Pioneer Balloon Company
From: "Scott Nickell" <s.nickell@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Doreen Camilleri" <occasion@netcom.ca>, <balloondeco@balloonhq.com>
Subject: Re: Canopu insturctions wanted
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 18:19:46 -0800

Word to the wise!!!!!

I would strongly recommend NOT doing something that you have never done for
the bridal show.  This is not the time or place to practice. You will ( if
your area is anything like mine) be paying top dollar for booth space and
your brides expect to see the quality that sets you apart from the crowd.
Canopy (especially a full dome canopy) are not to be tackled for the first
time in an already stressful situation

Use something that you do on a weekly basis- what can you do that people
consistently say "WOW, how creative" or "how did you do that?"

If you still feel that you must have a canopy in your booth- practice in
your shop or garage.  Canopies require perfection in order to even look
close to right, and the only way to achieve perfection through practice.
practice and more practice.

Third piece of advice.  Learn from the professionals.  Don't try to
understand something as complex as a canopy by just using someone else's
description.  Try Conwins video on canopies.  Linda Bruce and Crystal
Narramore do a fantastic job on demonstrating a easy technique for making
canopies.  It is well worth the investment if you feel that the bridal show
cannot go on without a canopy

I hope your show is successful and that you book 5 weddings for every
weekend -  - Just don't bite off more than you can chew!

Best of luck

Scott Nickell
Balloonar Eclipse
Newark, Ca USA