“Knowledge is: The distilled essence of our institutions, corroborated by experience.” I love this quote by American poet, artist and publisher Elbert Hubbard….

I thought I should tell you a little more regarding Rebecca’s new designation as a Professional Bridal Consultant.

We are members of the Association of Bridal Consultants as well as several other wedding and events industry associations….

I hold the designation of Master Bridal Consultant (MBC), currently one of only 59 in the world and the only one in the greater Philadelphia area…

Karen currently holds the designation of Professional Bridal Consultant (PBC) and is currently working toward her Accredited Bridal Consultant designation…

As you’ve recently read, Rebecca just attained her designation of Professional Bridal Consultant (PBC)….

Kristin’s current designation is Consultant as she works toward Professional Bridal Consultant…

OK, but what does all this mean?

The Association of Bridal Consultants is the oldest and largest group of wedding professionals in the world, established in 1955.

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) offers the most detailed and comprehensive training in the industry. Also, all ABC members agree to uphold the ABC Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Membership.

The designation I talked about are as follows:

Novice Member, Consultant Member, Professional Bridal Consultant, Accredited Bridal Consultant and Master Bridal Consultant – PBC, ABC and MBC are trademarked designations.

The important features of the designations are that they blend education and professional development, industry experience, leadership and industry contributions.

So, when looking to build a relationship with a wedding consultant, if you’re just shopping price – you’re missing out on a lot…

Education, industry experience, networking and upholding a Standard of Ethics play a huge part in our relationships with other wedding professionals and in working with every couple.