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Bridal shows: your offers, gimmicks, and enticements

 
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Dec 01, 2015 12:11 |  #1

I have been doing wedding/bridal shows for 5 years now and get most of my exposure and clients from the 2-3 shows in town. The past two years I have put a great deal of effort into quality displays as I adjust what I offer my clients.

Everyone at these shows has some gimmick or offer off their services. I do the Engagement session draw and have offered 10% off booking to those who attended the show. Not sure if I should try something new.


What have or do you do at these shows?


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Dec 01, 2015 16:36 |  #2

No gimmicks, no offers, no prize draws... just my regular packages. It pays to be different from what everyone else is doing there.


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Dec 01, 2015 17:35 as a reply to  @ memoriesoftomorrow's post |  #3

That is what I am thinking for this coming year.

New images, new albums, new print mediums...


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Dec 03, 2015 05:49 |  #4

Yet to do one. Getting ready for next year. What do you pay to do one?


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Dec 03, 2015 10:38 as a reply to  @ Colin Glover's post |  #5

prices will vary per city.

here one is 500, the other 700


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Jan 25, 2016 08:23 |  #6

Offer a pre wed, or a trash the dress sesion. I haven't heard much about trash the dress, but I saw some photos of a cousin of mine she took at some cenotes (pond in a cave) near Cancun Mexico and they were awesome. A wed dress shot underwater was a great shot.

Offering discounts at expos might work in the short term. I think it depends on how full or empty your shooting agenda is. The problem is when there are so many expos that everybody start's to wait for one to get a discount, and then really, everybody's working with a 20% discount all the time ;)

In Mexico where I am, there is an wedding expo every 3 months, so for couples that plan ahead, they might wait for one to select a photographer instead of requesting the services before hand.

Also, find the locations (restaurants, gardens, haciendas, etc.) where some or most weddings are hosted and give them your contact information. Contact groups that sing at weddings, wedding planners. Offer them some shoots of the band, organization that they can use to help them keep your name in their minds.




  
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