Post # 1
Just wanted to get a little feedback from brides-to-be regarding a business idea. I am starting a business renting unique wedding items…photobooth backdrops, props, miscellaneous signs, centerpieces, table numbers, card boxes, etc. I was also thinking about putting out an ad saying something to the tune of ‘want a diy wedding but don’t have the time?’. Would that be something anyone would be interested in? Having someone create DIY projects for your wedding so that you don’t have to put in the extra time. Just an idea. 🙂 Please comment on either business ideas. I am appreciative of any comments!
Post # 3
I think its not bad!! I put an ad to do diy unity candles and I have gotten some orders for that but instead its not renting, its theirs to keep. Put out an ad and see what you get.
Post # 4
Ontario? where in Ontario? mmmm…. could we be competing? LOL
That’s what I was thinking of doing once I have money saved up for the materials. I wanted something to show people to pique their interest. I was going to do some projects and set up a website and do a business card. There are stuff I sell online so my clients don’t have to be in the same city as me.
Is that what you were thinking of doing too?
Post # 5
What exactly are you selling? Are these DIY projects they finish or are you providing a service?
Post # 6
I have a friend of a friend who does this in NYC. She made a gorgeous photo booth backdrop for our mutual friend! I’m not sure about her business model or how she prices things or finds customers, but I think she’s doing pretty well. It’s a great idea!
Post # 7
I think there is a real market for renting vintage stuff, providing event styling, and creating personalized things for bridges & grooms (think etsy).
Just don’t sell yourself short- DIY is a dirty word for some brides (NOT any bees though). I would more market yourself as an event stylist and rental site for unique decor.
Post # 8
I agree with carolyn. Definitely market yourself as an event stylist/coordinator not DIY. I’ve seen so many excellent ideas on weddingbee, I’m sure that people would buy what you make. If i saw your ad and it said diy, i would think why would I pay someone to DIY my wedding when I can do that myself.
Post # 9
Haha. Yes DIY is often a ‘dirty’ word. I asked a gf who recently got married how she felt about it. She said she wouldn’t go for it, but would rent homemade table numbers, etc. if it was available. I find it funny bc it’s basically the same thing but going the DIY way it would be EXACTLY what she would want.
I think I am going to just create my own projects and have brides choose from what I have instead of doing their own DIY.There would not only be items that I make, but I’ll also be purchasing items, like vases for centerpieces, that will be availble for rental.
KatieBklyn: Would you perhaps give your friend my email and if she has a spare moment could she give me some advice? Since we’re not supplying the same area. 🙂
happyface: I’m in Northern Ontario in a small town. There is no services here AT ALL. Haha. So I thought it would be a good idea.
Thanks everyone for your input! I appreciate any ideas/comments/criticism/etc. I can get!