Bridal Show Tips

It’s here: Bridal Show Season.

If you are newly engaged, bridal shows can be a great way to start your planning!  Not only can you see great new ideas and hot trends, you can meet with 80-100 wedding professionals in one location.  There are two major bridal shows in North Florida this month, and a FABULOUS show in February.  Okay, I’m a little biased, because I co-produce the February show!

Here are some tips for attending any wedding show:

  • Pre-register if you can.  Often, there will be a discounted admission if you register online, plus you can skip the hassle when you arrive.  Registering will qualify you for some awesome prizes at the show!
  • Have pre-printed labels with your name, address, email, phone number, and wedding date.
  • Bring your schedule (calendar, Blackberry, iPhone) with you – you may want to schedule meetings with vendors right away!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions!  The pros you meet do weddings all the time, but they know that this is you’re a novice.  There are no dumb questions.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  You will do quite a bit of walking and be on your feet for 2-3 hours.
  • Grooms can have fun too!  Most shows have a wide variety of food and cakes to sample.

The Wedding Party will be at the Ultimate Bridal Fantasy on Sunday, January 17th and at Jacksonville Bridal Connection on Sunday, February 21st.  Drop by for complimentary tickets to both show!