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Recycled Wedding Boutique Seller Tips

The Recycled Wedding Boutique is happening on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at John S. Knight Center in Akron and we can't wait! Oak & Honey Events created the Recycled Wedding Boutique, a flea market of sorts, in 2014 for Northeast Ohio couples. Soon-to-be newlyweds can shop new, slightly used, and vintage items to create the wedding of their dreams from recently married couples who are looking to offload their wedding items. Melanie of Oak & Honey Events now hosts alongside her “Wedding Bestie”, Amanda of Baci Designer to create a recycled event above any else in the area. Photo Credit: Full Bloom Photography

Today, we are sharing some tips with you about the best ways to sell your wedding decor, dresses, and more at the event!

  1. Pricing Items Everyone comes to the RWB looking for a good bargain. We encourage sellers to price their items at yard sale prices, which is roughly 20% of the retail price.  Make sure to clearly price all items individually with stickers and labels so transactions go smoothly.
  2. Bring Help - If you can, bring a helper with you since there is a rush of shoppers at the beginning of the event. One person can handle sales and the other person can wrap up and bag items. This HIGHLY recommended, given the crowds at the Recycled Wedding Boutique.
  3. Bring Wrapping and Bags -  It is helpful if you supply your own plastic bags, boxes, newspaper or other wrapping material for the items you are selling.
  4. Bring Change -  Many people go to the ATM right before and will be paying in 20s. If you have 10s, 5s and lots of 1s, you will be prepared. 
  5. Credit Card Payments -   If you're selling more expensive items, you might want to consider taking credit card payments.

Questions? Contact the RWB Team at info@recycledweddingboutique.net.

Thursday Therapy - October 27, 2016

Our Thursday Therapy Boo Bash at AAble Rents was hands down one of the best Thursday Therapy events to date! AAble Rents, along with Solus Lighting and Branch and Bloom, went above and beyond to create a gorgeously spooky atmosphere for the party! We had so much fun mixing and mingling with all of the costumed wedding pros that attended! The food provided by Taproot Catering was delicious, as always, and Michaelangelo's Photography did a fabulous job of showcasing the food and decor!

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If you haven't attended a Thursday Therapy event yet, or even if you've attended all of our events to date, be sure to check out our next Thursday Therapy at Vosh in Lakewood on December 1st!

Handpicked | A Bridal Event - April 2, 2016

Back in 2013, our friend Amanda with Baci Designer founded Handpicked | A Bridal Event. This annual event is a completely unique bridal show experience, bringing the inspirational wedding trends we all adore right here to you in Northeast Ohio! This past April, Oak & Honey Events teamed up with Baci Designer to host Handpicked 2016 at the MAPS Air Museum! We Handpicked the best vendors in the area and brought them together for one night of styled bridal goodness! This event not only provided soon-to-be newlyweds with a variety of awesome vendors to chat and network with, but also delicious signature cocktails to sip on, mouth-watering appetizers, and a unique favor to take home at the end of the night!

Among the amazing vendors present were two of our Handpicked photographers - Mann & Wife - Visual Storytellers and Belle Ombre Photography! Both photography teams were kind enough to take some photos of the event that we're excited to share with you!

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A huge thanks goes out to all of the vendors that participated in our 2016 Handpicked Event:

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Antiquation

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Baci Designer

Bash Bags

Beauty Call

Belle Ombre Photography

Bittersweet's Chocolate and Pastry

Cafe Arnone

Cleveland Vegan

Fair Rarity Flowers

Good Vibrations Special Event DJs and Entertainment

Kew Floristry

Langer Imagery

Mann & Wife - Visual Storytellers

MAPS Air Museum

Miller's Party Rental

Modern Luxe Studios

Moon and Back Bridal

Oak & Honey Events

Ohio Wedding Lady

Peace, Love & Little Donuts

Scrap&Smith

Selective Sound Entertainment

Something White, A Bridal Boutique

SOW Food

Susie Kay's Keepsake Brooch Bouquets

Sweet Water Caravan

Taproot Catering

Team Bride Apparel

The Dress Bridal Boutique

The Wandering Wardrobe

The West Side Bakery

Twig Florals

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming 2017 Handpicked Event! Oak & Honey Events will once again be teaming up with Baci Designer to host this event, and we'd love for all of the newly engaged couples out there to come join us, and hopefully get connected with many of our wonderful vendors! Details will be announced soon!

