6 Reasons Why Your Clients Aren’t Booking You

You’ve been running your wedding business for a couple of years now and, COVID aside, things have been going ok. You’ve booked a few clients but have plenty of dates left in your calendar, and then you hear on the grapevine that your competitors are so busy they’ve had to turn weddings down leaving you…

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Creating & Managing Growth in Your Wedding Business

Bernadette Chapman

You’ve been running your wedding business for a few years and have achieved some success, now what? It’s time to figure out what the next part of your journey looks like and start creating and managing growth in your wedding business – whatever that means for you. In my 20+ years in business I have…

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Why Profit Not Sales is the Key To Building a Successful Wedding Business

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You’ve heard the saying “turnover is vanity, profit is sanity”, but what does it actually mean? And why is profit, not sales, the key to building your successful wedding business? As a successful wedding planner who has trained over 850+ wedding planners too, I understand how to build a sustainable, thriving business that can adapt…

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Community Over Competition – What it Really Means

Community over competition

You’ve probably already heard about the ‘community over competition’ movement, it’s all over social media and even has its own hashtag. Search #communityovercompetition on Instagram and you’ll find nearly 5 million posts from accounts offering guidance, support, and friendship to their followers. But what does it mean? And can community over competition actually help you…

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Why You’re Being Ghosted and How To Prevent It

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You’ve just hit it off with a client in your Instagram DM’s and are excitedly waiting for them to email over further details. You keep checking your inbox, but days later it’s still crickets. You’ve sent a casual a follow up message and, after checking your junk mail for the zillionth time, contemplate whether sending…

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Why Your Business Should Join the UKAWP

If you’ve landed here, you’ve probably already heard of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners membership and want to understand more about what we do and how we can help and support your business as you grow. Launched in 2004 to provide a much-needed standard of excellence in an unregulated industry, the UKAWP trains and…

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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

WEDDING BUSINESS VETTED

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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Why do our members stay with us for years?

Did you know many of our members stay with us year after year? They stay because they trust their business in our hands. And this trust is never something we take for granted. Now is your chance to be one of our valued and vetted members as doors are open for just 1 week. Remember…

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