UK Wedding Planners Conference is coming to Harrogate in May 2023!

With the launch of the DWP Conference in the UK we are bringing to you the UK’s influential B2B platform for wedding planners, destination wedding planners, hoteliers, tourism boards and creative partners and wedding industry suppliers.

UK Wedding Planners Conference 2023, Harrogate

The recent pandemic was nothing less than a rollercoaster for the destination wedding industry. An industry that was believed to be recession proof, for a brief period came to a standstill. Challenges and unprecedented circumstances tested us in every possible way.

But what stood out? Spirit, positivity, the willingness to stand with each other and help one another! Wedding Planners and suppliers across the globe continued connecting in the past few months, proving our industry survives and thrives on love, trust and resilience.

On 15 May 2023 it’s time to leave behind all your worries and concerns and join us to connect, meet and learn– and to celebrate your success, your determination, your stories and your passion for the ever fascinating and exciting world of weddings!

Weddings and wedding tourism - from honeymoons to destination weddings, is a multibillion-pound industry and an exciting area of growth with unlimited potential for 2023-24.

This is a great opportunity to be able to meet the top planners from the UK and around the world to discuss business growth and industry developments, to learn, share, network and do business.

During the day you will have plenty of networking and peer learning opportunity, and we will cover topics such as:

  • Inspire on: Lessons from the past to drive the future of weddings
  • Re-fuelling your passion – Going forward and upward. Reimagining and Bouncing Back
  • Top 5 ways to Drive More Bookings for your Wedding Business
  • The world of luxury clients decoded, and How to Transition Your Business to Service Them
  • Let’s talk about the 3Cs - Costs & Commissions: Pricing structure for clients post pandemic, Collaboration over Competition: Your success is mine. Cancellation and Contracts
  • Micro weddings v/s Larger than life weddings – Will the latter make a comeback or will the former continue to rule?
  • Incentivizing weddings: A great boost for tourism?
  • “Using social media to grow your business – reaching out to Gen X, Y, Z and more”. How to use TikTok and Reels to build your brand: The business perspective. Top 5 social media marketing tips for wedding venues and suppliers
  • Brainstorming innovative ideas for a new generation of highly aesthetic brides and grooms
  • HAPPINESS AT WORK - WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE WITH CLIENTS: Setting boundaries and managing client expectations. Industry practices that we need to change together. Is it work/life or Life/work balance? Why does your mental well-being matter?
  • INTERIOR DESIGN VERSUS EVENT DESIGN: Innovative concepts changing the design ballgame. What’s the difference and why you need to know

Full list of speakers and the agenda will be announced shortly.

Each delegate will receive 3 months free Destination Wedding Professionals Association membership automatically, upon signing up for this event. You will receive details of your free membership with the ticket confirmation.

Special thanks to our host venue, the majestic Doubletree by Hilton, Harrogate, and our sponsors.

Organizer: DWPA UK (Destination Wedding Professionals Association)

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About the Destination Wedding Professionals Association

Join as a Destination Wedding Planner / Wedding Planner

or as a Wedding Venue/ Supplier / Partner 

The DWPA offers membership to wedding planners, partner organisations and suppliers organising, supplying and hosting international weddings.

If you are running a destination wedding planning business or if you are a supplier to the destination weddings industry and would like to join our community of professional and trusted members then we would like to hear from you.

We are passionate about promoting those with integrity, honesty and creativity. If this sounds like you and you want to find out more please get in touch.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Bella Olah

Founder, Destination Wedding Professionals Association UK (DWPA UK)

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