The Association of Bridal Consultants Membership offers a variety of on-going support and benefits to all of its members. Some of these include:
Newsletters providing ABC updates and information on upcoming events and news within the association
Local Meetings developed by State Coordinators whoorganize state and regional meetings for networking and educational opportunities
Professional Development Program Courses
Educational Seminars and Workshops to continue your education while staying on top of industry trends
Certificates to qualify your professionalism and dedication to the industry
Wedding Certification Designations:
- Registered Wedding Planner (if earned 0 – 24 points)
- Certified Wedding Planner (25 – 49 points)
- Professional Wedding Planner (50 – 74 points)
- Accredited Bridal Consultant (75 – 124 points)
- Master Bridal Consultant (125 points and above)
Referrals through the ‘find a wedding planner’ function on the website and as a direct result of advertising and publicity linked to the ABC. Note, this benefit is only for Consultant level members.
Information Services to answer any bridal or wedding business-related questions you may have
Discounts and Promotions from corporate members, offering specials to ABC members not available to the industry at large.
Access to Brochure Design Critique for input when you are designing business collateral such as business cards, brochures, flyers, advertisements, etc. (additional fee required)
Job Placement Assistance within the ABC network of wedding planners to help you find employment or internship opportunities.
Co-Op Advertising on the national level and options to join co-op advertising within your local or regional publications, sharing the cost with the Association.
Media Relations shared with ABC. The Association has been quoted by several major networks, magazines and newspapers from coast to coast.
Auxiliary Membership. When you join as a Consultant-level member, you may enroll a second person from the same company as a member at a discount.
Annual Conference admission at a discounted price the second weekend in November which highlights areas of interest within the industry with trade shows, roundtable discussions, seminars, workshops and off-site dinners and time with celebrity experts.
Wedding Planner Magazine – receive an annual subscription, included in your ABC membership, which highlights industry trends, answers to important wedding questions by our experts, as well as marketing trends!
ABC Honeymoon Programs – Offer your brides great honeymoon ideas, and earn extra income with the ABC Honeymoon Division.
ABC Hotel Division – Get institutional IATA # rates on rooms blocks for your out-of-town wedding guests, and earn extra income with the ABC hotel program.