WIPA Membership & Types of Membership

The decision to join WIPA is an investment in your future success. WIPA offers different types of memberships, designed to fit your specific needs:

ELITE MEMBERSHIP* is a company or individual membership and may be transferred to another individual in the same company by written request to WIPA’s Headquarters.

Elite Membership is $300 per year for any person serving as the official representative of a company. This member will have voting privileges on behalf of their company.

 

Additional Membership Benefits include:

Attending all WIPA meetings at the membership rate (this includes chapters outside of their own)

        Immediate access to WIPA education

        May serve on the Board of Directors Internationally or at the chapter level.

       Exposure on WIPA website and in the monthly newsletter through publicized announcements to be featured.

Apply for Elite Membership

Corporate Elite Membership is a corporate membership for 2 people per corporation.  Corporate Elite Membership is $500 for 2 people per corporation and additional memberships may be purchased for $200 for each member thereafter.

Includes all member benefit of Elite Members at a reduced rate and may be transferred to another individual in the same corporation by written request to WIPA’s Headquarters.

 *A onetime membership application processing fee of $50 is applicable for all types of memberships.

Membership Qualifications

Elite and Corporate Elite Members must have a minimum 3 years professional experience in the wedding industry. This requirement may be satisfied by the cumulative time spent as an owner, CEO, manager or employee of companies that provide wedding related products or services.

Be able to provide proof of legal business status or work for a company that can provide such proof.

Be able to provide a currently valid certificate of General Liability Insurance or Professional Liability $1,000,000  (E&O), or work for a company that can provide such a certificate.

Apply for Corporate Elite Membership

 

YOUNG LEADER MEMBERSHIP is for an individual who has been employed in a wedding related business for less than 3 years.

Young Leader Membership is $225 per year for any individual wishing to expand their knowledge and network in the wedding industry. 

Participation in our Young Leaders Program, which entails:

Members are non-voting and are not eligible for Board positions, however, they are encouraged to serve on committees.

They may attend WIPA meetings at the reduced membership rate.

Be available as support staff or volunteers at meetings as requested. 

Apply for Young Leader Membership

 

STUDENT APPRENTICE MEMBERSHIP is for an individual who is currently in a part time or internship position at a wedding related business or enrolled in a wedding related field of study.

Student Apprentice membership is $50 for an individual. 

Student Apprentice membership must be upgraded to the appropriate WIPA membership category once an individual has been employed in a wedding related business for 3 years.

Participation in our Apprentice program entails:

Apprentice Members must also agree to serve as an active member of a WIPA committee.

Attend WIPA meetings at the reduced membership rate.

Be available as support staff or volunteers at meetings as requested.

Apprentice members may not use the WIPA logo; may not vote on WIPA business; are not listed in the WIPA directory.

Apply for Student Apprentice Membership