- Association of Bridal Consultants, 200 Chestnutland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 355-0464, http://www.weddingchannel.com/abc
- The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants, (408) 528-9000
- June Wedding Inc., 8514 FM3117, Temple, TX 76501-7206, (254) 983-3596, http://www.junewedding.com
- International Special Events Society, 9202 N. Meridian St., #200, Indianapolis, IN 46260, (800) 688-4737, http://www.ises.com
- National Bridal Service, 3122 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221, (804) 355-6945, http://www.nationalbridalservice.com
- Entrepreneur's Business Start-Up Guide #1330, Bridal Consultant, is available for $59 from Entrepreneur Media Inc., 2445 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614, (800) 421-2300.
- The Association of Bridal Consultants publishes Weddings as a Business, available to members for $80 by calling (860) 355-0464.
- Look in consumer magazines such as Bride's Magazine and Modern Bride for information about wedding attire, accessories and trends.
Marcie Geffner is a Los Angeles freelance writer who covers small business and real estate. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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