Wedding Show

Business By love2frost Updated 16 Oct 2009 , 12:25pm by jlynnw

love2frost Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 12:37am
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I'm thinking about doing my first wedding show and was wondering if any one had any tips for me. I know I will need to take some dummy cakes, buisness cards, and cake samples but is there anything else that's a big hit? Should I have a give away besides cake samples? Should I invest in a big "sign" for the booth? One that I can drap in front of the table or maybe the wall behind me?

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MnSnow Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:16pm
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You can go on vista print and get a banner for free (you pay shipping only) and they look nice. You can have your business name put on it and hang it behind your booth.

I try and create designs in cakes that are different than the ususal ones. Keep it eye catching. I use mini cupcakes for samples and that has been a huge hit. You may want to offer a percentage off if they book their consultation at the show.

cylstrial Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:36am
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You'll definitely need some type of sign to draw attention to your table. And Vistaprint is a great place to get them, as already mentioned.

I would also do mini - cupcakes and business cards. Lay your portfolio out on the table as well so that people can flip through it.

leah_s Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:05pm
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I strongly suggest cake samples in lidded souffle cups. They stay fresher and are easy to transport - just throw them in a box/bag.

love2frost Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 3:28am
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Thanks so much for your advice!

IsaSW Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:11pm
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I made drapes for the back and matching table clothes in chocolate brown. It really make the booth stand out.
And yes your sign should be big in the back, get a professional sign.

indydebi Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:48pm
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Check with your state health dept. If I make cake samples that are pre-packaged in my shop, (lidded cups, for example) then I don't need to buy the extra $60 temp HD license. Disbursing "bare" food (not prepackaged, such as any hot foods or cupcakes just sitting out, not prepackaged) would require I buy this $60 temp license just for the show.

This is why I ALWAYS make samples in lidded cups. saves me $60 over the cost of the show.

tonyas_jewels Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:09am
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I'm just throwing this out s someone who has never done a show myself,but just went to one with sis inlaw and out of the 2 cake shops their,i can tell you they really needed more copies of their portfolios..1 is not enough....

indydebi Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:15am
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Originally Posted by tonyas_jewels

I'm just throwing this out s someone who has never done a show myself,but just went to one with sis inlaw and out of the 2 cake shops their,i can tell you they really needed more copies of their portfolios..1 is not enough....




I don't take printed photos. I have all of my cake photos on a Powerpoint presentation and I set my laptop up with this Powerpoint running. A single bride or a crowd of 15 can stand there and see the cakes as they scan across the screen.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:22am
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Just went to a show and was really surprised. They had a Wii plugged into a large flat screen with the pictures going. The large as life pics were really eye catching. She had a double booth and her partener stood her up and she thought of this last minute. You would have thought she planned it all along that way.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:22am
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Just went to a show and was really surprised. They had a Wii plugged into a large flat screen with the pictures going. The large as life pics were really eye catching. She had a double booth and her partener stood her up and she thought of this last minute. You would have thought she planned it all along that way.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:22am
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Just went to a show and was really surprised. They had a Wii plugged into a large flat screen with the pictures going. The large as life pics were really eye catching. She had a double booth and her partener stood her up and she thought of this last minute. You would have thought she planned it all along that way.

cylstrial Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 11:29am
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

Just went to a show and was really surprised. They had a Wii plugged into a large flat screen with the pictures going. The large as life pics were really eye catching. She had a double booth and her partener stood her up and she thought of this last minute. You would have thought she planned it all along that way.




That's a great idea! Then you don't have to worry because lots of people can see your cakes all at once.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:25pm
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