Welcome to the WPAA Website!

The Wedding Planning Association is managed by an advisory board to uphold and maintain the standard of all Wedding Planners in Australia and across the globe.

The WPAA was established in May 2008 by Paula Barham owner of WeddingInc. Paula currently trains wedding and event planners in Australia and across the globe. Paula has an incredible passion to see this industry grow and be supported by professionals who are equipped to teach and coach upcoming planners to fulfill their dream.

Our main goal is to support wedding planners who have completed a wedding or event  planning course from any course provider in Australia. We offer online advice and assistance on industry related matters. Having the association, will be a source of encouragement and reassurance for our members in all areas of planning.

The association has established a unified standard for all current wedding planners and future wedding planners in Australia to abide by.

This is to encourage current wedding planners to receive professional education from an established wedding planning business in Australia.

This association will be the first point of contact for many prospective couples looking for a certified wedding planner who is abiding by our WPAA code of practice.

All members must provide proof of their completed training and certification to the WPAA. The WPAA takes pride in keeping the Industry standards high so many will aspire to become wedding planners and referred work will be in abundance, due to the standard you have set for your business.

Annual membership costs $199 and you can obtain a membership form by clicking, Become a memberbelow .

For all membership enquiries, please email General Enquiries on the contact page.


Code of Conduct

  1. All members must abide by the code of conduct set by the WPAA in order to be a member.
  2. All WPAA members must hold a certified wedding planner certificate or have attended a recognised wedding planner course.

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LUXE – Unforgettable Events is a creative wedding planning and end-to-end boutique event management service that recognises and acknowledges that every bride and groom and event has a unique style and vision for their unforgettable event.

Our Team works with you to ensure your day – your way – without fuss.

LUXE – Unforgettable Events Director Kerrie Wood partners only with premium quality suppliers and venues on your behalf. From product launches, hotel openings, civic receptions and gala balls, press conferences to christening celebrations through to award ceremonies and specifically bridal styling and wedding planning we create unforgettable events with you that effectively delivers your event, your way.

Kerrie’s career commenced with internships within the Miss Universe Organisation – NYC and Columbia Pictures Inc., where her creative eye for detail and visionary events specialty emerged.

Kerrie’s creative expertise as a wedding planner and event specialist is soundly supported by over twenty years successful operation in marketing communication and events management at senior levels across a wide range of government, corporate, commercial, NGO and not for profit organisations developing and delivering creative and cost effective campaigns and unforgettable events.

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Rosemond Kumatse


WPAA has always been responsive to all my enquiries and have included Celestial Weddings as one of the success stories.  This has been especially helpful in the promotion of my business and helping other wedding and event planners come on board.  I chose Wedding Inc as my preferred course which was listed on this site an excellent instructor and I will definitely be recommending the organisation to anyone who would like to get into wedding planning and event planning.   WPAA has always provided great advice even now that I have my own business running for the past two years.  The website has been an invaluable and useful tool for anyone who would like to come on board with Celestial Weddings.  We encourage them to complete their course with WPAA.  At expos we are able to tell our couples to look us up on your website to see that we are a reputable business based in Melbourne standing out from our competitors. 

The service of WPAA was THE BEST investment for Celestial Weddings!  After working as a volunteer for 16 months in the wedding industry and having 8 years experience in event planning and hospitality, Celestial Weddings has made great progress with WPAA’s support.  For example, WPAA has secured my first volunteer experience, networked with successful people in the industry and still up to today WPAA is still involved with Celestial Weddings immensely. 

As a proud certified member of the 'Wedding Planning Association of Australia' we are up- to- date with the latest wedding trends both in Australia and overseas.

WPAA is a fantastic organisation to begin your career in wedding and event planning, or have your own business. 

There is no better organisation to assist with your event planning career than WPAA! 

Thank you for all your help,

Rose Kumatse

Celestial Weddings

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