Founded in 2013, Wed In Waikato is a fresh & friendly collaboration of local independent Wedding Specialists.


Brain child of Hamilton-based photographer Brooke Baker, Wed in Waikato was conceived to connect savvy, sassy industry experts with one another to create a convenient, centralised hub for discerning couples as they plan their Waikato wedding.


Belonging looks like this

With over 400,000 people calling the Waikato home we are pumped to create a community where passionate Wedding Industry Service providers can connect with one another & loved up couples planning their nuptials celebrations.

Our intention is that most passionate, skilled & dedicated local specialists find strength in our number, & Wed In Waikato becomes the first stop for couples tying the knot in our region.



Come alongside like-minded business people & awesome couples marrying locally


Give & receive advice & insights, support & referrals 


Spread the Waikato love & take your business to the next level

We have openings for reputable established vendors who love the Waikato & are passionate about Weddings.


Read our Criteria for Membership 


Read our Code of Ethics

2018 Prices

Full Member $250

  • Online directory Listing
  • One seat at each monthly meeting
  • Members-only facebook group
  • Pre-release priority for workshops (no additional charge for attendance)
  • Preferential article submission



  • Online directory Listing
  • One seat at two monthly meetings (additional meetings at $20/pp)
  • first-release booking priority for workshops


One monthly meeting $25/pp


winter workshops

One workshop $40/pp

All six workshops $200/pp

Let's do this!

Like what you see & ready to make things happen?

  1. Fire a message to to find out about our next meeting
  2. Complete this form to apply to join 

Taking care of Business

We're making the most of the "off-season" when we traditionally have less weddings & perhaps a little more time to spend working on tweaking things to see your business hum.

The Winter Workshop Series for Small Business Owners

Guest specialists each lead these six sessions, 6.30-8.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month, May - October.
Specific topics & venue for 2017 will be confirmed in March.

2016 Workshops

Chin up, knuckle down & get shit done
Techniques & wisdom around managing your motivation, goals & processes
to make sure things get done & nothing slips through the gaps. 

Connecting with successful marketing
Set yourself up for success in your marketing interactions. Focused toward online interactions,
& including social media, Google products & adwords.

Work mo' smarter, better, not harder
Negotiating technology & the tools it can offer your business, we'll be delving deeper
into smart solutions to keep business humming & day-to-day tasks flowing seamlessly.

Who you are, who you're fo'
Exploring business branding & positioning to help you know your brand,
allowing you to better understand & more easily connect with your ideal clients.

Biz Money & f'shiz Accounting
Talking money & accounting, addressing all the myriad things small business-owners need
to understand to be well-armed for more success (& less stress!) 

Work/Life balance :: Panel Discussion
Hearing tales & talking tactics around managing stress, owning your self care
as well as continued learning & professional development.

Invest time & passion in the future of your business; a gift from current you to your future self.