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We had the priviledge of learning from Gina Watkins, Reginal Development Director for Constant Contact about the Power of Marketing and Social Media. She discussed the power of email marketing for a small business; how to create more effective emails and how to reach a specific audience. She also outlined how to build 'buzz' and drive bottom line results. The real world examples presented sparked a great evening discussion and exchange.

A special thank you to the Westfield's Marriott of Chantilly, Virginia for hosting us in such a wonderful space, and Buttercups for providing beautiful floral arrangements.

Thank you to Jon Fleming Photography for taking great photos of our October meeting!

President's Letter


On behalf of the Board and Members of The Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC…Welcome!  We have been an intricate and essential organization to wedding professionals in the DC Metro area for over 25 years, and we salute all who have shared and continue to share in our success. 

As we embark on 2014, I challenge each of you to adopt the following metrics.....

Welcome 2014 AWP Members!

Welcome to the Association of Wedding Professionals.  We are a group of vendors that provide an outstanding service to the Events industry..  Our mission is to provide support, assistance, and education opportunities, which promote and encourage the highest level of ethics and professionalism in the wedding industry.

You have joined an organization that has served the Washington DC metro area for over 26 years.  We subscribe to a strict code of Ethics set forth by the Association assuring the highest level of integrity within the wedding industry.   We encourage you, our members to network with other businesses in the industry, broaden your knowledge of the industry, and raise the quality of your customer service.  Please join each month to network, learn and meet someone new!


The AWP Board Members

Spotlight's On

          Shannon Mason

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 Welcome to Party Central! We’re experts in the art of music and talent for Special Events. Our Disc Jockeys, Emcees, Dancers, and Musicians are Experienced, Professional, and Fun.

Party Central invests in only the best audio and lighting products to complement your event.  Party Central is committed to providing you the highest quality of Service and Entertainment.

Our Team wants to make sure your experience with us is fun and memorable. So schedule your meeting with Party Central and see how spectacular your event can really be! 

Shannon Q Mason, Director of the Fun Stuff      Party Central Artists, inc                                 301-330-6999 - Office                                   240-426-3329  Cell                                                    




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