With hectic schedules and the price of gas, a bridal show that brings all the wedding professionals you need to one place for one weekend saves countless time and money.What can brides expect at a bridal show? Planning made easy. Bridal Shows are a great place for both serious planners and recently engaged brides-to-be. The shows are a one-stop-shop where you can find the latest wedding fashions and trends to inspire. You, your groom, the bridal party, and your family can all come along to “help” you sample cake, taste hors d’eouvres and win thousands of dollars in prizes. You will have the opportunity to meet professionals who are there just to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Pick out everything from your bridal gowns and tuxedos to flowers, invitations, music, reception facilities, cakes, limousines and much more.
These shows also offer the latest in wedding apparel in a European-style fashion show. Sit back, relax, and watch the hottest trends and styles paraded down the catwalk for you to preview in person.
Your perfect wedding starts here.
Bridal Show Tips
Before the Show
Purchase tickets in advance to save money and avoid waiting in line at the door.
Discuss your budget. Have an idea of what products and services you want and how much you are willing to spend.
Make a plan ahead of time of what you want to accomplish at the show. With the variety of businesses at bridal shows, you can surely accomplish all of your planning needs in one place!
Create an email address for all your wedding-related correspondence. This will keep you organized and prevent temporary wedding-related email from coming to your main inbox.
Pre-print labels with Name, Wedding Date, Address, Email Address and Phone Number to make signing up for drawings quick and easy!
Day of the Show
Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. Plan on doing a lot of walking.
Bring people with you who are part of the decision making process (Bride, Groom, moms, dads, etc.). What you get done now saves time and money later.
Bring paper and pen for notes on exhibitors and the products and services that interest you. You can use the show program to mark fashions that catch your eye during the fashion show and exhibitors you would like to visit.
Allow as much time as possible to spend at the event. All of your wedding planning can be taken care of at the show. Use this time to your advantage. If it is a two-day show, attend both days to follow up with vendors of interest.
Look at each booth. Don’t miss out on an opportunity or unique idea. For serious shopping, it is best to visit booths during one of the fashion shows. Aisles tend to be less congested, allowing for quality time with the vendors.
Take a break if you are feeling tired or overwhelmed. Sit by the fashion show stage or grab something from concessions. Rest, have a bite to eat, look over your gathered information, and discuss interesting things you may want to look at again.
After the Show
Go home and view the information collected.
Follow up with vendors you are interested in. Don’t delay! Other brides will be doing the same thing.
Most importantly, enjoy the planning process! Your primary goal is to get married; everything else is secondary.