Thursday Therapy - September 1, 2016

Last month's Thursday Therapy event was held at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood. Deagan's was created to be the ultimate hangout, where people could come get a drink with their friends and eat tasty food in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Their building has been restored to showcase the original brick walls, and a lot of the materials within the restaurant have been repurposed from the original structure as well as other restaurants and schools. They also have a private room for hosting various parties, from corporate events to bridal and baby showers!

We enjoyed chatting with everyone who attended, especially all of our new guests! We'd like to thank both Urban Orchid for the gorgeous table centerpieces, as well as Scott Shaw Photography for the great photos and Luna Bakery & Cafe for the tasty desserts! Stay tuned for the recap of our October Thursday Therapy event at Spice Kitchen & Bar, and be sure to check out the information for our next event! We will be hosting a Thursday Therapy Boo Bash at Aable Rents on Thursday, October 27th! Mix, scare and share with other wedding industry professionals, and feel free to dress up! Taproot Catering will be providing some delicious food as well, so be sure to stop by!

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Recycled Wedding Boutique Shopping Tips!

The Recycled Wedding Boutique is right around the corner on Saturday, December 2nd! Our Winter event is being held at John S. Knight Center in Akron from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm. The event has such a great following we wanted to share some shopping tips! recycledweddingboutique-4

  1. Arrive at least an hour before the event begins. Typically shoppers wait in line over an hour to enter into the event.
  2. Remember strollers are not allowed and we recommend leaving the kiddos at home. If you do have to bring a child 4 years old or younger get in free.
  3. Come prepared! Bring a list of items you are looking for. We have over 80 sellers and they will be organized by color.
  4. Bring bags! Come prepared with bags to carry your purchases out.
  5. Bring cash! We advise Newlywed sellers to accept credit cards, but all will accept cash.
  6. Donate! This year we are donating to the Ronald McDonald House in Akron. Bring items for a donation like:
    1. Juice boxes/bags
    2. Single serving packaged: Salty snacks (chips, pretzels, crackers)
    3. Granola bars, fruit snacks, raisin packs
    4. Cereal: Family and individual size
    5. Fruit, jello, applesauce cups
    6. Pudding cups
    7. Hot cocoa mix single serving packs
    8. Microwave Popcorn

We can't wait to see you at the event! If you have any questions please reach out to us at info@recycledweddingboutique.net

xo,

Melanie {Oak & Honey Events} + Amanda {Baci Designer}

Thursday Therapy - August 4, 2016

If you have yet to experience the beautiful scenery that The Club at Hillbrook has to offer, you should plan a visit soon! The Club at Hillbrook is a private 50-acre estate in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and is located at the end of a picturesque country road. Hillbrook is a full-service country club, specializing in one-of-a-kind weddings and events. They also offer a wide range of services, including fine-dining, accommodations, tennis, pool, fitness, weddings, and corporate events.

We hosted this month's Thursday Therapy event on the venue's veranda, and we couldn't get enough of their colorful gardens and gorgeous views! Renee with Studio Elle Photography was in attendance to capture all the beauty! In addition to Studio Elle Photography and The Club at Hillbrook, we'd also like to thank L'Nique Linens and Main Street Cupcakes for being sponsors for our event!

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If you're considering attending our next event, we have a fun incentive for you to join us! If you bring a Wedding Pro with you who has not yet attended a Thursday Therapy event, and you're also one of the first 20 guests to arrive, you'll receive a free Starbucks gift card! Our September event will be held this Thursday, September 1st at Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood!

Thursday Therapy - May 5, 2016

We had a blast (as always!) at our last Thursday Therapy event! This month's event was hosted by Ken Stewart's Lodge in Akron, Ohio. Ken Stewart's Lodge features a cozy Adirondack Lodge environment that is perfect for relaxation and casual dining, and is one of the region's most inviting places to dine.

