We are a non-profit group of professional, independent wedding planners who strive to educate, advance, and promote the Austin wedding and events industry and it’s network of professionals.

AWPA provides opportunities for interaction and among professional colleagues. Members have the ability to gain professional support, networking opportunities and build community in an otherwise competitive market.

Through fun and educational monthly planner luncheons, members benefit from relevant industry topics, and shared knowledge regarding the latest industry developments. Vendor mixers provide the opportunity to network and connect with vetted and professional vendors.

We believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats” and therefore strive to raise standards and practices for Austin’s vendors and planners. AWPA members are dedicated to the overall growth and standards of the events industry and want to connect with likeminded planners.

We welcome all levels of professional planners and backgrounds who want to achieve success in the industry, support colleagues along the way and create high standards for the events industry as a whole.

We welcome you to join!


WHAT: AWPA is an Austin-based community of professional wedding planners who are committed to modeling exemplary standards in ethics, fostering relationships within the local wedding industry and developing better business practices through continuing education in an ever-changing industry.

WHY: We value community over competition and want to rethink best practices.

WHO: Membership in AWPA is for select planners who demonstrate excellent event planning skills and adhere to a professional code of ethics. Members represent the best of every price point and style, able to meet the needs of all Austin weddings. Additionally, AWPA members are dedicated to wedding plans that are thoroughly and clearly communicated, creating a standard in which an emergency plan could be executed without confusion in their absence.

HOW: AWPA Members foster relationships with each other and AWPA Preferred Vendors through monthly social events, seminars, and private Facebook groups.