The 2008 Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show (H.B.E.) has come and gone. It was held January 5th and 6th of 2008.
Right after the busy December Schedule us vendors are blessed with a bliss of brides to bee. There is an estimated 4,000 registered brides that walk the George R. Brown Convention Center every January and this year was no different.
The layout this year was different and it was something new that the organizers of the H.B.E. show tried. Bigger lanes for the brides and their entourage to walk in so they would not feel to crowded. Which was good for them. I saw it as a two edged sword, brides stopped less frequently at my booth, maybe for that same reason. I fell like I talked to less people this year than in previous years. I guess once the brides picked up speed there was little that was going to stop them.
I did notice that if a brides is still looking for a DJ, or any other vendor, they are more than happy to stop and talk to you; or to take your literature for further reading at a later time.
This year I decided to raffle off an 80 gb Ipod Classic Black. That was my motivating idea to try to get more brides to stop at my booth at 744. And like all giveaways, it works for the purpose intended: get bridal leads.
The drawing will be held January 21st and the winner will be emailed all the information on how they can pick up their prize. There is still time to register, but that web page is only found by those who visited my booth (744) and picked up our pricing and information. The web page was printed on the back of a postcard and cannot be accessed any other way. Maybe later I will post the information on this blog for others to register… who knows…
Overall, this was a great show for me, as a DJ, I got enough leads to keep me busy this year.
I hope you got the chance to pick up an FHP Entertainment postcard with the 80gb Ipod Video Registration Information!
Francisco H. Perez
Houston’s Elegant Wedding DJ