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WPIC International Certification Course in Antigua 2014

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WPIC certification course on July 8th & 9th, 2014

Wedding professionals of Antigua and Barbuda:

WPIC is working with the Antigua Hotel & Tourist Association (AHTA) in July to bring you the WPIC certification course on July 8th & 9th, 2014.

Register at: www.wpic.ca/form

 

 

(For Travel Professionals) Destination Wedding Specialist Certification Course:

Destination Wedding Specialist Certification

This course is only available through Correspondence.  This course is only available to Licensed Travel Professionals (you will be required to submit proof).

Designation:
Certified Destination Wedding Specialist. Successful graduates will get to use the “DWS” initials after their name.

Cost:
$350

A pdf soft copy manual and examination will be emailed to the student.  The student will have 2 months from the time of receipt, to complete the on-line examination and to submit a final project.  Upon successful completion a Certificate with official seal will be mailed to the student.  Student will also receive a .png of the Certification seal for display on their company website or literature.

Duration:
Student will have 3 months to complete the manual, write an on-line examination and submit a project.

Topics include:

  • History of Destination Weddings
  • Who is the Destination Client
  • Expectations of the Destination Specialist
  • Coordinating the Day
  • Vendor Relations
  • Finding Reputable Vendors
  • Risk Management
  • Places to get Married
  • Themes
  • Making the Wedding Special for Everyone
  • Legalities & Marriage Requirements on Destinations
  • Marketing to Destination Wedding clients
  • Destination Wedding Statistics
  • …and so much more!

Destination Wedding Coordinator Certification Course

Destination Wedding Coordinator Certification

This course is only available through Correspondence.  This course is only available to Certified Wedding Coordinators (you will be required to submit proof of Certification).

Designation:
Certified Destination Wedding Coordinator. Successful graduates will get to use the “DWC” initials after their name.

Prerequisites:
This course is only available to Certified Wedding Coordinators. This course is an added specialization of the Wedding Consultant and Coordination Certificate.

Cost:
$299

A pdf soft copy manual and examination will be emailed to the student.  The student will have 3 months from the time of receipt, to submit their exam.  Upon successful completion a Certificate with official seal will be mailed to the student.

Duration:
Student will have 3 months to complete the manual, write an on-line examination and submit a project.

Topics include:
History of Destination Weddings, Who is the Destination Client?, Advice from an Expert, Where do you start?, Budget, Research, Places to get Married, Themes, Making the Wedding Special for Everyone, How to find Reputable Vendors, Fees, Legalities & Marriage Requirements on Destinations, Marketing to Destination Wedding clients, Destination Wedding Statistics, etc.

Wedding Consultant and Coordinator Certification Course

Course Curriculum

Certificate in Wedding Planning and Coordination: 
The course is made up of Lectures, Industry Speakers, Group work and Home-study. A Course Manual will be provided, but it is designed to be enhanced by the Student’s own note-taking. Therefore, the manual helpfulness is determined by the student them self.

2 Days of In-class Instruction + 2 weeks Home Study + Final Exam = Certification

Day 1:

  • Interactive Do’s and Don’ts Table: Students must choose which is correct/incorrect , proper etiquette, etc. The table is designed to surprise the students and leads to several anecdotes. An experience few could forget!
  • What is a Wedding Coordinator/Consultant?
  • Difference between Coordinator and Consultant
  • Wedding Coordinators and their roles through History
  • Profile of a Wedding Consultant/Coordinator
  • The 4 main reasons a Wedding Consultant/Coordinator would be hired
  • Income Potential
  • The Many roles of a Wedding Coordinator
  • Bride and Groom Psychology
  • Expectations of a Wedding Coordinator/Consultant
  • The Phases of Wedding Coordination
  • Test on what you have learned so far
  • Coordination of the Wedding Day from start to finish
  • How to build a Portfolio
  • Client Interviews
  • Creating Wedding Schedules
  • Developing the Theme
  • Building a Vendor Base
  • Vendor Relations
  • Contracts
  • Site Visits
  • Rehearsal Planning
  • Coordinator’s roles throughout the Planning
  • Group Assignment
    Etc, etc, etc.Interest:
    Guest Speakers may include either a Cake Baker (with samples!), a Make-up Artist (to do a sample on someone), a local successful Wedding Coordinator or a Professional DJ. They will speak about what they expect from a Wedding Coordinator.

    Day 2:

  • Group Presentations
  • Test on what you learned the day before
  • Professionalism
  • Setting Up One’s Own Business
  • Getting Started
  • Choosing a Name and Slogan
  • Market Research
  • Building a Contract
  • Office Requirements
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Sole Proprietorship vs. Incorporation
  • Hiring Assistants
  • Setting your fees
  • Choosing your Services
  • Part-time vs. Full-time
  • Home Office vs. Commercial Office
  • Networking
  • Advertising your business
  • Generating Business
  • How much will it all cost?
  • And many more topics
  • Test on what you have learned

Interest:
Guest Speakers may include an Accountant. They will speak about what they expect from a Wedding Coordinator.

Two weeks of Home Study is a review of all of the above, as well as studying the provided Manual which also includes:

  • Social Media and Public Relations
  • Building and Maintaining a website
  • Wedding Marketing Statistics
  • Everything a Wedding Professional should know about Wedding Etiquette
  • Invitations
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Attire
  • Second Marriages
  • Gift Registration
  • Bridal Showers
  • Stag/Bachelor Parties
  • Wedding Fundraisers
  • Jack & Jill’s/Buck & Does
  • Thank you cards
  • Dinner Place settings
  • Who traditionally pays for what
  • The Wedding MC and announcements
  • Receiving lines and their order
  • Cash Bars Final Certification Exam

The Final Certification Exam is web-based.  You have 200 minutes to complete the Exam.  There are 80 questions drawn randomly from a pool of 120 questions.  The Certification Exam is worth 40% of your Final Grade and must be passed with an overall mark of 60% or higher.

*Upon completion of the final exam, a certificate will be mailed to successful students in 8-12 weeks