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Another year of Bid Day boxes!

25 Aug

With Bid Day a week behind us we thought it was time to reflect on another successful year of Bid Day boxes! It’s an interesting, stressful and fun process and we wanted to share a behind the scenes perspective with you.

It all begins weeks before the big day. The Wrapettes spent their time collecting hundreds and hundreds of Bid Day box orders – every day more orders were filed away.

Finally, on August 18, the big day arrives. Despite having had orders for weeks, we can only begin assembly on the day of. In the wee hours of the night the official bid list is finalized and we finally know what sorority our Bid Day box girls will be pledging! This is when the fun begins.

All the Wrapettes and other friends of Wrapsody arrived bright and early to help with assembly. 4:30 A.M. to be exact! We were working away while the new members were still asleep dreaming of their new home!

All day long, the boxes are being assembled, filled, checked and sent out to the new members for delivery. It is so motivating to know that after a long, exciting day the new members get to go home to a personalized gift from their loved ones that we had a hand in!

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We talked to some of the girls at Wrapsody about the Bid Day experience this year. “This was the smoothest things have ran – everyone seemed to be really happy with their boxes. Our product was the best it had ever been – everyone loved every item we offered!”

Even though Bid Day is an exciting time for some, it is also a tough time for others. We know some girls get released from recruitment – we have spent time crying on the phone with parents. We know it’s tough, sometimes tougher than you would expect, so we try to make sure we have Happys for everyone. Recruitment isn’t perfect – and neither is our Bid Day box process. We make mistakes, but we try to work together and do our best as a team.

This year we filled 788 boxes in a single day! We so loved being a part of everyone’s special day and we can’t wait until next year.

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