Eastern Virginia Weddings Association
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (and some you may have)
Why yet another association for the wedding industry
As there has long been a need for options, EVWA is a welcome addition to the area's Wedding Association landscape. We understand there is no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to professional associations, much like every vendor is not for every couple. EVWA is not only dedicated to our clients, but our members are dedicated to the industry we serve & to the communities we reside in.
What makes EVWA different
EVWA is passionate about Community Outreach on top of our duties as wedding professionals! This association is for you IF - you want to be a part of an organization of professionals who also strive to make a difference in our communities both professionally & personally!
WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER
Candidate Members must have the following:
- Be a current, registered business in Virginia
- Maintain a Current and Valid Business License
- Be in business for at least 3 years
- Maintain current Limited Liability Insurance Policy (certificate of insurance required)
- Must have a Website clearly representing your business in the industry
- Business must be located within a 70 mile radius of Williamsburg, Virginia
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER
EVWA takes membership very seriously. In doing so, we expect our members to operate with integrity and to practice respect & professionalism at all times. Members should be respectful in the field as well as in private when it comes to the events industry. Members are responsible for attending a minimum of (6) six meetings each year to remain a member for the following year.
What does it cost to be a member and when do i pay
Membership for the EVWA is $225.00 per year
How often does EVWA have events / meetings
EVWA has monthly networking meeting-ups held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. We alternate between lunch and evening meeting-ups. Locations vary from Richmond to the Seven Cities.
Can i bring guests to the events / meetings
We encourage our members to bring guests as long as they meet the requirements to become a member
How many vendors of each category are allowed to become members
No limit to Vendors in any category
What is the geographic boundaries for membership
The geographic boundaries of the EVWA are 70 miles radius from Williamsburg, Virginia
Can I list membership in the EVWA on my business marketing and social media channels
YES, PLEASE! We encourage you to list EVWA on ALL your marketing, social and website(s)
Is EVWA listed with any other associations
We believe that Exposure is very important for our association. We will be listed as a Chamber of Commerce member.
What type of education can i expect
EVWA believes in keeping our members current on the latest industry trends & information. Our board actively works with the industry's top speakers & business leaders to attend our meetings. EVWA values the importance of professional education and training opportunities