Fam Definition: Familiarization in wedding context,
where you get familiar with a venue or area. Usually reserved for travel agents and now being offered to destination wedding professionals. Invites
normally go to Wedding Planners, Photographers, Videographers & Gown Designers. We either bring models and make-up people or we
use the participants. If you are not willing to assist, please do not
request the trip. The team is usually comprised of professionals from many different areas of North America. They do not usually allow for
spouses. Extra advantages, get to network with others you would not normally meet. Size of group is dependent upon
the inviters, usually 20 - 30 professionals.
Requirements needed to go:
1)Current member of Afwpi
2)Marketing plan - How you will promote the property or area. (Bridal Show, Web Site, Magazine, etc.)
3) Valid Passport (minimum 6 months before expiration.)
4)Experience in that destination is always a plus
Additional information about fams - I strongly believe that you should not accept an invitation to a FAM trip unless you truly have an interest in bringing weddings or other
events to that area or property. Destinations and hotel properties spend a great deal of time and money putting these trips
together in order to drive business to their locations. They realize the value of allowing a destination professioal to experience
thea destination first hand and as planners, should respect and appreciate this opportunity. It is about partnership and bringing
value to one another. If you only attend for the free trip, then you are not holding up your end of the bargain. Hence the
request for what marketing you will do to promote the area.
Some fees not usually included are air fares, departure taxes, tips, souvenirs etc.
In most cases you can expect to share a room with another planner. Rarely are spouses invited.
Intern information:- Assisting a company with their
marketing, events etc. We are working on securing international locations.
Requirements needed to participate
1) Will travel on their own. You can expect room &
board and the opportunity to learn how weddings are done in that
2) Can speak the language.
3) Agree to the time frame (3-6 weeks)