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Become a Certified Destination Wedding Planner (CDWP)

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate & Destination Weddings is the perfect online course for planning and coordinating magical destination weddings in different locations around the world.

 

Micro, Intimate and Sequel Weddings have seen a huge rise in popularity since Covid 19 as couples are looking for alternative ideas to ensure they can still have their dream wedding, but in a way that is socially safe but equally as beautiful and meaningful.

This can bring additional challenges to the Wedding Planner role and we’ll equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to take on any eventuality and wedding type.

Choose this course if you’d like to:

  • Learn how to plan Elopements, Micro, Intimate  & Destination Weddings
  • Gain the knowledge required to work in destination resorts globally
  • Understand how to negotiate with local vendors and venues, coordinate detailed travel manifests

Don’t forget, you get live training every week in our Student Facebook Group.

WHAT WILL YOUR COURSE INCLUDE?

  • In-Depth Video & Audio Course Content
  • Worksheets & Course Notes & Transcripts
  • Access to the Academy Mentor Team
  • Templates, Checklists & Cheatsheets
  • Weekly Tutorials & Q&As
  • Private Student Facebook Community
  • Lifetime Access to ALL Content
  • Certification Project so you can GET CERTIFIED

Course Outline

Section 1 - Becoming a Wedding Planner

  • - The Wedding Planner's Role
  • - Think Like a Planner
  • - Getting to Know Your Destination Client

Section 2 - Destination Wedding Fundamentals

  • - Breaking Down the Different Wedding Types
  • - The Micro Weddings Masterclass
  • - The Anatomy of a Destination Wedding
  • - Multi-Cultural Ceremonies & Customs

Section 3 - Destination Wedding Details

  • - Planning & Budgets
  • - Resorts, Venues & Vendors
  • - Your Destination Wedding Team
  • - Planning Socially Safe & Distanced Weddings

Section 4 - Consultations & Proposals

  • - The Psychology of a Bride
  • - Client Consultations
  • - Writing the Perfect Proposal

Section 5 - Working a Wedding

  • - Wedding Day Responsibilities
  • - Destination Wedding Case Studies

Section 6 - All Modules in the Certificate in Business and Marketing

  • - Identifying your Business DNA
  • - Finding Your Ideal Client
  • - The Business Plan
  • - Pricing Your Services
  • - Contracts & Insurance
  • - Marketing 101
  • - Creating a Marketing Plan
  • - Using Social Media for Business
  • - Creating Styled Shoots & Getting Images
  • - Designing Your Website
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The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

£749

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3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of £275

£275

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6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of £137

£137

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Something for Everyone

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Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

€897

Start Today

3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of €327

€327

Start Today

6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of €169

€169

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Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

$897

Start Today

3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of $327

$327

Start Today

6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of $169

$169

Start Today

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

$1497

Start Today

Fortnightly

$275 deposit then 10 Fortnightly payments of $137.50

$137.50

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Weekly

$275 deposit then 20 Weekly payments of $68.75

$68.75

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I joined the Wedding Academy back in July 2019 and I can’t believe how far I have come in such a short time and I owe everything to the course for my rapid progress. In just six months I have gone from complete newbie to entrepreneur and business owner and that’s what makes this course second to none!!

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FAQS

If you love weddings and organise everything to perfection then this could be your perfect course. This is an entry level course designed for those of you looking to gain the fundamental knowledge you'll need to plan any type of wedding. Whilst you'll learn all the skills you need to become a wedding planner the main focus is on destination weddings. If you love the idea of planning weddings in different region or locations then this course is perfect for you. We also have special masterclasses on planning smaller weddings to allow for the Covid 19 restrictions.

The Academy is a private training organisation and the qualifications offered are both nationally and internationally recognised within the Wedding industry. There are no formal qualifications required to be a Wedding Planner, but studying with an industry recognised company like the Wedding Academy will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, but also give your future clients confidence that they are hiring a professional.

This course is as great training option for those looking to run learn the foundations of wedding planning and run their own business or add to their existing skill base as a wedding planner. It also includes the all important business and marketing training you will need to launch and grow a successful wedding business. If you're already a wedding planner then this is an ideal course to help you add a new skill set to your existing portfolio. If you'd like to be involved in smaller, more intimate weddings, and learn the intracacies of planning a wedding overseas this is a great option.

All our courses are online which gives you the flexibility to learn anywhere and at times that suit 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.

