If you click on my Flickr link (in signature) you will find about 4-5 pics of my booth at the Richmond (IND) Bridal Show last month. I'm also attaching a full shot photo of the booth here.
SLide show is a BIG plus!! Gives the other brides something to look at while you are talking to another. It was a last minute idea for me and I am SO GLAD I did it!
I had a one page flyer (printed front and back), cards, and cakes cut in approx 1" square with a dollop of icing on top, in lidded cups. For simplicity, I only had white cake with white icing as samples.
Take forks .... while the cakes are finger-food size, the forks are really needed. I kept them in a bussing tub behind the laptop, so I could easily pick up a cup of cake and a fork and hand it to bride B without stopping any conversation with Bride A. They were in easy reach for me, but since this show was in a shopping mall, it prevented just anyone from taking all of my samples!
A trash can ... I used a box at the end of the table. Extra trash bags ... I emptied the trash bag twice. The red-cloth covered "table" is actually my rubbermaid containers stacked up and covered. I turned the cake display table sideways to make it more open. I didn't want to be trapped behind a table.
This show provided lunch for the vendors. Since my niece managed the MCL Cafeteria that supplied the lunch, she had someone actually hand deliver it to me since I was working the booth by myself! (connections ... yay!!) But yes ..... take something to drink.
I have a dolly (some call it a refrigerator truck) that converts to a flatbed to help move everything in. It stored nicely under the long table! Only took me 3 trips to move everything in.
since I'm the kind that loves a stage and a microphone, I had a GREAT time!