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: