In order to create a truly democratic organisation it was suggested that an open invitation would be sent to the champions of the Irish wedding industry with a aim to get conversation flowing and receive open industry feedback from professionals regarding issues affecting them. Our plan then was to refine the received information into a brief, formulate a development plan to found a principle-based industry-representative federation for the weddings business in Ireland.
As with any initiation plan there are challenges. We agreed on a route to complete democracy within the organisation.
- A founders committee would convene and oversee an initial general meeting.
- Key speakers founders would introduce the concept to the interested sector representatives in attendance.
- A draft plan to assist in shaping the industry would be presented and offered to an incoming committee for refining, publication and presentation to official bodies and government organisations, with a view to seeking authority to regulate and implement a designed strategy for stability and growth in the Irish weddings industry.
- An official launch would be held at the meeting and the www.iwif.ie website would go live.
- Establishment of an executive council will be delivered at the inaugural congress via a simple election system. During this process we will elect a President, First and Second Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary and a fifteen member founding council each of whom will oversee various sectors within the organisation.
- Fundraising Officer
- Membership Officer
- Accreditation Officer
- Directory Management Officer
- Five Regional Representatives (including a central region)
- Education and Student Liaison
- Quality Officer
- Ireland as a Destination
- IWIF Marketing
- Public Relations and Press Officer
- Web Management Officer
- This council will hold office for one year until the 2019 A.G.M. at which a fully democratic panel will be selected.