Since we are promoting (on our wedding budget page) the idea of doing lots of shopping and seeing vendors in ALL price categories, (even if you think a particular wedding vendor is out of your budget, you should still look for reference purposes), we highly recommend Bridal Shows and Bridal Faires. Bridal Shows are the best opportunities for you and your fiance (yes, you WILL drag your GROOM to at least ONE bridal faire!) to see many wedding vendors, chat with a few and, most importantly…GET INSPIRED!
THE FASHION SHOW, WEDDING DRESSES
Many Bridal Faires are also FASHION Shows, i.e., they have a fashion show of Wedding Dresses and Apparel. Seeing a fashion show can be very imformative to a bride who is still in search of her dream wedding dress. Often, a bride to be will attend a bridal faire 2 years before her actual wedding date, which makes going to a bridal fair a great opportunity to check out the latest trends, fashions and wedding dresses. Tasting is another great benefit of going to the show. Many caterers and cakery’s bring their edible goods for display and tasting by the many people who go to the show!
TALK AND SEE MANY WEDDING VENDORS
Speak to as many vendors as possible. Pick the brain of the person working at the booth. Get as many ideas as possible by asking what other brides are doing. Get as many pamphlets as possible and read the materials at a later date.
LET LOOSE AND HAVE SOME FUN!
This is a great opportunity for you to get out and have some fun. If you can’t make your groom go (or if you think he might be a killjoy) bring a BM or even go by yourself! There’s always plenty of happy people and happy vendors ready to share their experience and knowledge!
LATEST TRENDS IN BRIDAL FAIRES, BRIDAL SHOWS AND BRIDAL FAIRS
By now your probably thinking, how can I get my groom to a bridal show? Well, we think we might have the answer for you. There is a new trend in bridal faires. This trend involves combining the Groom’s favorite sport, BASKETBALL and combining it with a modern Bridal Fair.
BRIDAL SHOWS ARE A GREAT WAY TO VIEW VIDEOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Seeing many vendors at once is a huge advantage and can save you time and money in your wedding planning. If you are considering having a wedding videographer or wedding photographer, going to a bridal faire can be a great way to see many videographers in one space. In most cases, the videographer will have an LCD screen and will be showing samples. You can ask questions about how many videographers you need, editing and what not. Click here for complete information on how to hire a wedding videographer.
Another Bridal Show Video
Check out this cool video that shows a bridal show, attendees and a funny segment where grooms are brought up on stage and made fun of!
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