Wedding Planner

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.

Admission Requirements

  1. Fee: $44- Credit card with online application, cash or check with paper application
  2. Transcripts from all high school and college-level work
  3. Scores from ACT (Code: 4656) or SAT (Code: 1846)
  4. Two short essays answering the required questions
  5. GPA: 3.5 and above
  6. ACT Composite score- 27-30, SAT score- 1810-2000

Sites and Attractions

  • Memorial Union
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • The Kohl Center
  • Geology Museum
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Carillon Tower
  • The Red Gym
  • Lakeshore Natural Preserve
  • The Botanical Garden

Possible Schools, Departments and Majors for Wedding Planning


  • School of Social Work
  • Wisconsin School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Human Ecology


  • Marketing
  • Management and Human Resources


  • Social Work
  • Interior Design
  • Textile and Apparel Design
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Management and Human Resources

Experience for Wedding Planning

Wedding planners do not need a specific major or college degree. Most successful wedding planner careers come from a Business or Economics major. Specializing in design, food, religion, and flowers are ways to become a better wedding coordinator.

Tuition and Financial Aid

-Fees and Tuition per semester in Fall 2009:

  • Undergraduate (Resident)- $4,493.60; Undergraduate (Non-Resident)- $12,118.52
  • Graduate (Resident)- $5,470.72; Graduate (Non-Resident)- $12,554.24

- Types of Financial Aid:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Work study

Statistics on Job Placement

Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is expected to grow 44% from 2010 to 2020.


"Good plans shape good decisions. That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true." -Geoffrey Fisher

Comments from Social Media

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"Just met a @UWMadisonalum who graduated 10 years after me. We both count Professor Tim Allen's botany ILS class as a highlight. Amazing!" -nancyprager

Interesting Sports and Activities


  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Volleyball
  • Archery


  • Academic Advancement Program Student Organization (AAPSO)
  • Art Project-UW-Madison
  • Badger Photo Club
  • Badger Yearbook
  • Concert Choir
  • Event Planning and Charity Committee (EPCC)
  • Pitches and Notes (Women's A Cappella)
  • Redefined (Co-ed A Cappella Group)
  • Tangled Up in Blue (A Cappella)

Interesting Stuff

  • Mascot- Badger
  • Isthmus Dance Festival
  • Isthmus Jazz Fest
UW Madison Harlem Shake - Ogg Hall