Wedding Photographer and Videographer Booth Ideas

BOOTHS OVERHEAD SHOTWedding photographers and videographers provide a highly desirable service for couples getting married by capturing the memories of one of the most special days in a couple’s life, their wedding day. Exhibiting at wedding shows is a great place for wedding photographers and videographers to make contact and discover new customers. Whether you exhibit once a year or many times, creating an inviting booth space goes a long way in attracting more bridal show attendees, increase traffic and creating more leads. Make your booth an inviting wedding show destination with new ideas and a fresh look. Read on to learn more about wedding photographer booth ideas.

Photo Gallery

Enchant potential customers with an impressive display of your wedding photography by showcasing the best work your company has to offer. The key here is not to over inundate visitors with visual overload, take the time to carefully select a few images that best display the range of your work. Size matters as well, display images that are 11” x 14” or larger to ensure they may be clearly viewed. If a potential customer would like to see more of your work bring a bound photo album portfolio or tablet to review more possibilities.

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Show a demo reel loop of your top wedding videography at your next wedding show. Ensure that your video is shown on a high quality display screen. Create a collage or samples of your best work and keep it short. Before displaying your video at a bridal show, review your reel to make sure it is free of technical errors or glitches. Avoid using copyrighted music and add credits with a link to your website or YouTube link, so that interested clients may reference your work again and make contact.

Business Card Display

Get creative with your business card display with fresh ideas such as using a slinky to hold your business cards, simply insert between wires. Find an old fashioned tea service set replete with silver serving platter, vintage tea cups and matching plates to display your business cards. Serve up your business cards on a tiered wedding cake platter adorned with flowers. On all business cards include an attention-getting image with vital contact information.

Consultation Area

Wedding shows can be all-day affairs for attendees, create a sit-down area designated for consultations in your booth. Offer drinks and snacks to refresh your valued customers and provide a respite from the buzz of the crowd. Consultation areas allow for important one-on-one time to spend with your potential clients and discuss how your company can best document their dream wedding.

Exhibit at the Great Bridal Expo, the nation’s longest-running national bridal show — nearly 40 years in business featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends. Exhibit to meet with the couples, brides, friends, families and wedding planners who attend who are in need of your business’ product or service. The many benefits for exhibitors include high-quality venues, a comprehensive bridal show marketing plan, complete contact database, post-show advertising and the opportunity to present your business to the wedding market.

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References

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July 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Jewelry Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids

dreamstime_xl_28145847Your bridesmaids have been with you through thick-and-thin, they are your BFFs and ready to stand by your side as you marry the one you love. Show your gratitude for everything they have done for you with a bridesmaid jewelry gift as a small token of your genuine appreciation. Read on for jewelry gift ideas for your bridesmaids.

From the Heart

Give a gift that is heartfelt and heart-shaped, a piece of heart jewelry. For centuries, the heart has represented love in many forms from friendship to romance. The heart is a sign of devotion and sincere emotion, heart-shaped jewelry is available in many forms from anklets to necklaces. Choose hearts that you feel best represent the sense of closeness you feel with your bridesmaids.gold-lockets-on-red-pillow_wjx7kv7bs__S0000

Charm Bracelets to Cherish

Share the joy of friendship with a charm bracelet, a bracelet worn around the wrist with a series of small charms signifying special events in the wearer’s life. Custom create a charm bracelet for each of your bridesmaids. Select charms that represent something personal or an aspect of your shared friendship from shopping together, sports and vacations to your beloved college alma mater. For an added touch, have the bracelet engraved with each of your bridesmaid’s initials.

Pearls to Treasure

Pearls make a thoughtful bridesmaids gift, they represent a classic and timeless style of jewelry. Pearls come in many colors such as pink, blue, black and gold but the most popular color is white. Present each of your bridesmaids with a matching cultured pearl set consisting of earrings, bracelet and necklace to wear at your wedding.

Keepsake Boxes

Keepsake boxes or memory boxes are diminutive containers meant to hold trinkets and small valuables. They feature a removable lid and come in many forms such as round or square and are made from a variety of materials including wood and metal. Some are plainly decorated whereas others may be elaborately ornate; choose a style that you feel your bridesmaid might like. For good luck, include a tiny penny inside marked with the year you first became friends.

