Before you step foot outside of your house to head to a bridal show, make sure you and your fiance and family (if applicable) have agreed on a budget for the wedding. After you have a budget established, bring your checkbook along to the show.
Many vendors at the show will offer you discounts for reserving their products/services at the show. However, although they are offering great discounts, do not feel pressured to agree right away. If you do not feel 100% positive that this is the vendor for you, take some time to consider your options. Ask the vendor if their discounts will be continued after the bridal show. You would be surprised how many will agree to hold the discount for one week to one month afterwards.
How much money your wedding is demanding of you might seem daunting, but remember, hunting for discounts and sticking to what your top wedding day “must haves” are is important. Your wedding day only happens once and most vendors realize that! So take the time and do the research when meeting with them at bridal shows and it will pay off!