About Us


For the Wedding Professionals

This site is for wedding professionals, particularly those in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, who are looking to set high standards of professional conduct, and who wish to improve their business reputation, image, and performance. When a bride or groom sees the AWP logo on your material, they will know that they are dealing with a professional company with a commitment to excellence.

We have several wedding vendor related articles geared towards the wedding professional that seek to help inform and educate.

Our Mission

All AWP members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics set forth by the Association assuring the highest level of integrity within the wedding industry.

When it's time to contract the goods or services of an AWP member you can be assured that you are receiving the best quality and highest standards of service available.

We encourage our members to network with other businesses in the industry, broaden their knowledge of that industry, and raise the quality of their customer service. Coupled with our monthly meeting programs in areas of marketing, promotion, and a host of other areas, member businesses are able to realize a very real boost to their success.


Our Code of Ethics provides that each member...

Maintains the highest standards of personal conduct.

Promotes and encourages a high level of ethics and principles.

Accurately represents his or her qualifications and experience.

Commits to contribute and share industry information with fellow members.

Agrees not to engage in unfair, unethical, or misleading practices.

Uses written contracts which clearly state all terms and conditions.

Meets all licensing and insurance requirements.

Strives for excellence in all aspects of the wedding industry.



Not yet a Member? If you are not yet a member, we invite you to become familiar with the Association's mission, objectives and benefits. We encourage you to attend a monthly meeting and find out how easy it is to get involved with and learn from other equally committed professionals in the industry. Learn more by following the links for Membership (at left). We look forward to working with you.