Meet your potential brides face to face. A personal approach is proven to be more effective. The Onslow Bridal Gala will be advertised in several bridal publications and media outlets. Event calendar listings and press releases will be distributed to the local media outlets.
Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get your free posters to help promote the show. As you know advertising is expensive and with your help, we can keep the booth costs down. We have even lowered our fees in some areas! Each early bird vendor will be able to have the DJ make an announcement about their product or service. Please write down what you with to have announced and bring it to the show. Please limit your announcement. Remember to dress up your booth for the Best Booth Contest, voted on by the brides. You could win a free booth next year!
Brides will be given a nametag to wear so that you can target them specifically. Remember that people are drawn to booths that are attractive, passing out information, have a special drawing or have samplings at their table. You are welcome to sell your products, put on mini demonstrations, sign contracts & pass out samples during the event.
Participating vendors are encouraged to insert promotional items/giveaways in 100 bridal goody bags. We encourage vendors to provide a Door Prize, as it will attract more brides to your booth. Door prizes will be awarded during the show. You must list what your door prize is in order for it to be announced. Door prize winners will be sent directly to your booth to collect their prize so you can promote your product or service to the winner
All participating Vendors may email 8-10 high quality pictures for power point presentation during the show. Please put your company name on the pics if you can. These must be received by 2/10/12. email@example.com
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Set Up:Sunday, Feb. 26 setup starts at 8 am. All exhibits must be set up by 11:45. Doors open at 12. Vendors arriving late may forfeit their right to exhibit.
Booth Terms: Please note that vendors’ equipment, display and other belongingsmay not extend outside the booth space. If a vendor’s audio or video presentation is disruptive to a nearby booth, Onslow Bridal reserves the right to ask the vendor to reduce the disturbance factor accordingly. Onslow Bridal will retain final approval of all vendor participants and will assign booth space in the best interests of the event and all vendors. Booth locations may not be altered on the day of the show. Booth reservations are not considered final until signed the Vendor Contract and payment in full is received by Onslow Bridal. Vendor accepts liability for all representatives and agents for any damage of vendor property. Onslow Bridal is not responsible for vendor property while on-site. No subletting of booths is allowed. No literature may be displayed or handed out that advertises merchants or services not specifically registered in the show. Onslow Bridal reserves the right to remove any objectionable displays, merchandise or samples, and to alter the floor plan for the overall good and welfare of the show.
Brides List & Booth Raffle: A list of brides in attendance will be provided to participating vendors within two weeks after the show. List may not be sold, rented, traded, given away or made known to non-exhibitors. Vendors may conduct a booth raffle at the end of the show. Vendor is responsible for delivery of raffled product/services to the winning bride.
Cancellation: Written notice of cancellation from a vendor received prior to Jan. 1, 2012 will be entitled to a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted for any cancellations after January 1, 2012. Onslow Bridal Gala, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel the bridal show at any time if it is deemed inadvisable to proceed for any reason. In the event of a show cancellation, a full refund of fees paid will be granted to each vendor. Under no circumstances will Onslow Bridal Gala be liable for any amount in excess of the vendor booth fee received.
Fire & Safety Regulations: All displays must be fire-safe; fabrics and decorative materials used must be fire retardant. Candles must be in a container. You cannot put any tacks, tape, or staples to the walls. All electric cords must be taped down.
Music:If you plan to have music, videos, etc. please be considerate of others and keep the sound at a level that will not disturb those in neighboring booths. Onslow Bridal Gala will have final determination of acceptable sound levels.
Food: All food vendors must be Licensed or Food Safety Certified.All Caterers must be approved vendors of MCCS.
Base Pass: If you need a base pass, we need your complete information no later than 2/10/12 in order to mail your pass. NO EXCEPTIONS
Vendor Ad Contest : Every time a vendor posts a link to our blog or FB page, and forwards it to firstname.lastname@example.org, their name goes in a drawing to win 50.00!
Vendor Referral Contest: The vendor who refers the most brides and/or new vendor attendees will win 100.00!!
Both Drawings to be held 2/25/12. Winners announced at the bridal show!
With all the vendors helping to advertise this show, we can attract more brides and keep ad costs low to keep booth costs low!