So I'm planning to do my first indie wedding show in early 2012, and I've already been making plans for it. I don't do craft shows with my YesterEra designs because they're so wedding specific, plus my husband and I already do the circuit with our jellykoe stuff.
I have done a traditional wedding show before, and quickly found that they are not for small businesses. The booth fees are outrageous, and you're competing with David's Bridal and all the other boutiques. Plus, the one I did was a huge event, and all the brides were rushing from one booth to the next just taking info. I sold one veil, and got about 3-4 later sales from it, but overall it was nothing like the craft shows we usually do.
The sad thing is that indie bridal shows are scarce. The one I plan to do is hosted by Homespun Parties+Events, based in Chattanooga, TN.
Anyway, I 've been giving a lot of thought to the way I want my table laid out. At the last show, I had veils hanging from a hat rack, and accessories laid out on a table. Boring!
One of my plans was to bring a few wig heads for showcasing veils or fascinators. I have two that I've painted faces on and one plain. I didn't like my first painting attempt, so I used that head as a base.
We had found an old Dick and Jane primer in a thrift store recently, and I thought it would be fun to use the pages to decoupage. Add a little Mod Podge and here is the result:
Cute, cheap, and hopefully it will add visual interest to my table!