When I am approaching taking almost 100 weddings per year, and many of those book so far out that they request to come back in when they are prepared to design their cake, I am looking at probably 150-170 meetings per year!!! This does not count those brides that are using me as their "backup" tasting appointment and they already have someone else chosen (but think they are supposed to go to a few places just in case).
SO, I am thinking of doing "tasting events" about a week after bridal shows. I already have a local upscale hotel that would allow me to use their facilities to host the event. I am thinking of doing 2 events per post show time frame to cut down on all the calls. I would send out invites to brides and have them RSVP so I know who to expect.
I guess I am looking at the pitfalls and benefits to this. I know I can't keep doing what I'm doing, especially since we are becoming a licensed foster home in short order.
What are some ideas I should do for this event? How can I still make it personable for couples and have you gotten good feedback if you've done this?
Thanks so much in advance for any advice you can give!