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Sep 28

[ARCHIVED] Wedding Showcase vendors share their experience

The original item was published from September 28, 2017 1:47 PM to October 16, 2017 9:24 AM

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Naper Settlement’s 16th annual Wedding Showcase is only 3 months away! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 6th from 10AM – 3PM, for a day full of one-on-one consultations with some of the best businesses in the industry. We look forward to helping couples plan their special day and getting the community involved.

Wedding Showcase vendor applications were sent out last week and some of the first few that registered play very important roles in any wedding. I asked our returning vendors why they like participating in Naper Settlement’s Wedding Showcase, below are some of their answers!

“We look forward to participating in the Naper Settlement Wedding Showcase again this year. This is the best show that we do annually. It is a great event for the community and provides a good sampling of quality vendors to the new future brides. We are able to meet and schedule consultations with possible clients that live in the Naperville area, close to our office. It is great for us but also very convenient for them.” 
– Ken Overbey from Sounds Abound Entertainment

“We love participating in the Naper Settlement Bridal Showcase because we always meet some really lovely couples and we've booked some of our favorite clients through the show. It's also a great chance to meet new local vendors and make new connections. Overall, it's been a great experience for us! Looking forward to it again this year!” – Lauren Jackson from 
A Perfect Pair Event Boutique

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“The Naper Settlement Wedding Showcase is so much fun for me as a vendor.  I get to meet with wonderful people & play them songs they'd like to hear, the best way for me to display my service proposition. In my first year of being a part of the Showcase, I secured many bookings from couples in attendance, so I know how effective it is from a marketing standpoint. “ – Jim Perona of 
Jim Perona Guitar, Inc.

“From a vendor perspective, we liked the showcase because it was small enough that we felt we were able to have conversations with most people that came through.  Between the 4 of us that were there we were able to remember personal details of most of the brides/moms/friends which is always helpful on follow up!  Some of the other shows we done are massive, which is great to add to our database, but we really enjoy the personal connection with perspective clients.” – Wendy Hurd from 
Elisa and Lynne Homes

If you are interested in booking a display table at the 2018 Wedding Showcase, please fill out our
vendor application and email us at For more information, call us at 630.420.6012. Space is limited, call early!

This blog was written by Naper Settlement's Guest Services Representative, Grace Michalak.