Because I Said So: Bridal Show Musts
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bridal Show Musts




One of the best parts of my job, is getting to go to events. (I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that before) Anything that gets me out from behind the desk is A-OK with me. And lucky for me, yesterday was bridal show day! 

I always love bridal shows because:
1. You get to interact with brides while drinking wine and eating fabulous food
 and 
2.You get to interact with the other vendors from around the city while drinking wine and eating fabulous food.
Starting the day off right--with a selfie duh!
Oh and side note--my favorite red lipstick (shown above) broke. So I'm in need of some suggestions!

There are a few key things to make a bridal show fabulous as a vendor.

1. The spread. 
I'd like to think we (Kristin and I) are seasoned pros at this whole bridal show thing. Are there improvements we can make? Yes, of course. But, we only had to make one trip from the car and the set up turned out to be one our best yet. I'd say it was a win-win. Your display has to be eye catching--pictures, food, flowers. And flowers (real or fake) are always a MUST.

2. Literature.
Even if it's just a brochure or a postcard. The brides love to fill their complimentary bag with STUFF. To make it easier on the ones who visit us, we give them a folder--keeps all of OUR stuff in one place. 

3. Food. 
Especially if you are a caterer, venue, bakery, or hotel. And you have to make the food look good and taste good. Some people are so into the food, they take like three at a time. (NOTE: this is not ok) A sample is a sample NOT a meal. But that's a whole other issue for a different time.

Here we have seared Ahi-Tuna on a Fried Won Ton Crisp with Mango Salsa. It was delicious. Promise. I don't even like onions and peppers or mangoes for that matter, but all together, it just works.



4. Wine.
The people in charge of the bridal show hit the nail right on the head with this one. They scheduled a vendor cocktail party an hour before the doors were set to open and HELLO FREE WINE. Also the bars were open during the show and we made lots a few trips.


Any job that lets me drink wine and get paid for it, is quite simply the best.

So there you have it. If you are hosting a bridal show or participating in one as a vendor or bride, be on the lookout for these key things--because I said so!

3 comments:

  1. I swear you have the coolest job! :)

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  2. FREE WINE? Can I come work with you? I'm able to talk to people if I have wine first.

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  3. In complete non-relation to this post, hiii fellow Louisianian! And yes, free wine? How could you pass that up!

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