love.marriage.equality Exhibitor Information 2013
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Congratulations on another successful event. I heard very good comments from other vendors as well as attendees – it’s easy to support you when you’re putting such heart into your events and your business. I have nothing but best wishes for your continued success!" – Silvia Targas Financial Advantage Associates
ay I Do! allows LGBT couples (engaged or married) to connect with LGBT-friendly businesses, stay informed of the latest wedding trends and engage with other couples in the LGBT community. We facilitate this through social media, teleseminars, workshops and live in-person events.
We are so excited to bring Say I Do! LGBT Wedding Expo to the state of Virginia, with the Hyatt Arlington as our host venue. Join us to celebrate love and push for equality in the Old Dominion. Each year we raise the bar on service, expectations and delivery as we strive to provide couples with the ultimate experience; while also providing vendors with quality leads, new business opportunities and lucrative connections.
The Say I Do! Difference
f you’re reading this, you understand the importance of providing a safe and affirming environment for LGBT couples to connect with businesses who can help make their wedding day as special as they’ve always imagined. Say I Do! exhibitors stand on the side of equality and seek to serve same-sex partners without discrimination or disdain but with the respect, love and joy for their union that is ♥ afforded to the straight community. Please stand Say I Do! boosts the visibility of businesses who are committed to equality and genuinely seek to open their services and products up to the LGBT community and provide a stream of potential business. Your investment provides your business with consistent visibility in our continued online and offline campaigns. As we continuously connect and engage our audience, we invite you to send us your announcements and promotions throughout the year so we can help spread the good news. This is how we succeed; this is how we become your business advocate 365 days out of the year. This is the Say I Do! Difference.
with us as we support Equality Virginia and all LGBT Virginians in the pursuit for equality and justice.
Say I Do! Levels of Participation offline campaigns. Again, Say I Do! is an enduring effort, to
Testimonials Demographics History
Welcome letter – left hand side
Tier 1: Equality Investment: $525
Exhibitor table (includes 2 chairs, table cloth and skirt) Table placement inside main ballroom Listing on event registration page ½ page ad in Souvenir magazine (limited print edition) Social media campaign exclusively for your business (10 mentions) Dedicated e-blast Shadow presence at other Say I Do! affiliated events
Tier 2: Rainbow Investment: $350
We believe that Virginia is for all lovers, gay or straight. Our enduring goal has been and will always be to celebrate love and marriage equality and create a welcoming, affirming environment for Picutres – right hand side couples to meet vendors who can help them plan the wedding of their dream. We’d love to have you join the party!
Exhibitor table (includes 2 chairs, table cloth and skirt) Table placement outside main ballroom Listing on event registration page 1/3 page ad in Souvenir magazine (limited print edition)
Information Table Only Investment: $200 Table will be a cocktail round or a shared 6ft table. Listing on event registration page
All exhibitors receive list of registered attendees*
Say I Do! LGBT Wedding Expo November 10, 2013 @ The Hyatt Arlington, Virginia Event time: 1-4pm (may change slightly) ABOUT OUR VENUE... The Hyatt Arlington, VA Treat yourself to a stay at Hyatt Arlington, just minutes from Washington, DC businesses and attractions and only steps to the Rosslyn Metro, our Arlington Virginia hotel offers Southern comforts with metropolitan polish. Celebrate your special day in style at Hyatt Arlington. Our entire hotel is at your disposal. Make your fairy-tale a reality – when you book your Arlington Virginia wedding Website: www.arlington.hyatt.com WHO’S WHO OF SAY I DO! Tammy Freeman Founder and Creative Director Latoya Parnell Event Director (DC), Logistics Superstar and Owner of Something Blue Events Glenda Britt Director, Say I Do! Northeast Region
SAY I DO! AT A GLANCE Founded in 2010. First event was in Washington, DC Expanded to Philadelphia in 2011 Range in attendance is about 110130 couples or 220-260 guests 64% females/36% males 59% of couples will marry in 6-12 months of event Average wedding budget: $19,000 83% of couples self-fund wedding 87% of couples say they will only work with businesses visible in LGBT community 21% of vendors report booking new business at event, 54% within 4 months of event, 63% within 7 months of event
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Say I Do! Virginia 2013