We want you to make the most of your day at Twin Cities Bridal Show on Sunday, We’ve created a list of 10 tips to keep in mind before you attend the show on Sunday!
1: The Twin Cities Bridal Show offers couples the opportunity to win valuable door prizes (some worth thousands of dollars.) To make registering easy, bring pre-printed stickers with your wedding date, name, full address, wedding location, email and phone number so you don’t have to fill out numerus entry slips. If you’re lucky, you may just walk away with a new set of china, a free floral arrangement, or even a honeymoon package!
2: Since most attendees will be attending a fashion show, vendors have more time to talk in depth when the fashion shows are presented. If you’ve already selected your wedding dress, formalwear and bridesmaids dresses, consider taking this time to talk with vendors you’re most interested in, when it’s a little more quiet on the show floor.
3: If you’ve already selected your wedding colors, ask for swatches and bring them with you to the show. You can share the colors with florists, bakeries and stationery companies so they have an understanding of your wedding day vision.
4: The Twin Cities Bridal Show is a great resource for information, but with so many inspiring ideas- and so many great vendors- you might forget who is who. Bring a notebook, pen appointment book and calendar, and a list of questions you may have. Snap photos of what you like. The best place to write notes about what you like is on the literature the vendors give you.
5: Reserve time after the show to go through your information and determine the next step. If you didn’t make appointments at the show, contact your favorite vendors as soon as pissible. There could be others looking at the same wedding date
6: If you’re going to be out of town during the show, send your mom or a trusted friend or bridesmaid to collect information and register you for prizes.
7: Don’t just take literature from the vendors, use this time to talk to the pros. Think of it as speed dating. See if you could imagine working with them on what is sure to be one of the happiest days of your life.
8: Agree on a budget before attending the show and bring your checkbook or credit card along. Most vendors require a deposit upon reservation, and many will offer deep discounts for reserving their services at the show. However, don’t feel pressured. Many of these discounts will continue for awhile once the show is over.
9: When comparing prices and products, keep in mind that you generally get what you pay for. Don’t forget that old adage, “the bitterness of poor quality lingers longer after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
10: The wedding pros want to help you narrow down your options. So try the cake samples, smell the flowers, load up on brochures, enter contests, and leave your name with everyone. When you find the right fit, it’s a win-win for everyone.
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