About our Founder
Hi there, my name is Donna and I am the founder of the Society of Professional Wedding Vendors. I've spent over 11 years in the wedding industry mainly as a wedding photographer but more recently as a wedding planner for a venue.
I have seen some things in my time that have both amazed and astounded me, in a good way but occasionally in a more shocking way.
I am a huge romantic, I love, love and what marriage means. When I was young, I watched all the fairy tales and as I grew up all the rom-coms and romances. Basically, I live in a world where fairy tales do comes true. You just have to remember they aren't perfect 100% of the time and it doesn't come without effort.
So to me a couples wedding day is the start of this new commitment to each other. A day they have dreamed of for a long time and they deserve to have the best send off into married life. I want their day to be perfect for them. But, I have seen too many occasions and instances where their day has had an imperfect element that could have been avoided. From a DJ who didn't turn up on a Saturday in JULY! A cake that didn't make it to the venue standing up! A videographer who felt a tracksuit and trainers where appropriate, as was drinking on the job then providing a less than great video. To vendors who simply didn't respond to requests from couples for information on their services.
That is why I created the Society, to encourage professionalism, to support professionalism and to acknowledge and reward professionalism within the wedding industry. Some things will always be outside our control but as professionals we should be prepared for the unexpected and at the very least doing our job and doing it well.
If you are a wedding supplier who works with passion, heart and integrity I would love to welcome you into the SPWV wedding association.