If you are planning a wedding, you know how stressful it can be! Attending a wedding show before you start nailing down dates and details can make the wedding planning process a lot less stressful and may even save you time and money! Here’s how:
You can see everything in one place. One of the best parts of a bridal show is being able to see all of your bridal needs in a single venue—from dresses and tuxedos to flowers and possible venues. It will save you time to get an overview of what’s available.
You’ll meet vendors in person and see their work first-hand. A vendor who takes the time to be at a show and pays to be an exhibitor is likely invested in running a reliable business and eager to help clients. You can get a better feel for each vendor when you meet with them in person and talk through what you are looking for.
You can get some good (free) advice. Many bridal shows have presentations or workshops alongside exhibits. You’ll be able to get some tried-and-true tips by taking advantage of these learning opportunities which are usually included in the admission price. Plus, you are likely to learn about time-saving tools such as digital wedding seating apps…like ours! Download it at app.theguesttable.com.
You can take advantage of early-bird pricing or bridal show discounts. Many vendors will offer special deals or pricing for brides who attend specific shows which can save you money. Even if you aren’t ready to commit to something specific, you could ask if a vendor will honor their discount if you do decide to do business with them later.
You’ll have a good idea of what’s trending. Many bridal shows have fashion shows and other showcases so you can see what’s in style for the coming wedding season. If nothing else, your admission price is worth it for some inspiration and ideas that will help guide your planning.
Now is the time to hop online and look for bridal shows in your area—if you register early, your admission is likely to be cheaper (or even free). Plus, attending a bridal show is a fun day out for you and your wedding party or your fiancé. Usually there are complimentary food samples and raffles as well!
Author: The Guest Table