Certificate in Intimate, Micro & Destination Weddings

Dive into the art of creating magical, intimate experiences and destination events that resonate on a deeper level. Embrace the journey of becoming a specialist in the niche, yet richly rewarding, field of intimate and destination weddings.

Become a Certified Destination Wedding Planner

This Course is an immersive online program designed to equip you not only with the essentials of planning unique and location-centric weddings but also with the comprehensive skills necessary for a thriving career in this specialized segment of wedding planning.

Why choose this course:

The Certificate in Intimate, Micro & Destination Weddings course is distinguished by its comprehensive curriculum that blends theoretical knowledge with practical skills, focusing on the specialized field of intimate and destination wedding planning. 

It offers a deep dive into creating personalized, memorable events, with access to a global network of industry experts, leading resources, and continuous support. 

This course is a guide to success for those seeking to excel and innovate in the niche, yet richly rewarding, area of intimate and destination weddings.

Why Wedding Academy?

With up-to-date and industry-relevant content, students are guaranteed an education that is both current and comprehensive, ensuring they stay ahead in the ever-evolving wedding industry. 

The course’s flexible learning structure allows students to balance their studies with personal and professional commitments, offering a learning journey that adapts to their lifestyle. 

Beyond the course completion, ongoing training and support are available, providing a continuous learning environment that nurtures growth and development. 

Financial accessibility is also a priority, with various payment plans ensuring that the course is within reach, allowing students to invest in their future without financial strain. 

This holistic approach ensures that students are not just educated but are truly prepared to excel and innovate in the dynamic field of wedding planning.

Dynamic Learning, Real Application

Engage in a dynamic learning experience where theory seamlessly blends with real-world application. Dive into interactive sessions, explore case studies, and undertake your optional Certification project that refine your skills and boost your confidence.

Your Destination Wedding Planning Toolkit

Gain exclusive access to essential templates, checklists, and resources – your secret weapons for becoming the go-to expert in for intimate & destination weddings in your chosen location. From initial client consultations to handling unexpected twists, this toolkit has you covered every step of the way.

Community of Wedding Enthusiasts

Join a global network of passionate wedding enthusiasts, industry experts, and mentors. Collaborate, share ideas, and become part of a community that nurtures your growth, extending support beyond the course.

Ongoing Training and Support

Regular trainings and updates to implement the latest trends and techniques and the option of personalised paid coaching.


Embarking on a career as a Destination Wedding Planner with the Certificate in Intimate, Micro & Destination Weddings, where you’ll become the architect of dream weddings in stunning locales. 

As a Destination Wedding Planner, you’ll specialize in turning far-off destinations into intimate, unforgettable wedding locations.

 Your role involves meticulous planning, from coordinating travel and accommodations to managing vendors across borders. 

You’ll master communication, planning intricately from afar, and ensuring every detail is perfect, even from a distance. 

This career is not just about planning; it’s about creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, weaving together culture, beauty, and personal touches into every event.

Meet Jac Bowie

As the owner of The Wedding Academy, I oversee the content & updates for this course, and I am also here to support you through your course journey with a free 30min introductory Zoom session when you start. 

After this, you’ll have monthly trainings to keep you up to date, and see regular engagement and contributions to update your content from me. 

Should you require more personalised assistance during and after your course, you’re also welcome to book in for online private coaching as you need. Available worldwide.

xx Jac Bowie


Access your course anywhere.

Gain flexibility in accessing your Wedding Academy course by seamlessly navigating it on a range of devices such as desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. 

Excitingly, as of 2024, we have introduced our dedicated app available for both Apple and Android platforms. This innovative app not only enhances the learning experience but also allows you to conveniently stream content to your television, providing an even more immersive educational journey.

Where you might find yourself now:

After this course:

This course is your gateway to a realm where every celebration is transformed into a visual spectacle. Seize this opportunity to embark on a journey filled with creativity, elegance, and limitless potential!

What You'll Learn

This Course is an immersive online program designed to equip you not only with the essentials of planning unique and location-centric weddings but also with the comprehensive skills necessary for a thriving career in this specialized segment of wedding planning.

MODULE ONE - Becoming A Wedding Planner

The Wedding Planner's Role

In this section, students will learn about the key responsibilities of a wedding planner, including managing budgets, selecting vendors, coordinating timelines, and communicating with clients. They will also gain an understanding of the different types of wedding planners, including full-service planners, partial planners, and day-of coordinators.

