps I needed to get the clients I wanted. I know I chose the right program!”

– Monica Kadange

Tyese K.

I got step-by-step guidance and in just 3 months, I am further in my business than I would have been without the program.”

– Tyese Knight

Tanya P.

A must for anyone planning an event – of any size. Melanie has taken all the guesswork out of creating these practical, easy to use event planning tools.” 

– Tanya Power

Choose The Plan That Works Best For You

Event Organizer Software

I loved the materials, the instruction and the community interaction and this course gave me structure and a roadmap. If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action.” 

– Bennie Hicks

Ruthina B.

Since enrolling, I’m working on more events with more clients and have more confidence running event business.”

– Ruthina Bibb

Michaela S.

“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.”

– Michaela Smith

Become a Certified Event Planner Today!



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