WHO WE ARE
The Association of British Wedding Businesses is an industry body that supports the wedding professional community within the UK. This includes wedding venues, photographers, caterers, florists, gift lists and the many different types of wedding business that support our nation's robust wedding industry.
This organisation was established in light of the COVID-19 crisis, by a board of founding members, representing different sectors of the industry, who have the passion and expertise to provide leadership and a voice for the community as a whole. The founding board members will establish the association's initial governance, codes of conduct, goals and membership structure.
In addition to the founding board, several committees have been established to focus on specific sectors and topics of the industry. Expert advisors will also be introduced to provide further insight and advice to members.
WHAT WE DO
ADVOCACY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
Our mission is to support our industry with insights and advice, advocate for growth, and serve as liaison between the industry and government. As an industry of 139,000+ individual wedding professionals across a variety of services, our voices may not be heard at an individual business level, but together we can make a difference. Our focus is to be at the forefront of broader issues within the industry so we can serve as a reputable source of information and education, and to ensure that our concerns are heard by government officials where necessary.
- To provide representation of the industry to reflect its importance to society and the economy
- To improve working practices and standards within the industry for the benefit of couples and members
- To coordinate representation of the industry through the COVID-19 crisis
Founding memberships are free to all industry members, and we encourage everyone to join. As we are currently in the early stages of the development of this association, the structure of future membership is still under exploration. Founding members will be notified in advance of any changes to membership structure and will have the option to opt-in to different membership tiers that may evolve in the future.