We are going to need to go ahead and toot our own horns here in saying that our favorite wedding related event is quickly approaching on the calendar - the Bride and Groom Garage Sale! This event is near and dear to our hearts at QCWeddings.com, and it has grown from it's infancy and is now a huge event hosted by us to raise money for our favorite local charity twice a year!
The history - We are on our fifth round of our sale. At our first sale two and a half years ago, we had a dozen tables of sellers. Our sale was small, but we knew it would grow especially with the great feedback from both sellers and shoppers, so we kept at it. Each time we've had the sale, it has grown to the point where last time we had to turn sellers away from the sale! We try to pack as many people as possible into the Golden Leaf Convention Center which is huge. The last time we had around 60 tables! Wow!
If you're familiar with the sale, then go ahead and mark your calendars for April 27th. If you're not familiar with what the sale is all about, let me explain.
Couples who get married accumulate a lot of...stuff. Decorations, supplies, fabric, garments, paper. STUFF. Once the wedding is done, there is no real use for this STUFF. A lot of times the STUFF gets stored in a closet or basement or sold piecemeal at a garage sale.
Couples who are engaged are looking for a lot of...stuff. Decorations, supplies, fabric, garments, paper. STUFF. Until the wedding is done, they have a big need for this STUFF. A lot of times the STUFF is expensive and can eat a major chunk out of a wedding budget.
So the Bride and Groom Garage Sale tries to help both people - the married and the engaged - by providing a place to exchange the STUFF. At our sale, those who have been married can come and sell their wedding related stuff to those who come to shop our sale. With all the sellers who come, we have wedding supplies for every wedding theme and taste. Anything and everything is sold from china to fabric to paper to centerpieces, and everything inbetween. We also have sellers come and sell wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and so on.
Sellers are happy that they've unloaded their stuff and made some money, while shoppers are happy that they've found the perfect stuff for their wedding while saving money. QCWeddings.com is happy because everyone is happy.
So anyone who is engaged, has a family member who is engaged, or know someone who is engaged should plan on coming to this sale. It is $5 a person to come in and shop the sale, and all of our profits go to our chosen charity, the Kelly McQuate Memorial Scholarship.
Details of the day:
SELLERS - If you would like to become a seller, please register here. Your first table is free, and if you'd like to have additional tables, it is $10 per table. Seller set up is from 7-9am on April 27th.
SHOPPERS - If you would like to shop the sale, come any time from 10-2 on April 27th. It is $5 a person to come in to the sale.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about being a seller or a shopper, feel free to contact me! email@example.com or 563-343-1581