Think Like A Planner

This section will teach students how to approach wedding planning from a planner’s perspective. They will learn how to think strategically about wedding planning, how to prioritize tasks, and how to troubleshoot potential issues. They will also learn about the importance of communication and collaboration with clients and vendors.

Getting to Know Your Destination Client

This section will focus on the importance of understanding your destination client and their unique needs and preferences. Students will learn how to conduct client consultations, how to gather information about a client’s vision for their wedding, and how to tailor their services to meet the client’s needs. They will also gain an understanding of how to manage cultural differences and language barriers when working with destination clients.

MODULE two - Destination Wedding Fundamentals

Breaking Down the Different Wedding Types

Learn about the different types of weddings, including traditional weddings, elopements, micro weddings, and destination weddings. Get to know the unique considerations involved in planning each one.

The Micro Weddings Masterclass

This section will focus specifically on micro weddings, providing you with a deep dive into the details of planning and executing a successful micro wedding. You will learn about the benefits and challenges of micro weddings, how to select a venue and vendors for a micro wedding, and how to manage the budget and timelines.

The Anatomy of a Destination Wedding

Discover the different elements that make up a destination wedding, including the ceremony, reception, decor, and entertainment. Gain an understanding of how to create a cohesive vision for a destination wedding, how to select vendors that align with the vision, and how to manage logistics for a destination wedding.

Multi-Cultural Ceremonies & Customs

You will learn how to manage logistics for multi-cultural weddings, how to work with vendors to accommodate different cultural needs, and how to ensure that all aspects of the wedding align with the couple’s cultural traditions.

MODULE THREE - Destination Wedding Details

Planning & Budgets for Destination Weddings

Delve into the complexities of destination wedding planning, focusing on creating thorough budgets, managing expenses, and prioritizing costs effectively. Learn to craft detailed plans with timelines and checklists to navigate the unique challenges of planning weddings in distant locales.

Resorts, Venues & Vendors

Understand the nuances of selecting resorts, venues, and vendors for destination weddings. Master the art of choosing the perfect location, negotiating contracts, and managing logistics and communication across different geographical areas.

Your Destination Wedding Team

Learn the importance of assembling a robust team tailored for destination weddings. Understand the distinct roles of the wedding planner, local vendors, and on-site coordinators, and how to foster effective communication and collaboration among them.

MODULE FOUR - Consultations & Proposals

The Psychology of Destination Wedding Couples

Understand the emotional dynamics of couples planning a destination wedding. Learn to empathize and decode their desires, ensuring their vision for an intimate wedding away from home is fully realized.

Client Consultations for Destination Weddings

Master the art of conducting consultations for destination weddings. Learn to ask pivotal questions, manage expectations, and build strong relationships, laying the foundation for a successful event in a unique locale.

Writing the Perfect Destination Wedding Proposal

Develop the skill to craft compelling proposals that resonate with the dream of a destination wedding. Understand the essentials of a proposal, from presenting the wedding overview to detailing decor, vendor coordination, and timelines, all while highlighting your unique value as a destination wedding planner.

MODULE FIVE - Working A Wedding

Destination & Micro Wedding Day Dynamics

Dive into the specific responsibilities for planners during the wedding day, focusing on the unique aspects of destination and micro weddings. Learn about coordinating with vendors, managing timelines, and effective problem-solving in intimate settings or remote locales, ensuring a seamless and memorable day.

Analyzing Destination & Micro Wedding Case Studies

Examine diverse case studies specific to destination and micro weddings. Learn to navigate cultural nuances, language barriers, and logistical challenges unique to these weddings, applying your knowledge to real-world scenarios for a comprehensive learning experience.

This Course is an immersive online program designed to equip you not only with the essentials of planning unique and location-centric weddings but also with the comprehensive skills necessary for a thriving career in this specialized segment of wedding planning.

Certificate in Intimate, Micro & Destination Weddings

This Course is an immersive online program designed to equip you not only with the essentials of planning unique and location-centric weddings but also with the comprehensive skills necessary for a thriving career in this specialized segment of wedding planning.


Pay in Full or Payment Plan:

$297 USD

You’ll see the Course in your local currency on the next page.

Get Certified

The Wedding Academy is an industry certification body and recognised globally. Our courses are endorsed by an international Advisory Board of wedding professionals, and in some case stars, (David Tutera), who are all leaders in their respective fields. 

