The National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) was formed in 2013 to promote professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding industry. It had been an idea that had been hatching for some years; we felt there was a need for a body that celebrated our industry and its talent and professionalism as well as supported it. The aim of NAWP is to promote professional standards and ethics within the UK Wedding industry in order that a consistency of standards is maintain
Where to go, where to stay and what to do are just three of the many aspects that need to be considered when you plan a honeymoon. Your “once in a lifetime” holiday is really important and naturally you will want get it right. So, if you are getting married and thinking about your honeymoon here are some top tips from specialist travel company, The Honeymoon Fixer. Consider what sort of honeymoon you would like (total relaxation, a mix of relaxation & activities or perhaps a
As we all well know, this pandemic has created an unprecedented situation. It feels like life has been on hold for most of this year and we all feel a frustration in not knowing quite when it will be over, and we will be back to a semblance of ‘normal’. What we do know, is that we will get back to normal and when we do, there will be all the more reason to celebrate. One of the industries that will reignite is the wedding industry. I think that finding something to do: a proj
I am Gabriela and I am a Hospitality professional certified in planning Weddings and Events all over the world. After obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Hospitality Management at Hotelschool The Hague (2018), I opted to pursue a career in the events sector. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work in multicultural cities like Amsterdam, Nashville and London. Doing so allowed me to gain inspiration from different environments and cultures and gain t
I have recently had two reminders of great memories courtesy of some ex-clients. It’s always lovely to be remembered at key moments in ex-clients lives and these have somehow felt all the more special during this strange time. In July I heard from New Yorkers, Jonathan and Kelley who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Jonathan had arranged a surprise Zoom with me as part of their 'lockdown celebration'. It's so hard to believe their wedding was 20 years ago, it doesn'
A Guest Blog by Steve Johns, Author of ‘How to Write a Groom’s Speech’. When planning a wedding between a man and a woman, which partner do you think the wedding planner would speak with the most? Who booked the wedding planner, and who is the main point of contact? If you guessed the woman, you would be in the majority, but the tide is slowly turning. It seems that up to 39% of men recently reported that they were responsible for picking the ceremony site. Maybe surprisingly
‘We were on a break!’ It certainly feels like we are ‘on a break’ right now; but that is ALL it is. We will get back to normal, weddings will continue to take place and our industry will thrive again. We are not winding down to a close, it’s just we can’t quite see the end of this yet, and with that comes worry. It’s hardly been a break or rest period as there’s been weddings to undo and reappraise - not something we are in the business of doing to this extent. We all know we
With Covid19 still impacting events in the UK we decided to do our bit to profile the amazing people and places that our industry rely on and to highlight the joy that the work that they do brings to millions of people each year (pre-covid and for sure again in the future!) So each week for the next 4 weeks we'll profile a segment of the industry and share news and views from our students, graduates, teachers and industry specialists. And this week we're starting with Weddin