Marry Me Monday #2: Surviving a Bridal Show
Photo of the Hubs and I by the amazingly talented Highdot Studios
Happy Monday Readers and welcome back for another edition of Marry Me Monday!
Today we are talking all about Bridal Shows... the good, the bad, and the ugly. Bridal Shows sound like the holy grail of wedding info, but if you're not careful they can actually leaved you exhausted and overwhelmed. You walk in the door filled with excitement of what you may find, and soon you're mauled by hundreds of sweet wedding vendors all wanting you to drink their kool-aid. If you're a "Yes" woman like me, it can be hard to not speak with every person telling you why their business is best... and that can take all day. So hopefully these tips will help you make the most of your day at the show!
First, let's start with why you SHOULD go to your local bridal show: there are some amazing perks!
Perk # 1: Free Bridal Magazines
Perk # 2: Swag
Perk # 3: Informative Takeaways
Now for some tips on how to get through the day without going crazy from information overload!
Tip# 1: Make a list of things you need beforehand
Tip #2: Bring your own address labels
Pretty much every vendor will have a form for you to fill out for a giveaway. Absolutely love this, but it can be very time consuming to fill out a million little forms. As a frequenter of bridal shows, the insiders know that bringing your own address labels is a great way to cut down on the amount of writing. Some bridal shows even sell labels at the door, but save yourself some dough and bring your own!
Tip # 3: Have a response ready for the vendors you are not interested in
As you walk down the aisle, even if you don't stop at a specific booth the vendors will try to get your attention to bring you in. If you take one look at the booth and know you don't want what their selling, just say "That's ok... I already have my venue/ photographer/ baker". I think it's the easiest and quickest way to let them down easy and move on to the next booth.