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6 Bridal Show Benefits You’ll Love

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Whether you’re newly engaged, almost ready for the big day or planning a second wedding, attending a bridal show can be an incredibly helpful part of the process. Here’s why!

6 Bridal Show Benefits

#1 THEY SAVE YOU TIME BY OFFERING ONE-STOP SHOPPING Where else will you find a DJ, a photographer and a cake company all within 50 feet of each other? With so many options under one roof, a bride can virtually plan her entire wedding in just one day if she is prepared ahead of time. You could spend weeks running around the city, trying to remember what you saw and with whom you spoke, or you could pay a small fee to attend a bridal show – where numerous wedding professionals are waiting to show you exactly how they can help. And who doesn’t love saving that much time? You’ll finally be able to squeeze in that girl’s night you’ve been craving!

#2 THEY SAVE YOU MONEY Along with saving you time, bridal shows will also help save you money. Not only will you not have to pay for the extra gas to get around, but you’ll also have the chance to score deals at the show! Many vendors promote different show specials and discounts for bridal shows. Even if your preferred vendors aren’t offering discounts that day, you’ll still be able to compare different portfolios and package prices – which helps you pick vendors who seem the most valuable to you.

#3 THEY’RE FULL OF FREEBIES On the day of the show, you’ll encounter different giveaways, prizes & show specials offered by the exhibitors. You may win valuable wedding services or simply save hundreds of dollars taking advantage of the many freebies and upgrades offered. Along with those specials, you’re guaranteed to have your fair share of food samples throughout the day. And we can’t blame you for wanting to try all the cake samples. Cakes are pretty, but they can be pretty yummy, too!

#4 THEY ALLOW YOU TO MEET YOUR VENDORS FACE-TO-FACE Viewing a website is one thing, but talking to a vendor is completely another. Bridal shows give you the opportunity to meet prospective vendors face-to-face and get a feel for their personalities. Use this time to ask questions, share ideas and view samples of their work – after all, they’re there to help you.

#5 THEY SHOWCASE THE LATEST TRENDS The fashion shows that take place at the bridal show will give you the opportunity to sit and see some of the newest styles in wedding, mother-of, bridesmaids and flower girl gowns. The gowns are paired with trendy flower bouquets and tuxedos for the groom. As you walk around the show, you’ll also be able to see what’s hot in invitation designs, reception décor and hairstyles – among many other new trends!

#6 IT’S AN EXPERIENCE Bridal shows appeal to your senses in every way: They allow you to smell the flowers, touch fabrics and linens, hear the latest music, taste delicious samples and see the different photo booth options – or even hop in the booths and take a few pictures. Maybe you’ll even participate in that dance demonstration you heard about. Of course you are there to plan, but don’t be too stressed out if everything doesn’t fall together that day. Just enjoy the time you’ll spend with your friends, family or even by yourself!

Remember that even if you have attended a bridal show in the past, it can be helpful to attend more than one. You’ll meet different wedding professionals at each show, and you might be surprised to learn just how much they’ve changed. Every year, bridal shows get bigger and more creative!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our Bridal Show Galleries!

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