Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding & Event Design

his course will give you an inside look at the business-side of event design.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Preston Bailey, Cho Phillips

Duration : 240 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design allows students to experience the step-by-step processes and techniques utilized by one of the globe's leading wedding and event experts, industry pioneer Preston Bailey. This course is a comprehensive "how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-the-scenes footage, photographs and documentation, including insights into what can make a wedding a one-of-a-kind, magical event for couples and their guests.

This course will give you an inside look at the business-side of event design. You will learn how to manage the costs of projects, budget, and price jobs using formulas that will help you become successful. This course will give you an education on industry, history, and evolution of design, Preston Bailey’s story, the definition of event design, and the difference between a designer and a planner. You will also learn the fundamentals of design styles, which include traditional, modern, and eclectic. You will become competent working with clients and helping them accomplish their dream events by learning essential Preston Bailey’s philosophies and techniques.

You will gain knowledge on building client bonds and rapport, learn how to approach your clients with the appropriate questions, and confidently present design options, in addition to upselling and offering opportunities for enhancement. This course will also train you to work with a production team to communicate clients’ preferences for their dream events.


By completing Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design course students will be able to do the following:

  • Effectively communicate with new clients to understand their design style
  • Present a visual event concept based on a client’s personal preferences
  • Understand the different types of design styles and how to incorporate them into an event
  • Understand how color plays an important role in the event design and experience
  • Understand contrasting of colors and how saturation of color can become an impactful design style
  • Create a floor plan using simple tools to sketch and design a concept
  • Utilize the event planning process and as it applies to design
  • Create their signature statement as an event designer

Course Extention

When you register you receive an initial six (6) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of six (6) months is available at a fee of $99.

Computer Requirements:

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player, which is available as a free download. It is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

Course eligibility


We recommend that you take Certified Wedding Planner prior to enrolling in this course.

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Course Content

  • Daring to Dream - Introduction
    • Intro video
    • Industry history and evolution
    • Preston Bailey’s story
    • Definition of event design
    • Difference between designer and planner
    • Fundamentals of design styles
    • Assignment – Inspiration project
  • Defining the Dream - Working with Clients
    • Preston Bailey’s design statement
    • Formulas for event design planning
    • First client meeting
    • Design Intuition – Building a bond and rapport, asking the right questions
    • Presenting design options and upsell/enhancement opportunities
    • Tools and Resources
    • Case study
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project
  • Designing the Dream - Working with the Team
    • Working the Room – the process of designing your way into and out of a space
    • Décor Design Outline
    • Signature Statement Pieces
    • Design Presentation Process – renderings, vision/mood boards, textiles, colors, etc.
    • Tools and Resources: Vendors, Suppliers, Craftsman, Artist
    • Case Stud
  • Delivering the Dream
    • Vendors and Service Providers
    • Event Design Production
    • Production Services 
    • Tools and Resources
    • Case study
  • Living the Dream
    • Budgeting
    • Cost Analysis
    • Pricing a Project
    • Case Study
    • Recap
    • FAQs
    • Final Project
  • Final Exam


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