Wedding Planning Course Mentors

Professional Wedding Planning Mentors

You will learn the skills of a wedding planner firsthand by having access to wedding planning mentors by phone and email. They will provide feedback on your work and help you improve.

  • Jacqueline Elfe

    Jacqueline Elfe

    Stellar Style Events, Floral & Event Design was established in 2007, led by Jacqueline Elfe. She finds designing events intriguing and fulfilling to her artistic senses. Her floral pieces have been published in It's All About The Dress and featured in New York Weddings, Ceci Style, Munaluchi Bride, and more.

  • Jocelyn Didier Clisti

    Jocelyn Didier Clisti

    Jocelyn Didier Clisti has eight plus years of event planning and strategic business advisement. Jocelyn's endeavors have included creative and extravagant children's themed events. For six years, Jocelyn partnered with an established local wedding coordinator. She contributed as co-coordinator and creative assistant. Jocelyn is also active in her support of small businesses and is an active advocate of Woman and Minorities in Business (WMBE).

  • Regina Cialone

    Regina Cialone

    Regina Cialone is the owner of Cloud Nove Events LLC, which is an NYC based event-planning company. She has executed affairs at many notable venues throughout New York City and Long Island. These include Central Park Boathouse, The Foundry, The Metropolitan Building, Kontokosta Winery, Bedell Vineyards and Oheka Castle. She has guest lectured at FIT and teaches at NYU.

  • Lauren Parker

    Lauren Parker

    Lauren Parker is a wedding and event planner based in New York City working in both New York and New England. Lauren has over 5 years’ experience working in the wedding industry and has been working in events and entertainment for over ten. Lauren provides design services, organization and logistical skills to clients.

 Skills of a Wedding Planner

Skills for wedding planning could vary depending on the wedding style, venue, and many other factors. A skilled wedding planner must develop several different qualities to successfully manage the planning process and meet the needs of their clients. Here are a few skills that most planners must master:

  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Efficiency

Throughout the course, our mentors will provide ways for students to develop and improve the professional wedding planning skills listed above and so many more.

About Our Mentor Program

At NYIAD, you’ll have access to a professional designer who will act as your teacher and mentor.

You will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. Our mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.

In addition, you will submit projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by your teacher. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.