Code of Ethics
AWPA strives to educate, advance and promote the Austin wedding and event industry and its network of professionals. In doing so, we require all members to agree to the Code of Ethics.
Crave relationships with other planners in Austin? Wonder how your practices compare with those of your competitors? See the value in elevating the local market for the good of all involved?
Providing you with a network of quality peers
Enabling you to share knowledge and, in turn, learn from others
Enriching you through targeted educational programs
Granting you access to Austin’s top event planners and vendors
Having support as a united voice when approaching local market questions or challenges
Demonstrates excellence as a wedding planner
Live in the Austin area
Own or be employed by an Austin wedding planning firm that maintains all of the following:
Current Business Liability Insurance with at least $1 million in coverage
Actively accepting clients for wedding planning as a source of income
Of your wedding related businesses, Wedding Planning provides main source of income
Have completed 15 weddings where a non-family member paid you a professional fee to perform wedding coordinating/planning
Of reviews posted online of individual’s wedding planning services, 95% must be of excellent rating
Fulfill a membership application and submit required fees. Upon approval of your application:
You will be required to read, sign, and uphold AWPA’s Standing Rules, including the AWPA Code of Ethics
Memberships are non-transferable. Membership is dedicated to this individual with this particular business only.
Opportunity to vote in AWPA elections
Listing on AWPA website with link to your business website
Membership in private Facebook group
Participation in vendor mixers, gala, and general membership luncheons
“AWPA Professional” badge for individual’s website/bio/email signature/promotional materials
*Membership is specific to individuals, not companies. General website use is permitted if the majority of the business’ wedding planners are members. Otherwise, badges are best used on individual bios when used on company websites.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
For future board seat eligibility, members must be:
Have been a member of AWPA for a minimum of 1 year
No leaves of absence within the prior 12 months