Little Ring Luxuries

Show your appreciation towards your bridesmaids with a little known piece of jewelry known as the Claddagh ring. With an interesting history and originating from Ireland, the Claddagh ring is given as a symbol of friendship, loyalty and love. The unique design of the Claddagh ring depicts two hands holding a heart with a small crown atop. If the bridesmaid is single, one wears the Claddagh ring on the right hand with the point of the heart towards the fingers to indicate available for love.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, 2 New York style fashion shows, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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July 27, 2015 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

9 Awesome Wedding Drinks

Weddings are joyous events: a considerable experience from start to finish, one that you will never forget. As you and your fiancé begin the journey of marriage you will find many opportunities for celebrations with libations including your engagement party, wedding shower, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Celebrate the many moments of your wonderful wedding voyage with popular libations from champagne to signature cocktails. Choosing drinks for your wedding depends on several factors such as the number of guests, location, cost, trends and time of day. Determine your personal preferences and customize your drink menu to fit your needs. Read on to learn about nine awesome wedding drinks.

81647318Champagne

The traditional celebratory toasting drink at weddings is champagne, a type of sparkling wine originating from France. Champagne or bubbly as it is sometimes called is served cold and poured into long-stemmed flute glasses that display the distinctive rise of effervescent bubbles that makes champagne a famous favorite.

Wine

Since ancient times, wine has been served at wedding celebrations. Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes and other fruits. There are two main types of wine: red and white. Wine makes a great pairing with many different types of food and may stand on its own as an enjoyable beverage.

Beerbeer

Beer has long been part of the human experience including the frolic and fun of wedding revelries. Beer or ale is an alcoholic beverage made from a special process of grain fermentation. Styles of beer include lager, pilsner, bock, amber, pale, sour, Belgian, stout and porter.

Rum

Distilled from sugarcane, rum is a popular spirit and ingredient for many types of tropical-inspired drink including daiquiris, pina coladas and mojitos. Kinds of rum include light, gold, spiced, dark, flavored, overproof and premium.

Vodka

Serve vodka at your wedding, a colorless, clear and nearly tasteless spirit. Vodka is the essential ingredient in cocktails such as the cosmopolitan, screwdriver, Bloody Mary and Black Russian.

Gin

Originating back to Medieval Times, gin is a spirit consisting of four main types: juniper-flavored, gin, distilled gin and London gin. Popular gin cocktails include the martini, gin and tonic, gimlet, Tom Collins, Singapore Sling and Slow Gin Fizz.

Scotch

Produced in Scotland, scotch is a type of specialty grain whisky. Drink scotch neat or as a cocktail, such as the Rob Roy, Modern No. 2 or rusty nail.

Bourbon

Aged in barrels, bourbon is a distilled spirit made from corn. Whisky cocktails include Irish coffee, Jack and Coke, Manhattan and whiskey sour.

Tequila

Made from the blue agave plant, tequila originates from Mexico. Tequila drinks include the margarita, tequila sunrise and Paloma.

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July 24, 2015 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

Booth Ideas for Wedding Linen Rentals

Wedding linen suppliers provide a very important service for weddings by styling the ceremony and receptions with a variety of goods from chair covers to tablecloths. Showcase your rental wedding linens in new and refreshing ways at your next bridal show to help increase traffic and generate leads. With a few simple decorative enhancements, take the opportunity to create an inviting environment, offer intriguing displays and attract more potential customers. Read on for booth ideas for wedding linen rentals.

Attention-Grabbing Table Settings

Make heads turn with eye-catching table settings featuring your best table and chair linens. Set your tables as if wedding show attendees are entering a reception with magnificent vision for all to behold replete with centerpiece, china and tableware. Choose several selections and ensure that you have enough booth space to showcase all of your best offerings.

Beautiful Backdrops

Invest in an attractive backdrop to complement your wedding linen rental selections. Backdrops are portable wall displays intended to coordinate and enhance your overall wedding show exhibit presentation. They are often lightweight and set up easily, the primary benefit of a backdrop is to pull together your visual statement and most importantly, get your booth noticed.

