Our monthly meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at a unique venue in the Washington, DC metro area.  Our platform is a combination of learning and networking!  The fee to attend each event is $45.00 for Members, and $55.00 for Non-Members.  Please continue to view our website as we update this page regarding our events.

October 27, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm   Registration Deadline: October 26th GOING GREEN … All about sustainable weddings! Learning Objectives: Top 10+ techniques of planning a green event/wedding Orientation to the Virginia Green Travel Certification program The ever-increasing demand for sustainable events & the ROI for becoming a green certified venue or event planner  … Continue reading October 27, 2020

October 13, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: October 12th Website Design that builds your online presence Learning Objectives: Why having a website is important Website responsiveness on different devices Setting up your website to convert Creating a client experience Guest Speaker: Vanessa Jones Vanessa Jones is a brand strategist and web designer … Continue reading October 13, 2020

September 22, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: September 21st ARE YOU INSURED? … What does your Business need these days to survive and thrive! This webinar will cover the following topics to protect your business, you as an owner, and those who work for you.  A Q & A session will address your questions … Continue reading September 22, 2020

August 25, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: August 24th Behind the Scenes – Details behind streaming Events/Weddings Learning Objectives: Why live streaming can help your business How to partner with the right team How to sell the idea to your clients to create a professional stream Guest Speaker: Chip Dizárd – Chip … Continue reading August 25, 2020

August 11, 2020

FUN EVENT – AWP Member Exclusive Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm   Registration Deadline: July 24th AWP FUN EVENT At-Home Paint Kit includes 6 – 2oz paints, 3 – brushes, mini canvas 8 x 10 and fake artist mustache (price includes shipping)  Join us for an exciting Virtual Paint and Sip Event! Everything will be supplied to create … Continue reading August 11, 2020

July 21, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: July 20th Brand Therapy: Strategies to Target your Ideal Audience Jasmine Karshenas is a Brand Therapist who guides entrepreneurs by diagnosing their challenges, clarifying their message, bringing their story to life, and tailoring a strategy to target to their ideal audience. Learning Objectives: Diagnosing your … Continue reading July 21, 2020

June 23, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: June 22nd Legal Talk: Answers to Questions for the Small Business Owner LIVE Q&A Session with Dayna Cooper Come with your top 3 questions ready to ask. Learning Objectives: Contracts Insurance Business; Incorporated, LLC, Sole Proprietorship “Act of God”, “postponements” “deposits/refunds” Guest Speaker: DAYNA COOPER … Continue reading June 23, 2020

May 26, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: May 25th Financial Management during a time of Risk How to manage your finances during a time of risk. Planning for loan repayments when your business income is uncertain. What options you will have dealing with loans. How not to put yourself in a tight … Continue reading May 26, 2020

April 21, 2020

Webinar – Exclusive Member Event Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm   Registration Deadline: April 20th Marketing your Wedding Business when EVERYTHING has changed! Even though we might be inclined to write off the rest of 2020, we need to plan now to make up for lost ground in 2021. When we get to the other side of this crisis, we will … Continue reading April 21, 2020

February 25, 2020

Location:  The Bethesdan Hotel • 8120 Wisconsin Avenue  • Bethesda, Maryland | Metro: (Red Line) Bethesda Metro Station – 0.6 miles | Complimentary Parking Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: February 20th  Late Fee: extra $10 after February 20th, 5pm. Payment Link Experience Over Everything: Creating a Good Couple-Inspired Experience As the wedding industry changes and more … Continue reading February 25, 2020

January 28, 2020

Location:  Embassy Suites Crystal City • 1300 South Eads Street  • Arlington, Virginia 22202 | Metro: (Blue and Yellow Lines) Crystal City Station | Complimentary Parking Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: January 23rd  Late Fee: extra $10 after January 23rd, 5pm. Payment Link The Panelists: GILLIAN DE SOUZA – Caribbean Caterers The story began in … Continue reading January 28, 2020

