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  1. loreo

    loreo Banned

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    I just signed up for a big expo in our area. I have never done one before and I am very excited. I called my AD before signing up and asked her if the fee ($150) was reasonable. She said yes and then offered to split it with me. After talking a few minutes ( I think she sensed my hesitancy) she said that she shouldn't have "pushed" hersself on me and then gave me some supporters.

    I have a very good relationship with my AD and wouldn't mind working with her. I just want to make sure that this a financially savy situation for me. The event organizer is expecting close to 1000 people (based on last years stats) approx 200 of them being brides. It runs for 4 hours and is located in a brand new sporting complex ( working on drawing in the grooms too) They have a $10,000 adverising budget, so word is going to get out. They are giving every vendor a list of brides and grooms.

    Those of you who have done a booth before- does this situation sound like one where I would need help? Financially would you split it in half and split the leads?

    One thing to note- she has a lot more stuff than I do so with her help we could showcase more.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Patty Davis

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    Think of it this way, if you get roughly 200 contacts, can you or how long will it take you to contact them ALL in a timely manner. Especially since they are giving you a contact list! That is the hardest part, getting all of the contact info. 4 of us are doing a bridal event here with about 500 brides. $150 is GREAT price. We are paying $310 for a 10x10 booth.

    We will also hand out drawing slips that are coded for each of us with a stamp, so that the ones we make personal contact with stay with us. The rest we will just split.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. loreo

    loreo Banned

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    Good idea. Thanks for your input.

    Lori
     
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  4. you need to check out kickbuttbooths.com and order it...its worth the money if you want to be successful at booths and get your moneys worth
     
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  5. mahji

    mahji Gold Member

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    The Bridal Fair in my area costs $425 for 5 hours so $150 is a killer deal!
     
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  6. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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  7. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Loreo, if this is your first event I would definitely recommend splitting it with your AD. Bridal fairs especially one only 4 hours are fast paced and people seem to travel in packs. I've worked a few before some HUGE and some smaller, like the one you're working. And I have appreciated having at least 1 other person with me so each person who approached the booth got attention. That's just my 2 cents. Good luck!! That is an awesome opportunity!!
     
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  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm not the one doing the bridal- Loreo is- but I'm sure she knows you are talking to her. :)

    I was just posting about the KickButt link....
     
    Jan 24, 2010
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