South Asian Wedding Institute is the first international organization dedicated to train professionals in the wedding industry who want to venture successfully in the market for South Asian weddings.

It is also the only America-based Institute that features and teach courses in Spanish and English.

Founded in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico, South Asian Wedding Institute also offers programs in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Puerto Rico, United States Canada and LatinAmerica.

The quality of our instructors is supported by their academic experience combined with their performance in today's workplace.

With our programs we live and experience a model of current, innovative and cutting edge training. Various techniques such as case methodology, development of simulators and / or experiential activities enable increased productivity for the immediate application of knowledge.

South Asian Wedding Institute aims to be a training center of excellence within the wedding industry. Providing a value mixture incorporating various products and services. Using comprehensive cutting-edge programs that contribute to the development of the professional. Focusing on business results with personal sense and becoming internationally competitive.

Preparing wedding planners and vendors and specialize in the management and operation of South Asian weddings with comprehensive programs and experiences to the highest quality standards. These vendors would be able to provide professional service and develop procedures and infrastructure for their businesses or company departments.

We firmly believe that professionalism and knowledge make the difference to provide a high quality service.

The fascinating world of South Asian Weddings. Learn the basics of South Asian Weddings, one based on a universalism culture and reincarnation, ceremonies full of symbolism and mysticism that make South Asian weddings exquisite celebrations.

It will certainly arouse your interest on these events full of amazing culture and customs.

The ABC´S of South Asian weddings

You will learn about the customs, religions, types of ceremonies, rituals and events of the South Asian market.

Includes: Diploma

How to do a traditional South Asian wedding

Immerse yourself in this fantastic world of small ceremonies and rituals. You will learn the most important elements of each type of event, before, during and after a wedding. At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools to create proposals, coordinate and understand the needs of this wedding segment.

Includes: Materials and diploma

Become a certified wedding planner, travel agent or vendor in South Asian Weddings!

You will learn about the following topics; religions, rituals, events, protocol ceremonies, food, clothing, decor, music, all this through activities where you will encounter a unique experience.

Includes: Welcome Kit, coffee breaks, lunches, materials, gala dinner and certificate (subject to outcome evaluation).

Some of the key differentiating factors that characterize our certification program are:

• Quality and content taught by highly qualified instructors with expertise.
• Methodology of teaching and learning that focuses on real cases and experiencies.

The custom-made model programs is a way of integrating the
content and duration of these programs in a format In-Company
or they can be adapted according to the needs of
business or company, have flexibility to be taught in
facilities or organization based Institute
Cancun QRoo, with a calendar and schedule agreed between both

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take a course or Certification in South Asian Weddings?
Any wedding professional interested in South Asian weddings can register and attend a South Asian Wedding course or certification. All of our courses include field experiences.

Can I receive professional continuing education credits for attending a South Asian Wedding Certification?

Yes, you are able to obtain professional continuing education units (CEUs) for all of our courses. We are accredited through three organizations; please visit our Accredited Courses page for more details.

Do you offer any discounts or special pricing?
We do offer special pricing for Wedding Professionals of ABC, ACIBEP and OVC Cancun members.

Do you offer group discounts?

We offer special pricing for companies and hotels that would like to have a group course or certification. A great benefit of it is that we give you a flexible option that fits within the schedule and needs of your business and your employees. To reserve your date, please contact

Course Experience

Answers to frequently asked questions about your
course experience and what to expect each day.

What time does the course - certification start/end?
Course schedules vary and start as early as 8:00 a.m. on the first day and end as late as 7:00 p.m. on the final day. You will receive a confirmation email, which will note the specific start and end times of your scheduled course.

In what language(s) are South Asian Wedding Institute courses delivered?
English and Spanish.

What do I need to bring to the course - certification each day?
Each course includes experiences therefore we recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The material that you will use will be provided by South Asian Wedding Institute.

What is the recommended dress for a SAWI course or certification?
Recommended dress is casual style, such as jeans, khakis, polo-style shirts (and sundresses for women). We would also recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket as our course includes time spent in both conference rooms and outside in the local climate.

What meals are included during my course?
During our multi-day courses, should your course begin with a morning session, coffee break will be included. In addition lunch will be served during each day of the multi-day course.

What if I arrive late or miss part of my course?
It´s important that you assist to the total hours of the course or certification in order to get your diploma.

Is photography and video permitted during the course?
Only photography is permitted. Video is strictly prohibited.

Is smoking allowed?

Not in the conference rooms and indoor areas.

Am I able to use social media during my course or certification?
Our alumni tell us that one of the benefits of participating in a South Asan Wedding Institute course is the opportunity to share stories openly and to network with fellow attendees. Therefore, information shared by you and fellow participants may be sensitive. Please remember to respect everyone’s privacy. If you plan to blog, post, or tweet about your South Asian Wedding Institute experience, be careful not to include revealing details such as specific data or individual names.

Am I able to copy and re-use the course - certification materials?
The course binders and other materials provided during the course are for the use of the attendee only and may not be copied nor re-produced for commercial or other use.

When do I get my Certification or course diploma?
The last day of your certification you will take the exam and we will give you the diploma at the gala dinner (diploma is only given to the participants that accredited the test).