Yes! Long gone are the days when people thought wedding planning wasn’t a ‘real’ career. These days couples are more and more aware of the support options out there when it comes to their wedding, and there are plenty of successful planners out there. Whilst couples are trying to navigate through the minefield of socially distanced weddings and adhere to the latest Covid 19 directives wedding planners have become even more valuable.

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.

Absolutely! We will start you with the basics and build up from there. Our certificate level courses are foundation courses which start at the beginning and help you to develop your knowledge as you go along.

When you enrol with the Wedding Academy you become part of a community where you receive support not only from the mentor team but from your fellow students as well. You have access to all the Academy Mentors both through the private Student Facebook Group as well as within our learning platform. Our team of Mentors are based around the world so there is always someone available to help and guide you no matter where you live.

Yes. Our CEO, Kylie, does a live Q&A each week in our student Facebook Group and there is a live training session each week with one of the Academy Mentors.

Yes. As you work through your course you'll have worksheets to complete that will form part of your final certification assignment. Once you reach the point where you're ready to put everything you've learnt into practice you'll be allocated a mentor who will work with you to help you complete your certification. You will then receive your certificate and digital badge and officially be a Certified Destination Wedding Planner.

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

£749

Start Today

3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of £275

£275

Start Today

6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of £137

£137

Start Today

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

€897

Start Today

3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of €327

€327

Start Today

6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of €169

€169

Start Today

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

$897

Start Today

3 Month Plan

Make 3 consecutive monthly payments of $327

$327

Start Today

6 Month Plan

Make 6 consecutive monthly payments of $169

$169

Start Today

Something for Everyone

Choose a plan that fits you and your lifestyle

Single Payment

The Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings is the perfect course for those looking expand into this growing market or learn new skills. It's a fast paced course that can be completed in as little as 12 weeks and covers all elements of planning a wedding.

$1497

Start Today

Fortnightly

$275 deposit then 10 Fortnightly payments of $137.50

$137.50

Start Today

Weekly

$275 deposit then 20 Weekly payments of $68.75

$68.75

Start Today
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Is the Certificate in Elopements, Intimate and Destination Weddings the right course for me?

If you love weddings and organise everything to perfection then this could be your perfect course. This is an entry level course designed for those of you looking to gain the fundamental knowledge you'll need to plan any type of wedding. Whilst you'll learn all the skills you need to become a wedding planner the main focus is on destination weddings. If you love the idea of planning weddings in different region or locations then this course is perfect for you. We also have special masterclasses on planning smaller weddings to allow for the Covid 19 restrictions.

Are the Certificates recognised?

The Academy is a private training organisation and the qualifications offered are both nationally and internationally recognised within the Wedding industry. There are no formal qualifications required to be a Wedding Planner, but studying with an industry recognised company like the Wedding Academy will not only equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, but also give your future clients confidence that they are hiring a professional.

What are the career options after I graduate?

This course is as great training option for those looking to run learn the foundations of wedding planning and run their own business or add to their existing skill base as a wedding planner. It also includes the all important business and marketing training you will need to launch and grow a successful wedding business. If you're already a wedding planner then this is an ideal course to help you add a new skill set to your existing portfolio. If you'd like to be involved in smaller, more intimate weddings, and learn the intracacies of planning a wedding overseas this is a great option.

When can I start the course?

All our courses are online which gives you the flexibility to learn anywhere and at times that suit 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.

Is wedding planning a viable career choice?

Yes! Long gone are the days when people thought wedding planning wasn’t a ‘real’ career. These days couples are more and more aware of the support options out there when it comes to their wedding, and there are plenty of successful planners out there. Whilst couples are trying to navigate through the minefield of socially distanced weddings and adhere to the latest Covid 19 directives wedding planners have become even more valuable.

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. Our certificate level courses are foundation courses which start at the beginning and help you to develop your knowledge as you go along.

What support is offered from the Academy?

When you enrol with the Wedding Academy you become part of a community where you receive support not only from the mentor team but from your fellow students as well. You have access to all the Academy Mentors both through the private Student Facebook Group as well as within our learning platform. Our team of Mentors are based around the world so there is always someone available to help and guide you no matter where you live.

Is there any live training offered?

Yes. Our CEO, Kylie, does a live Q&A each week in our student Facebook Group and there is a live training session each week with one of the Academy Mentors.

Will I receive a Certificate at the end of the Course

Yes. As you work through your course you'll have worksheets to complete that will form part of your final certification assignment. Once you reach the point where you're ready to put everything you've learnt into practice you'll be allocated a mentor who will work with you to help you complete your certification. You will then receive your certificate and digital badge and officially be a Certified Destination Wedding Planner.

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