The Association of Bridal Consultants
(ABC) and its individual state branches are professional organizations
designed to support
wedding vendors and advance the wedding industry. The mission
of ABC is to achieve these goals by continually working to increase
the professionalism and recognition of wedding vendors worldwide.
ABC-New Mexico is
the New Mexico branch of ABC. ABC-New
Mexico members receive benefits provided
by ABC as well as benefits
created exclusively for New Mexico wedding vendors, such as co-op
and/or discounted rates on advertising and bridal shows in New
For a list of ABC membership requirements
and benefits, visit the Association
of Bridal Consultants website.
The New Mexico branch of ABC meets monthly for networking and
informational presentations by wedding or business development
The meeting date usually falls on the fourth
Tuesday of a month. The meeting time is 6:00pm-8:00pm. The
meeting location varies in accordance with requests from New
wedding venues to host an ABC meeting. This system allows
the membership to become familiar with the many venues available.
Each monthly meeting features a tour
of the meeting location, including a brief presentation by
the location’s host.
The agenda consists of
three 15-minute presentations by wedding or business development
professionals. These presentations
are intended to provide new or updated information about wedding
trends, the wedding industry, and individual wedding businesses.
The list of presenters is determined in advance. Any active ABC member may request to be a presenter. Non-member wedding
or business professionals may also request to be presenters.
The meeting agenda concludes with introductions of each meeting
attendee and general announcements.
To supplement the ABC
website, ABC-New Mexico maintains this local website.
Our website is designed
|| 1. introduce brides to ABC-New
| 2. address
wedding industry issues
| 3. address ABC-New
Mexico branch business
Active ABC-New Mexico members are listed
on the website and given links to their individual business websites.
In the event
that member requests special service for his or her listing or
becomes delinquent in paying dues, a fee of $5 will be assessed
special service or reinstatement of listing.
Member listings are based on information
provided by each member. This information must be provided in
writing (by mail, fax, or email) by each member to ABC-New
Mexico in order for a listing to appear on the website. Novice members,
by definition, are not listed on the website until they complete
requirements for full consultants.
The website is updated quarterly. Search
engine ranking for the website and general maintenance is addressed
continuously. The State Coordinator
of ABC-New Mexico is responsible for collecting/updating information
for the website and forwarding it to the webmaster.
In addition to the annual fee schedule set forth by ABC, ABC-New Mexico assesses the following fees:
- Per meeting fee
= $5/member; $7/non-member
- Holiday Dinner Meeting fee (optional)
= varies according to selected venue (approx. $20)
Meeting fees support the monthly ABC-New
maintenance of the ABC-New Mexico website, and any miscellaneous
expenses necessary for the organization.