OK40 Ranch Bridal “Buy ‘n Sell” Event
If you are engaged to be married, you should visit a bridal show! A bridal show is a great place to meet vendors in one place. There you can compare services and gather inspiration for your upcoming wedding! I was a vendor at one show last year and it was a lot of fun. So when I heard that OK40 Ranch in Mounds, OK was hosting a bridal show, I was excited to sign up!
I learned a lot from the show I did last year at the Women of St. Benedict Bazaar. But this year, I wanted my display to be even bigger and better! So with the help of my parents and my fiancé Daniel, we built a really neat set! The tutorial can be found here
How to Have a Successful Show
- Use what you have! I already owned the sample albums, the desk, the bookshelf, the flooring, the pens, the pen holder, the vintage cameras, the flowers, the 5×7 frames, the chairs, the easel, the framed logo sign, and the 12×12 frames.
- Make a mock-up! I used Adobe Photoshop to design my bridal booth before purchasing anything.
- Check the requirements of the venue. I was allotted an 8-ft space so I knew my booth needed to fit within those specifications! I also requested for my booth to be located near a wall so no one would trip over the supports
- Get creative! I used command hooks to “attach” the molding at the top and bottom of the wall. I also bought glittery scrapbook paper and punched circles out to make fun confetti in my brand colors!
- Pick eye-catching samples! For the wall portraits I chose an engagement session, 2 bridal sessions, a wedding, and a detail shot. I also had two types of wedding albums and an engagement sign-in album for brides to look through!
- Collect names, emails, phone numbers, and wedding dates from potential brides to send additional information after the wedding show.
- Bring lots of business cards and network with the other vendors as well!
Overall, the OK40 Bridal Show was a fun experience and I loved connecting with the brides and vendors! Comment below if you have any questions about attending or being a vendor at a bridal show!