When you are just engaged you will be searching for your vendors and the best way to do that is to attend a bridal show. Bridal shows have many different kind of vendors that attend. Most are well established, some are just starting out, and some are not that great.
Create a plan!
When the bridal show starts to fill out their vendor list they will provide a website with most of the vendors information. Check to see which vendors provide a website and I mean a REAL website. Not a Facebook page. Most vendors who are established will have a website.
Here are some steps:
Make a list of who you need in terms of vendors for your wedding
Check out their websites and Instagram pages and see if they have listed any deals they will be showcasing at the show.
Create a separate wedding email. Then print out labels with your name, phone number, wedding date, and email.
Come to the show with a plan in place. There will be a ton of vendors coming in with a solid plan will keep you from wasting valuable time.
Visit each vendor. Use your label to fill out any forms, contests, etc.. also, find a rep. from the company and ask as many questions as you can.
If you book at the event make sure to grab a business card for contact information you may need later.
After visiting your planned vendors. You can now spend this time to go enjoy tastings, enter other contests or go home, and kick up your feet, and relax.
With these steps you will be able to relax and not become overwhelmed. Don't forget one important step. Create that email!
Comment below if you have any questions or more tips to offer.