How to Get the Most Out of a Wedding Show

Mar 13, 2013
Susan R.

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Going to a wedding show can be more than overwhelming, especially when there are 1000000 vendors and you have no idea where to start. Girl… we got your back! And remember, this is a day to honour YOU! Planning a wedding should be enjoyable and attending wedding shows should not be the exception. Here are some tips to get you started:

1. Do your research. Before you come to the show research who the exhibitors are and make a list of vendors and/or event planners you want to meet. It can be easy to get lost with the amount of exhibitors at the show but if you have a list it will be easier.

2. Come prepared. Once you have a list of the booths you want to visit, your next step is to prepare some questions that you want to ask them. Some good questions to ask are:  what packages do you offer and how much do they cost? Are they available for your wedding day? Some vendors such as decorators commit to only one or two weddings for a period of time because they want to devote their attention to that couple. So make sure they are free on your day.

3. Have a budget range that you and your partner feel comfortable with. Many vendors will ask you what your budget is. And depending on this number they can tailor their services to fit your budget.

4. Bring your closest friends and family. It is always good to get another perspective when it comes to choosing vendors. This is also a good way to spend some quality time with those closest to you and make the wedding process more fun and less stressful. You can also bring your groom. Wedding shows, such as WedLuxe offer a groom’s room where they can relax for a bit and have their own space.

5. Come early. From experience working and attending many bridal and trade shows I can tell you that you will get more value when you come early. Let me explain, some sponsors will give a certain amount of products (makeup, lotion, coupons) for swag bags. Whereas all attendees might receive a swag bag not all of them have the same amount of products. In addition, some vendors will have samples (especially catering and baking companies) and may run out of samples before midday. Also, the crowd is a lot smaller early in the morning and not so overwhelming, so come early and claim your goodies!

6. Remember to have fun! Wedding planning can be very stressful but it doesn’t have to be this way. Many bridal shows have make overs, contests, food and wine sampling. Take advantage of all the services and pampering that wedding shows have to offer. So grab that glass of wine and enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out our booth at the Ultimate Bridal Show on March 30th and the BLISS South Asian Wedding Show on April 21st! We will be giving away a stress-relief kit and 10% discount on our wedding packages!

 

Happy planning 🙂