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I just finished the 3rd section of the final and I am so proud of myself!!! I learned so much and I am so excited to start planning! This has been an awesome course, and I am positive that I will refer to it often. Thank you so much, Deb, and AAWP, for being such an important part of my journey to realize my dream!
I think we all need to log in and chat more [in AAWP’s forums] about the great benefits of this course to steer more and more people to take it. This is the real thing! I have been a grad for about four months and I have four clients already!
This is a wonderful course and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. You definately will get a lot of knowledge out of it. Do not hesitate to utilize your resources. Deb is wonderful to speak to over the phone and is always there to support her students. iChat is also a wonderful tool to use.
I was looking for a home business that I could learn all about and start with minimum financial backing and something that would interest me. I chose AAWP because it is run by folks who are in the business and you offer such wonderful support. I really am enjoying the course so far and have appreciated you guys getting back to me so quickly with any questions and problems I have had.
Your website seemed more personable with online tutors. I like the way it it set up, easier for me to understand so I don't dread the quizzes (I was never good in school). I absolutely love your course and the blue writing where Deb has her opinion and experiences. You have been so great to work with, Deb, and I feel comfortable asking you questions.
[The AAWP course] was the only one that I saw that weddings were the main focus. The others were schools that happened to have a course. Plus AAWP responded with info immediately. The others I contacted took weeks to respond. Also the feedback on the website from people who had taken [the course]... I’ve read the whole course already. All I do is daydream about wedding planning. The course has given me a realistic idea of what will be expected of me.
I trust Ms. McCoy's knowledge and expertise and being able to personally interact with her as I work through the course is amazing. Also, I wanted to become an active member of AAWP, so the membership offering (included in tuition) was enticing. Additionally, all of the business tools (and consulting) offered are a large part of the reason I chose AAWP's program. Making tuition payments affordable and convenient is a plus for me as well... I don't think ANY other course out there will prepare me to become a great wedding consultant like AAWP's course. "Comprehensive" is an understatement... Ms. McCoy holds nothing back in her texts. She teaches us to do everything... AAWP creates and nurtures wedding consultants. I don't think any other course would achieve this for me. I truly do not believe another course could.
I can say no more but WOW!!! I have enjoyed myself more than I could ever imagine. The intensity of the material was so in depth I felt like I have been to a weekend seminar. This last segment was I think the most fun to me, I really enjoyed the tips and tricks of how to start my business.. Going through this course to me was more than taking a test or quiz. It was a journey.
Clovice L., California
I have watched countless friends plan their own weddings, and along with all the wedding-planning shows that are out there, thought, 'Hey! I could do that!' What I didn't FULLY realize was that it's not all glitz and glamour. There are far more details than one could ever expect when first starting out--and had I not read this course, I would have been in way far over my head. I feel that this course has prepared me for what may lie ahead, and I know that I can always ask questions as they arrive!
Courtney G., Michigan
The course is AWESOME. Very well written. I like your notes that are written in blue. Very informative. I bought another course before yours, but it contained no important thoughts or notes from the lady who wrote the course and to me, that makes a difference--and she had not written any books on weddings. In your course there are pictures and that helps. When I started reading the material it was hard to put it down.
Ellen B., Arkansas
I just bought the course and it's very exciting. I have never seen such detail. Deborah, your thoughts and "notes" in blue, really give me insight into your thinking and how to handle any situation. All subjects, on all areas of wedding planning, are thoroughly covered. I know that I'll be able to be a really competent wedding planner when I graduate. I can't wait to get my certificate.
Diane R., New Jersey
The course leaves me wowed! My friend bought another course, but it can't compare with this. The photographs of weddings that are included are just breath-taking and are so complementary to the text; they add interest and beauty to a very comprehensive and well- thought-out text. It's obvious that you've been in this business a very long time. The fact that I'm able to complete this course online is a major factor for me. My busy schedule would not allow me to participate otherwise.
Judy H., Florida
I had the opportunity to help a lady with her daughter's wedding before I started this class and did not know what I was doing but was able to "shoot from the hip". I spoke to her on the phone this morning and in talking with her she actually said that I sound like I know what I'm doing now. Thanks to all I've learned from this class I won't have to wing it. I will have the confidence to apply the principles and knowledge and be a great bridal consultant. I feel incredibly blessed to have found you. You are my inspiration in my new found career.
I chose this course over the others because it was written by YOU! I found it to be valuable because you wrote it from experience compared to other (schools). I liked the idea of having you as my teacher! I also liked the idea of finishing the course according to my schedule, the business help afterwards and the credit card option.
I searched on the internet for classes on wedding consultants. I picked the course because it was the best one around. I thought the course was great. It was informative, and gave me all the information that is crucial for me to be the best consultant that I can be. I don't feel that there is anything that you can improve on. It covers everything, that you need to know. You just need to study hard and use your common sense.
Thank you so much for the opportunity for being part of the AAWP.
You are doing a great job of communicating and that is so helpful. I know I will feel completely comfortable contacting you (Deb) if I have issues I don’t know how to deal with in the future.
I am taking my quizzes now and one feedback i would give you is to have something like a "real life" final project ... .where we get to plan a wedding beginning to end for a virtual couple. just some feedback.... because your course material is GREEEEEAT!!!
(I have) 15 jobs and counting, my busiest year yet!!!!....Day Of Coordination has really picked up too... Thank you so much. I mean every word I write. You are Awesome.
Hi Deb! First off, thanks so much for the awesome wedding course! I'm almost hald way through reading the course, & I love it so far! It's very explanatory & informative. I'm helping my boyfriend's brother & his fiance plan their wedding & it's this course is really giving me alot of info for them. I have been looking at taking a course for about 2 years, but came across this one & liked how everything was laid out & I also liked how I could do payment plans. So far, I have no complaints whatsoever! I cant wait to finish reading & pass the exams & be certified. This is my dream of starting my own wedding planning business & i'm finally taking that leap of faith & it's awesome! Thanks again!
The AAWP is my home!! Deb you are my fairy godmother I have been seeking a association ran by professionals with years of experience in planning weddings from start to finish. During this interactive course and hands on training with Deborah I was blown away by the details I didn't know before taking this course. I encourage all students to take this course, you will learn so much and you will be prepared to take on the wedding business and have the support of Deb and her team. I really enjoyed the course and appreciate what Deb and her team are offering to wedding planners like myself.
I found AAWP through a book that I had bought about starting my own wedding planner business, they spoke highly about you and it really impressed me and so I began my journey on studying more about you and your school and the more I read, the more I felt that this was the right course for me. So far I love the course it is very informative and delightful.
I did a fair share of research to find a good program for wedding consulting, and once I had narrowed it down to 2 programs, I read some reviews to see what other people thought about each program. It seems like I will find much more support from AAWP, which is what important to me. I also feel that this program is a more professional program because it was founded by you (Deborah McCoy)...
I chose AAWP's course for several reasons. I liked that it was affordable, the website is very user friendly and that it gave me documents to start a bride's binder right away! I've learned so much already... I was completely blown away that you, Deborah, took the time to reach out to help me with a question I had! That really meant a lot!
Jessica K, CWP
I am very proud to belong to the AAWP. The course was not only informative, but very detailed as well. I learned so much and have printed off the course on heavy, stock paper in two, bound binders to use as reference guides. I am already being called for my "professional" wedding advice! I am very glad that I took the course and am honored to be a part of this organization.
Cynthia B., Iowa