FAQ

I’VE SEEN SIMILAR COURSES COSTING MORE…

The Sandcastles Wedding Planner Certification Programme can be offered for a lower cost simply because we’ve decided to take less of a profit. Your wedding planner course consists of 14 units — the first module and the 2 textbooks are $125. Modules 2-14 are  each priced at $75, plus a final exam fee of $25, for a total cost of $1125. If you order the complete course at once, your price is reduced to $999. That’s like getting one of the modules and both textbooks for free!

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

None whatsoever!

HOW ARE THE COURSES ADMINISTERED?

The course is currently being updated so that the textbook material is incorporated into the modules.

In the meantime, we are still using the textbooks. Once we receive your registration, we will mail you the textbooks and email the modules  you have ordered. If you purchase the entire course at once, the modules will be emailed 2 weeks apart.

You will then study the module and complete the assignment, which you will save and email to us for evaluation, consisting of a discussion of its strong points, suggestions for further skill development, and answers to any questions you might have. At that point, you will also order and begin to work on the next module.

Each module is completely self-contained, so you needn’t wait for the evaluation of one to begin another.

Once you have completed the assignments for all modules, you may order and complete your final exam. If you have ordered the complete course, the exam will be automatically sent to you as soon as we receive your final assignment.

CAN I TAKE THE MODULES OUT OF SEQUENCE?

Yes. Module 1 is an overview of the industry and is priced to include the textbooks so it must be ordered first. After that, you may take the modules in any order you like.

CAN I GET E-BOOKS INSTEAD OF HARD COPIES OF THE TEXTS?

We made the decision to offer the texts in hard copy so our students will have a physical manual in which to highlight and make notes.

One of the texts — Weddingology — is available in e-book from the publisher and occasionally from other online book retailers, such as Indigo, Amazon, etc. Please be sure to purchase the SECOND EDITION.

If you wish to purchase the e-book version somewhere else, please let us know and we will adjust the cost of your first module to $100.

As the course is updated to include the textbook materials, the books will not be necessary for the curse, but you might wish to have a hard copy.

I ALREADY HAVE YOUR BOOKS.  CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?

Yes! If you already own copies of the texts let us know and we will adjust the cost of your first module to $100 if you have one text and $75 if you have both.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING HE FIRST MODULE SO WE CAN MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS!

If you own the first edition of Weddingology (Shari Beck instead of Shari Grenier) you will find that the page numbers referenced in the modules are different, but it shouldn’t be a problem for you.

Once the update is complete and we are no longer using the books, the course will be repriced accordingly.

WILL THE COURSE GIVE ME RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS?

At this time there is no governing body regulating wedding planning. However, a certificate will make you more professional in the eyes of who matters most — your clients.

ARE THE COURSES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes. However, sinceSandcastles Weddings, or our parent company  Proverbs 31 Lifestyles is not a “school” you will not claim it as education on your income tax forms. We will issue a receipt that you can claim as a business expense, in the same way you would claim professional seminars, etc.

WHAT ARE THE TIME LIMITS ON THE COURSES?

You alone decide how long it will take. The course is designed in self-contained modules that will fit perfectly into your family and work schedule.