The mission of the International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals(IAWIP) is to help our members REACH MORE BRIDES, GET MORE INQUIRIES, and BOOK MORE WEDDINGS. We help our members grow their wedding businesses faster, more effectively, and more profitably. We achieve this primarily through virtual education, online workshops, networking opportunities and member support via our 24/7/365 online help desk. We also actively promote our members to brides/grooms/couples around the world!
Membership Has Many Benefits
As a member of the International Association of Wedding Industry Professionalsyou have access to some of the most established and reputable wedding industry experts in the business. We also actively promote our member businesses and drive high-quality traffic to their websites. Our goal is to create huge value and a powerful return-on-investment for our members. Members also receive these additional benefits with their annual membership…
Online Workshops and Access to Industry Experts
Each WEEK we hold two (2) LIVE online workshops. We cover everything you need to operate a wedding business successfully. From business operations to legal issues, from marketing and sales to reaching more engaged couples online and getting better results from your Internet marketing. Can’t make a workshop, no problem! All workshops are recorded and available to members “on-demand.”
24-7 Help Desk
Need help? International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals members have access to an online help desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Need someone to look at your new website? Need feedback on a new brochure? Having trouble getting ranked at Google? Having trouble closing sales. How do you back-up your WordPress website? Looking for new accounting software in the cloud? The answer to these questions and others are just a click away!
Member Community Forums
Participate in our community forums where you can share ideas, ask questions, share your success stories, or even vent your frustrations. This member-to-member peer-to-peer forum is open 24/7.
We have a growing online Knowledgebase where you will find answers to many frequently asked questions about building your wedding business, sales, marketing, and Internet marketing. If you have a question that is not answered you can ask and get an quick response from one of our wedding industry experts.
Member Directory Listing (with SEO Back-Link)
Inbound links to your website, also known as “back-links,” are critically important to getting top ranked at Google and staying top ranked. Our search engine friendly member directory pages pass a “full follow” DIRECT LINK to your website from ours. We also keyword-optimize all of our member listings in order to get the most “SEO Juice” possible to their websites. It’s part of an effective search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. Members have told us this benefit alone is worth their annual membership fee!
Annual Two-Day Conference (FREE for Members)
Each year in the late Fall we meet in Tampa Florida for a two-day member networking and educational event. It’s the perfect time to get ready for the coming year. The two-day event is free forInternational Association of Wedding Industry Professionals members (hotel accommodations are not included).
Members-Only Marketing & Sales Newsletter
International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals members receive an exclusive members-only weekly marketing and sales e-newsletter with wedding industry news, advice from wedding industry experts, and “how to” information that will help you build your wedding business, reach more brides and grooms, and CLOSE MORE SALES.
Members-Only Website Access
International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals members have FULL access to our website with premium content, on-demand workshops, checklists, and other articles and “how to” advice. All of our content is from established wedding industry experts and information that is actionable and easy-to-use and understand.
Social Media Marketing & Promotion of YOUR Business at Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter
We promote our members and drive high-quality bride/groom/couples traffic directly their websites using Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter – at no additional cost (it is included in your annual membership fee!).
We’ll Drive More Brides, Grooms, and Engaged Couples to Your Website
Our membership directory is search optimized and promoted heavily across all our Internet touch-points. Your member listing includes a keyword-rich SEO optimized full page and a direct link to your website.
Membership Badge & Membership Certificate
As a member of the International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals you will receive a membership badge to display at your website, in your social media posts, at your blog, or on the back of your business card. You will also receive an 8 1/2 x 11 inch frameable membership certificate for your office wall and/or sales presentations.
Membership in Professional Associations is a Powerful Marketing & Sales Tool
Membership in Professional Associations creates instant credibility with brides/grooms/couples and, if, leveraged properly, it can be a very powerful marketing and sales tool.
Small Investment – Huge Value
Membership in the International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals is only $195/year. A one-time set-up fee of $100.00 is also required when you initially join. This covers the cost of a professionally set-up membership page (marketing copy, your graphics, search engine optimized keywords, links to your social touchpoints). We work hard to offer our members an outstanding and unmatched return-on-investment value.
Join the International Association of Wedding Industry Professionals today. Try it for 90 days. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your membership, and the value it has immediately created for your wedding business, tell us and we’ll refund your membership fee (one-time set-up fee is not refundable).