I’ve tried to start this post several times, but struggle to come up with what to say about it besides “Um…it was awesome?” I also updated my iPod to the new operating system without saving my pictures to the hard drive, which includes pictures of my booth! Sorry to disappoint, but I will come back and post them if I end up finding them.
I went to several different stores and collected a black tablecloth, some fake red rose petals, some confetti that looks like little diamonds, a bottle of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider.
So, imagine this:
Black tablecloth, with three red/burgundy cloth napkins — one in the center, and two on either far side of the table. If you’re “looking” at the table, on the center napkin, there are my flyers and business cards, with index cards and pens close by for the drawing. On the left-hand napkin is a 16×20 engagement picture of me and my husband. In front of that, there’s a little box we wrapped to look like a wedding gift to hold the drawing entries. On the right-side napkin, there’s a place setting with the fourth napkin folded on the plates, and the bottle of Martinelli’s. Scattered throughout the table are the diamond confetti (which really sparkled under the lights against the tablecloth) and the fake rose petals (for those, like me, who have allergies). Behind me, hanging on the black curtain, was my big banner.
It was a lot of fun, and people were really curious about what I’m doing, and very positive. I had a lot of people, after hearing my “spiel,” tell me that they think this is a great idea. I even had a few people who looked at my table and materials and “got it” before I even opened my mouth. I had several people tell me they’d already found this blog (thank you!!) and a few told me they wish they’d known me a year ago.
Here’s the “spiel”: I’m an event planner — weddings, anniversary parties, holiday parties, funerals, any family gathering. Big events are tough enough to plan without having to take the time to research all the caterers and find out which one can handle your needs. I understand about having lots of food needs. I’m allergic to beef, chicken, eggs, milk, bananas, carrots and corn on top of having Celiac disease, so I know how to talk to restaurants and caterers about food issues and make sure they know what they’re doing. I believe that people should be able to sit back and enjoy their events without wondering if they’re going to be sick later because they got glutened by their caterer.
I do anything from consult for an hour to make sure a client knows how to handle things all the way to planning an entire event.
I look forward to future business, and thanks to all of you who came to the Expo, and who love and support me.!