Homegrown Business: Shena Bailey and Samantha Leandre of Glitz et Glamor

Glitz et Glamor is an event planning service which provides expertise in interior decor and resource management for upscale parties, weddings, and corporate events. We spoke with Shena Bailey and Samantha Leandre, the two co-founders of Glitz et Glamor, to learn more about how their business works.

Glitz et Glamor

What is your business called and what does it do?

Glitz et Glamor. We specialize in event planning and decor from birthday parties to weddings to corporate events and more.

What made you want to do this work?/ What problem did you want to solve with the business?

Prior to starting our business, we were clients looking for decor needs and the resources weren’t readily available to us. This brought the idea that there was a need in the market for event decor. After taking on our first client, we realized we had a passion for this field of work.

Who are your clientele/demographics?

We service the general public in the GMA and surrounding areas including individuals, as well as corporate entities. However, the majority of our support comes from the black community who fostered our current success!

How does your business make money? How does it work?

We charge a fee for our services as well as a cost for the rental of our items.

Upon having a conversation with our client about their event decor/planning needs, an estimate is sent out with the cost of goods and services.

Where in the city can we find your profession?

We do not yet have a physical location, however, you can book a consultation on our website or send us a DM on Instagram or Facebook.

What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? Give the answer as well.

Customer: I’m looking for a backdrop with balloons but do you also do table settings as well?

Glitz’s response: Absolutely, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all your event decor/ planning needs. From simple backdrops to elegant tablescapes as well as full event planning from A-Z. We help you not only to save time but also the cost it would take to hire multiple vendors for one occasion!

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What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

Best: Seeing the client’s happy reaction after doing a set-up that we thoroughly enjoyed.

Worst: Finding the right work/life balance could be a challenge at times.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

We’re event planners.. of course, clients ghost us after we send an estimate that took us only 24 hours to create

Where can we follow you?

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook

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