Helpful Hints & Tips For Attending Bridal Shows or Wedding Expos!
Well it’s that time of year again, typically from the beginning of January thru the end of April there are bridal shows and wedding expos happening just about every weekend. If you are a couple planning a wedding or are putting together an anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, or any special event please apply these useful hints and tips to held guide the way.
HELPFUL HINT #1: When attending a Bridal Show or Event Showcase bring a STAMP or make LABELS with your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, E-MAIL, and Wedding/Event DATE printed on them – many exhibitors, as well as the show producer have drawings to enter – This will save you time and most certainly prevent writer’s cramp!
HELPFUL HINT #2: Think ahead and be prepared with a few important items! Swatches of material or colored ribbons are helpful when discussing your wedding/event with florists, bakers, formal wear, or party shops. You may also want to schedule appointments, purchase products, or contract services with some of the professional, so bring your date book along with a checkbook or credit card.
HELPFUL HINT #3: Prioritize your Wedding/Event needs based on how much lead time might be required to secure services or order products. Some professionals can only commit to one wedding or two events within a given day and will, therefore, be booked more quickly. Venues, Photographers, DJs, Consultants and some Florists are a few examples of services that that book several months to a year, or more in advance.
HELPFUL HINT #3: Set your priorities and create a realistic budget! Make a WISH LIST of the products and services that you need or want the most – then, prioritize that list along with the associated budget for each category.