Rainbow Balloons: Your One-stop balloon shop
From: WynnLindyB@aol.com
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 15:26:51 EST
Subject: Bridal Shows
To: balloondeco@balloonhq.com

I thought I would add another ingredient into the bridal show  discussion that Christopher Horne hinted toward.  

Every one of us has our own personality, and even if you have the best balloon decor, all the right pictures, and everything else that should be in 
the booth, some people will not book a wedding with you.  Many times this comes down to nothing more than whether the bride "likes" you or not.  I have
seen this happen with our bridal shows, where a bride comes to us, all else being equal, because they liked my wife Lindy, better than another exhibitor.
The balloon market is so big and constantly expanding, that we all need to believe in ourselves and what we have to offer the client.  Too much worry 
about the competition may tend to hold you back.  Besides, I have always felt that imitation is a pretty strong form of compliment, albiet a bit backhanded.
We have found that the best way to handle the bridal show competition is to do as Christopher suggested.  JUST BE THE BEST ! ! !  And then be yourself.  
The rewards will be more than you can believe imaginable.

Wynn and Lindy Bell, CBA's
The Final Touch
Portland, Oregon
503 579 9499