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Wedding Fairs & Bridal Shows….

The season of expo’s and shows are upon us.  I urge any new, or in the midst of planning, brides to stop in and take in a show.  Meet the vendors that will make or break your day.  Gather idea’s that can be re-created to your own style.   You’re bound to walk away with some good information!!  Before you go — check this out.

 

GPS  ~ Get Prepared for {Bridal} Shows

 

shows are a great way to sample catering and see floral arrangements
but they can make for a long day and information overload if you are not prepared.

Pre-register if the show offers that option
Shows may have entrance lines. and preregistering eliminates the need to fill out paperwork while a plethora of other brides are doing so.

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Create Labels
Be sure to include your name, address, email, phone number and wedding date. This will save you time and keep your hand from hurting.

Keep your Purse Light
Normally you will receive a bridal bag. If not you may want to bring an extra empty tote for collecting information. Save your shoulder and only bring the essentials.

Bridal Show Swag Bag

Have a friend tag along {not an entourage}
Having key people come with you is a lifesaver. They can help you with ideas and gracefully guide your timetable with vendors.
Be careful not to bring too many as trying to move through with a group of ten can be difficult.

Bring Water
Most bridal shows are very heavy on the food, yet beverages are scarce. Bring water or at least scope out the water fountains so you can stay hydrated.

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Go Hungry {but bring snacks}
Shows have caterers and cake artists who are waiting to tempt your taste buds. Go with an appetite. If there are less sampling stations than expected, a snack with offer sustenance.

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Have an open mind
Services that may not top your list could make your life easier {or wedding more fun!} in the end. Look for trends, color combinations, unique flowers, and other things you can view in person rather than in a magazine. You may leave with a few new ideas

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Bring a manila envelop
Placing information from vendors you are serious about in a separate envelope will ensure that the florist that impressed you isn’t forgotten about in the shuffle of papers you take home.

Take information & regroup at home
Collect information for the vendors that interest you. Once home, you can spread out the paperwork and sort through it

Be prepared for emails & follow-ups
Expect for vendors to follow up with you after the show via email or even a phone call if you expressed that you were interested in their services.

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LOCAL BRIDAL SHOWS TO CHECK OUT:

Siren Destination Wedding Fair January 25, 2015 Siren WI
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Stillwater Bridal Affair: February 22, 2015 Stillwater MN
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River Valley Bridal Expo Oakdale Prom Center, February 8, 2015
www.rivervalleybrides.com

Dancing Dragon Fly Winery March 22, 2015 ~ Saint Croix Falls WI
For more information