In our new Vendor Spotlight blog series, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite Annapolis-based event vendors and turning the spotlight back on them. How did they get into the industry? How do they spend their time when not working events? What trends are they excited to see couples explore over the next year? We’ll have a wide variety of vendors from different backgrounds answer these questions and more.
Are you currently in the market for wedding/event rentals? Trying to locate exactly what you need to complete your event without having to add countless separate contracts and vendors? Party Plus Tents + Events is a one stop shop for everything from dance floors to lighting, linens to staging, and altars to china, plus so much more. Read on to learn about Lauri – General Manager – and what makes her unique in the industry!
Party Plus Tents + Events – Lauri Dixon
How did you get into the event industry?
By happenstance! I was looking for a part time job when I was 18, and I fell in love with the vibe and people I met in the industry!
What’s your favorite part of every wedding day?
It’s absolutely the first dance, hands down!
What should every couple be asking of vendors in your industry when considering booking for an event?
Every couple should be asking the following questions: How did you get into this industry? Why do you love what you do? How would you describe your style? It’s important that your style blends with that of your vendors.
What’s a trend for the upcoming year that you would like to see more couples embrace?
Magically mini weddings! Enchanting engagement parties! Romantic lighting! Cheese cakes!
What’s the most unique client request that you’ve ever had for a wedding or event?
It was a bar mitzvah years ago. Guests arrived by trolley, staff was attired in carnival costumes, and guests were greeted with freshly popped popcorn and cotton candy. Then guests went out on the Clipper City for a cruise before the party. It was fantastic!
What makes you and your business unique?
We’re family owned and operated, and my husband and I are on the front lines daily. We thrive off of our customers’ happiness!
What’s your favorite thing to do when not working weddings/events?
Relax with my hubby and pups! Read, walk, boat, bike, or anything outdoors.
How can potential clients best contact you?
Email at LauriDixon@tenting.com or call 1.800.TENTING.