INSPIRATION, INSIGHT AND IDEAS !
You just got engaged- Congratulations! You barely get time to drool over that gorgeous ring before a landslide of questions start hitting you; What’s the wedding date?, Where are you getting married?, What is your theme ?, What colors will you be choosing? Wow! That’s a lot to think about!
This is the time to start looking for inspiration and advice. A FancyFlip wedding resale is a great place to go for answers to these questions. Although we have two options for tickets, we’re going to focus on the Bargain-Buyer option for this blog. The Bargain-Buyer ticket is itself a bargain at only $8 a ticket. You can buy books and magazines for much more and not get the insight and inspiration that you will get at any of our shows. The newlywed sellers that will be at each booth can provide much better local information and advice from their recent personal experience than anything generic you get from reading those books and magazines. So, think of your $8 ticket as an investment into your wedding planning!
HAVE A BLANK SLATE
What to decide on first? The choice of a date and a location will set the tone and style of your wedding. There are so many choices and each one has its benefits. Seeing so many different themes, colors and unique items can help lead you to settling on just the right choice for your big day. You may find color schemes that you would have never thought of, but fall in love with when you see them displayed together. You may also see something that becomes a new focal point for the event such as an ornate set of vases or a rustic beer bar complete with taps!
We had a bride attend a recent wedding resale who wasn’t really shopping for centerpieces, but she stumbled upon the perfect idea. Although not a big fan of flowers, she didn’t know what else to do. Then she came across some gorgeous twine wrapped bottles filled with wheat sheaves and bought plenty to fill her table tops! When we spoke with her after the resale she was delighted with what she had discovered and told us “I never would have thought of that!” It really is like a treasure hunt. That $8 ticket was perfect for her shopping needs – she was on a mission to develop ideas and to find unexpected treasures – mission accomplished!
SAVE MONEY AND TIME!
Why look at pictures in magazines of wedding décor when you can see it on display and for sale at a FancyFlip? Pinterest is a popular site for ideas- check out our Pinterest boards too. You could make it yourself… or buy these types of DIY projects already finished for you from the past brides at the resale! You’re not just buying the items, but you’re getting all of the hard work and hours devoted to creating everything already done for you!
It’s not just the DIY projects, it’s also the months spent tracking down multiple pieces to put together a special look too. Many of our newlywed sellers have shopped for special items all over and spent months ahead of the wedding collecting these items. For example, a newlywed from a previous event had lots of place settings with special vintage plates, saucers and bottles that she had spent over a year collecting. She and her family had spent hours and miles on the road shopping at antique malls, going to auctions and flea markets in several states to find just the right look for her reception tables. You can benefit from all of that work by being able to buy everything already assembled in one place, all of this for only $8!
BECOME AN EXPERT AT SHOPPING THE SALE
A FancyFlip wedding resale is a new type of event and it is an advantage to have been to a couple of them to figure out your strategy for getting the most out of the event. Although every sale had different items, how we run the events is always the same. We spoke with a buyer at a recent wedding resale who told us she had attended two other FancyFlip wedding resales as a Bargain-Buyer, but this time she had bought an Early-Bird ticket. She spent the first two events getting ideas and learning how to shop the sale. She bought lots of things that every wedding needs at those events such as table cloths, flowers, vases, and candle holders all for great prices. Remember, the sellers don’t want to take any of their items home with them – they came to sell. As a Bargain-Buyer you have lots of negotiating power! As the sale winds down you can pretty much name your price on many things!
After you have most of your general items, and you’ve learned how the FancyFlip wedding resales work, then check out the preview posts and decide on the things you see that are must have items. When you are finishing up, adding specialty touches and very specific wedding items you need to be at the wedding resale early on. That’s when you need an Early-Bird ticket!
BRIDES AREN’T THE ONLY BUYERS
Bring one or two special people with you to the sale. Remember, there are wedding related events even before your big day like your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner. Members of your bridal party or even close family who will be helping out with the planning of those events will find great deals on things to make those parties special too! Make sure to pass on the information about the wedding resale by sharing the Facebook event with them and reminding them that it’s a great place for them to shop as well!