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Destination Wedding Specialist Certification

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

Why should Travel Professionals get specialist training in Weddings?
Couples require the Destination Wedding Specialist to source all vendors, venues, liaise with all contacts, help get all paperwork completed and sent in, hire interpreters if needed, liaise with all wedding guests, coordinate all aspects of the wedding and group events/excursions, etc. Wedding couples are a different breed of client and have different expectations of their Destination Wedding travel professional.

There will be an on-line examination
A Final Project

Certified Destination Wedding Specialist
Students will receive a certificate as well as crest for use on literature and websites denoting Certification with WPIC Inc.

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


A pdf soft copy manual and examination will be emailed to the student.  The student will have 1 month from the time of receipt, to complete the on-line examination and 2 months 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.

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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!

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