#1. Try very hard not to be overwhelmed:
I know it’s like taking a wedding drug that throws you all out of whack and it’s hard to even comprehend what’s going on. (if this is your first one, you’ll know what I’m talking about once you experience it) But just try to soak it all in and have fun. It’s all about you and your wedding so just have FUN.
#2. Make a girl day out of it:
Get your closest girls, mom , and even grandmother. It makes for a nice time of just being with the girls, and it helps to get them stoked about your wedding too. Oh, and wear comfy shoes…it’s hours of standing and walking.
#3. If you really want your guy to go, let him hang by the bar first. This is so not a guy event, and he’ll need a little something to dull the pain.
#4. Eat as much wedding cake as possible. Even if you already know what bakery you are using for the wedding, eat the cake. It’s all amazing, and it’s only one day’s worth of extra sugar and calories. PS- Go find Chef Paul…Signature cakes by Paul. You will get to taste a little slice of heaven.
#5. Make labels with your name, address, phone number, email, and wedding date on them. That way, you can sign up for all the giveaways without having to sit and write it all down a million times. I know it’s a little odd to give out that personal info, but there is SO much given away that day so you don’t want to miss out.
#6. Bring a notebook, pen and camera. You will meet a TON of vendors. Write down the vendor names you are interested in and just a couple words to jog your memory about them. Trust me, when the day is over and it’s you sitting alone with your bag full of cards, brochures, and goodies…it will be a blur and seem like a dream. Some brides even go as far to snap a pic of their favorite vendors so they will remember who is who. We don’t think it’s crazy…I personally love getting my pic with potential cleints.
And those are my tips for bridal shows. Hope you have a great time at the show!!
And I hope to see you there!