Planning your wedding can be the most exciting time of your life! You get to plan your dream day that you have been envisioning since you were a little girl! It can be really overwhelming when you realize how many photographers, florists, caterers there are in your city! There are a lot to choose from and you want to make sure you pick the vendor you clique with, and the one that offers you what you are looking for and need.
The best option if you are just starting out is to check out a Bridal show! There are a few different ones throughout the year usually of different size. The smaller ones can sometimes offer the most success. Think about it, there may be only 2 or 3 different vendors you will need (2 photographers, 3 bakers, 2 venues) and that intimate atmosphere can be more beneficial. And, if you chat with 2 or 3 photographers and you didn’t care for their style you can easily cross them off your potential list. A majority of the smaller scale bridal shows or even venue open house is where you not only get to meet some vendors… but also get to check out the venue! They are usually held in hotel banquet rooms, so if you were considering that hotel or venue, you can take a sneak peak at that location at the same time!
You will be able to talk to the vendors one on one, and get more than a few seconds of their time. With a smaller scale show there won’t be as many attendees that you need to contend with to see all the vendors. This is especially handy if you don’t like busy or large crowds. You can take your time, visit the booths and get to know the vendors. When it is a slower paced show, vendors are able to talk about their services and answer any questions you may have.
Another good thing about wedding shows (no matter the size) is that some vendors offer specials and discounts at the show . So, there may be a chance to save a little cash. Some shows also include a fashion show. These are great if you aren’t sure what you are looking for in a dress, or want to see the current fashions.