The Buffalo Bridal Association and its members acknowledge the need to preserve and encourage fair and professional business practices.
As a condition of membership, all members pledge to adhere to the following Code of Professional Ethics:
I pledge myself to honesty and integrity, to pursue my profession and education so that service to my clients shall reflect the highest standards.
I pledge myself to comply with the standards of BBA. I pledge myself to seek and maintain association with fellow BBA members and others who may become a part of my business and professional life in an honorable and cooperative manner.
I know that my clients rely on my knowledge, experience and recommendations. I pledge not to betray the trust my clients place in me.
I will accurately represent my qualifications and expertise in all communications.
I will act and speak professionally so as to not offend or bring discredit to the weddings services profession.
I will be committed to understanding my customer's needs.
I will communicate clearly with my clients in layman's language what my prices are and what services are included. I will gladly answer questions about these things so that my client is comfortable with what has been ordered.
I will maintain the trust of clients and respect the affairs of clients and BBA members who may share information in confidence.
I will treat other wedding professionals with courtesy and dignity.
I will provide services in those areas in which I am qualified to serve. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will make every effort to recommend the services of a qualified TBA member.
I will protect the public against fraud or unfair practices and shall attempt to disengage all practices which bring discredit to the profession.
I will not be party to agreements which unfairly limit or restrain access to the marketplace by any other wedding professional, client or to the public, based on race, creed, color, sex, age, physical disability or country of origin.
Develop a Code of Ethics to which our Members must adhere.
Actively and continually Promote the Association and its role in assisting brides
Organize and provide Meetings, seminars and speakers to keep our members at the forefront of their professions
Diligently and responsibly Control and evaluate Membership for the benefit of customers and fellow members
Develop and provide Networking opportunities for the benefit of our members
Maintain and distribute our Free Membership Directory via bridal shows, member locations and direct mail
Serve as an ongoing "Communications Central" for ideas, programs and issues to better the local wedding industry
Provide newly engaged couples with A Diverse group of Quality Businesses which can make their weddings and honeymoons great