Yesterday I exhibited at my first wedding show of the year, the Bride and Groom show at the GL1 Centre in Gloucestershire. I had no idea what to expect from the venue but overall it was a success. I met loads of lovely potential clients as well as networking with some other exhibitionists throughout the day. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to make any confirmed bookings on the day but I acquired plenty of positive leads which I’m hopeful will turn into some bookings for 2018 and 2019.
This week I will be trying to network with more local business in the wedding industry, including bridal dress shops, florists and suit tailors all based in the Cotswolds. My plan is to keep working with these local business’ to generate a network of clients that recommend me as a wedding photographer and bring in a high percentage of referred clients.
Finally I have two more meetings with clients that I’m hoping will turn into confirmed bookings which will bring my tally up to four bookings or 2018. Not the most impressive statistic but we all have to start somewhere.