It’s the season of something borrowed, something blue, and now that you’re engaged, it’s time to become wedding-savvy. There are so many things to take care of and since you’re not a wedding expert by trade, it couldn’t hurt to check out a bridal show or two. Some are held in big arenas like a convention center, while others are more intimate and held inside wedding venues. The more intimate ones allow you to preview how that venue will handle your big day. You will also receive more one-on-one attention to answer all of your bride-to-be questions. At an intimate venue bridal show, you will get to sample their food, look at some of their preferred vendors and get a sneak peek at the other rooms in the venue. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the grounds. This will allow you to envision where you will take your photos. Make this day unforgettable and stress-free by following these simple tips.
Make Stickers: Many vendors will want your information, so prepare in advance by printing out labels with your name, address, email address and wedding date, if you’ve chosen one. This will give the vendor an easy way to reach you after the expo, and it will enter you to win door prizes, which is the best part of the show!
You’ve Got Mail: Make a wedding-only email so you don’t have to sift through letters, promotions, and junk mail just to receive the information you desire.
Enjoy the Show: Most expos have entertainment, so sit back, relax and enjoy! You don’t want to miss this part because the door prizes are usually announced after the show.
Comfy Cozy: Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be on your feet for a while, and no one wants blisters when they’re trying to enjoy the event.
Plan Ahead: Register and pay in advance to save you time and trouble. Many bridal shows even offer free entry for the bride!
Flash Forward: Bring a camera so you can take fun pictures to remember and add them to your wedding scrapbook.
The More, the Merrier: Bring your bridesmaids for a fun bonding day. They can also be your extra eyes and ears in case you miss something!
Pen and Paper: You’re going to want to jot down tons of ideas, so come prepared to do so.
Bridal expos are a helpful resource to get a head start on your planning. Utilize your time wisely, and you’ll be an organized bride everyone will envy! W