Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Sarah Reed, the owner and lead designer of Dodeline Design, a Charleston, SC based stationery company. Enjoy!
Wedding stationery is an exciting piece of the wedding, as it happens to be almost the only thing you get to see and have before the Big Day itself. With all that anticipation building, holding your invitations in your hands helps a little in making the whole thing seem real. That said, it can be very tempting to make an appointment with that stationer you’ve been stalking on Instagram right after the ring appears on your finger. While it’s always fun for vendors to speak with new brides, it will be a much more productive and informative conversation if you figure out a couple things first.
Today we’re joined by Kathy Baxley-Stewart of The Charleston Bridal Show. Kathy is going to give us a behind the scenes peak of the show and share her experience in putting a bridal show together! Enjoy:
I’m Kathy Baxley-Stewart. I have owned and produced The Charleston Bridal Show since 2007. I actually came to own this business sort of on a fluke, as I like to say. I previously was the Event and Teaching Ministries Coordinator for a large church here in Charleston. I organized many meetings, picnics, bbq’s, retreats, etc. as well as secured the curriculum for the adult Sunday School classes of the church. Starting to feel as though I was being called to do something more, I had a friend that mentioned to me that she had seen a wedding business listed in the local newspaper that was for sale.