Going to a bridal show can be incredibly helpful and resourceful in planning your big day. It’s exciting, creative, and full of fantastic ideas and wedding inspiration! You can meet with and speak directly to many wedding professionals, all under one roof! Having the opportunity to talk to them face to face makes it a whole lot easier to decide who will win your wedding business.
So you want to get the most out of the bridal show? Well, you’ll want to make sure that you come prepared for it. You’ll need to consider what you’ll bring, who you’ll bring, what you’ll ask, what you’ll wear, and other items to remember so that you get the most out of the wedding show!
You’ll also want to find a way to stay organized. You’ll be busy gathering information, comparing services, comparing prices, registering for prizes, looking out for the latest fashions, observing trends, and most importantly, having fun!
We’ve compiled some tips that will help you get the most out of your bridal show experience:
First and foremost, consider pre-registering for the wedding show. Most often, an early bird discount is offered to those who pre-register. You’ll also cut down on time spent in lines when paying at the door.
Spend some time researching the wedding fair ahead of time. Make note of the vendors you MUST visit. Or, consider mapping out their booths so that you can maximize your visits in a timely manner. Make a list of the questions you want to ask the vendors. Many times, vendors will offer discounts to those who book their services at the show.
If the bridal show is featuring a fashion show, consider the different show times and incorporate them into your schedule accordingly.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information coming your way, but remember that this is about you and your big day. So don’t forget to think about how the different ideas can be incorporated into your wedding such as types of flower arrangements, color combinations, favors, etc.
If a vendor gives you information that is of particular interest to you, put that information in a separate bag/folder so that you can easily follow up with them. Keep separate files of general info and must-follow-up info. Otherwise, it will just become utterly overwhelming.
These are just a few tips that can help you tremendously in making the most out of your bridal show experience. Please stay tuned as we’ll share with you more blog posts with bridal show tips and other wedding preparation advice.