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PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS & APPLICANTS

Thank you for your interest in joining the Boston Wedding Group. Before contacting us about membership, please take a moment to review the following prerequisites and other information.

To request that a prospective member attend a BWG meeting, please contact the BWG Membership Chair by email at membership@bostonweddinggroup.com.

PREREQUISITES FOR MEMBERSHIP

Your company:

  • has been in business for at least 3 years, serving wedding clients for at least 1 of those years.
  • is not a member of any other wedding networking group
  • performs business full-time (not as a 'side-hustle')

application process

  • Applicant must attend two BWG meetings BEFORE submitting an application. Fee to attend is $40 per guest per meeting.
  • To request that a prospective member attend a BWG meeting, please contact the BWG Membership Chair by email at membership@bostonweddinggroup.com.
  • After attending two meetings, or at the second meeting, the applicant must submit a completed application, with a $25 application fee.
  • If the board approves applicant for membership, he/she pays a one-time joining fee of $150 plus annual dues of $595, which is renewable the following January. Dues are pro-rated as applications are accepted throughout the year.

Expectations for Membership

  • Members are expected to attend monthly meetings (last Tuesday of every month except December).
  • Members are expected to share referrals to other members.
  • Members join with the expectation that by giving referrals to other members in the group, getting to know each other at meetings and on-site visits, as well volunteering on different committees, they will ultimately receive referrals. (We are a wedding referral group. We are NOT an online directory of wedding vendors).

Why Join BWG?

PRESTIGE

Our extensive application process assures only the best wedding professionals in each discipline. All members are accountable for active participation in the organization and follow our Code of Ethics.

NETWORKING

Monthly meetings, visits to member's sites, joining a committee, or being a board member are great avenues for networking with BWG's professional members.

INCREASE CUSTOMER BASE

Committed members have opportunities to increase their customer base, by giving and receiving referrals from Boston Wedding Group members; through organizational advertising; and through affiliated BWG programs.

INCREASE VISIBILITY

Membership guarantees placement on the Boston Wedding Group web site, and in a variety of BWG internet and print advertising venues.

CAMARADERIE

Attend monthly meetings at member sites to get to know all members, share business insights, learn from each other, and indulge in catered meals.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

These sessions are presented regularly by Greater Boston business and industry leaders at monthly membership meetings.

FAQ's

The BWG website is updated regularly. Click on your business category and see what businesses are represented in this slot. If fewer than three businesses are listed, there is a vacancy!

We welcome you to contact us if your business fits the requirements listed above under “prerequisites for membership.” We are open to considering new category proposals, as long as they are directly applicable to the wedding day or wedding planning process.

The BWG limits the number of rehearsal dinner members to three. All reception venue applicants are considered, and if you meet prerequisites for membership, you are welcome to contact us.
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