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Dec 04, 2013 12:23 |  #1

Hello I am doing my first Wedding Expo, I wanted to get some feed back on what to except and what to bring, or what not to bring.. Feel free to post anything that might be helpful to this event.


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Dec 04, 2013 14:32 |  #2

I've never been to a "Wedding Expo," sorry I can't help, but I'd like to see what others have to say.


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Dec 04, 2013 16:03 |  #3

Are you shooting at the Expo ?


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Dec 04, 2013 23:52 |  #4

No I wedding Expo is where you try get business, by showing your work ..


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Dec 05, 2013 06:28 |  #5

There are a few posts here about exhibiting at bridal shows/fairs. It's the same thing; search for those threads.


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Dec 05, 2013 12:44 |  #6

Never heard it called and Expo before. Guess it depends where you live:)


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Dec 05, 2013 21:31 |  #7

Two people so you don't have potential clients passing you by because there's nobody for them to talk to when you're chatting up another client. Also allows you to take bathroom breaks. Some kind of raffle give away helps too. It draws them into your booth so they can enter it and you can snag their email for a mailing list later if you wish. Some will even bring preprinted stickers with their info so they can save time lol. And of course, big beautiful prints of your best work


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Dec 06, 2013 14:20 |  #8

I went to a bridal expo with my friend Dawn Shields, she actually owns the show, its called Metropolitan Bride. She is a very talented wedding photographer, and best friends with Bambi Cantrell, also, a VERY talented photographer all around.

For bridal shows, you MUST have an attractive booth. A welcoming booth that represents your brand, and allows you to communicate with brides and grooms easily. Have large images in your booth that show case your work, and your best work at that. Have a couple wedding albums out that show a whole wedding. Brides like to see full weddings, so it never hurts to have a couple wedding albums, that show case your best weddings. At least 2.

Large canvasses or mounted prints are really nice, and they draw the eye into the booth. That is what you want, you want to DRAW peoples eyes to your booths so they come talk to you.

Marketing materials are also very important. A tri folded marketing material works well because you can show case an image in the middle, and then packages and information on the other two sides! Also incorporate pockets into the marketing materials to place business cards, and other means of contact information.

I second bringing a second person. For my self, I am bringing a young girl who is fairly attractive and down to earth that will connect easily with brides. Not only will this get the brides who are uncomfortable talking with me being a guy, but it also brings in the grooms too ;)

I normally wouldn't do a big give away. But this year I am. I generally do not want brides coming to me because I am giving away something, I do however want brides to come to me because my work is beautiful and it catches their eyes. That is what I want…


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Dec 07, 2013 10:08 |  #9

Thanks for all your suggestion and help.


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