Bridal shows can be very exciting and a useful tool in wedding planning. It is by far the best way to compare and contrast several wedding services, concepts and inspirations. It offers couples the chance of not only meeting professional wedding vendors in person but also getting wise counsels and professional advice for your wedding day.
A bridal show is an indispensable step in the wedding planning process. It not only gives you the access to useful pieces of relevant information and inspirational ideas but is also a fantastic way to spend time with your fiancé and family concentrating on you and your wedding needs.
Additional bonuses to attending bridal shows are door prizes, seminars, samples, show discounts, food tastings, demonstrations, free magazines, photo opps, entertainments, fashion shows and makeovers etc.
Like every other event, bridal shows has its own dos and don’ts. The following are some of the most important tips of bridal shows.
Choose the Right Show to Attend
Typically, bridal shows feature a variety of vendors and venues in the wedding planning industry. Vendors such as; Wedding Planners, DJs, and Cake designers. Most bridal shows will have at least one vendor from each of the basic wedding categories. Keep in mind that the type of vendors can sometimes vary depending on the shows. Hence, it is of benefit to plan to attend as many bridal shows as possible while planning towards your wedding.
Go to Bridal Shows with Your Team
The best way to approach a bridal show is to go in company of your ‘team members’ or bridal party which may include your most enthusiastic family members and perhaps some of your bridesmaids. After the bridal show, you can treat them to a lunch as a way of showing your appreciation for their time and support for you.
At times, being early may mean door prizes, however, it also gives you the opportunity to get a comfortable position from which you can conveniently get around the vendors layout.
Prepare Your Mind
Firstly, know exactly what you are looking for before you start searching. This way, your day will be more productive.
To get yourself on your favorite vendor’s mailing lists, you may come along with some printed labels that contains your personal info like name, address, email, phone number etc.
Sample the Samples
Try to get the freebies and have a taste of the samples. The major reason for attending bridal shows is to have the opportunity to sample as many vendors as possible before making a decision.
With these tips in mind you’re sure to be on your way to enjoying yourself at the next bridal show not to mention scoring amazing gifts, trips and door prizes.