THE BIG FAKE WEDDING - ATHENS, GA
Hi! First off, thank you for tuning into my first blog post! Second, please bare with me as I am new to the blogging world, usually I am just doing makeup and running at the mouth to clients and friends about all my experiences and things I love. So, I decided to take a leap and starting writing about all of those things instead.
So, here we go! I wanted to tell you guys all about my experience with working with The Big Fake wedding. I heard about this company and thought "what the heck is a Big Fake Wedding?'', being the naturally curious personality that I am, I went to researching. Come to find out The Big Fake Wedding is a wedding showcase, but, more than a normal wedding showcase. The Big Fake Wedding creates a real "fake" wedding, they take a couple that is married in real life and that want to renew their vows. Vendors in all different aspects of the bridal world get together to show their talent in the way you would a real wedding, everyone from caters to live artists get to have their work involved and shown off to potential clients. All of the guests that attend The Big Fake Wedding, are future brides and grooms, families of brides and grooms, etc. After the ceremony, the reception the "Tunnel of Love" is a chance for all vendors to meet with guests and make connections, make plans and arrangements for future potential weddings.
In case you didn't already figure it out, I was the makeup artist for the event. Getting to do what I love and meet new potential brides after? Sign me up! I did the makeup for the bride and her two bridesmaids. What an awesome group of girls! After getting ready a styled shoot takes place with the bridal party. I then went to set up my table at The Tunnel of Love, it's so fun to see different tables from different vendors and see everyone's unique style and tastes. It was great to actually be able to face to face meet potential brides. Even better, they get to actually see my work and how it looks in real life.
If you're a small business looking to expand into the bridal world, this is a great way to do it. With the event being the way a real wedding would take place, it leaves less of a competition between you and other vendors the way it would be if you were taking part in a bigger showcase that has hundreds of vendors. It gives a better opportunity to make more personal connections, not only with potential brides but with other vendors as well. In conclusion, I recommend to other small businesses and vendors to take the opportunity if you can to further research these events and see if it's something you want to be a part of! It definitely is a more unique and creative way to make new relationships.
Katie Georgiana Makeup
The Big Fake Wedding
Instagram : @thebigfakewedding
Sara + Logan Weddings
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Kaitlyn Fellows Photography
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