Thursday, July 18, 2013
The "Wedding Salon" at Espace: July 17, 2013
Wedding Salon is but a mere experience in time, one cannot rewind.
The Bridal Show was just the beginning and for that, I am thankful. Yesterday, I was granted an amazing opportunity to work as a Volunteer for the Wedding Salon.
The event was at Espace, which is a wonderfully elegant venue, I might add. I had the opportunity to network and mingle with a few people in various career fields, after working. July 17, 2013 was definitely an epic moment. And I don't regret it one bit and am actually glad that I went through with it. I had the opportunity to build a show with the rest of the crew, watch it come to life, and tear it down. The aftermath was sensational.
During the day, when I'd arrived at 10:05am, duties included breaking boxes and unpacking inventory, while working with gift bags. I was also given a tour of the venue, for lack of better word; happiness yet poignant event in the life of a gal, who believes she can blog about anything and handle, and plan weddings, including her own. That gal would be me and I wouldn't have it any other way. The event would something amazing and gave me something to talk about. I'd thrive off the spirit of others and smile even when I was brought to face the rudest brides known to mankind. Some brides were sweet and cordial: well I guess, for every angry couple, you receive a happy couple. I thank God and the Universe for all of the happy brides and grooms who came through the bridal registry. Some of them couldn't take no for an answer, while others gave respect where respect was due. Other than this, handling Bridal Registry was miraculous. The couples who came late however, figured they were entitled to "Gift Bags," but the bags are given out on a first come first serve basis, which means if you weren't here for the first rush, then you receive "NO Gift Bags." You had to have already purchased one for $15.00 bloody macaroons, and if not you could always go to customer service to purchase one. That is, unless they are sold out which is even better. Not funny, but they come back to haunt you and complain. Some of the brides want to touch the registry and I'd have to constantly tell them, if you will, please bare with me and don't touch! Of course, I said this in a happy yet firm manner. But, I bet those britches hated my guts. Oh well, they will live. The brides just weren't getting it and it appeared to humor me. For every attitude, I gave an even brighter, wider smile. And that means, this lady was pumped for more I couldn't wait for the next couple. Either way, I love the planning, organizing, anal yet meticulous details that takes place when producing events such as this one. The event started at 4:00 pm and closed at 8:00pm. I worked there until 8:30pm. I loved it!
In fact, it was my idea to work the Bridal Registry at the last meeting, and I think I will do it again. I get the H.S. (Happy Syndrome) embedded in my soul and I can't let go. Even when the CEO of the company, Tatiana, called me "YOU, go find Barry," I hopped to it because a woman's got to do what a woman's got to do, and she's the boss. Also, I plan to volunteer at more Wedding Salon events so I hope all of the brides and grooms and their raging mothers are ready for me.
I believe it ended rather well in my book!!! I also went home with a gift bag, courtesy of the Wedding Salon; stay tuned for more photos (gift bag). I am ready for more bridal shows!
P.S. All images above are courtesy of the Wedding Salon. The Wedding Salon's Bridal Show was held at Espace: 635 West 42nd Street, between 11th and 12th Avenue.