The Bridal Expopo, most of them do happen at the beginning of the year after all those holiday engagements, and then again around August and September. So, is a bridal expo right for you? Here are some deets to help you decide if you want to partake in the bridal expo experience.
Time Saver Bridal expos are often referred to as a one stop shop, and that’s because you’re able to meet sometimes over a hundred wedding vendors in one location, saving you the time it takes to speak to several over the phone or in one on one meetings. Still need a florist? You can meet and speak with several different florists all in one day to help you get a feel for what’s out there and who might be a good fit for you.
Meet in Person The Internet is fab, but a lot of the wedding business is about personalities, as you’re going to be working with your wedding vendors for quite a few months, and most importantly, on one of the most special days of your life, so you want to make sure that you click and have a good rapport. Bridal expos allow you to meet several vendors in person, providing you with the opportunity to find out if the actual person behind the company name might be the right match for you.
See the Products Unlike the Internet and our new fave obsession Pinterest, the bridal expo allows you to see and feel, in person, the products that you might want to purchase for your wedding, from invitations to wedding favors. It’s also a great time to sample the foods from different caterers to get a taste for who you might want dishing out the menu at your wedding.
Discounts and Giveaways In an effort to attract business for the year, many wedding vendors offer special discounts to clients who book their services at a bridal expo that they don’t offer at other times throughout the year. You can do your research beforehand by getting a list of the vendors that will be present and narrowing down who you want to talk to, and if you love what you see, you can go ahead and book them for your wedding right then and there. In addition, the bridal expos often have several contests and giveaways, such as honeymoons, tuxes and floral packages, but you can’t win if you don’t attend! You’ll also go home with a goodie bag filled with lots of little treats perfect for any bride.
Bridal expos aren’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to save some moolah and knock out as much of your planning as possible in as little time as you can, a bridal expo may be perfect for you. Plus, you don’t have to commit to any vendor, so you can also use it as a no pressure opportunity to see what’s out there in your area.