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Our speakers, Jennifer Reitmeyer and Kyle Bergner, co-editors of WeddingIQ, started with natural entrepreneurial mindset of doing everything yourself and how hard it was to delegate. They addressed how to become comfortable with delegating and outsourcing tasks to keep your business running smoothly even without you at the helm. Through systematizing operations, creating workflows, and implementing a backup plan to prevent or resolve event-day emergencies, they showed how you could simplify your job and your life. Great presentation!

Our sponsor, Westin Arlington Gateway-Ballston Commons  (801 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA)  seated us in one of their beautiful meeting rooms, and provided us with a wonderful meal. 

Special thanks also to Rick Martin Photography for capturing the evening in wonderful photos. 

Annual BRIDAL FOCUS PANEL SEP 22, 2015  6:00PM - 9:00PM City Club of Washington 555 13th Street NW Columbia Square Washington DC 20004

The purpose of Bridal Focus is for recently married couples to candidly share their real life wedding experience and to educate wedding professionals in the Washington, DC Metro area on how we (wedding professionals) are performing in the market place with our clients.  As a panel participant you will share your wedding experience in front of an audience of local wedding professionals representing every business type.

If you'd like to be a possible panelist please fill in the application:  Thank you.


President's Letter


Welcome to the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC!  Our has 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 you engage with AWP and your AWP Member colleagues I challenge each of you to adopt the following metrics that will enhance your professional growth and business relationships:

  • Set quarterly goals for yourself & your business that are measurable and attainable
  • Open your mind to accept new concepts and ideas within the industry
  • Challenge your talents to exceed your comfort level
  • Get to know your professional colleagues regarding their talents, services, and the elements that sets them apart in the industry
  • Remember that the learning process is like marriage; it's a continuous circle.  Receive information openly from your colleagues and your clients
  • Be in FRONT and in THE KNOW; continuously improve your knowledge of the market, industry trends, your colleagues in the industry so that you are able to provide optimum and stellar service to your clients
  • Build your business on the foundation of strong ethics and values
  • Remember there is no competition...YOU are it!
  • Believe in YOURSELF!


To propel you in your growth, AWP will be here as your central resource for education, networking, and true knowledge of the wedding market.  Our passion is to embrace everyone whom we encounter and help you to develop as we develop and grow.  Each Member within our organization helps us to excel as an organization and each other as individuals. We have planned an exciting year for you and we hope that you will take this journey with us.  Experience our journey every fourth Tuesday of the month at our educational and networking meetings. We look forward to seeing you and having you as a part of our organization.  You are the best in the industry and together we will soar to phenomenal heights 2015!


Tara Melvin

President – The Association of Wedding Professionals




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Director of Catering, Holiday Inn Georgetown

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