Preparing For A Bridal Show

Well it's that season again...Bridal Show Season!!!  If you are a bride or groom getting married, I suggest you visit at least one bridal show during your engagement.  You can really get a lot of ideas, meet some reputable vendors and taste some fab food and desserts.



But since these large (and small) shows can reek havoc on a person who does not like crowded spaces, I've inserted a survival guide below to help you through and make it an enjoyable experience:

  • Know your budget before visiting a bridal show
  • Pre-register for the show and make a list of those vendors you must meet.
  • Plan to spend several hours at the show visiting with vendors.  
  • So wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Bring a members of the your bridal party or family with you to the show
  • Bring a large bag or backpack to collect plenty of materials, magazines and samples from the show.
  • Collect information from every vendor even if you aren't sure you'll need it.
  • Bring a calendar to make appointments
  • Bring labels with your name, wedding date, contact information and e-mail address to put on the exhibitors registration sheets. This will save your hand :)
  • Arrive at least one hour before the bridal show to get a good seat.
  • Bring along your color swatches and photo ideas to reference when speaking with vendors.
  • ...and have fun!

Until next time...WEDologize!

Desiree Dent