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Gay Wedding Institute Certificate Program (a four part webinar series)

Earn the trust and the business of the loyal LGBT wedding market by learning from the experts at the Gay Wedding Institute. Together, we are creating a more equal world. 

We've trained 1000+ wedding and travel pros from 19 countries to be sensitive, trained and ready to passionately serve same-sex couples!

Take it from one of our graduates, Julie Buckley, 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 for the Webinar Course
This is four part certificate program and to participate, all you need is a computer with an internet connection and speakers. The dates/times are as follows:
May 3, 5, 24 and 26 at 12:30pm EST.

Covered Topics
* The financial impact of the gay and lesbian wedding market
* Language and terminology
* Laws that affect same-sex 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?
*Gay Wedding Institute (GWI) certificate badge you can proudly display on your website
*one year listing on MRSter.com ($240 value)
*certificate of completion by email
* your name on the GWI website 
* invitation to a grads-only private Facebook group. 

Do I have to attend all four sessions?
If you miss one session, we can send you a recorded version but you can only miss one session. We will be taking attendance! 

Do I have to do homework?
Yes!  We will assign practical, useful homework assignments after each session and each participant is required to submit homework in order to complete the program.  The homework will help prepare your business for LGBT weddings.  Homework is due one week after it's assigned and all assignments must be turned in 7 days after the last course date in order to complete the program.

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 each session?
Each session has about 75 minutes worth of content but we will have the webinar reserved for an extra 15 minutes to allow for sufficient questions and answers at the end.  You should allocate at least 75 minutes per session.  

Can I rewatch the sessions?
Yes, each session is videotaped and uploaded for your review anytime over the course of one month. After one month, the files are removed from the system.

How much does it cost?
The cost for all four sessions + the Gay Wedding Institute certificate and badge is $449.  Early bird registration is available, at a rate of $399.  The early bird registration rate expires on April 19. The payment is non-refundable but is transferable if you cannot attend but want to send someone else instead.

If I can't attend these four weeks, will you be offering this again?
Heck yes!  Please stay tuned as new dates and times are released and sign up for our mailing list for future dates!

Is graduation guaranteed?
No, but if you do your homework on time, attend at least 3/4 sessions live in person, 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 hotel/staff and provide a company-wide certificate?
Yes, of course! Please email info {at} gayweddinginstitute {dot} com to discuss.

Other questions?
Email info {at} gayweddinginstitute {dot} com

How do I register? 

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Terms and Conditions:

Certificates are granted per individual, not per company/institution.  Payment must be made in full prior to the event and is non-refundable. Payment must be made via credit card or debit card through this website. Prices and terms are subject to change. 14 Stories reserves the right to refuse service or registration to anyone.  14 Stories reserves the right to refuse certificates to registered attendees due to failure to participate. Program may be cancelled due to lack of registration or for any other reason and we'll make every attempt to get you into a new course or webinar. If, for some reason, this doesn't work with your schedule, we will a full refund. This is not an accredited program and it is unaffiliated with any higher education institution.