2017 started off with a very busy weekend as we had our first experience set up at the Bridal Extravaganza, but definitely not our last!
This was a good way to see just how beneficial a trade show like this could be for our business as well as a way to directly see the return on our financial investment to reserve a space and decorate our booth.
The Bridal Extravaganza was held Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, TX. Over 10,000 Brides and their entourages attended the event and it felt like just about every one of them stopped by our booth!
As you can see we had the Cool Bus set up with a couple of tables in front. One with a “Register to Win a FREE Ride” and the other with a TV with our promo video (Click HERE to watch it again!) running on a loop.
It was an awesome & fun experience being able to meet and interact with so many people! People always say that it doesn’t feel like when you love what you are doing, and that couldn’t be more true for me after this weekend. Where it might have felt like work to stand for 6+ hours each day, on a weekend, and talk to people, for me, I don’t think I ever got tired of talking to people. I was so excited to talk about the bus and the services we offered. I was even more excited to see them actually get on board the bus and watch and hear their reactions.
Throughout each day, we snapped quite a few pictures of the guests in front of the bus and with our fancy Instagram frame that we made especially for this event.
A few brides definitely had their acts together and knew exactly what they wanted as their wedding was only a few months away. Other brides seemed like they were getting “Information Overload” as they were still in the early stages of their wedding planning. The closest wedding we had was literally 2 weeks away on 1/21/17. The wedding that was the furthest away was set for October 2019!!!
When it was all said and done we collected over 1,400 email addresses! Even more importantly, we have booked 4 rides to-date and are in negotiation with a few more customers!
The Bridal Extravaganza was a fun & eye-opening experience that I am very anxious to participate in again! Can’t Wait!