Surviving the Southern Women's Show
SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW HACKS!
by Anna Marie
I go to the Southern Women's Show every year, and I've learned some things that make it a lot more fun!
Please share with your friends who are going, and if you have tips, please share those with us!
(Keep in mind you may want to try on shoes while you're there, so make sure they're easy to get on and off)
A pull-behind bag on wheels, a backpack or a large tote bag that's easy to carry.
Return Address labels. Use them to enter contests. All you'll have to add will be your phone number.
Water or an empty water bottle you can fill up at the show.
Cash. Some vendors don't take cards, and it'll save you an ATM fee (and a long walk) if you have it with you, rather than having to go get cash.
You may also want some for special shows like the Firefighters' Fashion Show.
Protein bar or a light snack. You won't have to stop the fun just to go eat.
Pens and a small pad. To register for prizes or to take notes about things you want to check out later. Write down the aisle and booth number of places you want to go back to, or text the info to yourself right then.
A sharpie or two, in case you run into someone you want an autograph from.
Business cards, if you still use them. Some places let you register for prizes by dropping in your card.
A couple of napkins, paper towels or wet wipes. There may be food, lotions, spills, and you'll be ready.
Aspirin or painkiller. Someone's likely to need them.
WHEN YOU PARK:
Some machines make you enter the first numbers/letters of your car tag before it prints out a parking receipt. Look at that tag before you walk all the way to the pay kiosk.
Jot down or repeat to yourself the nearest intersection, look at where you are, and say it out loud to yourself or send yourself a text with that info. You WON'T feel like walking around, looking for your car after a few hours on your feet.
TIPS ONLY REPEAT SWS ATTENDEES KNOW!
-Empty the extra stuff out of your purse or leave it locked away in your trunk. You won't want to carry that extra weight.
It'll seem like it weighs a million pounds after hours of walking around, carrying it.
-If you want to exchange phone numbers with someone, instead of standing there in the aisle rummaging for paper or a pen, call that person right there, on the spot, while they're still standing there. You'll have their number and they'll have yours in your call histories.
It's easy to be distracted, looking at everything, so remember common courtesy is appreciated: try not to block the aisles, don't cut in line, and say, "please" and, "thank you."
Mix 92.9 will be there!
Remember to look for our Mix 92.9 tent and come say, "Hi!" to us!