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Destination Wedding Planning Specialization

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Imagine being able to coordinate gorgeous wedding ceremonies on tropical beaches or rustic receptions in faraway castles. QC’s Destination Wedding Planning specialization course will show you how to organize and coordinate weddings all over the world.

You’ll learn how to organize wedding details by effectively communicating with vendors from a distance. You’ll see how translators, travel agents, and other vendors play a large role in creating the perfect wedding experience. You’ll learn how to network with planners in other countries and market yourself as an expert in planning destination weddings.

You’ll help your clients choose the destination of their dreams, facilitate travel arrangements, and pull together a theme, décor and menu items that perfectly suit the location.

Prerequisites required: This course builds on planning concepts presented in our Event & Wedding Planning course. Students should complete this course or have equivalent on-the-job experience before enrolling in our Destination Wedding Planning specialization course.

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Your Professional Certification

Online Luxury Wedding and Event Planning Specialization certificate

Destination Wedding Specialist

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the Destination Wedding Specialist certification. Your certificate will reassure future clients and employers that you can successfully meet their expectations during the process of planning a destination wedding.

How the Courses Work

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Course Curriculum

Unit A

  • Introduction to Destination Wedding Planning
  • A History of Destination Weddings
  • Popular Wedding Destinations
  • Who is the Destination Wedding Client?
  • Your Roles and Responsibilities
  • Your Career as a Destination Wedding Planner
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Unit B

  • The Destination Wedding Planning Process
  • The Consultation Meeting
  • The Contract and Retainer Fee
  • Booking Travel and the Guest Experience
  • Incorporating a Theme
  • Additional Events
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Unit C

  • Working with Clients and Vendors
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Staying Organized
  • Types of Vendors
  • Networking with Vendors
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Unit D

  • Charging for Your Services
  • Marketing Your Services
  • Cost Per Click Advertising
  • Social Networking
  • Setting the Budget
  • Contingency Planning
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“Let me tell you, the amount of material QC Event School sends is worth every penny, not to mention you have your own tutor who takes their time to help you succeed in the courses you are taking. I will recommend this school to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat — it’s truly amazing work they are all doing.”

—Nichole Sadecky, QC Event School Student

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Course Materials

Destination Wedding Course Material

You’ll receive everything you need to complete the course including lesson texts, course guides and video tutorials on DVDs. You’ll also have lifetime access to the Online Student Center where you can access electronic copies of your course materials, submit assignments, chat with peers, and review your evaluation from your tutor.

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Download a Course Preview to get an inside look at the Destination Wedding planning Course.

  • View a sample assignment

  • Watch a course video excerpt

  • Review a complete course curriculum

  • Hear from students who have taken the course

  • Learn about the student/tutor connection

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re organized, have a passion for planning, and enjoy meeting new people, a career in the event industry could be right for you. Enroll today and take the first step towards a better future—one where you are excited to go to work.

Plus, when you enroll with QC you are never alone. We are here to support you every step of the way to help you reach your goals faster.

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