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Wedding Etiquette Certification Overview

Woodlands Inn

The Charleston School of Protocol is pleased to announce the offering of a Wedding Etiquette Certification program.  This program is designed for event and wedding planners, wedding consultants, caterers and other professionals involved in providing wedding services, and others that may like to receive this designation.

Program Dates:
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Location: The Woodlands Inn, Summerville, SC

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette will be offering one of the few programs of its kind.

Brides and grooms depend on the wedding professional to help with the most up-to-date socially acceptable procedures. Sometimes life and family situations can be complicated. Know how to handle situations in all aspects of invitations, the ceremony, seating, toasting, gifting, dining and more...from formal to casual. Earn this unique designation which will help set you apart from the competition.

The Charleston School of protocol has worked with hundreds of companies to help them become leaders in their field, or to maintain their position as leaders in their field. Come join us and let us help you as well!

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette is recognized as a global award winning company. Its founder, Cynthia Grosso, is an award winning speaker, business columnist and etiquette expert who has been quoted many times in national and local publications and is the host of a national syndicated and internet radioshow.

Ms. Grosso has been speaking in this  arena for the past 20 years.

The program is hosted at the Woodlands Inn in the Charleston area, South Carolina. Charleston is the recipient of the "Most Mannerly City" in America Life-time Achievement Award, Charleston is considered the heart of the heart of the south and America's sweetheart city for grace and gentility. Charleston is also a major destination wedding location.

This program is open to only 12 participants per live session. This session will be conducted every sixmonths to one year.

This program includes:
Note binder
Coffee service each morning
2 Lunch tutorials in the five star dining room
1 Afteroon bridal tea

Topics include:

  •  An awareness of the fact that "You are the Brand"-To be successful as a wedding professional, brand and image begins with you!

The Wedding Event

  • Announcements
    - When
    - How
  • Wedding Stationary
    - Invitation etiquette
    - Proper titles and addresses
    - How to write a formal reply
    - The menu card
    - The thank-you note
  • The Rehearsal Dinner 
    - Table settings
    - Toasting
    - Roles of the family and wedding party
    - And more
  •  The Ceremony
    - Time and attire
    - Host etiquette
    - Seating protocol
    - Tipping and gifting
    - The procession
    - Inside the church vs. outside weddings
    - First marriages vs. second marriages
    - And more
  • The Wedding Reception
    - The receiving line
    - The reception line
    - The proper dinner table
    - Table cards
    - Place cards
    - Table plans
    - Toasting
    - Cutting the cake
    - Gifts
    - Host etiquette
    - Attendee etiquette
    - Gift giving etiquette
    - American dining style
    - Seating protocol
    - Thank you etiquette
    - Tipping
    - Dancing protocol
  • Follow up
    - The thank you note
    - Calling cards

  •  Destination Weddings
    - Gifting
    - Travel
    - Dining
    - And more

Topics to be covered with optional 6 months coaching:

  •  Wedding Etiquette Extras
    - Showers
    - Bridal luncheons
    - Next day brunches
    - Engagement parties
    - And more....

 This program includes various features and benefits:

  •  2.5 days of live certification training.
    2.5 days of live, hands-on learning and interaction.
  •  Six months of optional follow up coaching.
    Learn from the expert who canhelp you in various aspectsof your business.
  •  Conference session telephone calls, accessible anytime with the optional six month follow up program.
    Be privy to on-going learning and coaching help.
  •  One-on-one coaching via coaching calls, accessible anytime with the optional six month follow up program.
    Be confident with your clients.
  •  Be associated with the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette.
    Join the elite group with this designation.
  •  Program hosted in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Visit the Most Mannerly City in America.
  •  One year eligilibility to enroll in business etiquette classes at a reduced rate.
    Continue on the path to professional polish.

Program Information:
Program Dates:
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30 
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30 
Friday 8:30 - 12:00 

Refund Policy- The participant understands that the tuition will secure a space in the Wedding Etiquette Certification Program. If the participants must postpone/cancel attendance, the participant may receive the tuition, minus all processing fees and 10% of the total program fee per participant is a non-refundable administrative fee. Postponements/cancellation must be in writing 4 weeks prior to the program or participants are liable for the entire fee. International attendees will receive a credit for future participation. 

Transfer Registration Policy - If a participant needs to transfer registration to a future program, their tuition will be applied with a $150.00 transfer fee.

Cancellation Policy -The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette reserves the right to cancel the certification program if circumstances beyond their control forces this to happen. If this occurs, a full refund will be given to all paid participants, within 30 days of scheduled start date.

Investment -

2.5 day training program $1,295.00, with an optional six months of ongoing learning/coaching to include a one hour coaching call and conference telephone sessions.

The optional six month follow-up program is $395.00, payable in monthly installments

The $1,295.00 program investment is payable upon enrollment, or pre-payment program option.

Renewable every three years to include 8 hours of continuing education $395.00.

Space is limited.

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Please contact us at 843-207-1025 to schedule your certification program.

We look forward to helping you build your business.

To Your Success.

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