How to Entertain Guests with No Dancing Allowed


As of 21st June, dancing is still sadly not permitted at wedding receptions. But that doesn’t mean weddings can’t still be fun. In fact perhaps this is the chance to think up alternative solutions to entertain your guests. Here are 9 ideas to get you started. 1. Lets start laughing again What about having a…

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From finding the perfect venue to managing your guest list, planning a wedding can feel like a full-time job, which is why we always recommend hiring a planner when budget allows. A professional planner is responsible for more than making sure your day runs smoothly. Think of them as your wedding BFF, with endless experience,…

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Wedding Trends 2021

Micro Ceremony in 2020 photo by Fiona Kelly

With COVID putting a stop to weddings as we know it, couples used the time to reflect on what they truly want from their wedding. From discussing this with our wedding planners and wedding suppliers, it would appear couples are concentrating on the “marriage” itself and celebrating with guests to show they care for them.…

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10 Wedding Planning Tasks you can do in Lockdown

So here we are in lockdown 3, in 2020 you spent the time baking banana loaf and doing online yoga. But this time it’s a little different, why? Because you got engaged over Christmas and you’re determined to use this time efficiently planning your wedding. In fact you want to leave lockdown with a smug…

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Brand Values

Brand values and mission statement of the UKAWP. Have you ever sat down and thought about your brand values? I suspect you have a mission statement, tucked away somewhere perhaps? But what about brand values? Our brand values will be based on personal values, and we all know our ideal clients often have similar values…

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Does This Sound Like You?

Do any of these statements sound like you? If so then you would be a perfect fit for UKAWP wedding business membership. Our membership is based on the highest standards of EXCELLENCE and PROFESSIONALISM, with members earning inclusion instead of simply paying for advertising. You’re an integrity-led wedding professional You are phenomenal at what you…

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You Don’t Need a Better Job

UKAWP Owner Bernadette Chapman

After 6 months of lockdown, social distancing and very few weddings. Many of us are feeling pretty exhausted and defeated right now. With the government telling us to go get a “better job” it can feel tempting to do exactly that… But you don’t need a better job. You already have a fabulous one. You…

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Wedding Business Membership


Are you feeling lost, exhausted and overwhelmed when it comes to running your wedding business? You’re ambitious, but you aren’t getting the weddings you desire, you’re overwhelmed by all the noise online (and boy has there been a lot recently), frankly you might think it’s a tireless battle trying to make your mark in a…

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Meet Associate Planner Member – Sohni Rai Weddings & Events

Thrilled to be able to introduce you with one of our Associate Planner members Sohni Rai Weddings & Events, tell us about yourself Harpinder….   Tell us about your journey into weddings? Over the last 15 years I have been organising events for friends and family informally. This is because through my corporate career I…

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Meet Supplier Member – White Rose Ceremonies

Supplier Member

Thrilled to be able to introduce you with one of our Supplier wedding celebrant members White Rose Ceremonies, tell us about yourself Rebecca   Tell us about your journey into weddings? In 2012, my husband and I were arranging our wedding and knew that we wanted a wedding ceremony that wasn’t constrained by either tradition…

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