Benefits of Applying for UKAWP Membership

The primary benefit of joining the UKAWP is becoming part of a UK Alliance which is passionate about the industry and which works hard to promote the benefits of hiring a planner for today’s stylish weddings. Applications are scrutinised and references checked to prove a planner’s experience and knowledge. Promotion up through the various levels of membership is based upon members’ continual education, experience and involvement in the UKAWP. Please refer to our main site for the application forms.

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Members who pass the entrance criteria can look forward to the following benefits:


  • Certificate of membership of the UKAWP to be shown to potential clients
  • Use of well regarded and recognised ‘Associate Member’, ‘Member’, ‘Supreme Member’ or ‘Destination Member’ logo of the UKAWP on website, advertising and marketing materials
  • Ability to refer potential clients to the UKAWP Code of Business Practice and application/ promotion process to gain enhanced client confidence
  • Inclusion on the UKAWP online database of member companies. This map-based database is searchable by all visitors to the site and every entry includes a listing in two large geographical areas* with company logo, description and full contact details including website
  • Increased media awareness of member companies. The UKAWP has links with a variety of media outlets and has an ongoing press and public relations strategy to increase continually the profile of the Alliance within the wedding industry. Journalists are put in touch with members for interview opportunities/coverage on a very regular basis
  • Benefit from the UKAWP’s ongoing advertising plan in wedding publications and online. Currently this includes advertising in major bridal titles, key wedding blogs and regular online marketing spend. This alone saves members several hundreds of pounds
  • Invitations and discounts to attend any UKAWP meetings, networking events, seminars, workshops or training courses
  • UKAWP branded marketing materials available seasonally. Ideal for any exhibitions or events you are organising
  • Access to a network of supportive, approachable and experienced professionals to help, guide and advise on any critical areas of difficulty or concern
  • Access to a network of experienced planners to assist where additional staff are needed at weddings at pre-agreed, competitive rates
  • Access to a network of keen students for ‘shadowing’ opportunities
  • For experienced members and Supreme members, there are sometimes opportunities to mentor students within their first two years of business at pre-agreed rates
  • Private linkedIn and facebook group enabling you to ask other members advice

*Destination members listed by country

If you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sandy Moretta, Membership Director, on or 01442 828061 or visit the membership page here

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