We're about half way through our wedding season this year, and we are taking a pause to work on some really fun events coming up! We wanted to share some of our top tips for attending a bridal show! Check out our event calendar for some of the upcoming bridal shows.
Bring your appetite!
Seriously you will be well fed with all of the delicious samples by many of the top caterers and bakers.
These shows are just for you, the couple so stand out! It can get pretty crowded at our booths so it is great when we can easily pin point who the couple is and know who we can turn our attention to next. Lot's of mothers, sisters and friends also attend on behalf of couples if they aren't able to attend and that is fine too!
Start with a mission
Have in mind which services you are looking for and ask your wedding planner for tips on who to visit at the show. If you don't have a planner yet stop by and ask away!
Bring a bag or closable folder
You will want to have a bag or closable folder for all of the handy info you will be picking up from the booths. Bonus points if you bring a smaller bag to slip the cards in of the businesses that stand out to you the most so that you don't have to dig through later.
Create pre-addressed mailing labels
Chances are you will visit several booths that have a prize or drawing in addition to the sign up lists for various promotions. Save yourself the time and the hand cramp by bringing pre-addressed labels that you can stick right onto the sign-up list. The labels should include your name, preferred contact (phone or email) and your wedding date if you have selected one.
Entourages are welcome!
Feel free to bring your fiance, wedding party, mom or any others to the show to share in the experience. Bonus points for dressing up, standing out and having fun!
Feel free to ask questions and talk to exhibitors, just keep in mind that with crowds it can be difficult for us to talk long but we love getting to talk to so many couples! You can always grab a card and shoot us an email with additional questions as well as schedule a complimentary consultation.
Attend Open Houses
Many of the exhibitors will host open houses, and these are a great way to talk in more detail and to take advantage of special bridal show pricing when you book.
~ Happy Planning! ~