Attending a bridal show can be very overwhelming for those not prepared. Below we have listed some helpful tips before attending a bridal show in your area.
Before The Show
Buy Your Tickets Online
Buying your tickets online, lets you register for the show in advance. Which gives you extra time the day of the event and comes with some extra goodies. When you buy your tickets online ahead of time you receive a welcome bag containing special offers and information for your wedding planning needs. Plus you can skip the line and get in first.
Create A Wedding Email
Create a wedding email address that you are your SO both of access to for your wedding. Creating this temporary email for your wedding will help keep your personal life separate from your wedding planning process. You'll be able to receive a lot of valuable information and most of your communication is via email.
Create A Show Map - Plan
If you have already started your wedding planning then congratulations! But, if you haven't, come in with a game plan. Shows are very large and can become very overwhelming if you don't know what you are looking for. Make sure to download the map of vendors they provide online and circle the ones you want to visit first. Check them off your list. Then the rest of the time you can walk around and enjoy signing up for prizes, tasting sweets and food, and receiving gifts from vendors.
When visiting a bridal show it isn't always about just the free goodies but also getting to know your vendors. This is the chance to get to know each one of the vendors you are interested in. Ask them questions, for example:
Explain to them what your must have's are and can they provide these?
Will they hold your wedding date? and for how long?
How long have they been in business? Do they have insurance?
What is their cancellation policy?
Bring The Important Stuff
Remember shows are there to connect with your wedding vendors. Items you should make sure you have with you are:
Your Wallet: Many vendors offer show specials that can save you money in the long run.
Calendar: This way you can book another consultation to discuss things further.
Labels: These should have your names, phone number, and email. Almost every vendor will have a signup sheet and this will make it so much easier for you.