The Wedding Yard Sale
March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Annual The Wedding Yard Sale
What is The Wedding Yard Sale? The Wedding Yard Sale is a platform for newlyweds to sell their gently used wedding items to recoup their costs and find a good home for their items. The sale also creates an opportunity for engaged couples to purchase wedding items at a fraction of the cost. Northern Virginia based Wedding Planners Lisa Havard of L.Havard Events www.lhavardevents.com and Natalie Seng of Designed Perfectly Events www.designedperfectlyevents.com dreamed up this idea in 2018 after observing their engaged couples purchase items for their wedding and then wonder what to do with those items after the wedding. The event is also for wedding vendors (Florists, Photographers, Wedding Planners, Stylists, etc.) looking to add or subtract items from their inventories.
Who is hosting the event? The event is the brain child of Virginia based Wedding Planners Lisa Havard and Natalie Seng. The first annual Wedding Yard Sale is sponsored by the Sweeney Barn www.Sweeneybarn.com, Sammy’s Rentals www.sammysrentals.com, Artisan Matchmakers www.artisanmatchmakers.com and A2Z Music Factory www.a2zmusicfactory.com
How do I purchase a table to sell my wedding items or to gain admission to shop? Click on the TICKETS TAB below to select the number of tables/tickets you need and proceed to check out.
How do I pay for items at the Yard Sale? Please remember this is a Yard Sale. Our sellers will most likely not be able to take credit cards. Please plan to bring lots of cash. We are encouraging sellers to offer Paypal and Venmo options but it’s ultimately up to them. Please note there is NO ATM machine on site.
What Items will be for sale? Since each seller will bring different items we do not know ahead of time what items will be offered. We do expect to see a lot of décor items. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @TheWeddingYardSale where we hope to post some preview photos soon.
Who will set the pricing of the items? Each seller will determine their own prices, method of payment and keep 100% of their profits.
How many sellers will you have at the event? Keep in mind this is our first year hosting the sale. We can accomodate up to 40 sellers. Fingers crossed!
What is the VIP Ticket? A VIP Ticket allows access to the selling floor 30 minutes ahead of other ticket holders. You will also receive a special gift.
Is there a place to try on apparel? Yes we will have access to the gorgeous bridal suite at the venue to try on gowns and other apparel.
How much does it cost to attend the sale? Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $25.00 for VIP admission. Seller tables start at $25.00. Tickets are non-refundable.
Can I purchase a ticket at the door? Yes, if we have not exceeded our capacity at the venue. Tickets at the door will be $20 each. VIP tickets are only available at the pre-sale.
How much can I make as a seller? That depends entirely on each seller and their inventory. We are allowing our sellers to set their own prices and choose the way they get paid. This is a yard sale and shoppers are looking for a bargain. Your pricing should reflect the condition of the product. Most sellers will price to sell but it’s completely up to each person.
I am wedding related business can I participate? This is NOT a Bridal/Wedding Show and we are not allowing vendors to gather information from couples or put up signs with their company name on it. This is a yard sale and if you wish to participate you can do so by purchasing a table to selling excess inventory. Our sponsor have been asked to provide certain services to our attendees.
Will there be food and beverage at the event? We will have a self-serve water station. Please plan to eat before you arrive. Should we be able to secure a food vendor we will update this post.
Will someone be able to help me carry my items from the car to the venue? We are working to find volunteers to assist with load in. Please be prepared to carry your own items or bring a dolly, wagon or flatbed to move your items. There is one elevator to the selling floor. Please allow plenty of time to load in and be set up and ready by 12noon and ready to greet the VIP’s who will enter the selling floor at 12:30pm. We will offer early load in Saturday afternoon as well.
Will you take unpurchased items? We will not be able to take or dispose of any items you did not sell. You will need to take them when you leave.
Is the venue handicapped accessible? The venue is handicapped accessible.
If you have any other questions, simply email us at Lisa@lhavardevents.com or Natalie@designed-perfectly.com.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!! If you are interested in volunteering on our set up day on 3.30. or on the yard sale day on 3.31.19, please email Natalie@designed-perfectly.com. You will receive a free admissions ticket and the opportunity to shop at the pre-sale.
If you are a venue interested in hosting our next yard sale or a vendor looking to sponsor another sale, please email Lisa@lhavardevents.com