District Bliss Vendor Social

Yesterday our company had the privilege to plan the District Bliss DC Vendor Social. The concept of the event has a specific target audience. Verses planning a networking event for the general public to attend, District Bliss plans a social for Event and Wedding Professionals.The beauty about this however, is that it allows pros to build a relationship with like minded people. I can't tell you how many times I've attended or have been asked to attend "networking" events with people who aren't really interested in my services. Sure I could hit a gold mine at a charity mixer, but I'd probably have better luck talking to people who are actually in my industry and are seeking collaborations.

Last night I had no expectations of talking about my work. I came to set up the space and simply cater to my clients needs. I'm so glad more than that happened.

From the beginning, District Bliss handed me a team of exciting vendors who were just as eager to participate as I. The theme was Great Gatsby and if you've ever been to Restaurant Marvin you already know this theme was spot on.

With a little inspiration, a pop of gold color, creative signage, food and a swanky band, we were all set for the best four hours spent on a Wednesday thus far.

The pictures below showcase some important elements to remember when hosting an event:

1 - Capture your sponsors 2 - Showcase live entertainment 3 - Don't forget the signage (great for social media) 4 - Simplicity goes a long way 5 - Having a great time

Thanks to all who participated and allowed us to enjoy planning this event.

Miriam (Venue + food/drinks) - MarvinKate (photographer) - Pearly Kate PhotographyGretchen (music) - Elan ArtistsMelanie (designer) - Grey Moggie PressKate (dessert) - Kate Bakes BarsDevin (giveaways) - Kendra ScottErik and Andrew (rentals platform) - GoodshuffleNicholas (photo booth) - A-list Photo Booths

Catch us at our May 5th event at Malmaison.

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 Group of people

Group of people

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 Band Members

Band Members

 Bass player

Bass player

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 Photo booth

Photo booth

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 District Bliss Vendor Social

District Bliss Vendor Social

 Photo booth

Photo booth

 Bass player

Bass player

 Group of musicians

Group of musicians

 Vintage typewriter

Vintage typewriter

 People talking

People talking

 Guitar player

Guitar player

 Gold digger sign

Gold digger sign

 Stationery

Stationery

 Woman smiling

Woman smiling

 Vintage jewelry

Vintage jewelry

 Decanter

Decanter

 Food

Food

 Trumpet Player

Trumpet Player

 Photo booth

Photo booth

 Band

Band