Student Community

The Wedding Academy Student Community, boasting over 1500 active students and graduates globally, offers a rich, collaborative platform that provides immense value, particularly to new graduates embarking on their professional journey. 

Being part of this vibrant community allows newcomers to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience, facilitating learning beyond the confines of your course.

It’s a space where budding professionals can seek advice, share challenges, and celebrate successes with peers who understand the nuances of the industry.

Networking opportunities abound!

Meet Your Instructor

Kylie Lang (nee Carlson)

This course was developed originally by Kylie Lang, the Founder of The Wedding Academy. Although we continue to update the course content regularly, the foundations of wedding planning remain the same, so you’ll find a great deal of the original course content throughout the journey. 

Kylie Carlson’s journey in the industry is both rich and diverse, encompassing roles as a planner, stylist, and an educator. Her prowess as a designer is matched by her acclaim as an international entrepreneur, particularly noted for her expertise in marketing and innovative quiz designs.

Students will find Kylie to be not only knowledgeable but also approachable and engaging as an instructor, making the learning experience both enjoyable and enriching.

Have a Question?

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.

Our certificates are recognised and accepted as a proof of your knowledge and skills. They are also accepted as proof of your commitment to learning and professional development. The certificate will contain information about the course you have completed, such as the topics covered and the duration of the course.

At The Wedding Academy we are dedicated to providing you with the best courses and certificates that are recognised and accepted by the wedding industry worldwide. With our courses, you can be sure that you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your chosen field.

Wedding Academy Global provides comprehensive support to Certificate Course Students.

 Here are some of the ways that the academy supports its students:

  1. Course Materials: All students have access to the course materials, which are designed to be clear and easy to follow. The materials include video lessons, downloadable resources, case studies, and quizzes to test your understanding.
  2. Mentor Support: Students have access to dedicated Mentors who provide guidance and support throughout the course. Mentors are available via email, phone, and online discussion forums to answer any questions and provide feedback on assignments.
  3. Student Community: Students can connect with other students in the course through online discussion forums, allowing for networking and collaboration with peers in the industry.
  4. Live Trainings: Wedding Academy Global provides regular live trainings and events that cover a range of topics related to the wedding industry. These events are an opportunity for students to connect with instructors and guest speakers and ask questions in real-time.
  5. Job Opportunities: Wedding Academy Global provides job opportunities through its industry connections and network of graduates. This allows students to gain experience and build their careers in the wedding industry.

Overall, The Wedding Academy provides a supportive and collaborative learning environment, giving students the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to succeed in the wedding industry.

The course is self-paced, so you can complete it at your own pace. However, the estimated time to complete the course is 12 weeks.

We update the course regularly to ensure that the content remains current and relevant. Core updates happen at least once a year.

All Wedding Academy courses are online and available to students from anywhere in the world. The course materials are entirely online, and students can access the course materials and resources at any time, from any device with an internet connection. 

The online course delivery format allows students to study at their own pace and complete the course from the comfort of their own home or office. Students can also connect with instructors and fellow students through online discussion forums, email, and live webinars, giving them the opportunity to network and collaborate with others in the wedding industry.

Yes, upon successfully completing any of the Certification Courses offered by Wedding Academy Global, students will receive a certificate of completion.

The certificate is a recognition of the student’s achievement in completing the course, and it verifies that the student has gained the skills and knowledge required to work as a professional wedding planner, stylist, or business owner.

The certificate is issued by The Wedding Academy and is internationally recognized, making it a valuable addition to your resume and professional portfolio.

In addition, The Wedding Academy provides ongoing support to its graduates, including access to its job board, industry connections, and networking opportunities. This support can help graduates to establish their careers in the wedding industry and continue to grow and develop their skills and knowledge.

I firmly believe that this course has been the best investment for my future!

The Wedding Academy provides up-to-date and in-depth knowledge, tools of the trade, work experience, support in the creation of your business, a lot of opportunities to grow and test yourself and many possibilities for networking with experts and creatives.

Monica Naclerio

Certificate in Intimate, Micro & Destination Weddings

This Course is an immersive online program designed to equip you not only with the essentials of planning unique and location-centric weddings but also with the comprehensive skills necessary for a thriving career in this specialized segment of wedding planning.


Pay in Full or Payment Plan:

$297 USD

You’ll see the Course in your local currency on the next page.

David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.