|my 32" balloon and handmade streamers|
Last Saturday I packed up my car and headed toward the lake-- Holland, Michigan to be exact. It was my second bridal show ever . Like usual, I learned a lot from the day and can't wait to tackle my next bridal show with much more material, examples and cool things. Unfortunately, the Friday night before mys how I started to come down with something. Saturday morning I knew I was sick but decided to still go because of the money I had already invested. About halfway through the show I had lost my voice and couldn't swallow. Thank goodness by dad had come to hang out with me for the day, as he has to do a lot of the talking for the last hour and a half! I wish I could say that I was feeling better, but almost a week later I am sitting here with a nasty viral infection that will not die! For the past five days I haven't been able to swallow, it feels like I have a knife permanently wedged in my ear drum, I have congestion that feels like its creeping into my chest and yesterday I got to add pink eye to my list. So write now I am typing with my right eye closed shut. If there are a ton of spelling errors, I apologize but....I can't really see what I am doing here. Hopefully, for my next show I will be healthy and can take advantage of meeting the vendors, brides to be and all the wonderful people that put on these events rather than shivering behind my booth and wanting to cry. Here are a tiny handful of pictures I took before the icy hand of death took over my body.
|my parents got me these vintage cameras! I hope to display them in my office once we are in a house!|
|me, starting to feel ill but trying to put a smile on... the brides weren't even there yet! and it was a four hour show!|
I really like handing out cute little favors at my table. They are easy and fairly cheap to make, the bride is already in that mind frame and I can slip my card in the baggies just in case the other materials I give them gets lost in the chaos of the day. Once they are home, chances are they will open and eat the candy and will be reminded of my booth! Of course, these would be excellent for a bride on a budget too! Here are the materials I used:
I simply filled my wax paper bags with a handful of the mini chocolate malt balls, inserted a business card, folded the paper bag down and taped with a colorful piece of washi tape. Then I tied a cute bow with the twine and that was it! You can see the bottom of the favors in the image below:
And the finished product, ready to be handed out to all the brides to be!
|my dad helping me set up|
|the bridal show was 1920's themed and there were swing dancers for the entire event.|
|handmade balloon streamer|
|show in full swing with lots of music, food and fun!|
|I also hand made these balloon streamers. I am considering doing a DIY for these-- should I?|
|the only saving grace to my day was eating the delicious cakes and sweets the vendors had prepared. This strawberry shortcake cupcake was as good as it looks and sounds!|
AND, I cannot forget to mention that I got to meet two really sweet readers! Thanks for introducing yourselves Katie & Christine! Sorry I didn't feel so hot, but I loved meeting you both!!