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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 membership in the NGWA and 1 ticket to the virtual Inclusive Awareness Conference.

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WIPA Partners with Allseated During Industry Reopening

The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and Allseated are pleased to announce a partnership to develop planning resources in preparation for reopening the events industry in a post-pandemic landscape.

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Are Paid Directories for You?

There is a lot of value to be had from paid directories but oftentimes seeing success from your directory investments can feel elusive and even frustrating. As with any marketing tactic, it requires your time and effort to maximize its impact. While directories can work for most businesses, it’s important to understand whether it’s the right time to join and, of course, you need to find the best directory to fit your needs.

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Making the Most of Your Industry Association Membership in Crisis

In times of crisis, our network is one of the most valuable resources we have to lean on. As a member of an industry association, your network goes further and deeper with wedding professionals across the industry, especially in your local chapter.

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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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Leaning on Your Event Associations During Tough Times

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