Posted on November 19, 2018 at 7:30 AM
Bridal Show season is going to start again soon and you need to be ready! They are a one-stop shopping – like a Google search, but Live!
Set up an e-mail just for the wedding-related correspondence. It can be something like EmilyandSean10firstname.lastname@example.org. The wedding e-mail address will help you keep all your wedding planning information together.
Bring a sheet of pre-printed address labels. Put your name, Groom’s name, wedding date, address, and e-mail address. Bridal shows have you sign up for information or to win contests so have the labels ready and it saves you from writer’s cramp!
Pre-register for the show. By doing that you might be able to get a discount on the tickets (or free) and save time getting into the show.
Pack a bag to put all the information you can pick up. You might be given a bag when you arrive but sometimes having your own works out better.
Wear comfortable shoes. Some of the shows are in large convention space and you will be on your feet, covering a lot of ground, so wear comfortable shoes to keep your feet happy.
Have a budget and open mind. The wedding industry is a creative bunch always coming up with something exciting and new. Take the time to check out these services to see if they would be something to incorporate in your special day.
Take notes and pictures. You want to remember who you talked with and whose services impressed you even if you are not ready to book right away. The more information you have the easier it will be for you to remember what you liked.
Enter to win! Wedding professionals provide real prizes which are generally geared around weddings so definitely enter to win! (Use those labels!)
Follow up with companies you like. Companies are there to talk to the Bride in person and want to help you achieve your dream wedding by providing quality service. Their calendars, especially after a Bridal Show, book up quickly, so if you see or speak to someone you are interested in follow up with them after the show to schedule an appointment.