Research is great! Don’t get me wrong, Google is probably my first step in every wedding-planning stage, but there’s something to be said for speaking to real people, getting pricing firsthand, and sampling products. Where, you ask, can all these wonderous things happen all at once? Why at a bridal show, of course. It’s great to attend at least one bridal show early on in your planning process, preferably one in the area you plan to hold your wedding. This way you get to meet lots of relevant vendors all at once. And you can do an apples-to-apples comparison on price, style, and so on. Plus, free samples!!!
We actually attended a bridal show hosted at our wedding venue. It was really great because our venue has to approve outside vendors like the DJ, and this way we got to meet people who are already pre-approved.
In addition to free samples a lot of vendors will hold raffles, and often the show itself will give away great prizes! Here are a few tips to take full advantage of attending a bridal show:
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