Dear friends and colleagues,

Right now, the word that often comes to mind is re-entry, especially as more areas start to open. It's abundantly clear that we can't just flip a switch and go back to the first quarter of 2020. At the same time, the question remains- would we even want to?

One thing is clear- we need our community now more than ever- and WIPA is ready to meet you where you are.  So for this month, I'd like to defer my monthly President's Video to share the new WIPA Sizzle Reel, which truly encompasses what we stand for as an organization. My hope is that we continue to be your industry hub for support and education. 

I'm grateful to everyone who took the time to participate, and I especially want to extend my thanks to WIPA International Director of Chapter Formation Jordan Kahn who not only had the vision to create this but also brought it to life. 

Please know I'm available to you, as always. 


Meghan Ely 


In our continued commitment to allyship, we are thrilled to announce our
partnership with Equally Wed Pro to enhance
the educational opportunities provided to our members.

Equally Wed Pro has generously donated a number of their certification
courses to the organization, giving D+I committee members access to timely,
inclusive curriculum in a combination of educational articles and videos.
Additionally, WIPA members will receive more information shortly about a
member-only discount to Equally Wed Pro’s certification course.

Please visit our blog for the full


 You won’t want to miss these great Member's Only webinars coming up; 
please join Bron on May 5th and Kirsten on June 2nd.

See what's new and what members
are making news.
Visit the Webinars page on to
learn about future Webinar schedules.
Our job board is online
Please take some time and see
who joined WIPA in May.

Click the chapter of interest below to learn about the next event! 

After all the lockdowns and covid delays of recent months, several of our chapters are once again highlighting their creativity and resourcefulness. Featuring both safe and unique meetings some in person and others virtually.


Chapters in Formation:
Coastal Georgia | Grand Circle
Nebraska | Northwest Florida Panhandle | South Florida


Certified Wedding Industry Professional (CWIP) is a joint educational effort of WIPA and TISOH,
The International School of Hospitality. Trademark pending.