Attending a wedding show is one of the most fun and useful things you can do to help you plan your wedding! Over the last 10 years, I’ve attended so many, both as a bride, and as a wedding photographer. Whether you’re newly engaged, or just finishing up the last details, there’s no better way to find out what adorable new things our most creative local Newfoundland wedding professionals are offering!
#1 – Pre-Register
Pre-registering will make your entrance into the show much quicker. You might also get a discount on the cost of entry by buying early bird tickets. At some shows, brides who have already registered are actually able to enter the show before it officially opens!
#2 – Create Sticky Address Labels
Along with the major prizes drawn for at the show, many vendors will do giveaways directly at their booth. The quickest way for you to fill out all of those entry forms is to have your information printed on address labels beforehand. On them, put your name, address, phone number, and email. You can get them here from Staples! $15 you won’t regret spending, especially if you walk away with a great prize!
#3 – Ask Questions!
No one knows the local industry better than those who live and breathe weddings! Feel free to ask a makeup artist who they recommend for hair. Don’t be afraid to ask a photographer which DJ keeps guests on the dance floor all night! Ask which late night snack goes over the best. We are here to help!
#4 – Snap Photos
You will pick up a lot of brochures, business cards, and other materials as you make your way from booth to booth. Getting overwhelmed by all the information is totally understandable! If there’s someone who really made a good impression on you, snap a photo of them, or their booth. It’ll help you remember them!
#5 – Follow Up With Your Favourites Quickly
This is the biggest piece of advice I can give. If you found someone you are interested in learning more about or working with, get in contact with them as soon as you can! You’d be surprised how quickly things start booking up after a show. For many professionals, they book dates at the show itself!
Want to put these tips in action?? I’m giving away two tickets to the brand new Luxury Wedding Show, happening on January 13th from 2pm-10:30pm, at the Holiday Inn St John’s! This is a completely new and fresh take on bridal shows here in NL! We will be there, and we are too excited! Find the giveaway details on my Facebook page, here. Contest ends Monday, January 8th, at 10am. I can’t wait to meet you!