An open house is a great way to find the vendors that you need. A open house is typically at a venue, which is great because the vendors that are there have probably worked with the venue before and the venue owner typically only invites the vendors that they think are the good ones. I had the pleasure of being part of Apple Blossom Plantation's Open House this past weekend and had a blast. Although not many brides came, I met a lot of vendors that were so helpful and excited for me and my new business venture.
Vendors are there to help you, so don't be overwhelmed by them coming up to you, to let you know what they offer. You may already have the vendor that fills that spot, but its always good to talk to new ones, and see what they have to offer for any other events that you may have in the future. A great thing to remember is that some vendors work with other vendors and may cut you a deal if you book both of them for your wedding or special event. Venues are always looking for the best of the best to come, so an open house is the place to go to get what you are looking for.
For those brides looking for a venue that provides everything, Apple Blossom Plantation is the place to book your wedding. The owner is so fun to work with and the venue is gorgeous. They provide overnight stay and will accommodate everyone. Many of the vendors at the open house have worked at Apple Blossom Plantation several times, so they know how things work. I have listed the vendors that attended below in random order and will answer any questions that you may have.
DJ's: Music Makes You Happy Entertainment, KD Productions, DJ YNOT
Florist: Flowers by Zoie
Marriage Officiate: Wedding by Susan, James Richardson
Photographers: Relish Photography, Kyra Bailey
Cake: Brittany's Cakes
Caterers: Butlers Unique Catering, Roma's