Steve Levine , Sep 14, 2005; 10:12 p.m.
I strongly suggest you attend another show as a "guest" between now & January. This way you can see what other shooters do. You don't want to look ill prepared, or mediocre compared to the competition. Some go all out and have expensive trade show type sets built. Others, go the simple route.
Most important is to look professional. Dress neatly, and present your work carefully. You don't have to spend a fortune "decorating", if your work "speaks" to the brides. I have seen people get bookings with a few nicely presented big prints, and a handfull of proof books.
Mostly what sells at bridal shows is "you". The couples get to meet you face to face. Being cordial, and seeming capable of doing the job, are the only skills needed here. Second rate work, with a big smile beats great work, being shown by someone miserable.