Helpful Tips for Attending a Wedding Show

Handy Wedding Show Tips

At a Bridal Show, there is nothing like being prepared! It saves you time, sanity and especially money. A Wedding Show is organized with your best interests in mind. It is a place where you have the luxury of seeing and talking to many of the area's top Wedding related companies in one convenient location.  Some tips to help you remain organized, calm and realize the most benefits from your trip a Wedding Show: 1) Bring return address stickers: It will save your hands from mass cramping as you fill in all those ballots to win any one of the great prizes… you’ll need to save your hands to address your wedding invitations. 2) Time management: Plan to arrive in time to catch one of the wedding show's fashion shows, where Wedding retailers showcase their new fashions and trends for the upcoming season. Give yourself at least a couple of hours either before or after the fashion shows and try to visit each booth to get the most out of the show. 3) Dress comfortably: Wear good shoes, you’ll be putting in some heavy-duty kilometres and try to wear something that you don’t have to carry so you can keep your hands free…you know! to fill in all those ballots. 4) Comfort in numbers: Come with someone whose opinion you trust. Once you decide on who to bring, allocate some duties. Get someone to take notes, collect brochures or scout for comparable companies. 5) Don’t be afraid to negotiate: Ask the Wedding vendors if they offer a show discount or if certain dates are available at a discount or if they have package deals with other services you may need…Hey, it does not hurt to ask! 6) Be sure to request references: You want to make sure that the people you hire for your special day have made other people's weddings a happy, successful and memorable occasion… and who better to ask than other couples! 7) Make a Personal Email Address specifically for planning your wedding.  Many of the wedding professionals you are working with will be contacting you via email with dates, details, quotes etc. We recommend that you do not give out your work or school email.  Use services such as Gmail or Hotmail so that you can access your account anywhere.  It will make for a much more organized and stress-free planning period if you separate your wedding planning information from your personal and professional information. Remember that weddings are supposed to be fun and it's not how hard you work that makes it fun, it is how smart you plan. Attending any of our professionally organized Wedding Shows  is the first step to effectively planning a fun and less stressful wedding... Please see below the details for the upcoming wedding shows in the Hamilton-Halton and Niagara Region's 11th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show  Sunday September 21, 2014 The Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre, St. Catharines   17th Annual Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show September 27 & 28, 2014 The Careport Expo Centre, Hamilton