LGBT+ Wedding Certificate Course

Special January 2019 opportunity for AfWPi members and non-member friends


Same-sex weddings are good for business and good for society.  LGBTQ couples are a lucrative, emerging market that can help grow your wedding business. To reach this powerful market, you must be ready.  You don't want to lose business or risk offending potential clients!  Learn from the experts through this online course with special bonuses just for the Association for Wedding Professionals International (AfWPi).   

We've trained thousands of wedding pros from 21 countries!

Take it from one of our graduates, Julie Buckley from Just Jules Events:

"I have a lot of gay friends and assumed I knew how things worked in the gay community - but I clearly didn't! The course provides you with very useful and important information to help you be successful in the same-sex wedding business. It was engaging, the homework was a good idea and I learned things that I have been able to implement immediately. I need to market to same-sex couples in a much different way than straight couples."

Dates and Times 
To participate in this unique AfWPi experience, sign up today to begin coursework with the AfWPi class in October - then take the course at your pace throughout October (and beyond, if needed). You'll also be invited to join in a special AfWPi private Facebook "study" group with your colleagues.

Covered Topics 
* Top destinations for LGBTQ couples - and destinations to avoid! 
* The financial impact of the LGBTQ wedding market 
* Language and terminology  
* Laws that affect LGBTQ couples 
* Differences between straight and gay weddings 
* How to be an advocate for your client 
* Marketing to engaged same-sex couples 
* Same-sex wedding traditions 
* and much, much more

What's in it for me? 
* a signed copy of the book The Business of Gay Weddings (exclusive offer just for AfWPi!) 
* a private Facebook study group (exclusive offer just for AfWPi!) 
*Gay Wedding Institute (GWI) certificate badge you can proudly display on your website 
*One year listing on and 6 month listing on ($475 total value) 
*certificate of completion by email 
* your name on the GWI website  
* invitation to a grads-only private Facebook group. 

Do I have to do homework? 
Yes!  We will assign practical, useful homework assignments and each participant is required to submit homework in order to complete the program.  The homework will help prepare your business for LGBTQ weddings. 

Is there a test? 
Yes, there is a 10 question course completion quiz that you are expected to complete with at least a 70% score.

How long is the course? 
There are at least 4.5 hours worth of assorted videos + quizzes and homework.  

Can I rewatch the sessions? 
Yes, you can go back through the program as many times as you need to before you complete the program.

How much does it cost? 
The cost is typically $399 but if AfWPi members register before September 30, they can participate at the low rate of $249. Non-AfWPi member friends can sign up for $289. The payment is non-refundable but is transferable if you cannot attend but want to send someone else instead. 

Is graduation guaranteed? 
No, but if you watch the videos, participate in discussion, do your homework, and pass the quiz with at least a 70%, then there's no reason you shouldn't successfully complete the program. 

Can my entire staff participate? 
Absolutely, but we require each individual to register and participate separately. The certificate is per individual, not per company. This is to avoid a situation where an employee moves onto another company but the original company maintains the certificate, even though no other staff have been trained.

Can you provide the course to my entire company and provide a company-wide certificate? 
Yes, of course! Please email info {at} gayweddinginstitute {dot} com to discuss. 

How do I register?  
Simply click the links below

AfWPi Member

AfWPi Non-Member