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The Big Day invites wedding venues, photographers, pastry chefs, caterers, florists/event stylists, letterpress artists, dress designers, musicians/DJ’s, and crafters and artists producing handmade décor, gifts or accessories to join us on April 13, 2014 for a wedding fest with an indie twist.

Vendor benefits:

  • Promotion through print and online campaigns
  • A projected 500+ engaged couples at the ticketed event shopping for their wedding vendors
  • Identification as one of only 75 select vendors
  • Text link from The Big Day website to your site for 6 months
  • 1st 100 couples at the fair will receive swag bags that contain special promotions from the vendors at the fair – another opportunity to make an impression on couples when they get home.
  • Each vendor will receive 3 complimentary tickets to distribute to friends, assistants or clients.
  • Opportunity to network with other wedding vendors

FAQ

How can I sign up?
Apply to be considered for our juried spaces by March 25.

What are jurors looking for?
We’re looking to showcase a variety of types of wedding vendors, with a vibrant, indie aesthetic and attitude.

What does it cost?
For the first event, there is no application fee. Once accepted, the fee to vend is $85.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted?
We’ll be accepting vendors on a rolling basis, and all vendors will be notified by March 31 at the very latest.

What if I can’t make it?
After registration phase is complete, we’ll be counting on your participation and will not be able to refund vendor fees. Please note also that if the event is cancelled due to events beyond our control, we will not be able to refund vendor fees.

What additional promotional opportunities will there be?
Vendors will be listed and linked on our site. We will also really be promoting vendors that contribute to our giveaways and swag bags. We’ll be giving further special promotion to activities like performances, tastings, fashion exhibits, craft demonstrations, etc. And you can advertise on our site or event flyers for a small fee.

How else can I get involved?
We need volunteers to help out throughout the day! Please contact us (ashevillebigday@gmail.com) if you’re interested.

Do I need to provide my own table?
You may bring your own table or add $10 to your vendor fee to rent one. Accepted vendors will receive rental request forms with their acceptance info.

Can I share a booth?
Yes, but each participant should apply separately and indicate an intention to share. There is an additional fee for shared booths.

Is this an indoor event?
yes.

How big are the vendor spaces?
Booths are 8×4.5′.

Where will my booth be?
Accepted vendors will have the opportunity to indicate preferred areas, and we’ll accommodate requests as space allows. Placement maps will be sent prior to the event.

Will electricity be available?
There is limited available electricity. If you anticipate needing additional light and/or electricity, please let us know ahead of time and plan to bring utility cables. Cables cannot cross walkways, and no cables should impair others’ ability to move about in any way.

Will event staff be able to help me unload/pack up?
Sorry, no. We’ll be attending to event-wide set up and clean up. It is your responsibility to set up/break down your booth and belongings. No trace of your set-up should be left behind. If you rent a table from us, it is your responsibility to return it to the table cart from which you took it.

Parking?
There is a parking garage attached to the event venue which will be the most convenient option for most vendors.