December 3, 2019

Location:  City Club Washington, DC  • 555 13th Street NW • Washington, DC (Parking entrance 12th Street (Columbia Square)  | Uber/Lift entrance 13th Street, next door to Warner Theatre)  Attire: Formal  Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: November 27th  Late Fee: extra $10 after November 27th, 5pm. AWP Award + Holiday Gala Five Objectives: Award 2019 … Continue reading December 3, 2019

October 22, 2019

Location:  2941 Restaurant  • 2941 Fairview Park Drive • Falls Church, Virginia  22042 Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: October 17th  Late Fee: extra $10 after October 17th, 5pm. 2020 TREND PREDICTIONS Three Objectives: Discuss Wedding Trends for all areas; Planning, Dresses, Venues, Food, Stationery, Photography, Officiants, Florals, Videography, Transportation … How to market “on Trend” … Continue reading October 22, 2019

September 24, 2019

Location:  Glen Echo Park  • 7300 MacArthur Boulevard • Glen Echo, Maryland 20812  Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: September 19th  Late Fee: extra $10 after September 19th, 5pm. AWP WEDDING FOCUS SIGNATURE EVENT What you will learn: To educate Wedding Professionals, to better serve engaged couples Network with Industry Professionals The AWP Wedding Focus Signature Event … Continue reading September 24, 2019

August 27, 2019

Location:  Fig & Olive • 934 Palmer Alley, Northwest • Washington, DC 20001 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: August 22nd  Late Fee: extra $10 after August 22nd, 5pm. STAYING IN BUSINESS: 40 YEARS TO LIFE What you will learn: Starting a business from scratch Growing the business Adapting the business to new technology for Millennials, … Continue reading August 27, 2019

May 21, 2019

Location:  Holiday Day Inn Dulles • 45425 Holiday Drive • Sterling, Virginia Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: May 16th  Late Fee: extra $10 after May 16th, 5pm. What you will learn: The power of video on social media Social Media outlets that capture the best audience Developing content Everyone can do it … Video Marketing Works … Continue reading May 21, 2019

April 23, 2019

Location:  National Union Building • 918 F Street, Northwest • Washington, DC Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: April 18th  Late Fee: extra $10 after April 18th, 5pm. What you will learn: Important language and terminology that relates to inclusivity Marketing strategies and branding your business in an equality-minded way Understanding of trends and traditions for same-sex … Continue reading April 23, 2019

June 25, 2019

Location:  Potomac Riverboat Company  • Boarding Location: 0 Cameron Street • Alexandria, Virginia Time: Boarding Time: 3:30pm | Cruising: 4:15pm – 7:00pm   Registration Deadline: Friday, June 21th  Late Fee: extra $10 after June 20th, 5pm. Why join us … to network with amazing industry creatives great food, fun and fellowship enjoy happy hour on the Potomac … Continue reading June 25, 2019

March 26, 2019

Location:  Rock Creek Mansion • 5417 W Cedar Lane • Bethesda, Maryland 20814  (Self-parking) Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Head Shot Happy Hour  (First 20 registrants will receive complimentary Head Shots) 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Dinner + Education  Registration Deadline: March 21st  Late Fee: extra $10 after March 21st, 5pm. What you will learn: Determine the difference between passive … Continue reading March 26, 2019

February 26, 2019

Location:  Ruth’s Chris Steak House • 2231Crystal Drive, 11th Floor • Arlington, Virginia 22202  (Self-parking in the garage at 23rd and Crystal Drive is complimentary after 4pm | Valet parking is available for $5 | Metro: Yellow & Blue Lines to Crystal City stop) Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: February 21st  Late Fee: extra $10 … Continue reading February 26, 2019

