Yay! You’re engaged! Congratulations. How are you and your fiancé preparing for your wedding? Are you feeling overwhelmed already? I bet someone has suggested a bridal show and now you and your fiancé are trying to decide if you should go and what you can expect.
If you can’t decide if you should go to a wedding show or if you have no idea what a wedding show is, All Dressed in White is are here to help!
First thing’s first…
What is a Bridal Show?
A bridal show, like All Dressed in White, is a fabulous, wedding planning event. There is simply no better way to see the latest wedding trends, compare the best wedding services and get all the inspiration you need to have the wedding of your dreams. All of the exhibitors/vendors at the event are truly the top professionals in the wedding industry. If you ever wondered how you can find the best wedding companies and services, the All Dressed in White Bridal Show is where you can find them.
Most important of all, a bridal/wedding show is FUN for you and your fiancé. You will all get to sample products (cakes), win prizes and get free Lucky Swag Bag! The list goes on. You and your fiancé will find yourselves getting makeovers, becoming mesmerized by the wedding fashion show, and finding yourselves thinking, “Where are we going to put all this free stuff?”. One of the most important perks of going to a bridal show is that sometimes you get to eat free cake!
So now you have the background of this wedding extravaganza called a bridal show. When you are at the show? What should you expect to encounter?
What you will encounter at a Bridal Show
As mentioned previously, there will be a ton of wedding professionals, events and all sorts of wedding related excitement going on. We will take you through some specific examples of situations you might encounter or find yourself in at the show.
1. The Crowds
Bridal and wedding shows will bring out hundreds of like-minded brides and fiancés. You might encounter lines at the best booths, tastings and at the front door. You have already bought tickets online (you have right?). If not, buy them here. It’s important to plan ahead. Know where you want to be!
From wedding dresses, to photographers, jewelers and everything else in between, there will be so many different types of vendors you will surely find exactly what you are looking for…and a lot of things you didn’t know you needed. To make the most of your experience, you should have a plan of the exhibitors you want to see, the things you need, your budget and where everything is at the show. Doing these steps will help you make your wedding planning exactly as you want it.
3. Food Samples
There will oftentimes be an assortment of catering companies eager to have you to sample their delicacies.
4. Wedding Gowns
Are you still looking for a wedding dress? Do you need to get fitted or have specific questions? A lot of times, you will find wedding dress professionals that can answer all of your questions and show you the latest styles.
5. The Latest Trends in the Wedding Industry
If you find yourself struggling to stay up to date with all the wedding trends and styles, the All Dressed in White Bridal Show, will get you up to speed, fast. All of the exhibitors at the show stay up to date with all of the latest trends and styles. Be sure to use your phone to take pictures and to type up some notes on all of the trends and decor that catches your eye. A big part of attending All Dressed in White Bridal Show is the inspiration. Get inspired!
6. Prizes & Giveaways.
One of the best parts about attending All Dressed in White Bridal Shows are the amazing prizes and the giveaways! Our exhibitors each give away a booth prize along with our contests to win a wedding dress, bachelor golf package, cake dive for ring and many more. It is super important that you enter for anything and everything that catches your fancy. People at the show WILL win these prizes, but only if they enter!
7. The Fashion Show
Our fashion shows are one of our most popular events at the All Dressed in White Bridal Shows. You will get to watch gorgeous models walk the catwalk wearing the latest wedding fashions. If you see anything you like, be sure to take a picture (no flash) with your phone and write down the names of your favorite designers and outfits.
What do you need to do to have the most successful bridal show?
Now that we have covered some of things you will encounter at a bridal show, here is what you need to do to prepare so that you can have the most success at All Dressed in White Bridal Show!
1. Create a Wedding Email Address & Phone Number
One of the most important reasons to attend our wedding show is to find exhibitors and designers to help make your wedding awesome. This process will require giving your contact information as needed. The best way to organize all of this wedding information and to also prevent having tons of email sent to your personal account is to create a wedding email address to be used specifically for your show.
