Bridal shows can be immensely beneficial to new brides in providing resources and vendor information to make the best of your big day! There is no better way to shop and compare wedding services, ideas and inspirations than at an event that showcases wedding professionals all in one place.
Set up a "wedding only" email— Take some time prior to the show to set up a new email exclusive to your wedding details. This will keep everything organized and in one place separated from your work and person emails.
Bring a friend— Bridal shows are an experience! Bring your special friend, fellow bride-to-be, or even your mom to share in the fun! Their input and advice will be beneficial to make those tough decisions.
Maximize your chances for a good experience— You will be offered business cards, prizes, and contests by various vendors so you will want to spend some time preparing labels with your name, address, phone, new email, and your expected wedding date. Bring pre-printed labels to quickly share your contact information with vendors and a notebook for quick tips and information. Visit the website for your bridal show to see photos from past events and feel free to contact the show to ask questions. Experienced bridal show producers value the brides attending their events, and are happy to speak with you.
Bring something to carry your items— Leave your large purse at home but bring a canvas bag for picking up business cards, brochures, etc. Some bridal shows offer exclusives to early comers like groovy reusable bags and totes!