Join Us

The National Society of Black Wedding and Event Professionals is a working body seeking active and ongoing change through individual and collective efforts. We seek elite membership among Black Wedding and Event Professionals who adhere to the organization’s Code of Ethics, who are dedicated to the craft and growth of their business and who are committed to the industry and its evolution. There are two levels of membership in the organization: Business Membership and Peer Membership.

APPLICATION LINKS:  To apply for Membership, temporarily use these links:  BUSINESS Membership, PEER Membership.

  • Business Membership

  • $ 250 Annually
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    •     “Black-Owned Businesses” who services the wedding and event planning industry.  Membership belongs to business owner.
    •     Membership Investment:  $250.00 annually per business entity
    •     Business State Certificate or business license based on your state regulations
    •     General Liability Insurance and/or Errors & Omissions 
    •     Operate in business a minimum of one year
    •     Exemplary Reputation within the Industry/NO MORE THAN (3) confirmed complaints represented to our association
    •     Employer Identification Number (EIN#)
    •     Must have a business website
    •     Abide by our Code of Ethics
    •     Must be a Member in Good Standing (remains current on organization dues and payments) 
    •     Membership renewals are on your anniversary cycle.  A 30-day grace period is provided for renewal.  Beyond 30-day grace period your membership becomes in default and you will have to renew as a New Member.
    •     ALL OF THE ABOVE are required for membership approval
    •     Membership dues are non-refundable

     

    Benefits:

     

    •     3 Months of FREE MEMBERSHIP for the first (100) Members
    •     First (100) Members will be recognized as FOUNDING MEMBERS
    •     Virtual Educational Sessions
    •     Informative Newsletters highlighting Industry news, education, and Member Spotlights
    •     BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP Listing within our Directory (visible to Members, Consumers, and all others)
    •     Yearly Membership Badge
    •     Voting rights
    •     SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for Members who desire to attend              conferences/workshops or speak on Educational Platforms (assisting with    either Hotel Accommodations or Transportation)
    •     Special Directory Page for Speakers and Educators
    •     Special discounts with Strategic Partners
    •     Access to Mentor Programs
    •     Support of Members in times of disparity or tragedy
    •     Endless Opportunities to Network and build lasting relationships with          Industry Peers beyond your Geographical Area
    •     Access to City-to-City Dine-Around networking Events 2x per Year, and      other organization events at Member discounted rates
    •     Leadership badges to Members who exemplify leadership characteristics    in their community
    •     Quarterly Peer Acknowledgements – Peers to vote on industry peers for      character
    •     Access to Designated Resource Page
    •     Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and various Committees
    •     Recognition on our Social Media Platforms
    •     And Much More!

     

  • Peer Membership

  • $ 250 Annually
  • Qualifications:

     

    •     “An Individual” (Black/African-American) who works for a non-Black-Owned business in the wedding and event planning industry
    •     Membership Investment: $250.00 annually per individual
    •     Employed by current employer a minimum of one-(1) year
    •     Must have a business website
    •     Abide by our Code of Ethics
    •     Must be a Member in Good Standing (remains current on organization dues and payments)
    •     ALL OF THE ABOVE are required for membership approval
    •     Membership dues are non-refundable

     

    Benefits:

     

    •     Virtual Educational Sessions
    •     Informative Newsletters highlighting Industry news, education, and Member Spotlights
    •     Yearly Membership Badge
    •     Access to Mentor Programs
    •     Support of Members in times of disparity or tragedy
    •     Endless Opportunities to Network and build lasting relationships with Industry Peers beyond your Geographical Area
    •     “PEER” Membership (Individual) Listing (visible only to Members)
    •     Access to City-to-City Dine-Around networking Events 2x per Year, and other organization events at Member discounted rates
    •     Access Designated Resource Page
    •     Recognition on our Social Media Platforms
    •     Membership renewals are on your anniversary cycle.  A 30-day grace period is provided for renewal.  Beyond 30-day grace period your membership becomes in default and you will have to renew as a New Member.
    •     And Much More!

     

     

  • 3 Year Business Membership

  • $ 699 3 Years
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    •     “Black-Owned Businesses” who services the wedding and event planning industry.  Membership belongs to business owner.
    •     Membership Investment:  $699.00 per business entity for (3) years
    •     Business State Certificate or Valid business license based on your state regulations
    •     General Liability Insurance and/or Errors & Omissions 
    •     Operate in business a minimum of one year 
    •     Exemplary Reputation within the Industry/NO MORE THAN (3) confirmed complaints represented to our association
    •     Employer Identification Number (EIN#)
    •     Must have a business website
    •     Abide by our Code of Ethics
    •     Must be a Member in Good Standing (remains current on organization dues and payments) 
    •     Membership renewals are on your anniversary cycle.  A 30-day grace period is provided for renewal.  Beyond 30-day grace period your membership becomes in default and you will have to renew as a New Member.
    •     ALL OF THE ABOVE are required for membership approval
    •     Membership dues are non-refundable

     

    Benefits:

     

    •     3 Months of FREE MEMBERSHIP for the first (100) Members
    •     First (100) Members will be recognized as FOUNDING MEMBERS
    •     Virtual Educational Sessions
    •     Informative Newsletters highlighting Industry news, education, and Member Spotlights
    •     BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP Listing within our Directory (visible to Members, Consumers, and all others)
    •     Yearly Membership Badge
    •     Voting rights
    •     SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for Members who desire to attend              conferences/workshops or speak on Educational Platforms (assisting with    either Hotel Accommodations or Transportation)
    •     Special Directory Page for Speakers and Educators
    •     Special discounts with Strategic Partners
    •     Access to Mentor Programs
    •     Support of Members in times of disparity or tragedy
    •     Endless Opportunities to Network and build lasting relationships with          Industry Peers beyond your Geographical Area
    •     Access to City-to-City Dine-Around networking Events 2x per Year, and      other organization events at Member discounted rates
    •     Leadership badges to Members who exemplify leadership characteristics    in their community
    •     Quarterly Peer Acknowledgements – Peers to vote on industry peers for      character
    •     Access to Designated Resource Page
    •     Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and various Committees
    •     Recognition on our Social Media Platforms
    •     And Much More!