Virtual Inclusive Awareness Conference

Virtual Inclusive Awareness Conference The National Gay Wedding Association's Virtual Inclusive Awareness Conference is coming up on January 5, 2022 (featuring some of WIPA's very own). The NGWA is happy to announce special partner pricing for members of The Wedding International Professionals Association! We are offering a Conference + Membership Bundle for $395. This bundle will provide you with 1 year of ...

Member News – November 2021

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. Kevin Dennis of WeddingIQ was featured on GoodShuffle for ‘Best Tips on ...

Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Advance Inclusivity

Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Advance Inclusivity (Scottsdale, AZ) —The National Gay Wedding Association (NGWA) and Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) are pleased to announce a collaboration to advance inclusion initiatives in the events industry.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Corinne Dudine, WIPAinfo@wipa.org Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Advance Inclusivity  (Scottsdale, AZ) —The National Gay Wedding Association (NGWA) and Wedding ...

Member News – September 2021

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. We are very excited to announce that Melissa ...

Nurturing Your Relationships With Venues

Nurturing Your Relationships With Venues In the wide world of the wedding industry, venues hold a unique position in a couple’s planning journey. While the average couple books upwards of 13 vendors for their big day, the venue is typically their starting point. In one fell swoop, they can decide their wedding date, confirm their maximum headcount, and receive a ...

Sitting Down with WIPA SoCal Member Henry Chen.

Henry Chen is a member of WIPA and Founder of Wedding Chat Marketing Everyone has different stories of how they got started in the industry. Tell me yours. “14 years ago in 2007, I was always a big basketball fan and I started interning for one of the NBA basketball teams that I loved and that’s when I first started ...

WIPA’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Dear Members and Colleagues,Over the last year, we’ve continually shared our Diversity + Inclusion efforts with you and feel it's time to talk more openly about our journey. We recognize that WIPA has not historically been as inclusive as it should be. We have not represented all types of weddings and wedding professionals in our marketing and social media, and ...

Time to Audit Your Marketing Plan? Get Started with These 4 Tips

Time to Audit Your Marketing Plan? Get Started with These 4 Tips To say 2020 was challenging for wedding pros is an understatement. As we look forward to 2021 and 2022, smart wedding pros will use the experience of 2020 to ask and answer some important questions, such as, how we do business in a post-Pandemic world and what sustainability ...

Member News – May 2021

Member News - May 2021 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. David Krieger of Krieger ...

WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears

WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Corinne Dudine, WIPAinfo@wipa.org WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears (Scottsdale, AZ) — The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and Equally Wed Pro are pleased to announce a partnership to advance inclusivity initiatives in the events industry. “WIPA is committed to allyship and we are thrilled ...