January 22, 2019

Location:  Penn6 • 1350 Eye Street, Northwest • Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: McPherson Square | Street Park | LAZ Parking Garage $19.00 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: January 17th  Late Fee: extra $10 after January 17th, 5pm. The Panelists: LOLA AKINGBADE – A MasterPlan Event Lola, is one of three event planners that make up A … Continue reading January 22, 2019

December 4, 2018

Location:  Fresh Kitchen • 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway • , Arlington, Virginia 22202 (Adjacent to Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City) Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: November 29th  Late Fee: extra $10 after November 29th, 5pm. AWP HOLIDAY PARTY Six Objectives: Mingle and Jingle with family, friends and industry professionals (All are welcome, bring your spouse, friends and co-workers!) … Continue reading December 4, 2018

October 23, 2018

Location:  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center • Old Hickory Steakhouse • 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: October 18th  Late Fee: extra $10 after October 18th, 5pm. THE STATE OF WEDDING TRENDS COMING FOR 2019 Three Objectives: Discuss Wedding Trends for all areas; Planning, Dresses, Venues, Food, Stationery, Photography, … Continue reading October 23, 2018

September 25, 2018

Location:  Sequoia • 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Registration Deadline: September 20th  Late Fee: extra $10 after September 20th, 5pm. AWP BRIDAL FOCUS SIGNATURE EVENT Two Objectives: To educate Wedding Professionals, to better serve engaged couples Network with Industry Professionals The AWP Bridal Focus Signature Event was created to educate wedding professionals and … Continue reading September 25, 2018

August 28, 2018

Location:  Prequel • 919 19th Street, NW (Whiskey Room), Washington, DC Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm   Registration Deadline: August 23rd  Late Fee: extra $10 after August 23rd, 5pm. AWP HAPPY HOUR Two Objectives: Enjoy great drinks and food Network with Industry Professionals Welcome back after a busy summer! A perfect time to reconnect with fellow members, and … Continue reading August 28, 2018

June 26, 2018

Location:  Holiday Day Inn Gaithersburg • 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm   Registration Deadline: June 21st   Late Fee: extra $10 after June 21st, 5pm. Tropical Themed Fun Event Four Objectives: Relax Enjoy great drinks, food and music Casually Network with Industry Professionals Engage in fun activities and games The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg … Continue reading June 26, 2018

May 22, 2018

Location:  Crowne Plaza Crystal City • 1480 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline: May 17th   Late Fee: extra $10 after April 17th, 5pm. Speed Networking + The Value of Networking Four Objectives: Learning to network smarter Strategically learning to network one on one Effectively networking to get the connections you … Continue reading May 22, 2018

April 24, 2018

Location:   Carmine’s DC  • 425 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline: April 19th   Late Fee: extra $10 after April 19th, 5pm. Being present in 2018 … Investing in mindful moments! Learn to unplug from all the noise of your day to day life. Four Objectives: Learn why being present … Continue reading April 24, 2018

March 27, 2018

Location:   Hyatt Regency Bethesda  •  1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Maryland Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm    Registration Deadline:  March 23rd   Late Fee: extra $10 after March 23rd, 5pm.   Wedding Trends: Insights from Today’s Couples Find out the latest wedding trends to keep your eye on and how to help your business take … Continue reading March 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

Location:  HILTON MARK CENTER • 5000 Seminary Road • Alexandria, VA Time:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Registration Deadline:  February 23   Late Fee: extra $10 after 5pm – February 23rd. What You will Learn: Rethinking the way we view social ROI and having a new way to measure what that looks like Understanding the accelerated … Continue reading February 27, 2018

January 23, 2018

Location:  SoHo (Southern Hospitality) • 1815 Adams Mill Rd, NW • Washington, DC 20009 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm    Registration Deadline:  January 18th   Late Fee: extra $10 after January 18th, 5pm. SOLD OUT!   Join AWP this month at SOHO DC for networking, dinner and a panel discussion on multi-cultural & fusion weddings. THE … Continue reading January 23, 2018