2. Bring Pre-Printed Labels
There is nothing more annoying than having to write your name, wedding date, email, address and anything else over and over and over and over again. Make sure to pre-print all of your contact information on labels that you can use to give exhibitors. This is the easiest way to enter contests and have vendors contact you. The most important information to have on your labels is your name, wedding date and contact info. This tip is super important, seriously.
3. Buy Tickets Online – Early!
Remember I mentioned the lines you might encounter, especially at the ticket booth? If you are planning to attend a show, you should definitely buy tickets online. Also, order tickets online is usually the best way to score discounts like buy one get one’s. Buy your tickets now!
4. Plan Your Time at All Dressed in White Bridal Show
One of the best ways to have the most success at the show is to plan out your experience. It’s important to know exactly what you are looking for and what your budget is before you go into a show. Depending on where you are in your wedding planning, just engaged or almost ready to walk to the altar, you might have different needs and require certain services.
5. Take Care of Your Feet – Wear Comfortable Shoes!
From the moment you step into the show, you will be on your feet walking around and carrying things. You will be doing lots of walking from booth to booth and standing while talking. Don’t wear the fanciest pair of heels you have if they make your feet miserable after 5 minutes! Trust me, you don’t want to be the only one walking around barefoot at the show. Keep your feet happy!
6. Take Care of Your Body & Tummy – Bring Water & Eat a Good Meal Before You Arrive
Yes, I said there would be cake, but have you ever eaten nothing but cake all day? You and your tummy will start not to feel very good. Just like before you took a test at school, it’s important to eat a good meal so you can stay energized and focused throughout the event. Be sure to leave a little room for all the treats and yummies you will eat at the expo!The reason why you should bring water should be obvious. Getting dehydrated sucks. It makes me feel cranky, itchy and makes me unable to concentrate. Be prepared!
7. Bring People That Actually Want to Be There!
It has to be said, even though this is a “Bridal Show” with emphasis on the bride, you can still bring your fiance. Make sure that the people you decide to bring with you actually want to be there and will support you on your quest to having the best wedding. This is your time to have fun and experience the awesomeness of the wedding industry. Remember, you want to have fun!
8. Use Your Phone – Take Pictures & Video of What You Love!
Attending an All Dressed in White Bridal Show can be quite overwhelming, exciting and fun. Also, the time flies, so it’s critically important to take a picture or video of your favorite booths, vendors, anything that you want to have in your wedding and actually want to remember after the show. You will probably forget that booth you loved 15 booths ago. Don’t let this happen! The exhibitors should always follow up with you if you have given them your contact information, but don’t take any chances if you absolutely loved them.
9. Enter to Win All of the Contests!
There are some absolutely fabulous prizes at All Dressed in White Bridal Shows. Some vendors will give away free wedding dresses, cakes, decor and even amazing honeymoons. All you have to do is enter! Remember, people at the show WILL win these prizes. It could be you! But only if you enter.
10. Follow Up With Your Favorites
Don’t wait for your favorite wedding vendors or exhibitors to contact you. They might have had 500 brides give them their contact info. Make the first move! The last thing you want is to have them fully book their calendar and not have a spot left for you. Follow up with your favorite vendors and exhibitors after the show. You already did the work at the show. Get the wedding professional, the date and what you want for your wedding!
11. Keep an Open Mind
All Dressed in White Bridal Show is a completely different experience. It’s a world of its own, especially if this is your first time. You will meet people and see things that you never would have without the bridal show. It is important to keep an open mind to the many ideas, designs, and services that you will encounter. You might see something that would be absolutely perfect that you would never have thought of. Let the experience wash over you and pick what you love. Everyone is there for you. Have Fun!
The most important thing I have to say is to have fun and eat cake. The entire bridal show is designed to help brides have the weddings of their dreams. Enjoy the crowds, the sounds, the sights. Everyone wants to help you make all your wedding dreams come true. The exhibitors and vendors are all truly the best wedding professionals in your area.
An All Dressed in White Bridal Show is the one stop shop for all things weddings. Brides and their fiances can meet all of the top wedding professionals in one place so that they can plan their dream weddings. From samples to prizes, an All Dressed in White Bridal Show is one of the best places to be as a bride. Remember, all the professionals are there for you.
Go. Have fun. We will see you there!