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The National Gay Wedding Association is dedicated to the education and promotion of inclusive business practices for LGBTQ+ couples within the wedding & event industry. At its core, the NGWA is a network of seasoned and beginner wedding professionals who support each other through exclusive member benefits such as networking, mentorship, education, strategic partnerships, and a steadfast mission to uphold and incorporate the values of inclusivity within their businesses.

Like-minded wedding & event professionals supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ couples.

In the spirit of inclusivity, community, and networking, wedding professionals with all levels of experience are encouraged to join the NGWA. Individual and Business Memberships include a comprehensive online vendor profile featured in our International Directory of Inclusive Wedding Professionals. Vendor profile highlights include a portfolio of images, business description, headshot, an LGBTQ+ client review, and supporting credentials such as completed inclusive certifications, training, and courses. This directory aims to match prospective LGBTQ+ couples with vendors who share their values.

Join the National Gay Wedding Association To Support Equality For All Couples.

Membership Benefits - Like Minded Networking

National Gay Wedding Association benefits include discounted tickets and early admission for national and local events, networking within the NGWA community, educational training and webinars, as well as free and discounted services, products, and trainings from our partner organizations. NGWA Members may participate free in the Weddings for Everyone - Wedding Expo! Exclusively for LGBTQ+ couples.

Equally Wed Pro - 25% discount to complete their LGBTQ+ Inclusive Certification Course
Party Slate - Free white glove profile set up, 10% Discount on Premier Membership Fee (First Year with PartySlate) or 15% Discount on Platinum Membership Fee (First Year with PartySlate)
National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals - member-rate on all events and educational opportunities 
Hashtag Files - 15% off monthly discount
Style Me Pretty - 25% discount on first-year Little Black Book membership
Dash Of Pride - 25% discount on Dash of Pride's Certified Pro Program

Ready to become an NGWA Member?
Please select your membership level below. Individual, or Business.
Once your Individual or Business membership fee has been received, an NGWA application will be emailed.

Please reach out with any questions. member@nationalgayweddingassociation.org

Membership Types

NGWA Individual
Membership

Individual Professional Memberships are for all wedding professionals, both seasoned and beginners, who wish to join a network of like-minded vendors dedicated to implementing inclusive practices and continuing education within their businesses. Members enjoy an array of exclusive benefits to support their inclusive practices through local chapter memberships, complimentary training and webinars, and discounts with NGWA partner organizations. 

Yearly Plan: $250/year

Professional Membership Profile Includes:

• Profile Image
• Headshot
• Portfolio of 6 images
• Business Bio
• Website & email links
• Social media links
• “Welcome” Instagram announcement
• Newsletter shout-outs with business updates

All memberships are officially approved by our Board of Directors. Membership credentials will be emailed once approved.

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NGWA  
Membership

1. Choose which membership best fits your wedding service. Join today and pay your membership fee directly online.

2. Your membership application will be emailed. Please complete the application and submit your completed application.

3. Please email six to eight images to Admin@NationalGayWeddingAssociation.org These images will be used to create your online membership profile. Low resolution, but internet quality. Your logo is also welcomed. Once created, you will be emailed a link to a proof. Please submit any edits to the email above.

4. Your NGWA Badge will be emailed. Please display on your website and any other marketing materials for couples to see.

5. Please review NGWA's Partners. Our partners offer exclusive opportunities for NGWA members to elevate their inclusive business practices.

6. NGWA is a professional association that encourages it's members to get connected and involved with the NGWA and the LGBTQ+ community. Our events are developed to support our members, educate our members and create advocates for LGBTQ+ couples in the wedding and event industry.

7. NGWA members are to abide by all local and federal laws governing the industry. Maintain adequate liability insurance and operate their wedding services in an ethical manner with integrity and professionalism.

8. Commit to the mission of the NGWA and contribute to the greater success of the NGWA.

9. Treat other NGWA members with respect and a sense of cooperation.

Welcome! We are glad you're here! We welcome all like-minded wedding professionals.

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NGWA Business
Membership

Business Corporate Memberships are for corporate companies, both seasoned and beginners, who wish to join a network of like-minded vendors dedicated to implementing inclusive practices and continuing education within their businesses. Members enjoy an array of exclusive benefits to support their inclusive practices through local chapter memberships, complimentary training and webinars, and discounts with NGWA partner organizations.

Yearly Plan: $500.00/year

Corporate Membership Profile Includes:

• Profile Image
• Headshot
• Portfolio of 8 images
• Business Bio
• Website & email links
• Social media links
• “Welcome” Instagram announcement
• Quarterly social media features
• 5 company members ($75 additional)

All memberships are officially approved by our Board of Directors. Membership credentials will be emailed once approved.

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Sponser
Membership

$5000.00/year

Create a Wedding Business Sponsor Profile

Includes:
• 1 Featured Image
• 1 main image
• Up to 12 images
• 500 words of supporting text
• Website & email links
• Social media links
• Unlimited category tags
• “Welcome” Instagram announcement
• Reserved Homepage Featured Vendor
• Placement
• Company logo placement on Sponsor Page
• Two Priority annual conference tickets and two VIP Opening Reception tickets.
• Complementary display ad in the annual conference & LGBTQ+ Wedding Directory.

Please complete the Membership Application

Once completed, please email the application with your required documents to Member@NationalGayWeddingAssociation.org

Once received, our membership chairperson will review your social media accounts to evaluate your representation of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC couples according to our board’s approval standards.

We will also take time to answer your questions. All memberships are officially approved by our Board of Directors. Membership credentials will be emailed once approved.

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