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Bridal Show

I don’t know about you, but I need something – anything – to help warm my soul.  You, too?  Well, why not stay warm by attending our bridal workshop/show next week – “Engaged! For Sweethearts”.   (Find more information on the home page of our web site.)

Wedding shows can be fun and exciting, as you put together the pieces of your wedding day.  And they are indoors…where it’s warm!  So you can warm your body and excite your spirit.

As we get ready for our own show next week, I wanted to toss out some suggestions on how to best make the most of bridal shows.  Many brides tell me that they are thoroughly overwhelmed the first time they attend a bridal fair, so I thought it might be good to lay out a few guidelines to help you make the most of your time.

  • Before you go – print several sheets of adhesive address labels with your name, contact information, AND wedding date.  Quickly peel off a label and stick it on an inquiry sheet at any booth that you would like to receive additional information.
  • Bring your checkbook – you just might want to book or hold a date.  High demand dates can go quickly.
  • Bring family or friends you trust, and whose opinion matters.  But be careful of the size of your group.  Too many opinions – and you could be overwhelmed with indecision.
  • Invite your groom – but take him only if he wants to have a voice in this part of the wedding planning.  If this is not his thing, don’t torture him!
  • Know what you are looking for and what’s your budget.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Most prizes are awarded toward the end of the show (about 3:30 pm or so) and many require you to be present to win.  So, be sure to plan your time accordingly for an opportunity to win some of the great gifts and prizes.
  • Be ready with phrases such as, “I’ll think about that.”  And always give yourself a set amount of time and make a decision.  One of the biggest causes of stress in wedding planning is not making decisions on a timely basis…and then things start to really back up and you’ll find yourself in a spin trying to finalize decisions.

Whether your wedding is a few months away or an entire year, a bridal show will help you pull everything together.  At our twelve workshop sessions on Sunday you will actually learn things and have fun.  And they are FREE.

One of the things that I like most about bridal shows is the opportunity to meet so many of you future brides and learn about how we can best help you.  Yesterday, we had a wonderful afternoon at the Something New Bridal Fair that was held at Spazio’s in Westport Plaza and I had the opportunity to meet some fabulous vendors as well, so watch for future blog posts about some terrific companies and their services/products.

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