Exhibitor Highlight – Anazao Salon


Anazao Salon is an award winning Aveda Concept hair salon in Snellville, GA. We strive to offer “City” service and expertise with “Suburb” hospitality & warmth! We are a full service hair salon that offers hair, skin care and makeup services.

Meet our team and learn about our bridal services at the Georgia Bridal Show on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Infinite Energy Forum (formerly Gwinnett Center) in Duluth!

Check us out at AnazaoSalon.com + Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Exhibitor Highlight – Southern Swells


Southern Swells Logo

Southern Swells provides Modern Calligraphy…I make wood signs, invitations, prints, koozies, shirts and more. If you need anything with hand lettering on it…I can do it!

See samples of my wooden signs, chalk board signs, invitations, wooden place holders, wooden table numbers, cake toppers, shirts and more at the Georgia Bridal Show on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth! Also, keep up with me on Instagram.

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Sponsor Highlight – Men’s Wearhouse

Men's Wearhouse 2016

Men’s Wearhouse believes your wedding should be the perfect day you always dreamed it would be. Featuring tuxedos by Vera Wang, Joseph Abboud, Calvin Klein and an extensive accessory collection of over 2,000 modern combinations of styles, shades and patterns, we can help your vision become a reality. More than 900 convenient locations nationwide makes getting fitted, picking up and returning your tuxedos easy and convenient.

Stop by the Men’s Wearhouse booth at any upcoming Georgia & Southern Bridal Show in 2016 to get $40 off every tuxedo rental in your wedding party! Plus the groom’s rental is always free with five paid tuxedos or the groom can get a free $500 suit. With ten paid rentals the groom gets a free rental and a free $500 suit. You can always visit one of our stores for more details.

Learn more at MensWearhouse.com + Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

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Exhibitor Highlight – George Street Photo & Video


George Street Photo & Video is a community of passionate, talented photojournalists. From best friend to fiance, we document the moments that will forever remind you what a wedding day is all about — love. In all that we do, we aim to inspire you to cultivate a one-of-a-kind affair that truly celebrates your unique personality as a couple.

Meet the George Street Photo & Video team at the following Georgia Bridal Shows:

Also, learn more about them at georgestreetphoto.com + Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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FREE First time Home Buyer Workshop

Let Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage help you find the home for your happily ever after!

Sign up for a FREE First Time Home Buyer Workshop

It makes sense to buy – In the Atlanta market, did you know a mortgage payment
may very well be lower than your rent?

Did you know?
● When buying a home, your Realtor’s commission is typically paid for by the seller?
● You can start your new life as a married couple in a home with as little as a 3% down-payment!
● Cash gift down payments are permitted.

Start building wealth with the purchase of a home. We facilitate the entire buying process, protecting your interests as we guide you through the competitive Atlanta market.

Come meet with Real Estate Professionals and learn how easy it can be to buy your first home. Upcoming workshops are being held on the following dates at Coldwell Banker, located at 37 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068:

  • Saturday, April 2nd @ 10am
  • Tuesday, April 5th @ 6pm

Sign up today at cratlantahomes.com!

Buying a Home is a BIG step. Here are some of the things we will be discussing at the workshops:

  • Our commitment to you!
  • Current Housing Market
  • Home Buying process – What to expect.
  • Negotiations
  • Financing and Closing process
  • Inspections
  • Escrow
  • Title Insurance
  • Home Warranties
  • Appraisals
  • Down Payment – You may be able to buy with little or no down payment

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Simple Follow-up Tips for Exhibitors

You met the brides at the bridal show…now it’s time to follow up with them! Here are some simple tips for exhibitors as you follow up through emails:

  1. This should be the most obvious, but include your company name and contact information! How else will a bride know who you are and how to get in touch with you? If you have a website (which you all should), make sure you include that as well. Today’s bride is very tech savvy and will want to find out more about you through your website.
  2. Make sure you include a subject line and try to make it a catchy one. The subject line is what will grab the bride’s attention and is often what determines whether or not she reads your email! It should not be too long either…The experts say it should be no longer than 5-8 words.
  3. Mention the name of the bridal show where you met the bride. This will give her a point of reference and give your email more legitimacy. It is always a great idea if you can also include a picture of what your booth looked like at the show.
  4. Make your email visually appealing! You want to be able to grab her attention, and it is going to be more difficult for a plain text only email to do that. Colors are helpful, and pictures are very eye-catching while allowing you to showcase your products or services. An email marketing program such as Constant Contact is an easy and affordable way to send an eye-catching email.
  5. Try to showcase your personality and why the bride should choose you to photograph her wedding, make her cake or DJ the reception. You want to do this without coming across as desperate or cheap.
  6. Include your professional experience. While it may not be important to every bride, it may be the decision maker for some to know that you have been in business for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years.
  7. Use the Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) option when sending the same email to multiple brides! This protects the bride’s information and keeps it from being available to everyone else that email was sent to. Also, it can be pretty annoying to have to scroll through a list of email addresses before being able to see the actual content of the email…or to receive multiple emails from other brides who clicked “Reply All.”
  8. Offer a bridal show special to give the brides an incentive to book with you. We recommend a dollar amount rather than a percentage for perceived value…They know exactly what they would save.
  9. Do not send emails too often. There is a fine line with what could be considered too often. You want to keep your name in front of the bride, but you also want to be respectful of the fact that you are not the only exhibitor sending her emails. At the same time, send more than one email. They are coming to the shows at all points in their planning process. Many will not be at the stage in their planning where they are ready to book your particular service.
  10. Have patience!

These are just a few simple tips that we feel will help to make your emails stand out more for brides. Do you have any other tips to add?

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Spring 2016 Season Recap

We just wrapped up an amazing Spring 2016 bridal show season! Thank you so much to all of our incredible exhibitors, brides, grooms and other guests for being a part of it!

Here’s what we’ve heard from some of you:

  • “By far the best bridal show we have ever been a part of. Thank you for all you have done.” ~Studio 66, Photography By Marvin
  • “We had a fantastic time at the show. Your staff made it so easy to find our booth, get set up and breakdown after the show.  Thank you for incredible planning.” ~White County Chamber of Commerce
  • “Thank you for yet another GREAT show…The calls are already starting to transpire.” ~Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NE/Gwinnett Sugarloaf
  • “From the moment we arrived, your excellent organizational skills and talent for hosting an exceptional event were truly impressive. It was a great experience for us.” ~Bahama Breeze
  • “This was our first time as a vendor in a wedding show, it was great! We had an incredible experience, the show was very well organized, the variety of vendors was good, and the brides and their companions were amazing! Loved being a part of it!” ~Magnolia Bay Photography
  • “As a first time ever vendor for a bridal show I was very happy at the layout and service that we received!! Also as far as I could tell the brides and their family and friends were just as happy!! Thank you so much for allowing Gavigan Entertainment be a part of your show!!” ~Gavigan Entertainment
  • “I didn’t know what to expect. This was so much fun, and we gained so much helpful information.” ~Bride

Best Booth Award Winners:

Incredible Crowds:

The awesome team at Southern Portrait & Video, LLC captured our January shows in Atlanta:


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