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Now that you have done the necessary steps to get prepared for your bridal show experience it is time to go and enjoy yourself! You are already in for a fairly long day; do not make yourself any more miserable then you have to be.

What to Wear

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and check your coat so that you can have the ultimate experience during this long day. You will be viewing photo albums, trying food samples as well as simply talking and interacting with various vendors. Think of these as preventative measure to ensure that you will enjoy your bridal show event.

What you Need

Bridal Shows in itself can be an overwhelming time, especially if you go to a larger show but this is what you have prepared for. You know what vendors you are looking to book; you should also by now know what vendors will be at the bridal show you are attending. Knowing what to expect is half of the battle and with that being said you can enjoy yourself at these shows just a bit more because you are focused!

What to Do

Be sure to stay in touch with vendors you are interested in. This way the vendor can put a hold on your date and ensure that you have the time that you need to make a sound decision on the vendors for your wedding day. You may also be able to still take advantage of any Show Deals & Discounts that may have been offered during the bridal show.

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When you attend a bridal show you want to be sure that the people you ask to attend serve a purpose. Everyone is going to have an opinion, but does their opinion matter in all areas? Will they be helping to pay any fees or take the time to organize or be hands on with planning? If the answer is no then you may not want to invite them with you to the bridal show.

Who Should Go

Try to bring people with you that will help with the decision-making. You want friends/family who can help give insight on ideas and maybe ask some questions or include details you forgot to! Also, if your parents will be footing the bill on some vendors then you may want them to join you so that they are able to grab first hand knowledge from the vendors directly.

What To Bring

Not much, you will be on information overload! Take it all home, process it all, and start making some ‘Pro & Con’ lists to help with your decision making!

When Should You Go

It is ideal to start planning anywhere from 1-2 years in advance, if possible. Give yourself (and your bridal party) as much time to plan the perfect wedding day for you and your fiancé!

How Many People Should Join You

Even if you have a large bridal party, it may not be necessary to invite them all. You shouldn’t feel obligated to have someone join you at a bridal show just because they are in your bridal party. Some of your bridal party will have more time available then others. Some will have planned and/or been to a wedding previously. These will be the people helpful when attending a bridal show.

Try to keep things as simple as possible. You will be making a lot of decisions when it comes to executing your Big Day so try to enjoy it as much as you can!

 

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Bridal Show | Game Plan & Preparation

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Bridal shows do not always have to be an overwhelming experience. If you are a prepared bride you should be able to navigate through the vendors with ease. Most times, a positive experience at a bridal show requires some planning beforehand.

Be Prepared

If you have already begun requesting information from vendors then I am sure you know how your email inbox can fill up pretty quickly. Consider creating an email account specifically for wedding details. This way you will not be hesitant to check your personal email daily.

Share your Contact Info

During the bridal show, it is very common for vendors to request your contact information. This way they will be able to add you to their system and follow up with after the show. Some vendors may ask you to enter your info into their computer, other vendors may ask you to handwrite your information. Some bridal shows have over 150 vendors, who has time to spend most of their day writing their contact information? Save yourself the time and hassle of this daunting task and create information labels. Nothing fancy, just a simple information card you’re your name, email address, phone number and your wedding date.

Make a Game Plan

Know what vendors you are looking to hire so that you can do your research on the vendors attending the bridal show. This will give you a better idea on who is there as an entertainer, florist, bakery, etc. You can also map out what booths you would like to visit. This way you would maximize your time during the show and avoid the vendor booth you are not interested in.

Efficient Organization

Create a system for filing all of the information you will receive. Each vendor has a brochure, business card or sample they will want to share with you. To make things easier for you when you get home, simply place the information you receive from the vendors you like in one bag and the information from the others in another bag. This way, when you are going through all of the information later you will not have to try to remember who was with what company, what they had to offer and if you liked them or not.

Plan to Book 

If you can, plan on booking your vendors at the bride show. Many times, vendors offer deals and specials that they may not usually offer. Be sure to bring any “decision makers” with you to the bride show. This way they can ask any additional questions before they write the check or swipe their card. If you plan on booking at the show you may be able to receive some additional savings that you did not expect.