Friday, April 29, 2011

The Wedding Salon

Milestone Events by Kristy participated in our first ever bridal show and we are pleased to have joined the Wedding Salon's network. The show was this past April 27th, 2011 at the Manhattan Center in NYC. It was a packed show with approx. 3,000 brides that showed up ready to meet some of the extraordinary vendors who participated.
The month leading up to the show was crunch time for our team!! Meeting with vendors, doing research, creating marketing materials and making sure our brand imaging was done properly. We took this time to really showcase our work and the work of our vendors so that potential clients can see the total package that they would receive when hiring Milestone Events by Kristy for their next event. We put together a great marketing kit for brides to take home and read through the materials and the benefits of hiring a wedding planner. We offered some great discounts and some lucky brides went home with a $1,000 gift certificate off a full planning package!!! In addition, everyone who stopped by got to go home with some goodies and delicious cookies!!

The day started off well with only a few errands to run in the morning. When arriving to the Manhattan Center the Wedding Salon team organized unloading and registration seamlessly. As we awaited the start of the show the line of brides begin to form furiously around the block as they anxiously awaited to get started with the show. Once 4pm came and the doors open it was an influx of very excited brides who were interested in speaking to us about our services. I met many lovely ladies who loved our showcase and left us with many wonderful comments. The evening continued on with a steady pace of people and questions. I was pleasantly surprised on how well the evening went. At about 8pm it started to slow down a bit and I was able to now make my way through the show and see and network with some of the other vendors. There were a few who really stood out to me and I look forward to making some new partnerships with. One company that I can see a bright future for and one that will truly become a big trend in the near future is Newly Wish. NewlyWish is a wedding gift registry service designed to provide to-be-weds, their friends and family, with the choice, convenience, and personalization they desire in such an important and personal time in their lives.

Some other vendors that stood out to me were amazing "Cakes by Nicole", fabulous jewelry of "Designs by Febe". There were also some great new photographers some with exceptional modern day photojournalist books a specific mention to "Keylite Studio". Lastly, great music companies such as "NYC Wedding Music" which can offer large 12 and 14 piece bands. If you are looking for a smaller piece musicians there was "Karly Jurgensen" duets to quartets perfect for ceremony music. I was impressed by some new rental companies that were perfect for the modern and trendy brides looking for a sleek new look for their wedding. Lastly, a very fun company called "Before the Knot" for all your bachelorette parties and needs

If you are interested in learning more please feel free to call or email us.

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