Who are the Elite Members of the UKAWP?

Doors are currently open to membership (November 2022) and I have received queries about our  “Elite Membership“. So without further ado let me explain a little more. I launched this category in 2019 after doing a little restructuring around membership tiers. I wanted to showcase those who are truly successful, not simply perceived to be successful.…

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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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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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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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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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Wedding Planners Business Bundle

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One of the struggles new wedding planners have is not knowing what documentation to use. Just how can you stay organised both in business and for clients? As your wedding planning business grows you need to spend time each day working on your business. It’s important to set yourself actionable goals but also revenue targets.…

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Brand Values

Brand values and mission statement of the UKAWP. Have you ever sat down and thought about your brand values? I suspect you have a mission statement, tucked away somewhere perhaps? But what about brand values? Our brand values will be based on personal values, and we all know our ideal clients often have similar values…

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Organising your social distanced wedding ceremony due to coronavirus

Supplier Member

How can you organise your wedding throughout the coronavirus outbreak, following the government rules? Following a release from the government yesterday, on the 29th June, we finally have some news regarding weddings during the coronavirus crisis. I know that everyone is keen to get back to “normal” for weddings. And although wedding ceremonies can now…

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