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Event Planning & Bridal Expo/Enjoy Yourself Events Launch Party - Charlotte

Elaina M. Whitley/Enjoy Yourself Events/Enjoy Yourself Vacations

Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Event Planning & Bridal Expo/Enjoy Yourself Events...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Super-Early Bird Admission Ended $3.00 $1.07
Advanced General Admission Ended $5.00 $1.12
Children Ages 6-11 Ended $5.00 $1.12
Children Ages 0-5   more info Ended Free $0.00
General Exhibitor Registration   more info Ended $299.00 $8.47
Swag Bag/Goody Bag Inserts (Adult)   more info Ended $125.00 $4.12
Swag Bag/Goody Bag Inserts (Children)   more info Ended $75.00 $2.87

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On Sunday, September 18th, 2011, it's going to be a party!  Event professionals and consumers throughout the southeast region are invited to a celebration of sharing event knowledge, resources and networking. The Event Planning and Bridal Expo/Launch Party is the perfect place for event professionals, brides-and-grooms-to be, and individuals who often host parties, networking events, small meetings and other social events to be in one room at the same time.  In addition, Atlanta-based Enjoy Yourself Events is celebrating their expansion to the Charlotte area to offer Social & Corporate Event Planning services as well as Event Planning Training Seminars.  Come party with us at Metropolitan Ballroom

***A couple of small exhibitor booths are available for $149 ***

 Caterers, Pastry Chefs, Hotels & Resorts, Venues, Event Entertainers, Deejays, Florists, Event Rental Companies, Bridal & Groom Boutiques, Photographers, Videographers, Make-Up Artists, Hair Stylists and more are invited to display their products and services to event professionals and potential clients.  The sale of food, desserts and beverages will not be permitted. Free samples will be allowed to be distributed. Exhibitors are welcome to use their own color themes and linens at their booth(s). Please register your booth at the top of this page directly through Eventbrite. You will receive an email confirmation once payment has been received. Exhibitors can begin set-up as early as 10:00AM on September 18th. Exhibit hall will open by 11:30AM for guests to enter.  Please contact Enjoy Yourself Events at 404-274-8812 with any questions. 

Attendees of It's My Party - Event Planning Expo Extravaganza will enjoy live entertainment for the whole family and have the opportunity to view live demonstrations such as simple cake decorating and floral arranging. Exhibitors will have yummy dessert samples on display that may be the perfect fit for your next event.  The expo is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Spread the word to fellow event professionals, friends and family and join the party. Doors open at 11:30AM. 

Enjoy Yourself Events is excited about launching in the Queen City and will be offering simply elegant, all-inclusive Signature Party Packages at a flat free for your next social or corporate event. Packages are perfect for hosting 25-50 guests at your home, office or other small venue.  Our most requested party packges are perfect for Baby Showers, Engagement Parties, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Small Meetings and more.  Be sure to visit our booth to sample goodies and for on-the-spot discounts when you book any party package or register for upcoming training workshops and seminars in the Charlotte area. 


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  • Brides-and-grooms-to-be and consumers: 
  • View live demonstrations from local event professionals
  • Enjoy scrumptious dessert & cupcake tastings
  • Live entertainment for the whole family
  • Free goodies for everyone
  • Book discounted services from exhibitors
  • Register for discounted Event Plannning Workshops & Seminars
  • Book discounted Signature Party Packages from Enjoy Yourself Events
  • Free give-a-ways throughout the day from our fabulous sponsors including a free party planned for you by celebrity Event Planner & Instructor, Elaina M. Whitley


Tickets at the door will be $5 for children (ages 6-11) and $10 for adults. Exact change cash only.  Free parking.


Event Professionals:

  • Meet with vendors and event suppliers to build your contact list
  • Sample desserts and cupcakes for your upcoming client events
  • Network with fellow event professionals to form partnerships
  • Learn how to become a Certified Event Planner
  • Learn how to become a member of E.Y.E. Network of Event Planners
  • Register for Event Planning Training Workshops and Seminars at discounted rates

50% off of advanced ticket discounts are available for Event Professionals belonging to organizations such as: ISES, MPI, NACE, APA, AACWP, etc.  Proof of valid membership required. 50% discount available for Enjoy Yourself Events, 'EP 101' certified students.  No discounts for on-site ticket purchases.

Age demographics - All ages welcome

Expected number of attendees - 250 plus... Brides-and-grooms-to-be, consumers & event planners/professionals

Target marketing audience via marketing & advertising - 500,000+ throughout the southeastern region


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*** Maximize your marketing potential by becoming a sponsor. Multiples sponsorship levels are available for $100 - $5,000. ***

Please note that this event was originally to be hosted at Extravaganza Depot. Instead, we will be at Metropolitan Ballroom. Metropolitan Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor but there is an elevator that exhibitors and guests can use. Please contact Enjoy Yourself Events at 404-274-8812 with questions regarding the expo. Please do not contact Metropolitan Ballroom. 

 Please contact the event host for prices on larger vendor spaces.  

Join us on 10/2 - Atlanta -  Its My Party - Event Planning Expo Extravaganza

Join us in spring 2012 for - Its My Party - Event Planning Expo Extravaganza - Tampa

Sponsored by Enjoy Yourself Events, LLC


A big thank you to our Charlotte Expo/Launch Party sponsors:


Metropolitan Ballroom




Pamela's Party Rentals


Have questions about Event Planning & Bridal Expo/Enjoy Yourself Events Launch Party - Charlotte? Contact Elaina M. Whitley/Enjoy Yourself Events/Enjoy Yourself Vacations

When & Where

Metropolitan Ballroom
2935 Providence Road
off Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Elaina M. Whitley/Enjoy Yourself Events/Enjoy Yourself Vacations

Elaina M. Whitley is the owner/founder of Enjoy Yourself Events, an event management and entertainment firm providing Event Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, Small Business & Professional Coaching. Elaina has been in the event industry for more than 15 years & has lent her expertise to events across the country. Client event roster includes: Real Men Cook, GodzGirl Network, Sweet Auburn Festival, Taste of Atlanta, Restoration-Atlanta Flood Relief Benefit Concert and more.  In addition, Enjoy Yourself Events has produced and hosted: Event Planning 101 Certificate Workshop, Networking For a Cause Thanksgiving Food Drive, We Love the Kids Holiday Toy Drive, Sweet-Touch Pamper Me Party, Its My Party Event Planning Expo, Essence Music Festival group travel,  as well as a host of others including celebrity and VIP events.  

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