TO JOIN THE SMWA - Please click here for the membership form. Print a copy and fill out the form. Mail in the form together with dues to:
P.O. Box 4523
Sevierville TN 37864
Categories 1-3: Wedding Members: $150 Dues, Full Voting Rights, one web listing in a category of their choosing. Additional categories available for $50 each
Category 4: Ally (Vacation) Members: $150 Dues, Full Voting Rights, one web listing in a category of their choosing. Additional categories available for $50 each
Category 5: Wedding Friends (Outside of Sevier County): $150 Dues, No vote or representation on board, one web listing in a category of their choosing. Additional categories available for $50 each
Membership Categories. The Association shall have five categories of membership. All members must possess a current business license, be approved by the Board of Directors, and pay the membership dues of the Association. Categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 must all possess a current Sevier County business license. Ordained Ministers shall be exempt from possession of a current business license.
CATEGORY 1: WEDDING PROVIDER - owns or operates a wedding chapel, provides wedding services that include the services of a minister, or is a licensed minister active in the wedding industry. Weddings are their primary business and their services are for the general public.
CATEGORY 2: WEDDING ASSOCIATE - conducts those services that directly contribute to the successful performance of a wedding, such as, but not limited to, photographer, videographer, florist, baker, caterer, beauty salon, formal wear, planner, or venue provider.
CATEGORY 3: WEDDING PARTNER - owns or operates a wedding chapel or provides packages with ministerial services as an amenity for their own guests only, OR their wedding business is a secondary activity to their primary business.
CATEGORY 4: WEDDING ALLY - owns or operates a business or service that enhances a couple's destination wedding in the Smokies, such as, but not limited to, lodging, restaurant, attraction, theater, or retail. This category also includes member-to-member services.
CATEGORY 5: WEDDING FRIEND - owns or operates a wedding-related business that is based outside of Sevier County and also does business within Sevier County. This category also includes wedding businesses throught the foothills of the Smokies, including Bounty County, Cocke County, and Jefferson County. Friends who are supportive of the wedding industry, e.g. educator, student, or government official, but not a wedding business themselves are also included as a Category 5 Member.
Voting Rights. Members of Category 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall have full voting rights. Category 5 Members shall have no voting rights.
Dues. $150.00 - Dues shall be paid annually based on Category of Membership.
NOTE: All membership applications are reviewed and approved by the SMWA board. Renewals are automatic except at the discretion of the SMWA board.