The last few months have been really crazy for me, and last weekend was even crazier. I had a bunch going on and I had to prepare for a bridal show. Well, I somehow survived it all, and it was a great weekend. Today I’m going to look back at Sunday and tell my experience in my 2016 Event Nation Bridal Expo Review.
2016 Event Nation Bridal Expo Review
Not all bridal shows are the same. That’s an unfortunate truth I have found out over the years. I’ve had some great experiences that were great for business and some horrible ones that were a waste of time and money. I believe the Event Nation Bridal Expo has been around for three or four years now, and I’ve been involved with at least two or three of them. All my past experiences have been very positive, so I came into this year with high expectations.
To be completely honest, this was the least I’ve ever been prepared for a show. I’m usually prepping for two weeks at least and have all types of stuff prepared. This time, I really started about three days before. I just had too much to do. Even with my slacking, I still feel like this was an extremely productive show.
There were a lot of positives for the day. First, I got a free extra booth. The person beside me dropped out so I got to expand into their area. This allowed me to show twice as many photos. At first, I was concerned about the number of brides coming. I didn’t see many lined up. When the show started, though, it was consistently busy. I met some really cool people. One couple was planning a medieval wedding with fire breathers and everything. Awesome. Then I just met some truly nice people. The last big positive was the other vendors. I had some great conversations with them, and they were all extremely pleasant. The best part is there weren’t 20 photographers there like most shows.
Overall I had a great time at the show, and I feel like it was a positive experience. I guess I can’t really measure the success until I start booking from the show. That might take a few months to measure, but when I do, I’ll try to come back and update this 2016 Event Nation Bridal Expo Review with how many brides I book. There’s another show coming up in January, and most likely I’ll be doing that show as well since I had such a great time at this one.