2014 Bride and Groom Garage Sale - Cancelled :(

by Jenny Bryde 19. April 2014 08:39

After a low turn out for seller registration this time, we are cancelling this year's Bride and Groom Garage Sale which was scheduled for next Saturday at the Golden Leaf Center.  Normally at this point, we have between 50 and 60 sellers preregistered for their tables, and at this time, a week ahead of the sale, we only have 8 tables.  We believe in this event which is near and dear to our hearts, and we only want to host a sale that is beneficial for both sellers and shoppers.  We think this was just an off season due to a number of factors, but we love this event and certainly plan on continuing to host this in the future! 

Can everyone do us a favor and spread the word? Sellers who had registered have been contacted, but we need to get the word out to those who wanted to shop the sale that the event has been cancelled. Please share this information with anyone you know who was planning to attend.

We have not set a date yet, but this event will be held again next year. Registration for the 2015 April Sale will start this fall, so stay tuned!

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2014 Bride and Groom Garage Sale - Less than 2 Weeks Away!

by Jenny Bryde 14. April 2014 01:21

If you're engaged and have never attended one of our sales before, please mark your calendars for our Bride and Groom Garage Sale!  This one of a kind event is a massive collection of wedding supplies from couples recently married who are looking to sell their goods to you at amazing prices!  Take avantage of someone elses handy work and snatch up some custom centerpieces, collection of china, chair covers, jewelry, dresses, fabric, and so much more!  

If you've gotten married recently and have a mountain of supplies left over that are taking up valuable real estate in your closet or basement (or at your parents' house), then gather your goods together for this sale!  Come be a seller at our sale and make a ton of money back from things that you don't need anymore.  Who needs 30 centerpieces, right?  We've had sellers make hundreds and even thousands of dollars from selling their gently used and new wedding items.  

Details:

For shoppers - The sale is from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 26th at the Golden Leaf Convention Center in Davenport (next to Millertime Billiards).  Bring cash and some shopping bags.  Admission is $5 per person, and kids are free.

For sellers - Register in advance here: http://tiny.cc/bggssignup.  Read our Terms of Service here:  http://tiny.cc/bggstos.  The cost of your table is $25 and can be paid after you register as a seller.  Seller set up is from 7am to 9am on Saturday, April 26th.  Registration will continue we reach our maximum of 60 tables, so register now to secure your spot!

Please contact Jenny with any questions - jenny@qcweddings.com 

We are so much looking forward to this event, and we can't wait to see what's for sale this year!

Here are some pics from last year's sale!

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2014 Bride and Groom Garage Sale is in 3 Weeks!

by Jenny Bryde 7. April 2014 01:05

On Saturday, April 26th from 10-noon at the Golden Leaf Convention Center in Davenport, QCWeddings.com will be hosting the next Bride and Groom Garage Sale!  This event is oh so amazing, and we cannot wait to see what kinds of things end up on the tables this time around...

For those of you not familiar with this event, here is how it works:  When weddings are over, tons and tons of materials are left over from centerpieces to fabric and everything in between.  Our sale invites married couples to take all of that gently used and sometimes new items out of storage and sell them at garage sale prices.  Then couples who are getting married can come shop the sale and find amazing deals on items they need for their wedding.  Married couples make some cash back and clean out their closets and basements.  Engaged couples find great deals to help balance the wedding budget.  It's a win win!  We even have couples who first come to the sale as shoppers and then return after they get married to be sellers!  It is so much fun!

The admission to shop is $5 per person, kids are free.  No need to puchase tickets in advance, just show up on the day of!  You may want to get there early as it's a bit like a Black Friday sale!

The sellers fee is $25 per table, and if you're interested in being a seller, you can find all the details here:  http://tiny.cc/bggstos.  To register to be a seller, click here:  http://tiny.cc/bggssignup Be sure to sign up early as we have had a couple of sales where we've ended up turning people away because we maxed out our space!

Contact Jenny at any time to ask questions - jenny@qcweddings.com.

 

 

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Just Three Weeks Until the 3rd Semi-Annual Bride and Groom Garage Sale!!

by Jenny Bryde 1. April 2012 05:19

It's been six months already! It's time again for our Bride and Groom Garage Sale!! We love, love, LOVE this event, and we feel pretty confident that anyone involved with it loves, loves, LOVES it as well! If you've attended the sale before, you know that it's a worthwhile adventure, and if you've never been, well, you're in for a real treat!

The problem was that we have so many married couples (and families of said married couples) who end up housing a warehouse full of left over wedding items after the big day is over. Do you or someone you know have thirty sets of centerpieces, bolts of leftover fabric, now-useless dresses? There are a thousand items bought for a wedding that end up sitting in storage after because they aren't trash but they have lost their usefulness.

The other part of the problem is that in this day and age, almost everyone getting married has to watch their budget so that their wedding doesn't end up costing them an arm and a leg that they can't afford to give up! If there was a way to save money on say, decor, or other wedding-esque items, maybe there'd be more room in the budget for a dream photographer or location or menu.

THE SOLUTION: The Bride and Groom Garage Sale! We set up an area, invite people to come and sell their "left overs" to engaged couples who are ready to spend some money on a good deal. The result? Married couples do some serious spring cleaning, make some money back, and help a good cause. Engaged couples do some serious wedding shopping, save some money, and help a good cause as well!

We repeat this event every six months (this is our third time doing it!), and each time we have selected a different local charity to sponsor. This time we have selected the Kelly McQuate Memorial Scholarship Fund. I was unfamiliar with this charity until Jami told me all about it: Kelly McQuate passed away in an accident a few days after her wedding. To honor her memory, her new husband established this scholarship fund to help children who have lost one or both parents to attend college. What a seriously amazing way to tribute someone you love!

Interested in attending? Here's how this works...

For sellers - It is FREE to have a table..or two tables...or ten tables. We just ask that you register ahead of time on our site just so that we can make sure we have enough tables set up for you. You can find out all the details about being a seller and register for your tables here. We also accept walk-ins on the day of, but priority goes to those who register ahead of time.

For shoppers - It is $5 a person to come and shop the sale. The sale runs from (CORRECTION) 12-2. We recommend bringing a reusable shopping bag or two because you'll never know what you might find! All proceeds from the event go to our charity, so make this an event! Bring your entire wedding party, your momma, your grandma, your co-workers...everybody! The more the merrier!

Our goal each time is to raise more money and awareness for our charities. Seriously folks, this event is just one of those things to do that helps everyone involved. So, help us out by spreading the word around! Word of mouth is the best advertising!

Here's the official flyer for the event:

 

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