Meet Associate Planner Member – Sohni Rai Weddings & Events

Associate Member

Thrilled to be able to introduce you with one of our Associate Planner members Sohni Rai Weddings & Events, tell us about yourself Harpinder….   Tell us about your journey into weddings? Over the last 15 years I have been organising events for friends and family informally. This is because through my corporate career I…

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Member Focus – Natalie Hewitt Wedding & Event Planner

Today we’d like to introduce Natalie Hewitt who runs Natalie Hewitt Wedding & Event Planner. Over to you Natalie… How did it all start? I started my career working in the Customer Service and Hospitality industry, planning corporate and charity events before graduating from university with a Law Degree (LLB Hons). I then moved into administration, where I…

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Member focus – Weddings by Mary

Today we’d like to introduce Mary who runs Weddings by Mary. Over to you Mary… How did it all start? A phone call from a catering contact: “Do you know any Wedding Planners Mary as I have client looking for some help & guidance?” “Yes” I replied, “Me!”  Having handed my notice in the day…

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UKAWP Membership Series: What is Associate Membership?

Membership of the UKAWP is growing, both here in the UK and abroad, which is great news for UK couples embarking on their wedding planning as they have more and more choice of professional member planners. Over the past couple of months, we have had many conversations with businesses keen to apply for membership and…

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Member Focus – Steven Pellier Weddings

Today we are delighted to introduce one of our newest Associate Members, Steven Pellier Weddings. We will leave it to Steven to enlighten you …. How did it all start? After years of planning weddings and events in 5 star hotels and introducing weddings on board luxurious cruise ships, where I used to be a hotel…

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Member Focus – Raspberry Bespoke Events

Today we introduce you Jennifer Holden who runs Raspberry Bespoke Events in Hertfordshire. Over to you Jennifer… How did it all start? I’ve always had a great love of weddings and events.  Forever helping friends and colleagues plan their big days I just knew that one day being part of the wedding industry was my…

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Membership Points System

As Membership Director I am often asked how our membership points system works, so I thought I would try to lay it out very simply…. A couple of years ago we altered the way our members ‘climb the UKAWP ladder’. Following feedback from the membership we realised that there was the potential for some members…

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Associate Membership of the UKAWP

Are you a fairly new wedding planner and unsure whether you are eligible to apply for Associate Membership? Here at UKAWP HQ we get lots of phone calls and emails from planners with a variety of questions, so we thought we would try to answer the main ones here….. ‘I’ve trained with xx company, is…

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Associate Wedding Planner Membership

We are often asked why new planning businesses should apply for membership, or Associate membership as we call the first step. Well, the answer may occasionally be you shouldn’t – if you don’t plan to adhere to our Code Of Business Practice for example – but in most cases new planners are keen to be…

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Member Focus – Pretty, Please Events

This afternoon we are pleased to introduce you to one of our newer wedding planner members, Pretty Please Events. Over to you Holly….. How did it all start? Becoming a wedding planner has been a dream of mine since I was maybe as young as seven! I have this vivid memory of planning one of the…

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