Frequently Asked Questions
How much is it to become a member of the Norfolk Wedding Business Club?
There is an annual subscription of £47.00
What does this fee cover?
Every member of your staff is covered and you will save £5 off every meeting that you attend. As a member you have the opportunity to be a Featured Member at a meeting and promote your services and products to members and guests alike.
As a member of the Norfolk Wedding Business Club you will be entitled to various discounts, free training workshops and exclusive deals offered by various local businesses. Please see our Members Support page for more details.
How much does it cost to attend a meeting?
It is £10 to all members and £15 to all non-members and guests.
What happens at a meeting?
We have various formats but generally each meeting is held in a very informal and relaxed atmosphere.
We ask that you register between 6.30pm and 7.00pm when this is a perfect opportunity to network and get your business cards and promotional material out there. There are always complimentary refreshments on arrival.
At 7.00pm we like to get the introductions under way and there is no pressure for you to do your own `Elevator Pitch` as we know that many find this quite daunting, therefore we give you the option of doing your own and letting us do it for you.
At 7.30pm this will be a chance for our Featured Member to showcase their business to all the other members and guests.
We then break at 7.45pm for refreshments and a brief opportunity to network further, make contacts and arrange meetings.
8.00pm will either be a Guest speaker or we have a group brain-storming session to see how we can help each other. Guest Speakers subjects vary from all walks of business life and will always have a bearing on and be of some use to your business.
We try to conclude the meetings by 8.30pm but sometimes run over depending on the number of questions being thrown at our Guest speaker! There is then an opportunity to network further or retire to the bar (depending on the venue) or if you decide to leave straight away that is not a problem, everything is very informal and the group are a very friendly bunch!
Do we have to give referrals?
There is no pressure whatsoever on you to give referrals. Yes, our aim is to generate more business for our members but we do not put pressure on anyone at all. We want you to feel comfortable in recommending other members to Brides & Grooms because you know they are reliable, trustworthy and offer good service, not because you feel pressured.
How often are the meetings?
We normally hold a meeting at least once a month, normally on a Wednesday so we avoid other local networking groups.
Where do you hold the meetings?
We use various venues, mainly around the Norwich area, that are involved in the wedding industry. These include Dunston Hall, The Space, The Oaklands Hotel, Roundwood, The Brook Hotel, Hotel Wroxham, The George Hotel (Norwich) and we are always looking for different or new venues.
Do I have to attend a minimum number of meetings per year?
Absolutely not! You can attend 1 or every meeting, the choice is yours. Again there is no pressure on you whatsoever.
How do I pay for my membership and the meetings?
All you have to do is fill out the very short form on our Join Today page and we will then send you an invoice by e-mail. You then have various options to pay from BACS, PayPal, Credit or Debit Card via PayPal or by cheque.
We ask that you pay in advance for the meetings so that we can confirm the numbers with the venue and again you have the same payment options as above. We do also take cash or cheque payments on the door on the night of the meeting if this is preferred by you.