The Bridal Affair to benefit Family Services Inc.
FAQ ~ 2013 Classic Elegance Bridal Expo
Please look below if you have any questions concerning the event.
Is this event "The Bridal Affair to benefit Family Services?"
Yes! In order to differentiate our event from other shows in the area, we have changed our name to "Classic Elegance Bridal Expo," which truly describes what our vendors and guests have come to expect from Lafayette's premier bridal show. All proceeds from Classic Elegance Bridal Expo benefit Family Services, Inc.
How may I become a vendor at Classic Elegance Bridal Expo?
Anyone interested in becoming a vendor in the Classic Elegance Bridal Expo should first download the contract from the website and read over it very carefully. The contract can be accessed by going to the Vendors page on the Bridal Affair website. To reach the vendors page, click on the word Vendors located near the top of the webpage. Once you are on the vendors page, click on the words "Become a Vendor". This will take you to page that will allow you to download the contract by clicking on the purple words "Download the Contract". The contract will outline all other steps neccessary to register as a vendor. If you are having trouble accessing or downloading the contract, or if you have any additional question regarding Classic Elegance Bridal Expo, please email Jane Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765.423.5361.
What is the booth size for vendors?
This year there are two booth sizes available for vendors to choose from. The regular booth size is 8' wide and 6' deep from the wall.
All vendors will be provided 6 foot long tables for display. Table covers and skirting will be provided by the Purdue Memorial Union, however, that does not mean that a vendor couldn't provide their own if they desired.
Any other questions regarding special considerations of booth space or needs are answered on an individual basis. Please call 765.423.5361 ext# 2328 or email email@example.com.
May I purchase a double booth?
Absolutely! Indicate on your contract that you would like a double booth. The fee for a double booth is $500(each booth is $250).
How are booths assigned? May I choose?
We do not sell specific booths. We assign booths the week before the show, when we know who will be attending. Past vendors are often (but not always!) assigned the same booth they had in previous years. Please feel free to make specific requests on your contract if you have a preference of position or if you would like to be near a particular vendor. We try very hard to honor as many requests as we can, but sometimes it is impossible to fulfill every request.
May I donate a door prize, decor, or other item to benefit the show?
Absolutely! Please contact Jane Cook of Family Services at 765-423-5361 ext# 2328 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can help make Classic Elegance Bridal Expo even more special!
Note: Please don't surprise us the day of the show! Please contact us before the show--the sooner the better!
May I offer a coupon or door prize in my booth?
By all means! We encourage you to offer guests incentives in the form of coupons, prize drawings, or special "show" packages. We do ask, however, that you observe Indiana State Laws concerning raffles. Prize, chance, and consideration (payment) constitutes a raffle.
If I am a cake decorator or a caterer may I pass out food samples?
Yes, you can. There is no additional charge for this but we would appreciate if you would contact us or indicate on your contract that you will be serving samples. Some special circumstances must be taken into consideration when assigning booth space, and we need to know that as soon as possible.
Will electricity be available for vendors and is there an additional charge?
Electricity will be made available for vendors who need it for their space. There is no additional charge for using electricity but the vendor will be responsible for bringing their own extension cord and power strip. The cord must meet electrical code, which means it must be a heavy duty cord with no exposed or dangerous wires. Also, cords in walkways will need to be taped down for the safety of the guests. Because these cords will need to be taped down and because there will be many vendors at the event we would like to encourage the vendors to not use electricity if it is not necessary.
If you are a vendor and know that you will be requiring electricity for your space please indicate such on your contract.
PLEASE NOTE: The Purdue Memorial Union has power limitations in the ballrooms. You may very well be sharing a power strip or electic box with other vendors. Please plan ahead and be thoughtful and considerate to your fellow vendors.
Where can we park?
You can park in any of the university parking garages. Visit the Map section of the site to see where they are located.