Once wedding season slows down, bridal show season begins in full force. The fall and winter months are a prime time for brides, planners, florists, etc. to be planning for the spring and summer weddings. Bridal shows are a great way for brides and people in the wedding industry to get great ideas and see the latest trends in bridal fashions and wedding essentials. There are so many things to expect at a bridal show but there are also things you should bring to make the day easier and more memorable.
From jewelers to caterers to disc jockeys, there will be a ton of vendors at the expo. Bring a tote bag so you have a place to stash all the flyers and handouts you pick up. Also, bring a notepad so you can write down the vendors that you really liked and so on….there is nothing worse than forgetting the name of the photographer you loved.
2. Bridal Gowns
You will see many wedding gowns, and some salons will have gowns on hand ready to try on and purchase. Wear comfortable clothing in case you try some on (you will be doing a lot of walking as well). Also make note of which styles you like and what styles you don't; this will help when you go shopping for your dress!
3. Food Samples
Many bridal shows have tastings or samples that caterers bring so the brides can taste test. If you haven't found a caterer yet, it is a good idea to walk around and try them all.
4. Other Brides
This is a bridal show, so there will be hundreds of brides! Talk to them; get to know them…you are all in the same boat and you all want your day to perfect!
Most bridal shows have lots of giveaways, enter as many as you can! This is a great way to cut the cost of your wedding if you win. For example, a lot of bridal shows have honeymoon giveaways...if you win, that is thousands of dollars you could save on your honeymoon. Take advantage of what the expo offers for brides; all the vendors there want to make your day spectacular.
There are a lot of things going on at a bridal show, it can tend to be a bit overwhelming for some brides. Have you ever been to a bridal show? What do you like, dislike? Uptown wants to know!!
Upcoming Bridal Shows in Sioux Falls, SD:
- November 9th, 2014 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center from 12 to 3:00 pm.
- February 22nd, 2015 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center from 12 to 3:00 pm.
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