Standards & Ethics
Standards/Ethics for AWPA Preferred Vendors
As professional, independent wedding vendors, we strive to educate, advance and promote the Austin wedding and event industry and its network of professionals. To that end, we:
Shall strive to cooperate with colleagues, vendors, associates and all persons in the event industry in order to provide the highest quality of service at every level of event planning.
Shall not advertise/market/promote in a false or inaccurate manner.
Shall not generate income in any way that could be deemed not in the best interest of the client. This includes, but is not limited to, making decisions on vendor usage with the expectation of vendor referral fees or commissions.
Shall individually encourage constructive dialogue between colleagues.
Shall not defame any member of the event community, by making false statements and accusations that will potentially injure his or her reputation or personal integrity.
Shall not commit plagiarism or theft of intellectual property. Preferred Vendors are prohibited from copying or closely imitating the language or expressed thoughts of a colleague without direct and prior permission from said colleague. Preferred Vendors are not to present the creations of others as their own.
Preferred Vendors shall uphold professional working standards, including but not limited to abstaining from alcohol while working an event, dressing appropriately at client meetings and weddings, and arriving on time at client meetings and events.
Encourage clients to hire independent wedding planners.