Bridal Fair

I have never been to a bridal show before. There is one near me Jan 26. I am really excited to be attending my first. What was your experience? Did you find any of your vendors by attending? I have most of my vendors already. What should I expect?
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm
KimandByron
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poppyaka
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My first bridal show was amazing!! I loved it, I knew I was going to enjoy it but not as much as I did. 

Make sure you eat breakfast because depending on where it is, some banquet halls can be hot & stuffy and some cold or just right.  

Also I made name & address labels from home, that way I didn't have to keep writing my name and address for every raffle and giveaway.  The vendors were so impressed that I had brought labels with me lol.

I'm a little OCD about things so I had to have a very small ziplock bag with my so that I could put all the business cards I received from vendors in an orderly fashion.  I also had brought my own bag, which shouldn't be necessary because they should provide you with one but bring one just in case.  If you don't need it you can always go back to the car and put it away.

Take a lot of pictures, that how I could remember when I got home what vendors I liked and some not so much.  If they have a runway show take pictures of the models as well.  I used them as inspiration.

Also bring cash sometimes if you want to get wine or something like that you may have to have cash...Not everybody will have a credit card machine.

Last but not least sample sample sample!  Taste EVERYTHING, you may be surprised and may actually like a cake flavor you thought you would never want.

*Try to find bridal shows that you know your vendors might be attending.  I did that in Maryland and I had confirmed that I definetly wanted my invitation vendor, caterer and cake vendor - they were all there!!

Have fun!!! I wish I could plan a wedding agin, it was so fun! :)

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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 i looked on youtube and couldnt find it, put download the free podcast Get Married with Colin Cowie Episode 10.  this a an old tv show and they had some really great tips on going to bridal shows.  several of which have already been given.  

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm
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 Oh fun! I've never went/been to to one!

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:46 am
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Hi Kim,

  Well I have probably been to too many bridal shows ~LOL but I would love to give you a few tips.  I have a Simple Weddings showcase on January 26th by me too but I won't be able to go since I have my daughter's cheerleading banquet that day at the same time :(

I have had a really good time at all of the bridal shows I have attended but really prefer the smaller ones since it increases your chances of winning prizes etc.  In addition, I'm not real crazy about big crowds.

Being that you have already selected most of your vendors you can use this day to just walk around and enjoy yourself.  Typically they have a cash bar and samples of foods/cakes available.  However, you still may find a vendor or two that you had no idea you needed.  

I am going to piggyback off of poppyaka regarding the labels.  They really come in handy when so much is being thrown at you.  ALTHOUGH, if I were you...and this is just my personal advice, I would only give my e-mail out to vendors you are serious about.  Unfortunately I learned my lesson the hard way through this and I have so many vendors and wedding related companies blowing up my e-mails.  I literally have to unsubscribe from them on a regular basis.  

Lastly, have a fabulous time!

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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