The Benefits of Associate Membership

Over the next few weeks I thought I would highlight the features and benefits of our various membership types. If these posts result in you wanting any further information, or to apply for membership, please don’t hesitate to contact .

Associate Membership

This membership type is aimed predominantly at new planners.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Attendance at the Business Practicalities training course run by the UKAWP
    Completion of a training course recognised by UKAWP. Those currently recognised are QC School of Wedding Planning, the wedding planning course run by ICS Learn and The Wedding Planner School – distance learning or face to face. Written proof will be required.
    A minimum of two years in a 100% focused event management role within a hotel, event management company or similar. Written proof will be required.
  • Thorough understanding of the industry and what a wedding planner does.
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop as a well respected planner.
  • Membership fee is £150 per year. Members can remain an Associate for up to 2 years at which point they should have met the requirements for Full Membership.
  • To download an application form please do so here…
  • Benefits:

  • Annual certificate of membership of the UKAWP to be shown to potential clients
  • Use of  ‘Associate’ logo of the UKAWP on website, advertising and all  marketing materials
  • Ability to refer potential clients to the UKAWP code of ethics to gain enhanced client confidence
  • Inclusion on the UKAWP on-line database of member companies
  • Increased media awareness of member companies. The UKAWP has links with a variety of media outlets and has an on-going press and public relations plan to continually increase the profile of the Alliance within the wedding industry. Journalists are put in touch with members for interview opportunities/coverage on a very regular basis.
  • Benefit from the UKAWP’s ongoing advertising plan in wedding publications and online. This alone can save members several hundreds of pounds.
  • Discounts to attend any UKAWP networking events, seminars, workshops or training courses.
  • UKAWP branded marketing materials such as brochures, pens and pads and other items available seasonally. Ideal for any exhibitions or events you are organising.
  • Access to a network of supportive, approachable and experienced professionals to help, guide and advise on any critical areas of difficulty or concern
  • Access to a network of experienced planners to assist where additional staff are needed at weddings at pre-agreed and competitive rates
  • Access to a network of keen, hungry students for ‘shadowing’ opportunities
  • For further information, please contact

    In two weeks we will highlight the benefits of Full Membership.

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