Membership

UK Wedding Suppliers

Join As A Wedding Supplier

The UKAWP is not just for wedding planners. We offer a range of benefits, a vibrant community and a consistent network of support for professional UK wedding suppliers across the industry.

Membership is open to wedding suppliers who have been in business for a minimum of 12 months and who abide by our Code of Business Practice.

If you’re looking to make connections with like-minded industry peers and planner members, and you’re keen to foster a spirit of community and productive partnership then we’d love to hear from you. Find out more about the variety of benefits and support on offer to our supplier members below.

Rather than an unscreened listing of advertisers, our membership is based on the highest standards of excellence and professionalism, with members earning inclusion instead of simply paying for it.

We have 2 membership tiers for wedding suppliers. Please review the criteria below to see which level is suitable for you.

Membership TierYears in BusinessInsuredReferences CheckedNo. of WeddingsLegally Binding ContractRelevant Certificates
(food safety, PAT, etc.)
Supplier (regular)2+Yes2 clients
1 industry
Min. 5YesYes
Elite (by invitation only)5+Yes4 clients
2 industry
Min. 25YesYes
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Benefits of Membership

  • Certificate of membership & membership badges to showcase your credibility
  • Full page profile (description, testimonial, social links, web link, gallery)
  • Private members Facebook group
  • Discounted rates on events, training, coaching
  • Member focus on our blog, facebook, instagram
  • Opportunity to contribute to our blog & PR pitches
  • Access to discounts from select industry and business professionals
  • Opportunity to showcase your work across our social media and blog
  • Quarterly zoom calls for all members
  • Opportunity to build relations with our wedding planner members
  • Referrals from your fellow members

Supplier Member

Wedding Planners understand that they alone can't create fabulous weddings, they need a dream team of suppliers as well. For this reason we accept only the best as part of our supplier membership. As with all our memberships, suppliers cannot buy their way in. All members have shown their dedication to the wedding industry and customer service.

Entry Requirements

  1. Running your business for minimum 12 months
  2. Copy of public liability
  3. Confirmation you use legally sound contracts
  4. References from 2 x clients and 1 x wedding planner (or other wedding supplier)
  5. Relevant legal documents for your sector (PAT Testing, Food Safety etc)

Elite

As the name implies our elite members are those which are truly exceptional and are leading the way in the wedding industry. They are suppliers who have been in business a minimum of 5 years and can show they have provided a service for in excess of 25 weddings. In addition they must consistently provide an outstanding service to the wedding industry.

In addition to the regular benefits our elite members will also have quarterly Zoom calls with their fellow elite members.

Please note this tier of membership is by invitation only.

Entry Requirements

  1. Running their wedding business for a minimum of 5 years
  2. Copy of public liability
  3. Confirmed use of legally binding contracts
  4. References from:
    a. 4 clients
    b. 2 character references from a venue, planner or supplier
  5. Confirmation they have provided a service to 25+ weddings
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Investment

The application & joining fee is £100 + VAT (which covers all admin relating to checking references, insurance and loading you onto our directory) and needs to be paid when submitting your application.

Your annual fee can be paid either:

12 months in advance £250 + VAT
4 x quarterly payments £68.75 + VAT (£275 + VAT)

IMPORTANT
Please review our Code of Business Practice first before submitting your application.

If you have any questions about membership please email membership@ukawp.com

Applications for membership of the UKAWP are now closed. 

Please register your interest below to go on the waiting list.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"Becoming a member of the UKAWP was one of the best decisions I made as a wedding planner. I've gained so much from being associated with such a great group of professional wedding planners. Bernadette and Sandy are so lovely and I cannot recommend membership more to anyone who is serious about building their profile in this business."

DOMINIQUE DOUGLAS - STYLISH EVENTS

"I have been a member of the UKAWP for three years now, and I can’t imagine not being one. I love the support I receive from Sandy & Bernadette and from my UKAWP colleagues. Being a member of an association that has such strict entry requirements gives me more credibility, and gives my clients peace of mind."

ELISABETTA WHITE - INTIMATELY INSPIRED EVENTS

"Being part of the UKAWP is an honour. We love sharing in such a beautiful community. What attracted us in the first place is that everyone is screened before being accepted. Insurance documents, referrals from clients - it’s not just a money making scheme. This ensures that everyone who is a member is of the highest standards. We have grown our network, making great friends within the industry. We get so much support for our business across social media too. It clearly shows how much Bernadette genuinely cares about the members and the reputation of the UKAWP."

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