What's your bridal show setup look like?

Mike
Mike
With Bridal season in full gear now I thought it would be great for everyone to show case their bridal show setups. I've seen some pretty nice setups throughout the web and would love to see what everyone here is doing.<div>
</div><div>Normally I would have a photo or two to post, but this year we elected not to do any bridal shows as a test.</div><div>
</div><div>I know we have 100's of amazing businesses that are members here, let's see them fantastic bridal show setups you have!</div>

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  • Unknown
    Our city only has a single (huge) bridal show. We'll be there on the weekend of the 19th and I'll be sure to take lots of pictures.<div>
    </div><div>Planning how to cram everything into a 10'x10' space is the hardest part :-|</div>
  • skyhawk
    skyhawk
    Very basic, I'll have to dig out some photos.. We get a 10x10, and it's a pretty tight fit. We basically just bring the booth, slideshow monitor, and a scrapbook showing samples from recent events as design ideas. It seems like we can stand around for hours, then we get talking to a couple groups of people then there is a line to see the booth. :/<div>
    </div><div>We got about 7 bookings from the last expo, and we didn't do a print ad this time around which was $700, so it was about $1400 total for the expo slot + ad. Lots of hard lessons learned in this business, that's for sure. I don't think that print ad brought a single lead.</div><div>
    </div><div>Maybe it'll be our last expo. The test is to see how many inquiries we get on the dates we booked at the expo. I never kept track last year, although for some reason everyone wanted August 18, we were fully booked before the expo, and must have turned away another 4 or 5.</div><div>
    </div><div>A friend of ours who works for Williams Sonoma is always across from us at the show. We set up the night before, and she said while we were away there were at least 3 occasions of people snooping in our booth. (It had to be other vendors since this was the night before public access). My new booth design has locks all the way around the cabinets now.</div>
  • Unknown
    This was one of our setups. <div>
    </div><div><img src="http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/283735_427577243960480_632661060_n.jpg"></div>
  • Soundsations
    Soundsations
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Small show and don't know why the arcade style booth was not here. The photobooth at this show was the 2nd one I built. Was there to advertise the DJ part of my business as well. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=282263508470170&set=vb.100000595699148&type=3&theater</font>
  • Lucktech Photobooths
    Lucktech Photobooths
    <p>I just spent the day at the Fort Wayne Bridal Extravaganza. There were 5 booths at the show. Well, 4 booths, and one dj company that offers a booth but it was not there. I went to see if it was going to be worth my $700 to participate at the next show. I am still not sure. It was a crowded event to say the least. The good news was I did not see one setup like mine. There was a mojo, an "open air" style, a "I don't have a booth, just a green screen and a tripod" style, and then the classic "mall" style booth. I was not impressed with any of their show setups. I will tell you though who does know how to show is the photographers! Wow, I saw some setups that were just beautiful and functional.</p><p>The 10x10 does make it difficult, but the one mistake that 2 of the 4 had was they stuck their booths in the back of their "area". I watched many of brides shy away from the booth because they were not sure if they were allowed to be back there. The best setup I saw was a WALL. All of their materials were available from the wall and there was no table to divide the booth. It really made the space more inviting. There was a lot of room for people to crowd around the booth.</p>
  • Mike
    Mike
    @Soundsation looks like a previous version of your booths ;)
  • skyhawk
    skyhawk
    There were at least 8 photo booths at the last bridal expo.. I knew this because a pair of girls from one of the floral shops went around and took there picture in every booth. They were holding 7 sets of strips in their session from what I could see. There were also a couple more booth companies there except they did not bring the booth for people to see/use. The franchised one you probably know about had a 20x20 spot with 3 booths running, that was really something...
  • Minh
    Minh
    Man, i wish i had a picture of mines. <div>I have 4 bridal shows to go to this year.</div><div>
    </div><div>i'll take another photo next time :)</div>
  • texasphotobox
    texasphotobox
    Here is my recent set up. Had over 16 photo booths at this show and we booked 5 events so far from it. Hoping for more to trickle in.
  • Unknown
    Excuse the crappy phone picture quality, but here's our setup for this weekend!<div>
    </div><div>If you're wondering where our sign is, it's hanging about 8 feet above the space. Not sure yet if that was worth the extra cost....</div>
  • Mike
    Mike
    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.<div>
    </div><div>Did you build your booth/tower? Looks a lot like Scott's design. Also is that a social kiosk on the left? I like the frame on it. Makes it feel less thrown together.</div>
  • Soundsations
    Soundsations
    Mike, Lawrence was a great help with the design. We spoke about sharing the design at some great length. He wanted to make his out of metal, I saw it as a great wood build. ;) I think they both look outstanding!<div>
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  • Unknown
    <blockquote>Very nice! Thanks for sharing.<div>
    </div><div>Did you build your booth/tower? Looks a lot like Scott's design. Also is that a social kiosk on the left? I like the frame on it. Makes it feel less thrown together.</div></blockquote>



    I designed the tower in CAD and had it fabricated at a local shop with a water cutting machine. It provided the files and they pretty much just fed it into the computer and it spit out the panels, which then they welded. I shared the original CAD files with Scott and he put his own fancy spin on things and wood-ified it. If I had his skills I probably would have gone wood, too!<div>
    </div><div>And yes it is a social kiosk :) I had my cousin do up the frame/cabinet from MDF, although I eventually plan on making it self standing and aluminum, if I can do it without it becoming too cumbersome. I think it might actually be fine as-is since tables are generally pretty easy to come by :p</div>
  • Mike
    Mike
    That makes sense. Well it looks great and I really like the second monitor integrated into the back.<div>
    </div><div>The kiosk personally I think I would keep it as it. Easier to transport I would guess and as you said tables are usually easy to come by. Though I have ran into a few occasions where they were not..but that's another topic</div>
  • mfphoto
    mfphoto
    texasphotobox, Where did you get your hat stand? Do you use this also at bridal shows? Is it collapsible?
  • mfphoto
    mfphoto
    I meant wedding receptions, not bridal shows<div>
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