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HOW IS NUPTIAL ESSENTIALS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WEDDING CONSULTANT SCHOOLS?
Nuptial Essentials is the only wedding consultant school to have earned a license as a vocational school from the state of Texas. In order to be licensed, NECI has had to meet very rigorous government standards and regulations. For example, NECI course content had to be reviewed and approved by industry professionals, all of our instructors were subject to background checks, and our financials were also reviewed and audited to ensure that NECI is financially sound.
Other schools offer their non-regulated courses through their association branch and are allowed to teach what they want in whatever manner they want?their content has not been approved and is not held to any standard of excellence.

I AM PRETTY SMART AND ORGANIZED ALREADY. WHY WOULD I NEED TO TAKE A COURSE TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING CONSULTANT? I PLANNED MY OWN WEDDING AND IT WAS GREAT.
Some professions require a license before you can practice your trade. Not so in the wedding industry -- However, becoming educated demonstrates a commitment to your profession and a competency to your clients and colleagues.
You might have talent and experience going for you, but chances are you probably don?t have any idea how to start a business, or plan a wedding that fulfills someone else?s vision of their dream day.
By taking a class you are able to gain knowledge and experience very quickly that is the equivalent of 5-years in the wedding industry. You are also able to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid making these mistakes with your own clients and their weddings.

THERE ARE A LOT OF WEDDING CONSULTANT CLASSES OUT THERE ? WHY WOULDN?T I TAKE ONE THAT IS EASIER, FASTER OR LESS EXPENSIVE?
Beware of inexpensive or quick-fix wedding consultant classes as they are typically not legitimate and do not provide quality education. If you are serious about becoming a wedding consultant we urge you to take a course from a reputable organization that provides comprehensive training over at least a two to four month period. A reputable course usually costs from $800 to $1,000.

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED IN THE WEDDING CONSULTANT TRAINING PROGRAM?
The Professional Wedding Consultant Training course covers 27 different topics including starting your business, planning a wedding, etiquette, budgeting, multicultural weddings, vendor selection and negotiation, and executing a wedding, just to name a few.

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROFESSIONAL WEDDING CONSULTANT TRAINING CLASS COST?
Whether you take the online class or study at your own pace through the distance education course, the class fee is $895 and includes the manual, chapter tests, final exam and final project information as well as a complimentary one-year membership in the Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE CLASS?
The online class is a 15-week class that will cover one to two manual chapters each week. Students are expected to complete the corresponding chapter tests on a weekly basis. A final exam and final project must be completed no later than 45-days after the last chapter test is returned with a grade. All coursework including the chapter tests, final exam and the final project must be completed no later than four-months from the date of enrollment.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASS?
Students are expected to complete the reading of the assigned chapters and the corresponding chapter tests for one to two manual chapters each week. A final exam and final project must be completed no later than 45-days after the last chapter test is returned with a grade. All coursework including the chapter tests, final exam and the final project must be completed no later than four-months from the date of enrollment.

HOW WILL THE CLASS ENHANCE MY CAREER IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
The class will provide you with an excellent foundation of information that you can use to either start your own business as a Professional Wedding Consultant or go to work for someone who has an established consulting business. Students may also find the information in the course useful for positions in other areas of the wedding or event industry including but not limited to hotels, caterers, and wedding venues.

WHAT DO I EARN AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSEWORK?
After earning an 80% or better on all of the coursework, including the virtual wedding project, students will be issued a certificate of completion and may begin to use the title ?NECI Professional Wedding Consultant.?

WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact us with your questions and we would be happy to answer them!

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