WHO WE ARE
ADVOCACY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
The Association of British Wedding Businesses aims to support members of the British wedding industry. 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.
Our mission is to support our members with insights and advice, advocate for growth. 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.
This organisation was established in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout 2020 and 2021, volunteer members worked tirelessly with other groups and the Government to represent our industry. Through the ABWB, the Wedding Taskforce was created, and became the secretary for the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on weddings.
Support for our industry is now focused through the wider trade body, UK Hospitality. Volunteer members now focus efforts through the APPG and UK Hospitality whilst we consider the best next steps for the industry. Please visit https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/ for more info.
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.