In an effort to broaden my net, I am considering joining a local Bridal Association which guarantees at least two high profile shows in some really nice venues. I’ve never shown before, so before I take the plunge, I thought I would attend one of the shows given next month.
I have made several sets of Wedding Stationery over the past five years, and I believe I have at least sufficient samples to present what I do. I don’t have “standard” designs, since each and every order is completely different, but I think the samples I held out from each order may be sufficient to present my Studio and Shop.
I’ve never shown my work in such an environment. While not the Manhattan Stationery Show, neither are they small-town. Such venues as the Daytona Ocean Front Center are typical. My question – or what I am struggling to ask because I know so little about showing I don’t even really know what to ask – What are the common things to expect? Are there things all shows have in common that I need to prep for, or beware of, or look for? Are there any tips? Are price details given during these shows, or are appointments made usually? Any “tools of the trade” that I need to have present? Are videos used?