Elegant Lighting

Memorable impressions happen when your booth is properly lit; attendees are most likely to notice an exhibit that shines bright than one left in the dark. Good lighting is a bridal show essential. Decide on the type of atmosphere you would like to create and use the appropriate illumination choice to achieve your goal such as soft and romantic lights or bright and joyful. Choose the impact that works best for your wedding business.

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Compose a classical playlist and play background music at your next bridal show. According to a university study, classical music entices a shopper more than top forty tunes. The key to music is volume, at a small show playing music to loud may turn people away whereas at a large wedding show with many attendees it might be one of the few ways to help make your booth stand out and get attention.

Fun and Games

Get visitors to your booth by offering fun and games. This type of interaction is priceless as it brings attention to your linens, gets attendees involved and provides a chance for making a contact. Fun games to consider include raffles; prize wheels and trivia games.

Exhibit at the Great Bridal Expo, the nation’s longest-running national bridal show — nearly 40 years in business featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends. Exhibit to meet with the couples, brides, friends, families and wedding planners who attend who are in need of your business’ product or service. The many benefits for exhibitors include high-quality venues, a comprehensive bridal show marketing plan, complete contact database, post-show advertising and the opportunity to present your business to the wedding market.

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July 23, 2015 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

Selecting Wedding Jewelry

From sentimental to style, there are many reasons for wearing jewelry on your wedding day –in addition to your wedding ring. Make a stylish decision by wearing jewelry that enhances the overall look of your ceremony ensemble by accessorizing your bridal attire with jewelry and not detract from the beauty of your wedding band. Choose to adorn on your big day with beautiful baubles to give your outfit a little something extra or for some, ‘something blue’. Read on for more information about different types of wedding jewelry for brides.

Earrings

With the exception of your wedding band and engagement ring, earrings are the most popular choice for bridal jewelry. They complement your face, complete your outfit and appear in all your wedding day photographs. Before selecting earrings, determine your hairstyle and wedding attire to coordinate the perfect pair. Types of earring include studs, drops and hoops.

Necklaces

Make a statement with a stunning necklace on your wedding day. The key to choosing a great necklace is coordinating the color of metal to harmonize with your dress and considering the shape of your neckline. Common necklace types include chain, choker, collar, festoon and Y-shape. Necklaces may display a single elegant pendant or charm or showcase pearls or gemstones. The most important feature of necklace is that you like it.

Bracelets

Grace your wrist with a chic bracelet on your wedding day. Styles of bracelets include bangles, links, cuffs, pearls, liquid silver, toggle, omega, beaded, tennis and charm bracelets. Bridal bracelets styles range the gamut from vintage to modern and are composed of materials such as gold, silver, diamonds or pearls. Bracelets are often round or oval in shape but may occur in other forms such as square or heart-shaped.

Close up image of bride and groom's hands overlapping.

Close up image of bride and groom’s hands overlapping.

Rings

The wedding band is worn on the third finger of the left hand. Sometimes, a bride might choose to wear her engagement ring during the ceremony. If so, it is a traditional practice to move it to your right hand and wear it on the third finger before the ceremony starts so that your wedding band may go on your ring finger, the one ‘closest’ to your heart. Etiquette suggests that after the ceremony the engagement ring may be placed atop the wedding band, some are even sold as bridal sets. Note, that there are no particular rules for wearing your rings and you should choose the method that best suits your personal style and comfort level.

 

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, 2 New York style fashion shows, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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July 21, 2015 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Summertime Wedding Drinks for All Ages

reception-area-2-1419341Raise your glass and toast to serving refreshing summertime drinks at your wedding reception. Summer offers many opportunities for an outdoor wedding from intimate garden ceremonies to destination island weddings. One of the challenges of an outdoor wedding is keeping everyone hydrated. As summer is the hottest of all the seasons, keep all of your guests from the little ones to older folks cool and quenched with delightfully unique non-alcoholic drinks. Read on for summertime wedding drink ideas for all ages.

