This is where you can find the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked.

Why does STEP exist?

There are other professional organizations that have been around much longer, but we saw a void in how clients, specifically newly-engaged couples, learned to plan their own weddings. As vendors, we have been witness to much chaos, unhappy couples and general turmoil after the fact. We wanted to build a bridge to close the gap between unknowing and knowing.

What is a STEP Wedding Academy?

Periodically, STEP will host a Wedding Academy. For a nominal fee, newly-engaged couples are invited to attend no-pressure discussions with key vendors involved in an average wedding day. After completion of a STEP Wedding Academy, we find that couples are better armed with more than a very basic understanding of each vendor, and are more comfortable asking questions. Our wedding academies are intimate and small, in terms of participating couples. Our feedback has been positive in this regard.

How do you become a faculty educator (member) with STEP?

Every STEP faculty educator must fill out an application and be approved by the Executive Board of Directors. The basic requirements for approval are to be running a legitimate business with the highest standards and expectations, be active on social media and have favorable Online reviews. After approval has been made, faculty educators pay an annual membership fee.

Are there different membership levels?

Yes. There are three different levels: $99, $149 and $199. Progressively, they offer the faculty educator more benefits of membership. To begin your Online application, click here. To inquire about membership, email

When does the membership year run?

STEP's physical year is from August 1 to July 31.