Featured Wedding Superhero: Ron Gallagher, Celebrant

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Ron Gallagher is an Australian celebrant (aka officiant) and former magician at Your Celebrant. His tagline: “I do not just talk about Magical Moments – I create them.” I first met Ron at the Wedding MBA in 2014 where he and his business partner, Geoff, entertained us with their antics. Since then, Ron has proven himself a formidable presence in

4 Better Alternatives to Bridal Show Leads

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Sure, bridal shows are where the brides hang out. That makes them a premiere opportunity to get found and booked. But what if you hate bridal shows? Or what if you’re tired of risking your hard-earned money for a wedding show that may or may not deliver? Attending a bridal show certainly isn’t for everyone. Here’s something those show producers

The Secret to Booking Bridal Show Leads With Email Follow Up

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“How Should I Follow Up After the Wedding Show?” “I would really appreciate it if you could help me with an email to send to people that visit our booth at bridal shows and follow up emails after. “We are a full service travel agency – and for the past year we have been trying to specialize more in the

4 Steps to Stand Out and Get Quality Leads at a Bridal Show

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By Al Harris, Mile Maker Images Should you attend a bridal expo? Are they good or bad? This is a debate that usually starts a fire storm. So if you’re against them, quit reading here. But if you are not, read on. We attend any open house, any expo, any event where there’ll be brides. It’s my policy. And I

Featured Wedding Superhero: Joel Nisleit, Photographer

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Are bridal shows a waste of money? Some say they get their best leads from bridal shows. Others claim they’re worthless. The debate rages on. It takes great courage to share an experience when it doesn’t work out the way you’d planned. Joel Nisleit of Joel Nisleit Photography shared his hard-earned lessons about exactly what works — and what doesn’t

3 Mistakes You Make at Bridal Shows

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Whether you are attending a bridal show as an engaged couple, or staffing a booth as a wedding vendor, bridal shows are work. Couples and business owners are there for the same purpose: they want to make a match and book a wedding date. Vendors, however, you could be sabotaging your work efforts and not even realizing it. #1 –

3 Reasons the Bride Says “Yes” to Paying More

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I’ll never forget the thoughts I had at the first bridal show I attended: excitement mixed with trepidation with a huge smattering of cynicism. As I was meandering through the different rooms, I came across a limo company that was going on about how they provide a red carpet walk-up to the limo and champagne for the couple. They had

Why We Chose Our Wedding Photographer Over the Competition

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Go to any bridal show, and it seems like every other booth is a wedding photographer. “Have camera, will shoot” seems to be the credo these days as more and more photographers are coming onto the scene. Experienced or not, the wedding photography competition is fierce, and we brides can feel it! For every time you wonder how you are

Why Can’t I Get Bridal Show Couples to Meet With Me?

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Question: “I don’t understand why I’m not booking anything from bridal shows! “I’m a wedding planner. I get lots of couples entering my contest to win a free iPad (almost 200 at the last show!) so I’m collecting my own leads.  We have a giant photo of a bulldog in a wedding gown at our booth, so they always remember

How Do You Handle Brides Using FAKE Emails at Bridal Shows?

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“Couples get bombarded with literally thousands of emails from venues, florists, photographers, etc. after a bridal show.  So they’ve started giving fake email addresses when registering. How do you follow up with them when they won’t give you a real email address?” Be Cool, Be Smart and EARN a Response Pardon me for interrupting your whine, but… If giving up