Lemonade with a Twist

Share a traditional summer drink favorite at your wedding reception, lemonade. Featuring a sweet and tart taste, lemonade reigns as a popular summer refreshment. The basic ingredients consist of lemon juice, water and sugar. Make your lemonade as unique as your wedding by giving it a signature flavorful twist. Inspired lemonade combinations include strawberry lemonade, raspberry lemonade or lime lemonade. For a vintage touch, serve your lemonade in mason jars from an old-fashioned lemonade stand.

Creative Iced Teas

Sit back and relax as you sip on iced tea while enjoying the festivities of your wedding reception. Originating from ancient china, the iced version of tea is a more recent innovation. The most common types of tea include black teas, green teas, white teas and herbal or root teas. Get creative with your iced teas such as serving honey mint sweet tea or jasmine lime tea. Make ice cubes of tea to enhance flavor and avoid dilution.

magic-cocktails-1325110Sparkling Water That Makes You Smile

Delight in the effervescent refreshment of sparkling water, a type of carbonated drink distinguished by fizzy bubbles. Sparkling water may be augmented with a variety of flavors such as pineapple, blueberry, lime, cherry, strawberry, mandarin orange, coconut, peach, cucumber, fennel, blackberry, kiwi, raspberry, watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew. Mix and match flavors for more novelty and uniqueness. Garnish each glass with a slice orange or lime or float a single cherry on top. Mineral water makes a great substitute for sparkling water.

Innovative Frozen Concoctions

Treat your wedding guests to icy cold drinks by renting a frozen drink machine for your reception. Serve up an array of frozen concoctions perfect for a hot sweltering summer day. From milkshakes and smoothies to flavored ice drinks the possibilities are endless. Try fun flavors such as vanilla and peach, crème de menthe and dark chocolate or pineapple and orange. Set up a snow cone bar, for a fun frozen summer treat for everyone.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, 2 New York style fashion shows, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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July 17, 2015 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Unique Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Rings

682191_38877256Some couples dance to the beat of a different drummer when it comes to wedding traditions. Thinking outside the box for an alternative to the traditional wedding ring is one way to express offbeat love. The wedding ring is a marriage symbol of love and commitment but is not the only symbol. Couples taking the road less traveled want the representation of love and a show of uniqueness that best reflects a blend of outside-the-box thinking, lifestyle and personality. Read on to learn more about unique alternatives to traditional wedding rings.

Why Choose an Alternative?

The reasons for choosing an alternative to the traditional wedding band are many. For some, wearing a wedding ring may interfere with their job, especially an occupation that requires working with hands or individuals who experience skin sensitivity to metals might be interested in an alternative as well.

Fingerprint Wedding Band

Customizing the traditional wedding band with a distinctive design is a great idea for couples who want something different. Each human fingerprint is unique to each person; imprint yours on your wedding bands for a one-of-a-kind ring.

Tattoo Wedding Ring

You will never lose your wedding ring with a tattooed wedding band. One of the most popular alternatives to the wedding band, simply select a style for your left-hand ring finger and make an appointment at your local tattoo parlor.

Wedding Date Tattoo

Ink an expressive symbol of your love in the form of matching tattoos for each other. Choose your wedding date or something that illustrates special meaning for the two of you.

Necklace

Wear your ring around your neck either on a chain or a cord. This is a great option for people unable to wear a traditional band due to physical or medical-related reasons.

Hand Ring Bracelet

Be different by wearing a hand ring bracelet, also known as hand chain bracelet. This uncommon piece of jewelry wraps around your ring finger then extends with a chain to surrounds the wrist.

Heartfelt Memories

Keep in your heart the bond of marriage you both share together. Wearing jewelry is not for everyone, love, commitment and treasured memories are enough for some.

Waveform Bands

Etch the sounds of you and your fiancé as you utter “I do” onto your wedding bands with waveforms, a type of pictorial graphic representations of sound.

Wedding Ring Body Piercing

Wear your wedding ring on a unique part of your physique with a body piercing, a form of body modification. Types of wedding ring alternatives include nose rings, earrings, navel, lip or tongue piercings.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, 2 New York style fashion shows, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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July 14, 2015 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

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