Join the Alliance & Ten Steps

Dear Ally,

It's been seven years in the making! It’s time to unveil my new digital e-book, Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendors Guide To Setting The Standards.

Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is a ten step educational subscription program to help wedding and event allies elevate their inclusive business practices.

In 2015 same-sex marriage became the law of the land and the wedding industry was forever changed. 

I did not expect to be confronted with bigotry when planning my own wedding. A process that should have filled me with feelings of joy and love turned dark when I was made to feel dirty, belittled, ashamed, hurt, angry, and pissed.

Since 2015 I have advocated for inclusiveness training and education in the wedding and event industry. In 2021, I was awarded "Speaker of the Year" by my local NACE chapter for my presentation Being More Inclusive In Your Business. It's with that same passion and love I present, Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendors Guide To Setting The Standards.

Understanding inclusiveness is an endless loop. I take ten subjects, break them down into steps, and give you key takeaways you can implement immediately to allow your business to elevate LGBTQIA+ couples. Some will argue I should have added more, and they’re right! Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is a digital document that can be updated throughout the year.

You can preview the first four pages to get the feel of the digital e-book. I say "feel", because reading a digital document is interactive - there’s even a “paper page turning” sound if you want it!  

Once you join the Inclusive Wedding Alliance to start your subscription to the Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendors Guide To Setting The Standards, you'll be asked to create an account to gain full access to the digital e-book. That same account is where you will go each time to view the digital e-book. You can also use the link below to access your account any time.

Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is included with every IWA Ally level. Alliance Ally, Alliance Ally Partner and Alliance Ally Sponsor.

Once you complete Step #10, please email the IWA your "Alliance & Pledge" to ally@inclusiveweddingalliance.com. You receive a 12-month listing in the 2023 Inclusive Wedding Alliance Digital Directory. Digital is interactive and engaging!

Are you ready? Click your choice below to get started!

Let's get into it!

Ric Simmons - IWA President & Founder

Please note that each e-book is digitally fingerprinted and cannot be shared or copied. You may download the e-book onto your computer but do not share or copy. Each download is digitally fingerprinted to each user. Any misuse will lead to your account being suspended. Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices is copyrighted and protected under copyright laws.

Impact of Marriage Equality

2015 - 2020 School of Law Williams Institute - The Economic Impact

Marriage by same-sex couples - 293,000
Wedding spending by same-sex couples - $3,223,000,000
Out-of-state guest spending for weddings of same-sex couples - $543,800,000
Total Combined $3,766,800,000
Total Sales Tax Revenue $244,100,000

Inclusive Business Is Smart Business!

Today we have the opportunity to see the financial results of having equality. 

Imagine the possibilities!

Join the Inclusive Wedding Alliance Today!
Three Levels, Alliance Ally, Ally Partner, or Ally Sponsor.

IWA Alliance Ally

Inclusive Wedding Alliance Ally


An Alliance Ally Receives: 

A Twelve-Month subscription to Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendor's Guide To Setting The Standards. With updates!

A Twelve-Month Listing in the Inclusive Wedding Alliance 2023 Digital Wedding Directory exclusively for LGBTQIA+ couples.

An Alliance & Pledge Badge for your website and social media platforms.

Total - $79.95/year

Click Alliance Ally link below. Automatic access & download.

Alliance Ally - Join

IWA Ally Sponsor

Inclusive Wedding Alliance Sponsor

An Alliance Ally Sponsor Receives:

A Twelve-Month subscription to Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendor's Guide To Setting The Standards. With updates!

A Full-Page Display Ad in the 2023 IWA Digital Wedding Ally Directory.

A Twelve-Month Listing in the Inclusive Wedding Alliance 2023 Digital Wedding Directory exclusively for LGBTQIA+ couples.

An Alliance & Pledge Badge for your website and social media platforms.

A comprehensive ally profile in our Directory of Ally Partners & Sponsors.

Your profile includes a welcome video linked to IWA’s YouTube channel, a portfolio of images and your business description. A headshot and client reviews. Partner profiles are linked to social media platforms, websites, and the digital directory. 

Total - $500/year

Click Alliance Ally Sponsor to join. A link will be emailed for access to your "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices" e-book.




Alliance Ally Sponsor - Join

IWA Ally Partner

Inclusive Wedding Alliance Partner

An Alliance Ally Partner Receives: 

A Twelve-Month subscription to Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices: A Vendor's Guide To Setting The Standards. With updates!

A Twelve-Month Listing in the Inclusive Wedding Alliance 2023 Digital Wedding Directory exclusively for LGBTQIA+ couples.

An Alliance & Pledge Badge for your website and social media platforms.

A comprehensive ally profile in our Directory of Ally Partners

Your profile includes a welcome video linked to IWA’s YouTube channel, a portfolio of images and your business description. A headshot and client reviews. Partner profiles are linked to social media platforms, websites, and the digital directory. 

Total - $250/year

Click Alliance Ally Partner to join. A link will be emailed for access to your "Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices" e-book.

Alliance Ally Partner - Join

Sponser
Membership

$5000.00/year

Create a Wedding Business Sponsor Profile

Includes:
• 1 Featured Image
• 1 main image
• Up to 12 images
• 500 words of supporting text
• Website & email links
• Social media links
• Unlimited category tags
• “Welcome” Instagram announcement
• Reserved Homepage Featured Vendor
• Placement
• Company logo placement on Sponsor Page
• Two Priority annual conference tickets and two VIP Opening Reception tickets.
• Complementary display ad in the annual conference & LGBTQ+ Wedding Directory.

Please complete the Membership Application

Once completed, please email the application with your required documents to Member@NationalGayWeddingAssociation.org

Once received, our membership chairperson will review your social media accounts to evaluate your representation of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC couples according to our board’s approval standards.

We will also take time to answer your questions. All memberships are officially approved by our Board of Directors. Membership credentials will be emailed once approved.

Download Membership Application

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