Last weekend, we had the pleasure of participating in our first-ever bridal show – The Wedding Show by Forever Bridal. It was actually a bit of a last minute decision to participate in the show. Given that most of our business is out-of-state though, we felt it would be a great opportunity to meet some local brides and vendors.
We decided to participate in the show right at the tail end of our website redesign and just before the madness of the holidays hit! Determined to finish the website before the new year, we worked many long hours in order to get the site to the point at which we could launch it – leaving us with less than a week to finalize the booth design and complete the construction of it. Needless to say, there was plenty of work to be done before the show. Fortunately, we’re pretty handy around here and things came together in the end – but not without a little grunt work and some much appreciated help from friends and family.
In the photo above you can see Glenwood chamfering the edge of a shelf with a hand plane. Along with a hand plane, he packed quite a few other tools that definitely came in handy while installing the booth. Below are images of the completed booth just before it was time to break it down. Both of our neighboring booths had already been dismantled at this point.
Overall, we were really happy with the outcome of the completed booth. Unfortunately, we had to nix our lighting plan due to time constraints, but we will definitely add some lighting should we do another show in the future. As far as the show itself, the first day was a little slow due to the fact that it was New Year’s Day, but we definitely had a good time on Sunday with all the people that stopped by to check things out. We hope you had a great time as well if you attended the show!