About mid 2012 I really thought about doing a wedding show – you know a whole booth setup and all that jazz. I knew I did not want to show at one of the larger ones that spanned over 2 days because well…it is WAY too many people for me so I thought about doing one of the smaller shows to try and get my name out there a little more. I knew about the Dreams Wedding Showcase, which has about 120 vendors, and it was close to home so I bit the bullet and put my money down for a booth spot.
I started ordering prints, sample albums and new marketing materials and got to work. I started pinning booth ideas to help getting my creative fuel going.
After deciding that I did not want to use the standard black pipe and drape background I consulted my father-in-law who just happens to be a home builder….thank you in-laws! I sent over my ideas via pinterest and he quickly drew up some plans with dimensions and all that jazz. We ended up deciding that hinging doors together would work the best!
B and I headed to Austin the week before to help get the wall assembled and and do a rough layout of photos. We ended up using 5 doors hinged together to mimick the ole science fair display boards.
After hinging and screwing the right sides together my booth was born, we just had to get it back to Houston.
FYI a Nissan Pathfinder is not large enough to hold doors. We had to strap them to the roof, which had us both nervous as hell.
I had to do the painting when I got home so the Monday before the show I headed to Home Depot and found the perfect color, came home and got to painting.
On Thursday after both sides were painted I started laying out how where I wanted all my prints to be mounted
After what I thought was a good layout I waited for Sunday. We carted the doors to the convention center bright and early and hubs and another friend carried my doors in and it was quite easy to pin them all together, and voila I had a booth!
This was before I had added my sign and Fleur de Lis...you can see the layout changed from my original plan
I am so glad that I went with a flat panel wall instead of trying to use the curtains, I think it gave it a much cleaner look and was more inviting. I am hoping I got some good leads too!
how do you think I did?