So over the holidays, I stressed to my business partner, a.k.a my husband, about how important my clients are to me. Seriously each and everyone one of them are more like friends then actual clients. I love to sit down and laugh with them, hear all of their stories and share new ideas for restaurants and actually go out and try them!
How could I repay them for trusting me on the biggest day of their lives? How can I show them that they were just not another weekend to me? How can I show my existing clients that it is all about their planning experience and I want them to walk away with new great memories. Best of all how do I show potential clients I know how to throw a mean _ _ _ party and I would be the perfect planner for them?
Then my hubby figured it out. We will do just that. We will gather all of them in one room and force them to wine and dine with us. Better yet, we will do it Valentine’s Day weekend because we LOVE them, oh and we saved them from having to take their sweeties out for dinner.
I then reached out to some of my favorite vendors with this crazy idea and they all loved it! It was great because we shared so many mutual clients anyway. Just like that, the inaugural ellyB and Friends Client Appreciation Dinner was born.
So of course when I decided to do this I had no idea it was like planning my own wedding all over again. Yes I do this for a living but I was so nervous. I wanted to make sure everyone had a good time, met new friends, and of course DANCED. I am glad to say, everyone did and they still talk about it till this day with everyone they know.
Ok enough about all of that. Let me give you a sneak peek of what went down. This is just a teaser as we will have quite a few blog posts coming up in a few. Three Ring Media did this fabulous recap trailer. It is only a minute long but you can get the complete essence of the party!
Take a look shall you?