The Inland Empire Wedding Event Bridal Show Recap

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…dun ta dun!

Bridal Show recap time!

We had so so so much fun with this bridal show.  As many of you know, it was our very first.  We met some hiccups along the way and our design changed multiple times, but the sign of a good planner/designer is that no one else but our team knew these things.  ;]

We arrived around 8 am to set up and the wind was insane!!  Gotta love those Santa Ana’s!

After unloading everything, we dressed the tables and divided the decor where it needed to be.  Then we straightened everything up and before we knew it – we were done!  With more time than I knew what to do with, mind you.  Sitting and waiting made me nervous.  Especially since this was our first show.  I’d read up on tips other vendors had put out there (I may or may not have talked to myself in the mirror :]), but it’s not the same as when you’re actually in the moment.

Then I saw the Starbucks cups.  We were worried we’d run out of time to set up, so we had to forgo the green mermaid, which made me sad (addicted much?).  But the awesomeness that is my Aunt Steph came to our rescue and shortly after we finished setting up, she did a Starbucks run.

As she came in with Starbucks, so did the brides.

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That’s when the work began.  I don’t think I’ve said “event planning, design, and catering” so much…ever.  But that is what we do and who we are.

People seemed to enjoy our cupcakes and there was a lot of talk about our green apple licorice!  But I think the stars of the whole thing were our chair signs and our Chinese Chicken Salad.  So thank you to everyone for your positive responses!  During the show we had a giveaway which consisted of gift certificates for our online store (which opens tomorrow – eek!).  We drew names during each fashion show and in the end, our two winners were Paula and Veronica!  Congrats! :]

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Cleaning up was a breeze.  Except for when we had to blow out the candles on our tables and I got a little paranoid.  All the fire sprinklers and such.  Plus there was that one unfortunate childhood accident that people like to throw out to embarrass me, but I won’t go there…

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Out of the entire day, I think I had two minor regrets – we didn’t take enough pictures and there wasn’t enough time to actually sit down with anyone who was asking specific questions.  There were times I wanted to have straight out consultations with people!  Because of this, I’d just like to reiterate that all of our consultations are free of charge.  I will meet with you – in person, over the phone, through your e-mail, etc.  All you have to do is let me know the logistics (when, where, what time, etc).  I enjoyed talking to each and every one of you – even if it was just in a passing Hello!

At the end of it all, I think we learned a lot of about the needs of potential brides and a lot about what we as Team KML can handle.  The learning curve was different and challenging, but I think we’re more than ready for the job.

So thank you!  To everyone who has supported us along the way.  To those that asked really great questions.  To those who took pictures of our table and entered our giveaway.  To those that ate our cupcakes (and didn’t throw them away…in front of us). ;]

Thanks again!

Oh, and to all the awesome vendors we met – it was a lot of fun!  And to Lawrence, who did a great job with the whole show!

In the next few days, there will be lots of stuff happening.  Our online store opening.  More blog posts – like that wedding trends one I said I would post.  Because our booth had a few of those trends running around. :]

Also, we’ll be announcing some cupcake specials that will run from March to May for a very cool thing we’re going to be doing then.

Until then…go eat a cupcake or something.  Or take a glance at our pictures…which are in the next post cause I’m crazy like that. gallery!

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– Melissa for KML Events

p.s. if you participated in our giveaway and pre-registered, check your e-mail soon. ;]

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