The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) New Bern area Local Networking Group (LNG)   All Area Wedding Vendors are welcome.

The Association of Bridal Consultants is the oldest and largest training organization for wedding professionals in the world. Since 1955 our goals have been to raise professional standards in the wedding industry and to make brides happy.
1) If you are looking to become a wedding planner (or are an event planner wishing to do more weddings) join ABC for increased credibility and explore our ongoing education and the ABC Professional Development Program™.

2) If you are a vendor, join ABC as a vendor member and get to know our wedding coordinators.

ABC also has great Corporate Sponsor programs offering special benefits to ABC members and their brides. Contact us for details.

Even if you do not wish to plan weddings full-time, you can still join ABC and access our Corporate Sponsor programs, and our volume discounts. Or perhaps you wish to advertise your service in our co-op advertising program, where members go in together and split the cost of ads, getting a much bigger ad than they could get on their own.
The possibilities are endless.

Association of Bridal Consultants Code of Ethics

  • Represent each client fairly and honestly, providing all agreed-to services in a timely and cost-efficient manner
  • Establish reasonable and proper fees for services and provide written estimates to each client
  • Use honest, factual advertising
  • Deal with employees fairly, in an unbiased manner
  • Operate a business that is a credit to the Association and the community
  • Disclose to clients any payments received from suppliers

Standards of Membership

  • Supply background information about the member and his/her business, or other information deemed essential to the Association’s responsibility to provide factual reports on the profession
  • Cooperate with Association activities and efforts to promote and improve the professionalism of the bridal business
  • Respond rapidly and honestly to all complaints forwarded by the Association
  • Supply, on request, the evidence on which any advertising is based
  • Adhere to the Association’s Code of Ethics and cooperate with the Association in all matters relating to it
  • Use the Association’s name and logo only as authorized
  • Pay all Association bills in a timely manner

Benefits of Membership - Association of Bridal Consultants

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