Our first bridal show! / by Love You Back Productions

Our first bridal show was mindblowingly awesome, but unfortunately we were so busy talking to brides we forgot to take even a single photo. Darn!

We were kicking ourselves after we realized we didn't take any photos at our first bridal show. We'll definitely take a ton of photos at our next bridal show, on March 7th.

We were kicking ourselves after we realized we didn't take any photos at our first bridal show. We'll definitely take a ton of photos at our next bridal show, on March 7th.

Julia and I had never been to a bridal show before and we had no idea what to expect. So we did what anyone would do--we got pinterest accounts. :)

We searched pinterest for different "looks" for bridal show booths before deciding on our own simple, clean modern aesthetic. Here was our inspiration:

So into this clean, modern look. 

So into this clean, modern look. 

We realized if we were going to get anywhere close to this look, we had to build ourselves a wall. So we enlisted the help of Julia's partner, Nik, to get the wall built. 

Nik had never built a wall before, but with a little direction and some you-tubing, he was up to the task. 

The wall turned out great, unfortunately, no photos. 

The centerpiece of our set up would be Julia's desk, which has a similar feel to the one you see pictured. It has white metal legs and a light wooden tabletop. On the desk we would place our main Mac desktop monitor, and on a side table we would place a second monitor. Both of them would be playing a different wedding film on a loop. 

We also printed awesome bridal show booking cards, courtesy of Office Depot (and the most awesome printing attendant ever--Desiree, shout out to you, you're the best!). They looked like this:

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Julia had the idea to create lavender essential oil makeup remover as our bride show giveaway. Julia and Nik were up pretty early getting the makeup remover ready--screwing on 200 mini dropper caps was a bigger task than we realized.

The witch hazel stripped our fingers and by the end, the house was filled with witch hazel and lavender essential oil fumes. Don't get me wrong, lavender essential oil is great aroma therapy, but the concentrated smell did leave us pretty heady. 

Oh! We also decided to have a giveaway for one free Save-The-Date Teaser video to people who signed up on our contact sheet.

We thought this would be an ingenious plan for getting brides to sign in and give us their phone numbers and real email addresses, but actually no one noticed the giveaway sign. It didn't end up making much of a difference anyway. I think brides still gave us the same contact info they normally would. 

Even though the day was stressful and we felt crunched for time, by the end of the show we scheduled meetings with 20 brides!

We were beyond impressed with our performance, especially for our first time out. By the end we felt like bridal show pros...and we're so excited to go to our next one!