Why Every Bride Should Attend a Bridal Show
Does wedding planning feel like it will never end? Does it scare you so much that you don’t even want to begin? While the process can be overwhelming, there are so many resources available to help ease the stress of planning and executing your big day. One of the most helpful resources available to new brides are bridal shows. These events incorporate vendors for every need from catering to DJs to florals and more. We hope by the end of this article you will want to sign up for your first bridal show (or second, third, and fourth)!
What to expect
Bridal shows are often held at event venues so they can fit a variety of vendors into one space. Expect to see an ocean of fabrics, flowers, lighting, and desserts. Each vendor is there to show off their best products/services for you to get an idea of how it could work for you and your big day. Take advantage of the convenience of having everything in one place by attending bridal shows in your area.
At many bridal shows, vendors are prepared to have you book and pay deposits to hold your spot, but don’t let that scare you. If you’re not at that point in planning you do not have to book anything until you’re sure it’s what you want. If you’re just there to window shop just let the vendors know you’re simply gathering information!
One of the biggest reasons we recommend attending bridal shows is to get inspired and really dig into what options are available. Although many brides think they know exactly what they want, it may surprise themselves after seeing what’s out there. Vendors will showcase different styles and options available for their specific product or service. After all, every couple is different and they’ll be looking for different things for their wedding day.
Another benefit to attending bridal shows is to compare costs. Gathering pricing information can be overwhelming and confusing over the phone or online. Speaking directly to vendors about their wedding packages will give you an idea of what is offered and at what cost. Some bridal shows run competitions for attendees where prizes are awarded. Many times prizes include discounts on vendor services or bridal accessories for the big day. We know that weddings can get pricey, so being able to comparison shop will allow you to really get the most bang for your buck!
Finally, bridal shows are an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the idea that you are a BRIDE. This is an exciting time that shouldn’t be overlooked! Enjoy the moment as everyone tries to help you have the best possible experience. Enjoy every taste test and floral arrangement coming your way because at the end of the day, your wedding is all about YOU (and your future groom, of course).
We hope to see you at an upcoming show! And when it comes to choosing the entertainment for your wedding, we hope you’ll check out some of the awesome packages at HD Entertainment.