The IWIF have a membership accreditation process. This means members have to undergo an entry filter which restricts and limits poor quality or start-up suppliers from becoming members. This in a way guarantees a certain level of quality.
The membership council assess these main criteria when considering an applicant for membership or accreditation:
- Education / Qualifications. E.g. Is you wedding planner from an event background, Is your photographer qualified and properly trained?
- Experience – How long has your supplier been in operation in the weddings industry?
- Quality: Some suppliers operating in the industry have been there for a long time but consistently, even occasionally, offer poor quality.
- Insurance: Is your vendor properly covered in terms of insuring you, your guests and their work?
- Business Practice Professional Standards: The resultant work might be quality but was the process of receiving it professional? Could the agreement change during the course? Payment terms? Are fair professional contracts offered?
- IWIF also focus on the other entry requirements such as tax compliance, known history and professional advertising standards.