With our second Wedding MBA show now behind us, it’s time to share our trade show success! I’m happy to report our booth came together perfectly, and we received plenty of great feedback. But, in spite of the compliments, Vegas was not without hiccups, and unfortunately not without tragedy.
Before mentioning our triumphs, it needs to be noted that we were in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting our nation has seen. The following days were both saddening and heartwarming; watching both the news and the outpouring of love in Vegas. The Knot and Wedding Wire, typically competitors, merged their two show events into one large party. This gave the attendees that magical ‘one big happy family’ feeling. Thank you to the Knot and Wedding Wire for merging the parties so quickly and completely and allowing us all to relax in a secure and fun environment. I think all of Vegas needed a drink that night… but when doesn’t all of Vegas need a drink?
Our booth came together seamlessly, thanks to lots of planning. We featured a gold, blush and cream color palette. Dripping in flowers, our booth was a stark contrast from last years more masculine colors and feel. We created an inviting space that would be attractive and make our booth impossible to resist. Now THAT’S trade show success!
In addition to welcoming colors, we boasted favors and giveaways to lure in the most resistant of show-goers. Our favor options included: a hangover kit, candy and popcorn. The popular hangover kit included an Emergen-C, Mint Lifesaver and Advil… all the essentials for surviving even the worst hangover. The label says it all: Hangover Survival Kit; YOU’RE WELCOME. Believe me, we received many thanks for giving this out the morning after the Knot and Wedding Wire party! These make a great addition to any Wedding Welcome bag, or bachelor/bachelorette party favor. Purchase the fun label here, the kraft bags here. Finally, but the goodies inside from Amazon here: Advil, Lifesaver, Emergen-C.
Other favors included a sweet Smartie and savory bag of microwave popcorn. The popcorn was a simple microwave bag, purchased from the ever-trusty Costco, but you could use any brand. We used the same Kraft bags that were utilized in our hangover kit to create an adorable brown paper package. Then, all we had to do was tie it up with string!
You can purchase Smarties in bulk from your local Party City. Then, place it in this 3″ x 4″ self-sealing cellophane bag . Next, add a small piece of chipboard and the perfect label, which can be purchased here, and you’ve got one SMART favor on your hands!
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That’s officially a wrap on our trade show success folks! See you next year at WED MBA 2018!