I bought my tickets for the event approximately 3 days after getting engaged because I knew I wanted to be in a room surrounded by vendors who cared about the same stuff I did.
There was no need for embarrassment like the time I asked a reception venue if they would accommodate a composting service to come collect food scraps, or when I asked what can be done with any extra leftover food (answer: nothing, due to health code stuff).
At Committed, that’s all normal shop talk with these people. My people. I had the chance to meet the following:
Florists that use locally grown flowers and donate them after the event so others can also enjoy them
Caterers who use locally sourced ingredients
Vintage rental companies that use all vintage place settings
Planners who specialize in eco-friendly events
Local printers that use recycled paper from a supplier powered by wind power
SO COOL. Anyway, I am nowhere near picking any of these vendors. I still have to figure out where and when this wedding is going to be!