Once you’re engaged and you begin planning your dream wedding, the list of things involved can feel seemingly endless. Even if we’re just talking basics, you will need a venue, photographer, food, a date! Oh, and we can’t forget about that white gown and all the beauty needs that come along with saying “I do” in front of all the people most important to you. Then, you might want to add on some fun extra elements like favors, photo booths, and late-night snacks. These days the creative options for your wedding are endless! Along with the opportunity to be creative in this new era, you also have more resources than ever to help you along the way.
With the overwhelming amount of resources, (books, magazines, Pinterest, blogs, bridal shows) it can become difficult to know who to turn to for the best advice and experience. Although the introduction of web-based planning materials has made all of our lives a lot simpler, we are here to tell you that bridal shows are still the number one resource for all your wedding planning needs. You can’t compete with the face-to-face interaction with vendors who will potentially spend the most important day of your life with you. If you are hoping to make a personal connection and have the most productive and efficient experience, a bridal show is a perfect option for you!
Well, you are in luck! The Twin Cities Bridal Show is coming up on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. We have scouted out around 130 of the Twin Cities’ best wedding vendors and are bringing them all to one place just for you! Here are five reasons why attending a bridal show-specifically Twin Cities bridal show, can be just the boost you might need for your wedding planning process! (It can save you tons of time and even some money!)
1: See the Latest Trends
We are bringing the top vendors in the Twin Cities area to the RiverCentre. These vendors are up-to-date with the fast-paced wedding industry that is always changing. Wedding trends are constantly changing and evolving, but these experts have kept up with all the trends and are many times ahead of the curve. At the show, they will showcase the newest looks in their exhibit space.
The Inspiration Station™ at Twin Cities Bridal Show highlights the region’s most talented wedding designers and experts to create a one-of-a-kind visual landscape. Here, you are sure to find a few ideas for your own wedding. Then, visit the participating vendors at their individual exhibit space to learn about the elements used to create these trend-forward looks. It’s like Pinterest- but live! It doesn’t get much better than this.
Finally, you know you will want a fashion-forward and unique wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses. At the Aisle of Style Fashion Show at Twin Cities Bridal Show, you will see what is trending in the wonderful world of bridal fashions.
2: Get Advice, Straight from the Experts
The Wedding Guys, along with all the expert vendors can offer the best information to help you plan the perfect wedding. The 2017 Wedding Trend Look Book by The Wedding Guys is your free gift when you attend the show. This features not only the latest trends but also the best advice in the industry to spark your creativity and help in the logistics of planning your big event.
3: Win Prizes!
Win! Yes, you read that correctly. Often times our participating vendors will offer show giveaways or prizes at their exhibit. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for the chance to win all kinds of wedding essentials from our vendors and can even win a $3,000 all-inclusive honeymoon package from Rock My Wedding!
4: Get the Best Deals
Some vendors will offer show specials and deals, especially if you book with them on-site! If you fall in love with a vendor’s work It never hurts to ask if they are running any promotions.
5: Make Personal Connections
This is what we truly love about bridal shows- the opportunity to talk one-on-one and face-to-face with the vendors. Not only will you get amazing individual advice and input, but you will also be able to test the waters and see if you can imagine spending your wedding day with this person. Of course, it is essential that you love their work but you also should hire people you will enjoy working with for 6-12 months while planning the big day!
Do we have you itching to attend a bridal show yet!? We can’t wait to see you at Twin Cities Bridal Show on September 23 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre for a day full of inspiration and fun!
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