(Closed) Bridal Show Etiquette :D

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow, someone tried to take one of your tags!

Your candy bar is so cute!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@cre sooo cute 🙂 and wow, I can’t believe people are so rude…did this happen recently?!

I wish I could hire you to do my shower!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

lol! I love your blog. I am doing the bar stool look around the dance floor at my reception.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m sorry that you have to worry about people stealing stuff from your booth while at the same time selling your services to those who are actually potential customers.

After having been to three bridal shows, I guess I would say the venders should…

DON’T waste my time by continuing to talk to me when my body language tells you I’m obviously not interested (eyes on the next booth, getting fidgety, hinting that I have your info so I’ll call if I have any questions, etc).

DON’T go alone.  Bring a helper to pass out flyers and do some of the less business-y talking to potential customers.  If I come up to a booth that is packed with people waiting to be spoken to, I’ll keep walking even if I see something I’m interested in at the booth.

DO scope out your competition at that show, and suggest to me how you are better than the other vendors I see there.  I went into one show with the expectation of finding a DJ, I talked to every DJ there, and I walked out with my favorite one booked.  Basically if you had been a DJ at that expo, your competition for my business was right there in front of your eyes.

DO make your booth as extravagant as possible!  Load it up with everything that makes you unique and makes your booth stand out from everyone around you!  Some things that have made booths stand out for me are: music, on-site demonstrations, TONS of decorations that reach to the ceiling, a well-defined decor theme, and a vendor who is energetic, polite, and fun to talk to.

DO be able to make reservations or rough quotes on the spot.  Have your business cards, calendars, contracts, and calculator on hand.  I can’t believe I’ve actually talked to some vendors who weren’t able to book right then and there, or at least check their calendars to make a consultation appointment.  Why are you even at the expo then?

Thanks for the post!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with Jen, but I have a few things to add…

1. Don’t just walk up to anyone who looks like a MOB and start telling her that she needs to shop at your old lady store and emphasize mastectomies to said person. They do not appreciate it when they’re only 42 and have small breasts to begin with…yeah, happened to my mom and no she doesn’t look old, she often gets asked if she’s my sister.

2. If I say that I’m going through your company, do not try to upsell me on products especially when I look obviously disinterested.

3. Don’t just gesture at your brochure when I ask what kinds of packages you have, I’m basing my entire impression of you off of this one meeting.

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