Become A Member Of WIPA

WIPA is an association for leading wedding professionals in North America and soon around the world. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Click here for answers to frequently asked membership related questions.

The decision to join WIPA is an investment in your future success.
WIPA offers three different types of memberships:

Individual
Membership

Individual memberships are owned by an individual and can travel with that person from business to business. Or, more generally, these are for small businesses. This level of this membership ($350) includes one membership. Individual Memberships are not transferable. You can upgrade this membership to Corporate, but then it cannot leave that business once upgraded.

Corporate
Membership

Corporate Memberships are owned by a business. This level of membership ($550) includes two employee memberships. There is one expiration date and everyone must renew at the same time. You can trade out employees on this membership (with some limitations, when an employee leaves the company), but the membership cannot be transferred to another business. Corporate Membership can only be downgraded during the renewal period.

Emerging
Membership

Emerging Memberships are owned by an individual. They are designed for people who have been in the wedding industry for under 3 years. This level of membership ($275) includes one membership. Membership is not transferrable. You can upgrade this membership to Individual or Corporate, once the three year mark of industry involvement has been met.

Annual Membership Dues

$350
(plus a $25 one-time application fee)

Annual Membership Dues

$550 (for first 2 members)
$250 for each additional member
(plus a $25 one-time application fee)

Annual Membership Dues

$275
(plus a $25 one-time application fee)

Membership is a manual approval process and may take up to 5 days. Please have your documents in order before starting the application. There are no refunds and no same day membership approvals.
Initial membership application must be paid with a credit card.

Membership Summary

Individual

Corporate

Emerging

Type

Individual

Corporate

Individual

Invited to attend all meetings

YES

YES

YES

May serve on the board

YES

YES

NO

May serve on committees

YES

YES

YES

Listed on Website Directory & Newsletter spotlight

YES

YES

NO

Access to WIPA education resources

YES

YES

YES

Tranferrable

NO

YES

Only employees can be transferred, and only under special circumstances.

NO

Requirements for membership

  • 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Less than 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence

If you still have questions please click here for answers to frequently asked membership related questions. Or you can always email your questions to  info@wipa.org.