Wedding Expo Season is approaching! Call your girlfriends, put on your comfy shoes, and get ready for some serious savings and fun!
In case you’re new to the concept, wedding expos are a one-stop-shop for brides provided by wedding professionals. Present at these events are wedding cake bakeries, event caterers, D.J.’s, florists, and (everyone’s favorite) wedding boutiques! It’s important to build a great team of professionals who’ll help plan your big day, and a wedding expo is exactly where you’ll meet them. Here are five reasons to get your tickets!:
1. They’re a Time Saver.
Save yourself from the grief of browsing through multiple vendors websites late of night, and instead meet three to four highly-rated wedding vendors in the span of a couple hours (all while the sun is still out!). Planning your wedding can be THAT easy! Trust us, your dream team is out there and they want to meet you too.
We guarantee that by the end of the wedding expo you’ll have a pocketful of business cards, a schedule filled with consultation appointments, and a clearer vision of your wedding planning.
Joyful Tip: Bring pre-printed labels of your name and address to give to vendors during the inevitable
2. Meet Vendors in Person.
Eventually, during the wedding planning process, Pinterest will need to be retired for a more successful alternative: Good old-fashioned human-to-human interaction. Nothing beats the authenticity of having a great conversation about your goals and desires for your wedding with someone who does it for a living! You’ll know instantly if a vendor is worth working with after getting to know them, their brand, and their business.
Joyful Tip: Bring your wallet and a checkbook - no, we’re not kidding. Wedding expos are filled to the brim with exclusive deals, and sales so come prepared!
3. See Their Work in Person.
By attending a wedding expo, you’ll be able to shop confidently because of the access to vendors exceptional work. Everyone from florists, bakers, caterers, stationary designers, and dress boutiques provide a sampling of their products. You’ll get to be the judge of it all yourself and make informed decisions before scheduling any appointments, or making a purchase.
Joyful Tip: This is the perfect time to talk about any special customizations up front!
4. Save Money!
Want to know a wedding expo secret? Vendors offer incredible show-only deals all the time! Browse every vendor booth and check out their special offers, odds are they’ll be someone who’ll be too good to pass up!
Joyful Tip: If a vendor isn’t advertising a special show-only deal, be sure to ask! They’re wedding vendors after all, and they want your business.
5. Keep up with the Latest Trends!
Not every woman out there grows up dreaming about their wedding day, or has a Pinterest page bursting at the seams with “bridal inspo.” A wedding expo is the perfect place to take stock of what your local wedding industry has to offer. There’s no shortage of visual appeal here, so take comfort in knowing that by the end of the day you’ll know the difference between a French and an American bustle, and whether a a traditional wedding cake or a donut wall is the best desert for your wedding.
Joyful Tip: Keep an open mind and ask the wedding vendors for advice! It’s okay to come in to this without a clue of where to begin. That’s why wedding expos are so important! We’re here to help.
Ready to get started at a wedding expo near you?