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Welcome to our new website!

National Association of Wedding Professionals was formed in November 2012 and officially launched in July 2013. Now, eighteen months down the line, we are preparing to launch membership. We are truly thrilled at the support we have had from those in the wedding industry and know that the NAWP is going to be a great benefit to the UK wedding marketplace.

As the NAWP grows, our vision is that the logo becomes recognisable as a badge of discerning and ethical service, indicating to prospective clients that they will receive a superlative service.

For those of us who have been in the industry for some years; we have seen many suppliers come and go, plenty stay and experienced a variety of standards of service. We are all in this business knowing that we are contributing to a very important and expensive day of two peoples' lives; we have to be committed, empathetic and uncompromising in the standard of service we deliver.

National Association of Wedding Professionals was borne out of us identifying the need to somehow create a platform where we can meet to exchange ideas, support one another, meet new suppliers and try to establish a network that is synonymous with the most professional of wedding suppliers.

By nature of the industry, it is awash with us 'entrepreneurs' and business owners and it can be a solitary experience. We feel that the NAWP will be useful and welcome tool to those of us who are committed to delivering impeccable service to our valuable clients.

The new site introduces us, has information on our networking events and bridal academy and keeps you abreast of the developments. Once membership is launched in Spring 2015, there will be a specific, password protected members’ area within this site as well as a list of all our members and rolling features on them.

Thank you for your support.

Siobhan, Lester and Amanda

"NAWP is an organization that has been needed in the wedding industry for a long time. It combines the best of everything you could want from an organisation.

First, members of NAWP are incredibly supportive of one another. Since joining, I have always felt that the people of NAWP want to see each other succeed and are willing to help each other in any way possible.

Second, the caliber of members means that there is always a mentor available. Because many of us work on our own, this is invaluable.

Third, the events that are put on are often really fun. From networking cocktails to weekends away, there are often opportunities to get to know others in the wedding industry better which makes working more fun and less lonely.

Finally, the accreditation system means that members are held to a high standard. From checking insurance documents to getting referrals, NAWP takes integrity and good business practices seriously which means that brides and grooms benefit from their diligence and suppliers' membership. "
Meghan Fay, Design in Scent

Article Posted: 04/01/2015