There is a new concept in wedding planning coming to The Factory in Franklin. Well I guess it is not totally new...more like new this this area, but that makes it truly exciting for those in the Wedding world. It is called Wedding 101 and we think it is a fabulous idea! This idea is the brainchild of Amy Hill Dickerson and Ashley Raye Hicks. I have met both ladies and found them to be helpful and personable. Amy and Ashley's goal with this venture is to create a convenient and handy resource center for brides...kind of a "one stop shop" that brides can visit to educate themselves on vendors before having to call every vendor in town.
The studio itself is done up boutique style with comfy furniture and meeting areas. Brides can use this area to relax while reseaching vendors and after contact, the vendors and brides can use the area to make the initial meeting and discuss wedding details. This space may prove to be quite useful for vendors like me who have a home based studio and have had to rent office space or meet brides in loud coffee shops in the past.
Preferred vendors at Wedding 101 can create portfolios or rent space in the studio to set up displays to showcase their services. By Heart and Hand has signed up for a portfolio and display space at Wedding 101 for the next few months. We are so excited about being a part of the new concept in wedding planning. We think it will be a great resource for brides since this service is completely free of charge to the bride as it is paid for by exhibiting vendors! I wish this place was around when I was getting married!
You can check out the Wedding 101 website at www.wedding101.net. There is an invitation only event this Thursday for vendors to celebrate and socialize and then the official grand opening event is on Saturday, August 15, 2009...if you are a local area bride, you should definitely check it out!