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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of one of the most dynamic organizations in the area whose focus is on wedding planning and education. We  encourage you to read the brief description of our five membership options listed below and discover the best fit for you in the AACWP community!

AACWP Trained Wedding Planner

  • Successfully completed an approved course of study
  • Has been planning weddings for at least one year
  • Main focus is wedding planning
  • Adheres to the AACWP Code of Ethics
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Annual Dues: $195

AACWP Certified Wedding Planner

  • Has been an AACWP Trained Wedding Planner in good standing for at least one year
  • Continuing education is up to date
  • Main focus is wedding planning
  • Adheres to the AACWP Code of Ethics
  • Completed the criteria set forth to be distinguished as Certified
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Annual Dues: $195

AACWP Certified Master Wedding Planner

  • Has completed criteria of Trained Wedding Planner and Certified Wedding Planner
  • Has at least 8 years of wedding planning experience
  • Adheres to the AACWP Code of Ethics
  • Has the recommendation of not only their peers, but also of wedding industry professionals
  • Main focus is wedding planning
  • Completed the criteria set forth to be distinguished as Certified Master
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Annual Dues: $195

New for 2019-2020

AACWP Individual Membership

  • Currently works in a wedding-related company that has been in existence for a minimum of one year.
  • Can demonstrate that they have planned weddings within the past six months.
  • Adheres to AACWP’s Code of Ethics for individual membership.
  • While formal training is always encouraged, it is not a pre-requisite for this membership.
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Annual Dues: $195

AACWP Corporate Membership

  • Recommended for any wedding-related company that can demonstrate that wedding planning is a component of the services offered to clients.
  • The corporate entity has been in existence for a minimum of one year.
  • Ideal for companies with three or more employees, as a discounted rate is offered annually.
  • Adheres to the AACWP Code of Ethics for Corporate Membership.
  • While formal training is always encouraged, it is not a pre-requisite for this membership.
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Annual Dues:
Up to 3 members - $495 ($30 off each member fee of $195)
Up to 5 members - $790 ($37 off each member fee of $195)
For Corporation Memberships over 5, the fee is calculated at $158 per person

Membership Benefits

  • Having an industry association on your resume says you are committed to your profession and actively participating in its advancement.
  • Any member may participate in any meeting except if the meeting is designated for wedding planners only; serve on any committee excluding the nominating committee and hold office within the association. Any member may hold office within the Association as long as there are five TWP, CWP, or CMWP planners on the Board of Directors. With Board approval, any member may serve on a committee.
  • All members will have access to the membership directory. Members will be listed on the AACWP website and have rights to use the approved AACWP logo on their stationery and company website.
  • All members may nominate and vote for Vendi candidates, may attend any sponsored AACWP event at the member fee rate and will be offered early registration for all AACWP sponsored events.
  • Membership newsletters
  • Referral of other members within the organization to events that cannot be accommodated
  • Promotion of each member and their events through social media
  • Private online members-only forum
  • Mentorship program for TWP members
  • Network of peers
  • Nationally recognized logo for display
  • Quality vendor list of professionals for all categories
  • Assistant opportunities
  • Our members are encouraged to be active participants, to serve on a committee, volunteer for an event, and/or become a board member. These volunteer activities build long-lasting relationships and potential business opportunities.
  • If you are willing to put forth the effort, AACWP will give back ten-fold!