Last chance for a local couple to have dream wedding

It’s still not too late for one lucky couple from the Niagara Region to have a dream wedding thanks to the unique Wedding Bells Project, organized by Niagara College’s Event Management students.

After successfully planning a wedding earlier this year, students will again take on the stress and time requirements of wedding planning for a lucky Niagara couple for 2010/11. Now in its fifth year, the project is part of the applied component of Niagara College’s Event Management Graduate Certificate program.

“From day one the planners understood our vision and what we wanted for our wedding,” said last year’s lucky couple, Kendra and Erick. “The committee, along with our extraordinary sponsors, gave us the wedding of our dreams and exceeded our expectations.”

Couples will delegate tasks related to the wedding day, which will take place between February and early April 2011. Eligible couples work with a planning committee on key decisions, responsibilities and standards. Students will work within any budget amount provided by the couple. In addition to the wedding, students will also take on the responsibility of planning one ancillary activity (e.g., rehearsal dinner, wedding shower, etc.) to be agreed on between the selected couple and the wedding planning committee.

The extended deadline for applications is Monday, September 27, 2010. For further information and application forms, visit or email Janet Jakobsen, Event Management Professor and Faculty Supervisor for the Wedding Bells Project, at

Event Management is a one-year Graduate Certificate program and part of Niagara College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Administration. The program prepares students for careers in the planning, promotion and execution of special events in the public, corporate and non-profit sectors. As part of the program, students organize a number of events, including Wedding Bells and the Many Hands Project. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Shelley Merlo
Coordinator, Event Management Program
Niagara College
905-641-2252, ext. 4233

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