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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Commission / Kickbacks and Transparency in the Wedding Industry

UKAWP champions ‘No Commission Here’ campaign⁠ ⁠ The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) is delighted to announce the official launch of its honest, forward-thinking ‘No Commission Here’ campaign.⁠ ⁠ Determined to shine a light on the commission and /or kickback conundrum within the wedding industry, the UKAWP’s initiative urges all wedding planners and suppliers…

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Have a wonderful christmas

From the end of today, Friday 20th December, we will be closing down until Monday 6th January. I would like to personally wish all our members, friends, colleagues and students a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  

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Wedding Coffee Club, RSA House, London

Owning a wedding business can be isolating, there are days when we want to meet fellow wedding professionals just to talk through the lows and highs of being in this fast paced industry. Of course with the introduction of social media, it can feel like we have colleagues sitting right next to us, but at…

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The London Mix & Mingle 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the London Mix and Mingle at the Caledonian Club 30th September. We had over 120 people come along and it was fabulous to see so many UKAWP members and wedding industry colleagues mixing and mingling after a busy wedding season. It was rather special this…

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Wedding Spaces Going Places LIVE event

Wedding Spaces Going Places

Part of my role as the head of the UKAWP and Wedding Industry speaker is being asked to present at wedding conferences and seminars. On the 1st May I was honoured to be part of a phenomenal line up of speakers at “Wedding Spaces Going Places” held at Syon Park. The event was organised by…

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Review & Reflect from UKAWP owner Bernadette Chapman

wedding planner training

As we reach over half way through the year it’s a perfect time to review and reflect. I do this regularly for the UKAWP with annual, quarterly and monthly goals. As I sit here in my office doing exactly that, I have taken time to reflect on the UKAWP journey. When I first launched in 2004 it…

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Wedding Industry Group Coaching

UKAWP Directors

6 month group coaching program specifically for the wedding industry We fully believe that by working together we can achieve amazing things. Having a community of likeminded wedding entrepreneurs can be incredibly supportive. We invite you to be part of our group coaching programme. We know you’re passionate about providing the best service for your…

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Hiring Your Destination Wedding Planner or Suppliers

UKAWP destination wedding planner

Hiring a wedding planner to assist with your destination wedding can be incredibly beneficial. Hiring an expert that can advise of the best venues and suppliers to use, in a different country is vital. Last weekend director Bernadette gave a Facebook live on questions to ask your destination wedding planner and general tips. You can…

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The 2017 London Mix & Mingle

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the London Mix and Mingle social evening at the Haymarket Hotel on the 18th September. We had over 100 people come along and it was fabulous to see so many UKAWP colleagues, good friends and wedding suppliers mixing and mingling around the swimming pool of…

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