Our event took place in the Lake Room, which features a beautiful stone fireplace and various paintings of outdoor scenes on the walls. We felt at home as soon as we walked in, and we had a great time chatting with all of the vendors that attended!

A big thanks goes out to Andrew Smith Photography for capturing these great shots of the event, as well as our other sponsors, which include our featured florist, Amanda Joy Events, and Lasting Impressions, who provided rentals for our event!

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If you are a wedding industry professional and are interested in attending our next Thursday Therapy event, it will be held at The Westin Cleveland Downtown on June 2nd. We love seeing new faces, so if you haven't joined us for an event yet, this is your chance! See you all there!

Thursday Therapy - April 7, 2016

We had so much fun at our last Thursday Therapy event at 3901 at Marigold! We saw an incredible number of new faces, which is awesome! We got to mingle with new people, sip on a variety of tasty beer and wine, and chat the night away! I'd call that a success!

3901 at Marigold is a new venue that is unique, chic, and modern. Located in Cleveland's most historic manufacturing district, the space is a handsomely rehabbed 19th century era warehouse. With large scale contemporary artwork and high-style lighting set against the original brick and timber construction, the space is perfect for weddings, receptions, banquets, parties and business meetings. This venue seats 80-100 guests and accommodates up to 150 for a reception.

Check out these great photos from the event, taken by The Cleveland Photographic Co.!

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To anyone who is interested in attending our next Thursday Therapy event on May 5th, please note that the venue has changed! The event will now be held at Ken Stewart's Lodge in Akron. Attendees can park in the lot outside the lodge. We hope to see you all there!

Thursday Therapy - March 3, 2016

We're excited to announce that our Thursday Therapy event has been a continued success! Last month's event was held at Jukebox in Ohio City! Jukebox is a music-centric bar with with a neighborhood tavern feel, located in Ohio City's blossoming "Hingetown" community. We gathered many local wedding industry professionals to talk business and mingle, while sipping on Jukebox's delicious variety of drinks as well as listening to their diverse selection of music!

The physical jukebox is a constantly evolving music library that aims to embody Cleveland's rock 'n' roll identity - celebrating hall of fame musicians of the past while looking to the future. The catalog features new releases, old favorites, rarities, and more, revolving monthly to include fresh choices and customer suggestions. Drinks feature rotating craft drafts, quality cocktails and select wines.

We'd also like to thank Karen Menyhart Photography for the wonderful photos of our event!

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Thursday Therapy - February 4, 2016

Our second Thursday Therapy event was a success! Oak & Honey Events gathered together a variety of wedding industry professionals at Cibrèo Privato for appetizers, drinks, and good conversation!

Cibrèo Italian Kitchen is a Tuscan-themed restaurant serving authentic Italian lunches and dinners. Cibrèo features fresh and local ingredients, signature cocktails, and fine wines. Cibrèo Italian Kitchen has been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's Top Italian Restaurants, and is a Cleveland A-List Establishment.

Adjacent to the Cibrèo restaurant is Cibrèo Privato, a 165-seat private function facility, which is where this month's Thursday Therapy event took place! Originally built as 14th Street Theatre for Second City Cleveland, this facility is newly remodeled as a private dining space, and is now owned and operated by The Driftwood GroupCibrèo Privato features a Tuscan-themed atmosphere, with wine barrels in the wall and beautiful pillars lining the space. The room also has a large stage, as well as ornate ceilings.

We saw lots of new faces at this event, and we can't wait to see the turnout at the next one! Also, a special thanks goes out to Vanessa with Zeefoto for capturing some photos from the event!

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Oak & Honey Events will be hosting the next Thursday Therapy event at Jukebox in Ohio City on March 3rd from 6-8pm. Jukebox will provide complimentary popcorn and snacks to munch on, plus the kitchen will be open for additional items -- $5 pierogi baskets all night and Happy Hour until 8pm! For more details about the event, please visit the Thursday Therapy website!