Benefits of Membership

A COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONALS…

… since 1995. The Association for Wedding Professionals, International is your resource if you want to succeed in the wedding industry. We have reached around the globe the past 15 years to build a community of members in more than 33 countries. This is your association if you want to connect, grow, and be recognized – and respected – as a professional.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Monthly mixers hosted at some of the best wedding and reception facilities. These mixers provide you the opportunity to showcase your products and services, as well as build referral relationships with other businesses including wedding coordinators, photographers, DJs, catering managers and directors and event facilities. Mixers are located in Northern California.

THE .COM WEB SITE

A direct link and description of your business is included in your membership. We’ll drive brides to your web site from our highly visited website.

STATUS & CREDIBILITY

Use of the internationally recognized logo and certificate for your advertising collateral. This logo demonstrates your affiliation with an extensive network of quality wedding service providers who care about the betterment of the wedding industry.

LEARN TO EARN & GROW

Selling Techniques • How to Survive in a Down Economy • Better Business Cards • Blogging • Selling to the 21st Century Bride • Get More Bookings from Bridal Shows • Eco-Friendly Weddings • Improving Your Customer Service • Seminars are every 3-4 months, an all-day Regional Conference is held once a year. Education is offered year round with our newsletter and monthly webinars.

FREE PUBLICITY FOR YOU

Members have the opportunity to provide news reporters with information vital to the betterment and success of the wedding industry and gain exposure for their business in the process. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, all major networks and hundreds of other nationally and local media have quoted us and our members. AFWPI is said to have started the media frenzy over 7/7/07!

FULLY STAFFED OFFICE

We maintain an office with full-time staff to assist you with your questions and function as a referral service for brides with questions regarding products and services.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We partner with numerous non-profit agencies to help make a difference in the community; including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wish Upon a Wedding, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, among others.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

AFWPI is an international organization that travels throughout the world supporting and representing its members in many different countries through bridal shows, familiarization tours, educational seminars and referral services.