Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Bridal Show
Ft. Myers, Florida ~ Wedding Photographer
The big day is here….not that big day, but the bridal show day! The day you will be overwhelmed with options, discounts and “Book NOW” deals not even you can refuse.
What should you bring and what will it be like; these are just a few questions you may ask yourself. From all of the shows we’ve been apart of over the last few years, including the Naples Bridal Show on Sunday, November 15, theses are our most tried and tested tips found from The Bride and Groom.com Blog.
1. Arrive Early
Those that arrive first to the bridal show automatically receive some of the coolest prizes. Many bridal shows offer discounts and incentives for arriving early to the show.
2.Pre-register before the show
Save time by registering before the show. Registration only takes a few minutes and will save you from having to fill out a registration form at the show.
3.Bring your friends
Bringing your friends to the bridal show will help them feel involved and also give you a chance to bounce ideas back and forth.
4.Contact info labels
Wedding vendors will often have drawings for prizes at their booths. Instead of having to fill out multiple forms with your contact info, prepare some electronic labels before the bridal show. Information to include: your name, address, phone number, and email address.
5.Bring a notebook and pen
Bring a notebook and pen so you can take notes. Write down contact info of vendors you talked to or thoughts you have while attending the bridal show.
6.Bring a digital camera
Bringing a simple digital camera will allow you to quickly remember some of the great things you saw at the show. Did you see a great dress during a bridal fashion show? Maybe there is a great cake from a wedding cake designer.
7.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.
8.Bring your checkbook
Many wedding vendors will offer a special day-of-the-bridal-show-only discount. This will help you save even more money if you are able to find your vendor at bridal show. The Bridal Extravaganza also gives you an additional incentive for booking your vendors at the show – a 2 day, 1 night getaway when you book 3 of your vendors at the show!
9.Do your research
Know which wedding services you need before the show. Also try to find out which wedding vendors will be exhibiting. This will help you know what questions to ask and allow you to visit those vendors you are particularly interested in.
10.Make a day of it
Plan on attending the bridal show for several hours. This will allow you to visit all the vendors and find everything you need. Above all – have fun!
Most of all, just remember to have fun and collect as much information as you may need! Having a array of vendors and choices will help you decide what will be best for you special day!
And make sure to stop by our BOOTH and say hello! This show we are giving away a FREE PHOTOBOOTH RENTAL!