How to Build a Bridal Show Booth For $100 - A DIY Guide

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Updated February 2, 2023 Are you an aspiring photographer looking to showcase your work at a bridal show? Building an eye-catching booth doesn't have to break the bank. In this article, we'll show you how...

Updated February 2, 2023

Are you an aspiring photographer looking to showcase your work at a bridal show? Building an eye-catching booth doesn't have to break the bank. In this article, we'll show you how to create a stunning bridal show booth for just $100. Let's dive in!

1. Choose Your Display Photos

To grab a bride's attention, you need to display captivating images. Consider your brand and the three words that best describe your style. Select six photos that represent your style and make sure they have different crops and frames. Alternate between up-close shots and those with more landscape.

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2. Don't Buy Canvases!

Canvases can be expensive and time-consuming to print and ship. Instead, opt for mounted prints. They are lightweight, have true-to-life color, and are more affordable. You can print your display images and additional 4x6 prints for under $100. Look for reliable printing services that offer quick delivery.

3. Display Stands

Once you have your prints ready, you'll need something to display them with. Search for adjustable stands on platforms like Amazon Prime. These stands allow you to angle the prints and are budget-friendly.

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4. Table Accents

When it comes to table decoration, keep it simple and elegant. If a tablecloth is provided, use it. Otherwise, consider adding a chiffon table runner for that classic, romantic look. Choose a length that allows you to spread it across the table and scrunch it up a bit.

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5. Business/Rack Cards

Don't forget to provide your future clients with something to take home. Print business cards and rack cards that showcase your services. Look for reputable vendors that offer affordable printing options.

6. Albums

Investing in sample albums can impress your potential clients and keep them engaged at your booth. Order sample albums from trusted providers with quick turnaround times. Take advantage of seasonal sales to save money.

Overall, creating an elegant bridal show booth doesn't have to be expensive. By following these steps, you can stay within a $100 budget while showcasing your photography skills.

bridal show booth ideas

Photo: Bridal show booth ideas

While this information may not be groundbreaking, it is effective. Many people spend a fortune on their booth and end up with minimal bookings. Remember, sometimes less is more!

Update: It's been a few years, and I've learned a lot since then. My last open house featured an improved setup. Alongside the prints, I used a monitor to display a slideshow created in Lightroom. I also incorporated a QR code that directed visitors to a signup form and my pricing guide. Streamlining the post-show workload saved me hours of work. Stay creative and explore new ways to enhance your booth!

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Photo: Table setup from a previous open house

Feel free to share any suggestions or ideas you have for bridal show booths. We're here to support you!

Love you guys!

xoxo, Allison

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