During the last weekend of September, I attended my very first Wedding Show with Eventful and Yours. For about six months prior we planned and planned to do everything we possibly could to make our first experience at a wedding show as positive as possible. We knew we needed to create our booth to stand out against the others so that potential future clients would remember us!
In the early stages of planning we saw an idea for a backdrop on Pinterest using old doors. We were able to purchase some old doors from a buy/sell group on Facebook. From there we cleaned them, sanded them, painted them, and attached them all together. For an extra added touch, we added an “E & Y” to the top of the doors. It was a lot of work and we are very thankful for the help we received with them. They turned out absolutely perfect and we received so many complements on them at the show. If you ever find yourself in need of an old door backdrop, we’ve got you covered! Doors are now available for rent for any event at Eventful & Yours, and can even include any letters to fit your needs!
Because we already had quite an extensive inventory of rental items for Eventful & Yours, we pretty much used what we had to decorate the rest of the booth. Our booth was only 10 inches by 5 inches, but in the end we were able to decorate it in a way that made our space look cute and inviting and not too cluttered.
To add some finishing touches on our booth, we included some beautiful blooms provided by Gray’s Florist in Dundas. Gray’s did such a great job and we couldn’t be happier with how our arrangements turned out. Our booth smelled beautiful all weekend long! Be sure to check them out online and on Facebook.
Before the show we put together little packages to hand out to all visitors that I designed myself, which included all of our information. If you think tying and hole punching 400 packages sounds fun… think again! Although this was one thing that seemed to take us hours to finish, we believe it helped us in the end, as we could hand one piece to visitors instead of three. We even got lots of compliments about how cute our packages looked! The packages included the Eventful & Yours business card, a card explaining our current promo, and a postcard that included information on all of our services.
As an added treat, we gave away cute little bags of popcorn to visitors to our booth. We styled this as a “Popcorn Bar”. I also designed the little tags for the popcorn. We had many visitors that were attracted to this part of our booth, and not only because of the free popcorn. This popcorn bar gave many brides-to-be a simple component to add to their weddings. Thank you to Victoria at Love It Again By Victoria Elizabeth for our beautiful popcorn bar sign. It was a huge hit! Check Victoria out online and on Facebook for your very own custom sign.
During the weekend I was able to showcase many of my wedding stationaries. For the entire weekend we had a special promo offer which by the way, has now been extended to Facebook! Book your event with Eventful & Yours by October 31st, 2015 and receive 10% off of the event planning service of your choice AND get up to 100 free save the dates on your choice of card stock or gloss paper.
At first we had some nerves, and didn’t really know what to expect but as the first day went on we became more and more comfortable. It was really enjoyable being able to meet such beautiful couples, and it was great to showcase what we do!
The weekend was so fun and an experience we wouldn’t ever change. We were able to meet so many other great vendors and really connect and network with them about their businesses. Six months ago this event seemed so far in the future, and now it all done and over with. This is something we definitely look forward to doing more of in the future. Keep an eye on social media to see where we will be next and for some upcoming promos and contests! We have learned so much from this show and even gained some new ideas.
I really enjoyed sharing my passion for design with people from all over the GHA and I can’t wait to continue to design beautiful Wedding stationaries for soon to be Brides!
Book your free consultation today with Eventful & Yours! We would love to meet with you and discuss how we can turn your event into a perfect day. Don’t forget, we do more than just weddings! Connect with us to learn more.