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The Certificate in Destination Wedding Planning is an online course that will show you how to plan and coordinate weddings in breathtaking destinations around the world, which incorporate local traditions and comply with the marriage legalities of the region.

These days, couples are really drawn to the idea of exotic weddings in tropical locations or beautiful vacation weddings in iconic destinations such as Southern Italy. Maybe you planned your own perfect destination wedding and you want to turn your newly discovered talents into a rewarding career. Or maybe you call one of these popular destinations home? Destination wedding planning offers you the opportunity to travel and work in the places you love.

The great thing about our courses is that you can study online from anywhere in the world. From the Caribbean to Fiji, we have graduates around the world who have gone on to succeed as destination wedding planners. The average completion time for this course is 12 weeks, but you have up to 1 year to complete.

WHAT WILL YOUR COURSE INCLUDE?

  • 16 Unit Tutorials
  • 12 hours of audio
  • 25 hours of video
  • 30 PDF Handouts
  • 15 checklists and templates
  • Lifetime access to study material
  • Practical content and free templates
  • Access to Wedding Planning software
  • In-depth educational content covering all areas of the role
  • Experienced practicing tutors
  • A community of international industry experts

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Course Outline

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Upon graduation you will receive an industry, nationally & internationally recognized qualification as a Destination Wedding Planner.

Section 1 - Destination Wedding Fundamentals

  • - The Role of Destination Wedding Planner
  • - Trends and Locations
  • - Understanding Global Legalities
  • - Religions and Multicultural Ceremonies

Section 2 - Managing a Destination Wedding

  • - The Psychology of a Bride
  • - Client Consultations
  • - Developing a Wedding Theme
  • - The Timeline and Budget

Section 3 - Destination Wedding Details

  • - Resorts, Venues and Vendors
  • - Wedding Attire
  • - Your Destination Wedding Team
  • - Wedding Day Responsibilities

Section 4 - The Business of Destination Weddings

  • - Pricing Your Services
  • - Setting up a Business
  • - Contracts and Insurance

Section 5 - Marketing Your Services

  • - Getting Destination Wedding Clients
  • - Social Media for Business
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Graduate Experiences

This course was enjoyable, a learning experience, and well worth the challenge. Christine, thank you. It was a pleasure having you as my Tutor. You were patient, caring, understanding, and an encouragement throughout the entire program. You challenged me to go beyond my potential to become professional. When I needed assistance, you provided it well. You have always been there for me. You stated, “Always ask me for my help at any time you have a question. That is what I am here for, to help you.” You were prompt on returning messages and assignments. Your sincerity was always felt. The students who are assigned to you will have a tutor who is certainly one of the best! I greatly appreciate you.

Deborah Speaks

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$399
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6 MONTH PAYMENT  PLAN
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$149
Total Saving of $155
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Is the Certificate in Destination Wedding Planning the right course for me?

If you are looking to specialize in destination weddings then you may have just found your course match! Many students take this course to combine their love of travel and weddings or because they live in a popular location for weddings. This course will teach you not only to plan weddings to perfection but how to understand and comply with the marriage legalities in different states and countries.

What are the career options after I graduate?

This course is perfect for those looking to set up their own business as a destination wedding planner or seeking employment as a planner within a resort or hotel. You will learn how to price your services, start a business, manage contracts and insurance as well as how to market yourself to destination wedding clients.

When can I start the course?

All our courses are online which gives you the flexibility to learn anywhere and at times that suits you. So you really can fit your course around your lifestyle. Many of our students study whilst having a full time job and/or looking after a family.

Can I become a destination wedding planner if I don’t live in that region?

In short, yes. Our course will help you understand the global legalities as well as how to respect religious and cultural traditions. Many planners offer destination wedding services in regions they do not live, but if this is the case you will need to do your research and network with venues and suppliers in that location. Dependent on where you are operating, some understanding of the language is a bonus but not essential.

How long will the course take me?

That really depends on how much time you can devote to your studies per week. There are no set deadlines for the individual assignments. Some students have completed this course in as little as 12 weeks and others have taken the full year allocated for completion.

I have no prior experience of wedding planning. Can I still take the course?

Absolutely! We will start you with the basics and build up from there. Once you enroll you will be assigned a dedicated tutor who will mentor you through your course and provide comprehensive feedback on your assignments.

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