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Joining GIWA

We welcome all wedding-related companies or businesses to join GIWA in order to maximize opportunities within our area’s wedding industry.

Requirements 

  • Proper state & local licenses and permits for your business’s industry
  • Documented business location within the following counties: Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Brantley, Ware, Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne
  • A functional business website or maintained Facebook page
  • Marketing materials for online advertising, including logo (AI, EPS, or PNG files) and at least four high-quality representative business photos (3000 x 2000 resolution)
  • Adherence to our code of professional ethics listed on our terms and conditions page.

Failure to meet or comply with these requirements may result in removal from the association.  

New Membership Package

Less than $25/month, billed annually

  • 1/3 page ad space in the directory
  • Immediate leads
  • Reduced entry to events ($7 member, $10 non-member)
  • No application fee
  • Social Media Support- Facebook & Instagram
  • Use of GIWA Seal on website and marketing materials
  • One category listing
  • 15% off ads placed in Golden Isles Bride Magazine
  • 10% off ads placed with Island Directory “Island Phone Book”
  • Additional category listings are $75 each, per year
  • Refer a new member to receive $25 off the next year’s membership

Renewal Membership Package

Less than $21/month, billed annually

  • 1/3 page ad space in the directory
  • Immediate leads
  • Reduced entry to events ($7 member, $10 non-member)
  • No application fee
  • Social Media Support- Facebook & Instagram
  • Use of GIWA Seal on website and marketing materials
  • One category listing
  • 15% off ads placed in Golden Isles Bride Magazine
  • 10% off ads placed with Island Directory “Island Phone Book”
  • Additional category listings are $75 each, per year
  • Refer a new member to receive $25 off the next year’s membership

Additional Category Listings

$75/per category/per year

  • Additional category listings on GIWA website and in the downloadable directory.

Fine Print

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 is charged during initial application as part of each package. 
  • Please allow up to 15 business days for application to process.  
  • Membership approval will be notified via email. 
  • Membership benefits, including representation on GIWA website, will begin on approval notification date. 
  • Approval notification date will serve as renewal fee due date.
  • GIWA reviews all submitted applications, reserving the right to approve or deny any membership requests, and to require further business documentation. Membership dues will be refunded for any business failing to meet criteria.