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New Members - August 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for August 2020. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Member News - August 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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3 Questions to Ask When Performing a Digital Audit

Technology is always changing to offer new solutions and alternatives to increase efficiency and productivity. While it can seem overwhelming to keep up with all the digital tools available, it doesn’t take long for us to feel dated and behind-the-times if we’re not evolving alongside the technology market.

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New Members - July 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for July 2020. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Member News - July 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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Member News - June 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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New Members - June 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for June 2020. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

Atlanta

Michelle Gilley
The Engine Room
www.theengineroomga.com
678.758.9007
We are a 6500 sf indoor venue with a 2000 sf outdoor patio.  We offer 2 bridal suites, groom suite and full kitchen as well.



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Is It Time to Grow Your Business?

It may seem off base to think about growing your business in the middle of a global pandemic, but hear me out. Right now, we have an opportunity to dig deep into our businesses and transform them from the inside out. Weddings are postponed and we’ve got into a holding pattern with our clients, but we can still be using this time to book more clients for the future, reevaluate our systems, and tweak our workflows — all to come out stronger on the other side of this public health emergency.

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Wedding Planners: Here’s How to Follow Up on an Inquiry

 

An inbox full of inquiries is never a bad thing, but it can quickly feel overwhelming when each of them is on a deadline. In modern society, we've seen a shift in consumer behavior that shows that buyers are doing extensive research on purchasing decisions, and they're quick to skip over any company that doesn't reach them on their level. 

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New Members - May 2020

 

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for May 2020. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

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Member News - May 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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WIPA Wedding Experts Chart New Normal in Wake of COVID

How To Deal With Postponing Your Destination Wedding

No one wants to see a wedding postponed or canceled, least of all the intended couple. Whether it’s a family emergency, natural disaster, a global pandemic, or simply just unforeseen circumstances. Wedding celebrations do, on occasion, need to be postponed or canceled. Is it disappointing, heartbreaking, devastating, and surreal? Yes, it most certainly is. But remember, getting married is so much more than the party. It’s about the joining of two people’s lives in holy matrimony. Getting married doesn’t require a fancy location or a band, or a party. Love can’t be canceled, and you can’t postpone love. The gathering, the dancing, the celebrating, it can still happen. And it should happen, you deserve it!

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Member News - April 2020

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you'll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way. 

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New Members - April 2020

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for April 2020. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Please join us in welcoming the following members.

 

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Over Half of Americans Are Postponing Their Weddings—at What Cost?

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Are Your Tech Strategies in Place to Accommodate Gen Z Couples During Coronavirus?

Things have gotten tricky for those in the throes of wedding planning, as the spread of Coronavirus has companies shuttering their doors temporarily and people are asked to self-isolate at home. For an industry that thrives on face-to-face interactions, the special events industry has been hit especially hard by this crisis.

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WIPA Leaders Discuss Weddings in Wake of COVID

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COVID-19: What are Your Next Steps? WIPA Members Share

It’s no secret that we’re all in the same boat of looking ahead (cautiously so) once the fog of COVID-19 clears. But a lot of you, not unlike myself, may be thinking: how can we really plan our next steps when there’s seemingly no end in sight?

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Leaning on Your Event Associations During Tough Times

WIPA's President Kevin Dennis penned an article in Special Events Magazine: