Once you have purchased a booth for the upcoming expo…it is time to start thinking about the design of the booth.
A great place to start, if you need help, is to follow the theme of the show. Some of the bridal expo themes have included; Moroccan Nights, Once Upon a Time, Nautical Romance, Midnight Masquerade, Love Birds, Southern Charm, Sea of Love, and many more! Each theme has a special logo and a color pallet that we follow.
Booth requests are possible with our bridal show! When you are signing up, you can indicate a specific booth number or give a request to be on a corner, wall, or in another location.
If you are designing a special booth, let us know if you need a special location because of the entrance to the booth or the walls. Also think about other factors like “Do you need electricity?” Many of our locations electric is included in the price of your booth, in some locations it is an additional charge.
Remember, you want to decorate your booth so brides, grooms and her friends and family know exactly what you do. Make your booth a reflection of your business! Bring examples of what you do and try to display it in a creative way. Your goal is to attract the attention of the bride or groom and to make them want more information about your business!
Below are some great booths….enjoy and good luck!
It's true, not every wedding business is cute out to participate in a bridal show. The success of bridal show really depends on the personalities of people who are working the booth. Vendors need to be outgoing, friendly and welcoming to brides. If you love talking to people about your business and don’t have a problem speaking with strangers….then a bridal show is probably a great option for you!
Many different wedding professionals participate in bridal shows because they are a cost effective way to reach your targeted wedding customer base. Most bridal shows will bring in hundreds of brides, friends, and family members. These brides are ready to plan their wedding in its entirety, which means they are ready to book your services. All brides are at different stages of their wedding planning – some just got engaged and others just need to book the last few wedding vendors. Because bridal expos are the best way to reach potential customers, it is imperative wedding vendors get as much as they can from the bridal fair experience.
Types of vendors that participate in bridal shows; wedding venues or wedding reception locations, wedding photographers, bridal attire stores, grooms attire stores, wedding videographers, caterers, wedding officiates, wedding planners, décor and linen companies, videographers, DJ’s and musicians, rehearsal dinner locations, limos and transportation, makeup artists, cake bakers, florists, and much more!
For those vendors who have not been to a bridal expo, here is a description. At most bridal expos vendors will rent a booth (usually 10x10 or 10x8 in some locations). The price for booths can range from $695 to $395 , depending on the location. Each expo has a theme where vendors are encouraged to participate in by decorating their booth or corresponding with the colors! Vendors are encouraged to hand out information about their business and have a special prize at their booth that one or multiple brides can win. Brides love samples and give-a-ways so the more goodies you have for the brides the more traffic your booth will receive!
We send out a great information packet to each new bridal show vendor giving them tips on how to have a successful bridal expo!
Choosing your wedding colors sets the tone for the entire wedding....it is not just about the bridesmaid dresses but also the linens, flowers, decor, invitations and cake. Here are useful tips when picking your colors.
Vibrant colors evoke a sense of drama where softer colors create a more romantic feel and earthy colors create a calming mood. Darker colors are associated with fall or winter wedding, lighter colors are in the spring and bright colors are in the summer.
Analogous - 3 colors side by side on a 12-part color wheel. Like a darker orange, red and deep pink.
Complementary - two colors which are directly opposite of each other on the color wheel to create maximum contrast like orange and blue.
Monochromatic - a color scheme that is based on a single hue in various shades
When selecting your color scheme, also think of your venues colors like the carpet, walls, drapes and the outside colors.
The most popular wedding color is blue, with 30%, next is purple with 25% and the third most popular color is green with 24%.
Every bride thinks about something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Why not use your "something old" as the city you choose to get married in.
If you live in the South, you are lucky to be surrounding by historic towns that make perfect wedding locations. Let us recommend that you explore the cities of St. Augustine Florida and Savannah Georgia for your wedding.
Both St. Augustine and Savannah offer brides great backdrops for your guests to enjoy and pictures. Historic buildings, old oak trees, water ways all offer interesting backgrounds that your guests will enjoy and a good photographer can maximize on.
If you are planning on a St. Augustine wedding venue consider looking at; The White Room, Marsh Creek Country Club, The Milano Room, Flagler College, The Lightner Museum, The Fountain of Youth, Seranata Beach Club or the Casa Monica.
Now, if Savannah is more your style, think about checking out; 10 Dowing at Churchills, Andaz Savannah, Belfords, Bryson Hall, Grand Lakes Club at Southbridge, Hyatt Regency Savannah, Mansion on Forsyth Park, River Street Riverboat Company, Savannah Botanical Gardens, Savannah Marriott Riverfront, Savannah Station, The Mackey House, The Westin Savannah Harbor, Coastal Heritage Society, Marshal House and Telfair Museum….just to suggest a few.
Choosing a wedding location sets the tone of the wedding and once it is picked, everything starts to fall into place.