Become A Member Of WIPA

WIPA is an association for leading wedding professionals in North America and soon around the world. Our mission is to provide industry leading education for our members, produce inspirational networking events and advance the ethical standards of the wedding industry. Click here for answers to frequently asked membership related questions.

The decision to join WIPA is an investment in your future success.
WIPA offers three different types of memberships:

Elite
Membership

Elite memberships are owned by an individual and can travel with that person from business to business. Or, more generally, these are for small businesses. This level of this membership ($350) includes one membership. Elite Memberships are not transferable. You can upgrade this membership to Corporate, but then it cannot leave that business.

Corporate Elite
Membership

Corporate Elite memberships are owned by a business. This level of membership ($550) includes two employee memberships. There is one expiration date and everyone must renew at the same time. You can trade out employees on this membership (with some limitations), but it cannot be transferred to another business.

Young Leadership
Membership

Young Leader memberships are owned by an individual. They are designed for potential members in the industry for under 3 years. This level of membership ($275) includes one membership. Membership is not transferrable. You can upgrade this membership to Corporate or Elite.

Annual Membership Dues

$350
(plus a $50 one-time application fee)

Annual Membership Dues

$550 (for first 2 members)
$250 for each additional member
(plus a $50 one-time application fee)

Annual Membership Dues

$275
(plus a $50 one-time application fee)

Membership is a manual approval process and may take up to 5 days. Please have your documents in order before starting the application. There are no refunds and no same day membership approvals.

Membership Summary

Elite

Corporate Elite

Young Leadership

Type

Individual

Corporate Group

Individual

Invited to attend all meetings

YES

YES

YES

May serve on the board

YES

YES

NO

May serve on committees

YES

YES

YES

Listed on Website Directory & Newsletter spotlight

YES

YES

NO

Access to WIPA education resources

YES

YES

YES

Tranferrable

NO

YES

Only employees can be transferred, and only under special circumstances.

NO

Requirements for membership

  • 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Less than 3+ Years Experience in Weddings/Events
  • Legal Business Status
  • Business Insurance of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence

Learn more about our STUDENT APPRENTICE MEMBERSHIPS (full time students only) that are $75 per year.

If you still have questions please click here for answers to frequently asked membership related questions. Or you can always email your questions to  info@wipa.org.