The hotel will be offering a wide sampling of reception and cocktail hour fare to give attendees ideas for their 2013 weddings as well as the opportunity to get special deals and gifts from participating vendors. The plan that we have developed is a more relaxed atmosphere, food tasting, cocktails, prizes and wedding planning with wedding professionals that are not out to gauge their clients.” “This is going to be a bridal show event like none of the ones I have attended. When Black Bag Productions approached us with the idea, we agreed that it would be a different approach and fun for both the bride and the vendor,” says Crawford.
Moss and Crawford, both of whom are certified wedding planners, agreed that there had to be a better way for brides and vendors to connect. Both noted, “Traditional bridal shows often leave brides feeling overwhelmed, more stressed, exhausted and as if they have no control or clue about what they really want for their wedding. The Wedding Wednesday Cocktail Party aims to change the paradigm by offering brides the opportunity to plan, taste, drink, shop and genuinely have fun while planning.” Moss goes on to say that the tag line of Simple. Relaxing. Fun was what they wanted brides to do when attending.
Admission and parking for attendees is complimentary, will feature a cash bar and each attendee will receive a special Wedding Wednesday bridal swag bag filled with coupons and other wedding related gifts. The next Wedding Wednesday Cocktail Party will be on Wednesday, March 13 from7:30-9:30pm at the Doubletree by Hilton, Crystal City Virginia and is themed “Cigars and Cufflinks” borrowed from an event hosted by Events of Sophistication located in Baltimore, Maryland. The party will focus on the grooms only and will feature image consultants JL Michaels, a full service men’s clothing design and image-consulting firm based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Continuum Images a full service image-consulting firm based in Washington DC, celebrity master barber Marvin Church and many others geared specifically to the groom who is often left out. “Men are more involved in the planning of the wedding, as they should be and we wanted to offer something for them with a manly-man feel,” says both Crawford and Moss who are hoping the idea takes root and really spreads. “I got the idea from Events of Sophistication who hosted this same type of thing last year and I thought it was a great way to get the men involved,” notes Moss who has worked with Events of Sophistication for several years on weddings and other events.
A Wedding Wednesday Cocktail Party aboard Washington DC based Capital Yacht Charters (http://www.capitalyacht.com/
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