TIPS FOR ATTENDING BRIDAL SHOWS
Bring labels. Bring preprinted labels that include your name, wedding date, wedding location, and e-mail address. Each booth will most likely have a drawing at their booth that you’ll want to sign up for.
Come visit the Yohana Williams | Wedding Planner booth at the Waterfront Place Hotel Bridal Extravaganza this Sunday, January 12th and I’ll print a sheet of return address labels for you!
Make a wedding e-mail for you and your fiancé, that way you can keep all the amazing ideas, offers, etc. In one place! Something like firstname.lastname@example.org that way after the wedding you just close the account and don’t need to start “unsubscribing” from each mailing list.
Know your Budget. Setting your wedding budget and knowing who is responsible for each thing will help you make decisions and know what you are looking for while attending the show.
Bring a large tote bag to store all the information you will be collecting.
Arrive Early. It's best to beat the rush. Also you will be the first to win some of the cool prizes
Make sure to wear comfy shoes and allow yourself ample time to be at the show. Be prepared to stay 2-4 hours.
Make sure you eat a light meal before attending the show. With all that tasty cake sampling, it's easy to get a sugar rush and sugar crash if you don't have something already in your stomach.
Make sure you have memory on your phone to take a lot of pictures!
Bring your credit card or check book in case you want to book something at the show and need to put a deposit down. Some of the best deals on vendors are at the show!
Sign up for the giveaways and draws. Just because you already have a florist booked doesn't mean you can’t use what they have chosen to give as a door prize! Keep in mind that draws done at booths are separate then the draws done at the show and may not follow the same 'rules' as the show prizes. Also make sure you read what you are signing before you enter!
Bring swatches of material of your wedding colors/theme. This will help a lot of vendors make appropriate suggestions as to what they can do for you. If you have a Pinterest wedding board, download the app to your phone and be ready to share it with vendors.
Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions – We are wedding professionals