How to Survive (and Enjoy!) Your First Wedding Show | Discovering

February 11, 2019 by Just Marry!

How to Survive (and Enjoy!) Your First Wedding Show | Discovering

Hi there, nearly-weds! Victoria here, and I’m going to help guide you through the ins and outs of attending a wedding show!

It can be a little intimidating attending a large trade show with nearly 100 different vendors all wanting you to choose them. I came up with a list of my top tips to help you fabulous couples when attending your first wedding show. Check them out!

VICTORIA'S TOP WEDDING SHOW SURVIVAL TIPS

  • Pre-register and consider any available VIP options
    Pre-register and consider any available VIP options

    Pre-registering will make your check-in that much smoother when you arrive. You’ll be handed your wedding show swag bag and you’ll be good to go! VIP options can offer you some wonderful stuff! Whether it’s a special design setup from a vendor or exclusive access to top-of-the-line wedding dresses, this is definitely something you won’t want to miss.

  • Bring your posse with you
    Bring your posse with you

    This will make the entire experience fun and will allow your wedding party to feel like they have a special part in your big day.

  • Wear comfy (but cute) attire
    Wear comfy (but cute) attire

    You want to be comfortable walking around for a couple of hours, yet also be ready for any and all possible photo ops for you and your posse! Selfies are a must and you’re going to want to use your wedding hashtag on social media.

  • Bring water and a snack to avoid getting “hangry.”
    Bring water and a snack to avoid getting “hangry.”

    Sometimes a wedding show can be in a large space. Between the crowd of brides and grooms and the long lines at the booths, it can make for a long afternoon. You’ll thank me later for having that snack with you!

  • Bring a separate bag to put all of your favorite wedding information inside
    Bring a separate bag to put all of your favorite wedding information inside

    There is so much information given to you that day, you won’t know what to do with yourself! Put the information that most interests you in a separate bag to review later.

  • Check out the attending vendors in advance
    Check out the attending vendors in advance

    This will give you an idea of which booths you want to swing by. Who knows... you might even be impressed by other booths more! Gut feeling is everything though, so make sure to visit those vendors you had your eye on prior to the show.

  • Bring a checklist
    Bring a checklist

    Your list should include the vendor services you need and questions you have for those vendors. A wedding show is a great time to get to know vendors and qualify them for your wedding day! Collect names and contact information from your favorite vendors to follow up with after the show.

  • Stay until the end of the show
    Stay until the end of the show

    You have to be present to win many giveaways at a wedding show. Who doesn’t love free stuff, am I right?

  • Following the show, weed out any vendors you’re not interested in
    Following the show, weed out any vendors you’re not interested in

    If you receive email follow-ups from vendors you’re not going to book, reply and politely let them know you’re not interested so you’re not bombarded with more e-mails.

MEET US AT A LOCAL WEDDING SHOW

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Just Marry! team will be participating in the Winter Park Wedding Stroll at The Alfond Inn. We are so looking forward to meeting those of you who can join us!

Our team would love the chance to learn more about your wedding ideas and discuss how our coordination and planning services can help bring those ideas to life. Be sure to drop by and say hi! We’ll have some of our past weddings to share and get you inspired for your own big day. Hope to see you there!

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEDDING SHOWS

Want more insight on what you can expect at your first wedding show? We’re here to help! Check out some of our other posts about this (and similar) topics:

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How to Survive (and Enjoy!) Your First Wedding Show | Discovering

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