Putting on your own show is as old as the Little Rascals, right? I applaud you for doing whatever it takes to make it happen. When you mention that you have invited the press, I thought "what a great idea!" I wonder if you thought about posting the wording to your press invite here on the PR forum to get feedback from the many PR professionals at SuN? People like Shannon and I would benefit from that as well.
I happen to know that Shannon`s jewelry is reasonably priced and really beautiful. Shannon, I think you should invite the press to your event.
Also, I think Shannon`s idea of including a new caterer in the event to get the catering done for free is wonderful! Katherine, maybe an up-and-coming photographer would love to be there to offer free portraits (if you are doing makeovers) or at least to document the event? Or maybe you know someone who has an organic line of clothing and they could pay you to get in on the event and gain exposure to these potential clients. Finding other companies who target the same market with different products can increase your potential customer`s interest and add value to the event without adding expense.
Hope that helps! Let us know here how that goes.
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