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 Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, …

WIPA Partners with Equally Wed Pro as Pride Month Nears

The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and Equally Wed Pro are pleased to announce a partnership to advance inclusivity initiatives in the events industry.  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. …

Implementing Upcharges Smartly (Without Being Salesy)

There isn’t a business owner in the world that would turn down an opportunity to increase revenue from every sale. Yet, not many take advantage of the chance to upsell — even when it’s right in front of them. Some may not recognize it whereas others may feel uncomfortable pushing an upcharge, but a simple adjustment to one’s mindset is all …

Earth Day 2021 | 9 Tips For Event Sustainability

As WIPA works towards more sustainable events, we have tips for making your events more environmentally responsible in recognition of Earth Day 2021! Sustainability with any event may never be 100% however there are ways to reduce our carbon footprint and offset the rest. 1. Avoid single-use plastics and instead consider compostable containers.Plastic utensils, straws, coffee cups and lids, bottled beverages, plastic …

Back to Business, Part 1 – NSBWEP Webinar

WIPA MEMBERS, join The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals on April 22nd at 5pm for the webinar “Back to Business, Part 1 with @CROWDPASS… As the States re-open and our industry gets back to business, we are overjoyed with getting back to work but also concerned with navigating our events with safety as a top priority. Join …

Revealing 4 Must-Have Elements of Your Business Structure

Running a successful business can often feel like you’re spending the bulk of your time working on client work, but smart wedding pros know that they must also commit to optimizing your business structure to keep clients happy. After all, a disorganized and chaotic backend is enough to alert clients to deeper problems and turn prospects away to your competitors. …

Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Increase Representation in Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Corinne Dudine, WIPAinfo@wipa.org   Leading Event Associations Partner with Aim to Increase Representation in Industry (Scottsdale, AZ) —The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals (NSBWEP) and The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) are pleased to announce a collaboration to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in the events industry. “We are proud to partner with the National Society for …

3 Things to Consider Before Starting the Hiring Process

2020 was a difficult year for countless reasons, but one of the hardest challenges for business owners was the decision to lay off employees due to a lack of live events and, consequently, a drop in revenue. As the light at the end of the tunnel becomes brighter, some wedding pros will need to consider rehiring a team to handle …

New Members – April 2021

WIPA is pleased to welcome our newest members for April 2021. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Our founding board worked with a diverse group of WIPA members to develop the professional conduct and code of ethics to achieve the highest standards …

Member News – April 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.  Ideaction Consulting brought Stephanie Buttell onto their growing copywriting …