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Becoming A Member

Membership Criteria

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Collective thoroughly evaluates each wedding professional applying for membership.

Our selection process adheres to specific criteria that reflect our commitment to excellence and the high standards set for businesses in the Smoky Mountains region.

Certain businesses may excel in specific areas despite meeting only some criteria.

Therefore, the SMWC acknowledges the potential for expertise in alternative areas, such as garnering multiple referrals and reviews, which may be weighed to determine membership eligibility.

We consider the following factors when making membership decisions.

**Minimum of 3 Years in Business**: We prioritize businesses with a proven track record of at least three years, demonstrating stability and experience in the industry.

**Established Website**: An established online presence through a well-maintained website is essential, showcasing your professionalism and commitment to your craft.

**Active Social Media Channels**: We value businesses that actively engage with their audience through social media platforms, demonstrating a contemporary approach to their services.


**Independent Reviews**: Positive reviews on platforms such as Google, Yelp, The Knot, WeddingWire, and others contribute to our assessment, highlighting your reputation and client satisfaction.

**Valid Tennessee or North Carolina Business License**: Ensuring that your business is officially recognized and compliant with local regulations is crucial for membership in the SMWC.

**Valid Liability Insurance Policy (if applicable)**: For businesses that require liability insurance, a valid policy adds an extra layer of professionalism and security for both you and your clients.

If your business falls into this category and excels in other aspects, we encourage you to apply for membership. The SMWC aims to recognize and celebrate outstanding wedding professionals in the Smokies region, fostering a diverse and dynamic community.

 

*We are not accepting photographer applications at this time*

I.

month-to-month

$25

Select the month-to-month option to begin your membership with SMWC (billed monthly). Both membership options require a one-year commitment. Membership applications will be thoroughly reviewed, and decisions on membership will be made within 5-7 days. Please note that not all applicants will be granted membership. Selection is highly selective, and SMWC reserves the right to curate the membership to establish and maintain the best possible list of wedding professionals.

Includes:

 

SMWC Member Listing

 

Personalized Member Page

 

Prominent Presence on Vendor PDF

 

Preferred Vendor Network with Member Venues

 

Backlinks and SEO Benefits

 

Regular Marketing & Social Media Postings Featuring You and Your Work

 

Access to Member-Only Events

 

Advertising on the Smoky Mountain Brides Facebook Page

 

 

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II.

annual membership

$250

Save $50 by paying for a full year in advance. Both membership options require a one-year commitment. Membership applications will be thoroughly reviewed, and decisions on membership will be made within 5-7 days. Please note that not all applicants will be granted membership. Selection is highly selective, and SMWC reserves the right to curate the membership to establish and maintain the best possible list of wedding professionals.

Includes:

 

SMWC Member Listing

 

Personalized Member Page

 

Prominent Presence on Vendor PDF

 

Preferred Vendor Network with Member Venues

 

Backlinks and SEO Benefits

 

Regular Marketing & Social Media Postings Featuring You and Your Work

 

Access to Member-Only Events

 

Advertising on the Smoky Mountain Brides Facebook Page

 

 

III.

additional listing

$100

This option is reserved for wedding professionals and businesses that offer more than one wedding industry service. An example is a wedding venue that also has lodging available. In this instance, the business would be charged a $250 annual fee and an additional $100 if they chose to list their lodging options.

Includes:

 

SMWC Member Listing

 

Personalized Member Page

 

Prominent Presence on Vendor PDF

 

Preferred Vendor Network with Member Venues

 

Backlinks and SEO Benefits

 

Regular Marketing & Social Media Postings Featuring You and Your Work

 

Access to Member-Only Events

 

Advertising on the Smoky Mountain Brides Facebook Page

 

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