The Association of Bridal Consultants is an international association with more than 4000 members and provides many opportunities for education, networking and assistance with building your business. There are Local Networking Groups all across the country with monthly educational networking meetings.
The annual Business of Brides Conference is attended by hundreds of Bridal Consultants from around the world and features top speakers and great educational programs.
A major benefit of Association membership is the Professional Development Program. This allows you to establish your credentials through comprehensive distance education. Along with participation in seminars and the recognition of peers and clients alike, members can increase their recognition ultimately to Master Bridal Consultant.
As a direct result of advertising and publicity, as well as listings in various books, many brides contact the Association for referral to a wedding professional. You select the ZIP codes for your market areas. The Association offers brochures which you can provide to brides describing the benefits of working with a professional.
The Association staff conducts a wide variety of seminars and workshops. These offer you an opportunity to network with other wedding professionals. Seminars and workshops are designed to improve your professionalism as you enter the wedding consulting business. Seminars are scheduled throughout the year and are listed in the Dialogue newsletter and on the ABC website.