How do the UKAWP support, educate and promote members?

The UKAWP was launched in 2004 with the purpose of training new planners and promoting them. Over the years this has evolved to a promise to each and every member. We understand our role is to empower our members so they can thrive, both when a member and if they ever leave. In 2020 the…

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Why join the UKAWP, is it worth it?

If you have been considering joining the UKAWP I imagine you are debating the benefits. Should you join or register on a wedding directory instead? What about the many other wedding memberships, could one of them be a better fit for you? It can be hard knowing where to spend our money, and more importantly…

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Who owns the UKAWP?

Personal connection is so important in the wedding industry, building the like + know + trust in our clients is essential. And that is certainly true for the UKAWP, our history is available for all to see. Did you know that our owner launched the UKAWP in 2004? 18 years of supporting and nurturing wedding…

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Can I join the UKAWP as a new wedding planner?

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Are you a new wedding planner who desperately needs some support in their business? You may have heard of the UKAWP but assume its for experienced planners only? But the truth is we have different levels of membership according to the skill level of the member. When we launched the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners…

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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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