I'm thinking about doing a bridal show in August but I'm just not sure if I would get a good return on my investment. It's a huge show at a stadium near me and it'll probably cost me $600-700 with booth rental and displays. Has anyone done one? And are they worth it?
I do a lot of wedding shows, although I cut back this year. In my town that would be an extremely expensive show, but I know in places like Dallas and Atlanta, shows can cost upwards of $1K.
Just be aware that summer shows are much more sparsely attended. Januatry shows are where you want to be.
Oh and yes they are worth it. Not just for meeting brides, though. The best thing about a show is taking some samples and biz cards around to the other vendors.
Thanks so much for the insight. I'm in Detroit so I'm not surprised by the cost. I was debating between the August and January show so the settles that, January it is. Thanks again!
That's totally worth it since even if you only booked one bride, you would most likely break even or profit! That's the only advertising I use and yes it's worth every penny!