Fair Practices Vendors & Venues We need your participation to help implement programs that protect our wedding industry vendors, venues, brides, grooms & guests! Wedding Industry Success starts with the venue. My name is Didi Russell, CEO of VAWENetwork.com and Wedding Industry Insider. For the past 5 years I have dedicated my focus to the Wedding Industry and have met some incredible small business owners, venue management, entrepreneurs and wedding enthusiasts. I have also seen an unacceptable level of unprofessional behavior, unethical behavior and even dangerous behavior over the years. You may have heard the news about a DC area caterer and small business owner who was hired to provide catering at a Fairfax wedding. She was stabbed by a venue staffer over a dispute about the chairs, her injuries were fatal. This senseless & devastating loss was absolutely preventable. The venue representative left to oversee the event was 19 and the bride decided not to hire an onsite planner/coordinator, though she had been communicating with one. I believe that policies starting at the venue guide and shape the success & professionalism of the wedding. An average wedding venue creates 200 to 500 jobs each year by booking 20 to […]
Artistic Event Boutique Our unique location in Richmond Virginia offers space for petite weddings any time. If you prefer a stress free wedding that is affordable and special then please call us to find out more about our services. We also offer exciting decor, balloon decor, fun entertainment and special in making your guests smile & laugh! We provide fun, family and kid-approved, interactive party entertainment for any event including: Temporary Airbrush Tattoos Balloon Sculptures Face Painting Glitter Tattoo Henna Tattoos Caricature Artists Airbrush T-Shirt Parties Tie Dye T-Shirt Parties Parachute Games Family owned and operated: unique event entertainment has been a specialty of ABC Gypsy Events since 2006. Professional family and children’s entertainment located in Henrico, Virginia.
ABC Gypsy Events provides high-quality, educational entertainment, specializing in One-Stop-Shopping Solutions for your events. We not only decorate your event, we entertain your guests, as well as educate your youngest guests. From Airbrush Tattoos to Balloon Animals, ABC Gypsy Events has it all. We started as a humble entertainer, booking only airbrush tattoo events and quickly grew to include balloon artists, face painters, glitter tattoo artists, henna tattooists and caricaturists. Focused on offering the highest quality entertainment with competitive pricing, ABC Gypsy Events continues to be the One-Stop-Shopping way to hire all of your party entertainment. Educational Entertainment? What is this? Never heard of it before? When a young girl asks for a rose tattoo, we ask her if she knows what colors make green and explain as we make her custom tattoo. A little boy asks for a cobra balloon sculpture and we ask if he knows the difference between good snakes and bad snakes as we twist his cobra, generally complete with poisonous eye slits. We use our many art forms to entertain the children, while helping them learn numbers, colors, as well as other fun and educational safety facts without them realizing it. Our aim is to […]
Bride and Joy Bride and Joy seeks to give the everyday bride with grand ideas the wedding of her dreams by making high quality décor, flatware, and accessories affordable to all. The purpose of Bride and Joy is two-fold. One, to allow local brides the chance to find high quality products at an affordable price and secondly, to allow brides who have already had the best day of their lives recoup some of the thousands that they spent making their fantastic day happen. Bride and Joy is located in beautiful downtown Culpeper Virginia. We will be offering consignment wedding gowns soon.
The Valley Bride Dear Bride-to-be, How exciting; you are getting married! Now it’s time to sit back and relax….at least when it comes to shopping for THE dress. During an appointment you and your guests will be put at ease with knowledgeable staff, personable one-on-one attention, and an inviting comfortable environment. Come in and sit, talk, and sip champagne with candles lit and soft music playing in the background…this is how dress shopping is done at The Valley Bride. The Valley Bride is a full-service premiere bridal shop in the bustling Historic Old Town of Winchester. We will be with you every step of the way, from the day you buy your dress to the day you wear it. I look forward to meeting with you and your loved ones. I am so honored to be part of such an important moment in your life. Additional Services Include Wedding Etiquette Classes Who sits where? How do you address an invitation to a Major in the military married to a Colonel? Who pays for what? Which fork is the salad fork? Which direction does the soup spoon go when eating soup? The questions can go on and on when it comes […]