Our Exclusive Benefits

FOR MEMBERS

The wedding association on Anna Maria Island

Association Benefits

  • Monthly member meetings/social networking events. Highlights include: Award Gala, Holiday Social, and Magazine Kick-Off Party
  • Your business linked on our website and listed in our official magazine
  • Access to leads generated from our website, events, and social media accounts
  • Professional development opportunities, including the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism
  • Opportunity to exhibit in and participate in three yearly styled shoots
  • Opportunity to advertise in our official magazine, Anna Maria Island Wedding
  • Opportunity to win “Best of Anna Maria Island Wedding Association” yearly award
  • Ribbon cutting opportunities
  • Access to annual marketing report
  • AMIWA Member Badge to use on your website

Our Mission

The Anna Maria Island Wedding Association (AMIWA) mission, in addition to promoting Anna Maria Island as a unique destination wedding location, is to foster a collaborative forum for members with support through education and business development tools. Additionally, the AMIWA provides a platform for the work of our premier members to be recognized by peers and showcased for inquiring couples.

Member Code

  • Employ ethical business principles and comply with all regulations and laws.
  • Safeguard all confidential information about clients and protect the public from unfair or fraudulent practices.
  • Maintain adequate insurance coverage to assure the company and client are protected.
  • Give credit where credit is due; acknowledge the use of another’s work.
  • Be truthful about professional experience and qualifications.
  • Treat other professionals with kindness, respect, and cooperation.
  • Treat employees fairly, protecting their rights and welfare.
  • Treat all people with respect, regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.
  • ¬†Strive for excellence and consistently meet the expectations of clients, colleagues, and referral sources.

Vendor Criteria

  • You must be recommended by an active member who writes a letter of reference on your behalf.
  • Your business must be primarily located in Manatee County.
  • Your business must have been legally operational for one year prior to submitting your application.
  • You must have a website representing your business (we can help with this).
  • You must assist couples regardless of faith, color, and sexual orientation. We are a welcoming community to all couples.