It’s bridal show season! What better time to for you and your fiancé to get together and see what your city has to offer in wedding vendors. As a fair warning, it may not be your guy’s cup of tea but tell him will be fun and there freebies for him as well. Today’s tea is sharing just a few tips on how to navigate some upcoming bridal shows you’ve been looking forward to.
You will probably write down your name and contact info a few dozen times. Save your wrist and make labels with your name, wedding date, phone number and email address. We loved when brides came up to our table and had labels ready. That gave us more time to chat about our services and really get to know the couples needs.
Travel in small groups. If your fiancé has wiggled their way out of going, bring your mom, maid of honor or a bridesmaid. There will be so many people at these bridal shows; depending on the set up of the vendors, it will get a bit crowded. If you don’t do well in tight spaces or crowds, bring one person with you.
Get those freebies! Whether it’s information or a cupcake! The freebies are there to get your attention. I will say this, don’t just go up to a table for their free candy (man we hated that), but us wedding vendors do want you to come over, talk to us and then take our parting gift.
Save yourself time and energy and go in with a plan. What vendor are you still looking for? Did you hear the vendor you’ve been trying to contact will be at the show? Go to them first! This is your chance to let them know you’ve been trying to get an appointment with them, they’ll be more than happy to take care of you on the spot.
Here’s a list of a few upcoming shows in the cities we serve.
Wilmington, DE, 04.17.16- The Annual “I Do” Delaware Bridal Show and Expo
Wilmington, DE, 01.31.16- Harry’s Winter Bridal Show
New Castle, DE, 02.19.16- Sheraton Wilmington South Wedding Open House
Philadelphia, PA, 02.28.16- The Philly Bridal Show and Expo
Philadelphia, PA, 02.28.16- Your Wedding Experience
Cherry Hill, NJ, 01.24.16- The Big South Jersey Bridal Show Case
DMV area, multiple dates- Wedding Experience
Charleston, SC, 01.24.16- The Charleston Bridal Show
North Charleston, SC, 02.21.16- Southern Bridal Show
Savannah, GA, 02.28.16- Georgia Bridal Show
Atlanta, GA, 02.19.16- Bridal Scene Atlanta by Munaluchi Bride