The expo was a success! I admit to being leery about spending the money on the booth space, but i heard much interest expressed in my services, some wedding related contacts made, and have even booked an event with the nigh being still young. And yes, “nigh” was intentional. And yes; Cost = Justified.
The above is a photo of my cozy space during the expo. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to make effective use of my space and what objects were essential to create a look for my space. Obviously, i needed to draw (duh), but aside from that, i needed to make available information about my services which i realized i didn’t have. The two days prior to the expo were spent preparing images and creating the scrapbook/portfolio along with the framed images and signs on the back wall. Once again, my efforts paid off and my stand looked pretty good.
After the booth set up and the expo was underway, the convention hall filled with brides to be and their lackeys ( hehehe). The four hours began a little slow, but once that first person sat down in my chair i remained busy for the rest of the expo. I was surprised at how many people stopped by to look at my work with their faces a-glow with wonder and excitement. It’s no wonder why i love doing weddings. Without being too terribly long winded about the whole thing, it was a great experience i will probably repeat next year now that i know what i’m doing. This should prove to be a good year i think.