Interested in Being a NMWP Member?

Any business that provides wedding goods and services in the state of New Mexico may apply for membership in NMWP as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Be recommended in writing by a current NMWP member

  • Have been in business in New Mexico at least two years

  • Have a current business license

  • Have other licensing necessary for the applicant's profession (ie. Food permit, etc.)

  • Submit a completed and signed membership application agreeing to abide by the NMWP Code of Ethics and Membership requirements

 

Admission Procedures

Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member. The applicant must present a package to the membership committee chair that includes:

  • Completed and signed application form with required attachments

  • Check made payable to NMWP to cover first years dues and new-member fee; the check will not be deposited until the applying business is accepted for membership to NMWP

Requirements of all Members

  • Attend a minimum of 5 meetings per year

  • Pay annual dues in a timely manner

  • Current business license

  • Serve on NMWP committees as appointed

  • Cooperate with NMWP events and efforts to promote and improve the professionalism of the wedding industry in New Mexico

  • Participate in at least 1 event per year; such as helping set up at a bridal fair, manning the NMWP booth, providing speakers for meetings, folding brochures, stuffing envelopes, etc.

  • Respond rapidly and honestly to any complaints forwarded by the NMWP Board of Directors

  • Adhere to NMWP's Code of Ethics and cooperate with NMWP policies and all matters relating to it

 

Member Benefits

  • Enhanced credibility among purchasers of wedding goods and services

  • Placement/ Individual Business Advertisement in one section of the NMWP website

  • Access to the members-only section of the NMWP website

  • NMWP certificate suitable for display in the place of business

  • Inclusion in NMWP brochures

  • Participation in other NMWP marketing efforts

  • General NMWP marketing efforts to build the NMWP brand, including advertising in bridal shows.

  • NMWP recruitment efforts to build the organization

  • Networking opportunities with other wedding professionals

  • Educational opportunities

  • Participation in NMWP promotional events

  • Business referral through the NMWP website & through member referrals

  • Opportunity to share current business news at meetings

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