We worked really hard on creating a booth that would match our jewelry and aesthetic. Our idea was based around the thought of stumbling upon these sweet little handmades in the woods, so we utilized both fake and real tree stumps, as well as branches, to display our pieces.
My father-in-law was SO kind to help and teach me how to build our beautiful sign. Most of the other decorations for our display were inexpensive to buy or were recycled from things we had//found.
Things I Learned from our First Show:
1. Before you go to your show, pack all of your stuff in the most organized and condensed fashion you can. This will really help with load-in and load-out.
2. Bring snacks and water!! -- When you get busy, busy, busy you forget to eat and drink, then all of a sudden, you feel starved. Having snacks and water close by kept our energy up!
3. Accept more than just cash. We had a Square account that we ran on our cell phones and it really helped with sales. Check out Square for yourself! It's a free app and connector. You are just charged a small fee per swipe.
4. Display your product in an organized and viewable way. This will especially help if you have a themed or busier display.
5. Network! Take time to meet other vendors, ask about their experiences, connect with them via social networks, and make good contacts and potential friends!
6. Take lots of pictures! -- This was a great memory and I'm glad I took the time to capture it. It will be great for future shows to look back and see how we displayed our product and set everything up. :)
I'm so glad I got to share a little bit of this process and journey with you! -- AND I am so thrilled that I got to meet some amazing readers. You all made my day. :)
PS -- I forgot to mention that I dyed my hair! I'm working it in stages toward a lighter color and I didn't intend for it to turn out reddish, but for some reason, my hair is always trying to be red!