The premier planning assistance program of New York State

New York Wedding Program

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

 

The information contained on this membership page is subject to change at the discretion of the New York Wedding Program (NYWP) and its members. The NYWP main office is located in upstate NY. We are open Monday-Friday, and outside regular business hours by appointment for clients and vendors. Our office is closed on US holidays.

The NYWP is a network of elite professionals who believe in delivering the best products and services to their clients. Working together, we support each other by referring clients, promoting one another’s businesses through multiple forms of advertising and word of mouth, building packages tailored to each client’s needs, and more. Our members get access to exclusive client lists, great discounts on area events, and enjoy increased sales and market share as a result of being a NYWP member. Our members tell us that their return on investment is FAST! Their membership dues pay for themselves quickly through the increased business they are getting. New member benefits are also added regularly.


Membership Levels

Basic Membership: Perfect for a business who is just starting out. Your abbreviated website listing will put your name in front of our couples, and opting out of receiving leads can save you money on membership.

Standard Membership: Our most popular membership level gives you the tools to grow your business. Your standard listing, and once-a-month leads lists will allow you to connect with couples in your area, and get more sales.

Premium Membership: Our top-tier membership level is for business who want to stand out from the crowd. Your spotlight listing, complete with your own branding, and twice-monthly leads lists will give you an edge over your competition.

 

Full List of Basic Level Membership Perks:

  • A printable certificate of membership 

    • Let your clients know you are part of an elite network of pros.

  • A Basic Listing on the NYWP website

    • Chose to be listed in one of eight New York regions

    • Basic Listings include:

      • your business name

      • a link to your website or social media page

  • Complimentary use of NYWP resources and meeting space

    • Make meetings convenient for you and your clients

  • The opportunity to participate in vendor meetings and NYWP events/shows.

  • Acceptance of client credit card payments on behalf your business

    • Fee applies

    • Get business you might not otherwise!

  • Opportunity to upgrade to another member level at any time​

 

Full List of Standard Level Membership Perks:

  • All the benefits of our Basic Membership, plus:

  • A Standard Listing on the NYWP website

    • Chose to be listed in any or all of eight New York regions

    • Standard Listings include:

      • your business name

      • business address and phone number

      • a link to your website or social media page

      • quality placement on your category page (before ALL basic listings)

  • Monthly notification of wedding registrations and contact information from your region

    • Reach out to Couples in your area!

  • Complimentary inclusion in New York Wedding Program marketing collateral

    • We’ll get your name out there!

  • Reduced pricing for additional category listings

  • Opportunity to upgrade to another member level at any time

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Full List of Premium Level Membership Perks:

  • All the benefits of our Standard Membership, plus:

  • A Spotlight Listing on the NYWP website

    • Chose to be listed in any or all of eight New York regions

    • Spotlight Listings include:

      • your business name

      • your business logo or photo

      • business address and phone number

      • a link to your website or social media page

      • prime placement on your category page (before ALL standard and basic listings)

  • Twice-monthly notification of wedding registrations and contact information from your region

    • Get a jump on the competition!

  • Receive one additional category listing at no additional charge

Terms of Membership

All NYWP Members will:

  1. Comply with the NYWP Code of Conduct (below)

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

  3. Submit a business biography / resume to the NYWP 

    • a valid, professional website qualifies

  4. Submit at least five (5) client testimonials or professional references

    • testimonials on website also qualify

  5. Offer qualifying clients a 10% discount or equivalent upgrade

    • To qualify, Client must book a minimum of five (5) NYWP members (vendors) for their event

    • NYWP will provide a contract when discounts are applicable

    • Venue and Catering discount/upgrade is 5% total, pre-tax.

  6. Promote your fellow NYWP members to clients.

 

To Apply for Membership


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

Submit your payment by credit card, or call our office directly at 518.792.6092 to pay by phone.

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

 

Membership Dues


Membership starts at just $50 per year!

Please contact a sales representative for a complete list of our current rates.

Main Office: 518.792.6092

Amanda@NewYorkWeddingProgram.com

New York Wedding Program

MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT


NYWP Associates, and Venues must comply with the following professional standards.

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

Regarding membership and other vendors, Associates, and Venues will:

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

  2. Actively promote the NYWP, its members, its benefits, and its role in helping clients plan special events

  3. Operate a professional business that is an asset to the NYWP and to the community

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

  5. Obtain and keep current:

    • required business license/s

    • general liability insurance

    • workman’s compensation

    • disability insurance for employees

    • vehicle liability insurance on company vehicles

  6. Display the NYWP logo and web link (to be provided) on your website home page, wedding page, or links page

  7. Display the NYWP Membership certificate or plaque prominently in your place of business

  8. Display the NYWP Membership certificate or plaque at ALL wedding shows you attend

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

  10. Refer business to complementary members of the New York Wedding Program

  11. Provide printed and web-based NYWP marketing materials to prospective clients as appropriate

  12. Make all payments due to NYWP on time

  13. Return contact by the NYWP office in a timely manner

  14. NOT share our lists or sales leads with any NON-NYWP members

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

  15. Complete wedding bookings, for us to share with the other members

  16. Provide the NYWP with your own sales leads, as you see fit

 

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 NYWP

  4. Honor all contracts entered into during period of membership, with any NYWP clients

MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP FORM

Section One

This is the information that will be seen by couples visiting our site. Please make sure all spelling and capitalization are correct. All information will be displayed EXACTLY as written. Fields marked with an * are required.
In what region of New York is your business located? *
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Website Category *
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Membership Level *
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Business Name *
Link to Website or Social Media Page *

Section Two

This information is for use in the NY Wedding Program offices only. Be sure to enter the email address at which you wish to receive sales leads and correspondence from our office. None of the information in this section will appear publicly. All fields are required. 
Contact Person *
Business Address *
City, ST Zip Code *
Contact Phone Number *
Contact Email Address *

Section Three

To join the NY Wedding Program (NYWP), you must agree to the terms of the above contract, and abide by the rules laid out in our Code of Conduct. Violation of these terms and/or rules may result in immediate dismissal from the NYWP without a refund.

I have read and agree to all terms outlined in the NY Wedding Program Membership Contract  *

I have read and agree to adhere to all professional standards outlined in the NYWP Code of Conduct  *

Full Name *
Title *
Signature *
Date *

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