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 The Leading Industry Body for the UK Wedding Planning Market
 
  The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded for one purpose: to promote professionalism in wedding planning. This is done through membership, mentoring, training courses and specialised events. clearclear
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About Us

The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded for one purpose: to promote professionalism in wedding planning. The company believes that by investing in training and development and helping to grow the wedding planning industry in a professional manner we can together provide an outstanding and unparalleled service for today's brides and grooms.

The UKAWP is owned and run by two like-minded wedding planners who are passionate about the industry. Each run a small but successful wedding planning business of their own. Each of the directors has 10 years+ experience running UK-based wedding planning businesses.

They both bring a different approach to weddings, have complementary experiences and operate in different areas, but remain committed to promoting professionalism and good and honest business practice in this field. They firmly believe that being operational wedding planners and knowing the 'day-to-day' of the job enables them to successfully run the Alliance, train new potential planners and nurture and support members.
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Bernadette & SandyThe UKAWP Directors are delighted to be part of the judging panel for the Wedding Industry Awards 2012
The UKAWP’s activities are focused on
membership, training courses, mentoring and specialised events.

The UKAWP Directors were part of the judging
panel for the Wedding Industry Awards 2012 & 2013.


History of the UKAWP

2004
Bernadette Chapman launched the UKAWP as a partnership organisation recognising a need for an organisation for professional wedding planners in the UK. Theirs was the first UK written wedding planning course to be available and the only UK membership organisation for wedding planners.

2006
The UKAWP was re-launched as the UKAWP Ltd alongside Kelly Chandler and Britt Armstrong-Gash from The Bespoke Wedding Company. Together they ensured the UKAWP was portraying the professional image it deserved with new branding and marketing. Relationships were formed with the leading wedding publications and the UKAWP began to become the first port of call for journalists needing a wedding opinion or quote.

Membership began to increase and brides were becoming knowledgeable about how to hire a reputable wedding planner.

2007 - 2012
Britt decided to leave the wedding industry to pursue other career interests and as such resigned from the UKAWP. Sandy Moretta from Tern Events came on board as the third director. Her main objective over the past several years has been to build the membership base in terms of quality and quantity, taking on board recently the growing need to offer UK brides access to professional planners in key destination markets as well as at home.

January 2013
Kelly Chandler resigns as director to spend more time with her young family and her wedding planning business, The Bespoke Wedding Company. Bernadette and Sandy continue to run the UKAWP together.

At present there are just over 60 member companies of the Alliance offering coverage across the UK, with a destination members category in its infancy also. Potential members are vetted by the directors and abide by the code of business practice.

The UKAWP trains approximately 80 new potential wedding planners a year through classroom taught courses. After training the directors continue to support students with additional networking events, evening workshops, an informative blog and various business tools relevant to their wedding planning businesses, including one to one mentoring.

July 2013
After many requests from wedding industry suppliers to become more involved in the Alliance, the Directors launch a 2 year pilot scheme offering Wedding Supplier Membership to professional suppliers who wish to work closely with wedding planners.

March 2014
As membership levels and our overall activities grew the Directors appointed 5 Regional Ambassadors from amongst their experienced members around the UK. These Ambassadors support the Directors in membership, training and development in their areas.

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FOR THE BRIDE
   Introduction
   Understanding different Wedding Planning Services
   Guidelines on how to select a reputable Wedding Planner
   Code of Business Practice our members must comply with
   UKAWP Wedding Planner Members
   UKAWP Wedding Supplier Members
line FOR THE PLANNER
   Introduction
   How to become a member
   Learn to be a Wedding Planner Training Courses
   Download our Wedding Planner Training Brochure
   Business Tools Support and Services
line FIND A WEDDING PLANNER
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