Wedding Professionals Membership Information

 

The information contained on this membership page is subject to change at the discretion of the Adirondack Wedding Center (AWC)  and the Adirondack – Albany Wedding Association (AAWA) and its members. The AWC/AAWA are centrally located in Queensbury, NY. We are open virtually, year-round, 7 days a week by appointment. We are closed on US holidays.  We have two additional offices in Queensbury and Lake George for physical appts.

The AWC is a listing service for all pros regionally, and a free planning service for couples, formed in 2008. We also produce local wedding shows.

 


AWC Membership Levels


Affiliate:  Affiliate members are those who want to be part of our FREE planning program, but do not want a lot of exposure. 

Supporter: Supporter members are those who have less money to invest, or do not plan to connect with couples on the sales leads list.
Associate: Associate members are classic wedding pros (photographers, florists, entertainment, restaurants, lodging, etc.).

Partner: Partner members are pros who want to stand out from the crowd with a branded listing & more frequent sales leads.
Venue: Venues are any location that charge for the use of an event space, either with or without catering.

 

Affiliate Level Members Will Get:  (FREE annual cost)

  • A listing on the AAWA All Wedding Vendors page ONLY (no link)

  • Admission to The Association Private Social Media Group

    • Stay informed on area events & Association activities

  • The opportunity to participate in vendor meetings and Association events/shows (at a higher cost than paying members)

  • Affiliate Members must meet all Terms of Membership (see below)

Supporter Level Members Will Get: ($175 annual cost)

  • A listing on the AAWA All Wedding Vendors page, with link

  • A listing and link on the AAWA website, under your specific category

    • Our site is optimized for desktop and mobile viewing

    • Our site is the first place clients go for information, and your business will be what they see when they get there

  • Admission to The Association Private Social Media Group

    • Stay informed on area events & Association activities

  • Business card space in the Wedding Center Office

    • It’s what clients see when they visit our office!

  • The opportunity to participate in vendor meetings and Association events/shows (at a higher cost than associate members)

  • Opportunity to upgrade to another member level at any time

    • Check out the great Associate benefits below!

 

Associate Level Members Will Get: ($350 annual cost)

  • All the benefits of the Supporter level, PLUS:

  • Monthly notification of wedding registrations and contact information

    • Get a jump on the competition!

  • The opportunity to participate in vendor meetings and Association events/shows (at a higher cost than partner members)

  • Opportunity to upgrade to Partner Member at any time

  • Check out the great Partner benefits below!

 

Partner Level Members Will Get: ($550 annual cost)

  • All the benefits of the Associate level, PLUS:

  • A Branded listing and link on the AAWA website

    *Brand recognition is the name of the game! Let us promote your business for you.
  • ALL AAWA wedding show lists, even if you do not attend them!

  • Regular notification of wedding registrations and contact information

    • You get leads first - before the associate members!

  • Complimentary inclusion in Wedding Association marketing 

    • We’ll get your name out there!

  • Exclusive invitations to client workshops, shows and Wedding Center open house events

    • Meet other Partner members, vendors and clients, first hand

  • Prime placement at AAWA wedding shows ​​

 

Venue Members Will Get:  (contact for annual cost)

  • All the benefits of the Partner level, PLUS:

  • Venues receive an additional website listing at no additional charge

    • Market to clients across multiple categories!

Terms of Membership


All AWC Members will:

  1. Comply with the AWC/AAWA Code of Conduct

  2. Agree to a business facility inspection by the Association as applicable

  3. Submit a valid, professional website or social media page for clients to link to

  4. Promote your fellow Association members to clients.
  5. Treat all couples with dignity and respect, and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

 

To Apply for Membership


Read and agree to the Member Code of Conduct below, and fill out the Application for Membership.

Contact our office to arrange payment by credit card, or make your check payable to Adirondack – Albany Weddings.

Member listings will appear on the AWC website within 7 business days of receiving your application, dues, and logo, as applicable.

 

AWC Member Code of Conduct


ALL AWC members must comply with the following professional standards.

Appropriate written notice will be provided if the AWC alters these terms.
 

Regarding membership and other pros, AWC members will:

  1. Meet minimum qualifying criteria as set forth by the Association

  2. Operate a professional business that is an asset to the Association and to the community, and follow all laws, rules, etc of New York State and surrounding areas as well as any and all specific venue rules and guidelines.

  3. Maintain an operable business telephone, physical storefront, email address, and website (as appropriate)

  4. Obtain and keep current as applicable:

    • required business license(s)

    • general liability insurance

    • worker’s compensation

    • disability insurance for employees

    • vehicle liability insurance on company vehicles

  5. Treat other professionals (members and non-members) with respect

  6. Refer business to complementary members of the Adirondack Wedding Center

  7. Attend / participate in AWC functions when possible including:

    • wedding shows

    • seminars

    • workshops

    • fundraisers

    • community events

    • other social functions, as appropriate

  8. Make all payments due the Association on time

  9. Return contact by the Association in a timely manner

  10. NOT share our lists or sales leads with any NON-AWC members

    • Any member found to be violating this condition will be subject to automatic dismissal from the AWC without a refund

 

Regarding clients, all members will:

  1. Provide a formal written contract for all goods and services provided to clients

  2. Represent clients fairly and honestly, providing cost-efficient and professional services

  3. Satisfy client disputes immediately, fairly and with professional consideration for the AWC