Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shopping at Eventiques Flea Market

We are just days away from Eventiques Flea Market and attendees are in for a real treat! We are bursting at the seams with items for sale. We have linens, silver-plated flatware, vases, votives, Mr. & Mrs. signs, rustic signage, birch votive holders, cake stands, craft supplies, gift bags and boxes, glassware, chandeliers, vintage china, the list goes on and on and on! We have over 2000 items to sell!!

To help make everyone's shopping experience a smooth and successful one, we thought it would be useful for us to post some tips and tricks for attending Eventiques.

Create a Wish List
Make a list of the things you are hoping to find. This will help give you a guide for what it is you need. Keep an open mind as well. Having an idea of the style event you are having and the color scheme will help you in making decisions about what items might be best for your event.

Knowing roughly the number of tables you will have will help in knowing how many you might need of centerpieces, votives, table numbers, etc. Typically, a wedding of about 120 people might have anywhere between 10 to 15 tables depending on whether or not you have 8 or 10 people seated at one table.

Table Sizes
For those of you planning an event at your home or at a location that requires rentals, you will need linens. We have a ton of linens available for sale! Napkins, runners, and tablecloths. Purchasing these will likely be less than the cost of renting depending on the look you are going for. Knowing your table dimensions will help you select the right size. We'll also have a designer from Eutopia Events available to answer questions regarding linen sizes.

Bring Reinforcements
If you can, bring a friend or family member who can help you collect and carry things. There is a lot to look through and you might miss things at first glance. You'll also want an extra set of hands for collecting and carrying items. There will be staff available to assist but we may not be able to help everyone due to the large number of people attending.

Enter the Raffle!
We're going to have a raffle with some great prizes! Be sure to register at the ticket booth so that you can enter for a chance to win! 

Have fun and stay a while!
Come with the intention to browse and enjoy the shopping experience! Meet with our designer and talk about ideas for the look of your event. Connect with vendors about lighting, video, photography, cakes, etc. Get a chair massage, listen to music, or watch a silhouette artist. Enjoy some coffee or grab a drink at the bar! There will be many things to enjoy!

Some other important things to know...
  1. All sales are final. We will not issue refunds for any reason. It is up to you to inspect the item to ensure it is a good fit for you. All items are purchased As Is.
  2. We take cash or credit/debit card, no checks. There is a $20 minimum for credit/debit cards. There is an ATM in the Eastworks building so you can get cash if need be.
  3. We will be displaying as many items as we can but we may have to keep some overflow of inventory in a storage area onsite. Please be sure to ask if you are looking for a certain quantity of an item.
  4. When checking out, we ask that you kindly be patient with our staff. We have a lot of people working the event but there will be far more customers than staff. Each tag has to be removed to ensure we are accounting for all of the inventory for our consignors. In addition, our staff will want to ensure your newly purchased items are wrapped and/or boxed up so that you can take them with you 
  5. You can also review our FAQ on the website for other important details. 
Our goal and hope is that you all are able to come and have a fun time shopping at the same time be inspired! We're so excited to host this event again and we hope you will all enjoy your experience. After the event is over, we encourage you to email us with feedback. We will continue to try and make each event even better than the last! Thank you for joining us at Eventiques Flea Market!

Photo © Cronin Hill Photography

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