It’s time to plan your special day, and you want it to be a memorable and fun experience. That’s where we come in! To make sure your wedding planning process is the best it can be, we provide you with a bridal show that is fun and exciting! We want to relieve any stress you might have, and bring you the vendors you’ll need for your magical event. So relax, don’t stress and check out some advice we’ve gotten from other brides about what it takes to prepare for the Forever Bridal shows.
Register Online and Bring your Wedding Planning Team
Our shows are not just for brides, so bring your fiancé, bridesmaids, mothers, sisters and friends to the event. Make sure you register for a show in advance, this will save you and your wedding planning team valuable time checking in once you’re at the show. Additionally, you can create your own personalized “My Bridal Suite,” where you can keep track all of your wedding vendors, stay on budget and manage your guest list. When checking in at the show, you will receive a welcome bag containing special offers, information from our sponsors and a few goodies from us. So what are you waiting for? Register today!
Create A Wedding Email
We recommend creating an email address specifically for your wedding. For example: “firstname.lastname@example.org” or “email@example.com.” Email addresses like .edu or .gov may be blocked. Creating a temporary email specifically for your wedding will keep your life less cluttered during your wedding planning process. You’ll be receiving a lot of valuable information and most of your communication with vendors will be via email. You definitely don’t want anything important you’re waiting for to get lost in your personal emails or spam folder.
Create A Show-Going Plan
If you’ve already started your wedding planning, then congratulations you’re off to a great start! Our shows are great tools for couples who are just starting their wedding planning, or are looking for the last few items to check off their list. In order to be confident and productive at the shows, we strongly suggest you sit down with your wedding planning team and decide which vendors to target. Who do you still need to book to make your big day a success? If you’re just beginning, decide on your top categories and make a point to meet these vendors at the show.
Come Prepared With Questions
The show is your chance to ask the vendors everything, so don’t be shy. Come armed and ready with a list of questions. Need help? Download our exclusive online Vendor Interview page. This will at least give you a jumping off point, and help ensure you get the answers to some of the most important and frequently asked questions you will want to know.
Bring The Important Stuff
Remember, the shows are intended to connect you with the vendors who will be perfect for your wedding! Items you should definitely make sure you have on hand are:
- Your wallet – checkbook and/or credit card. Many vendors offer show specials if you sign with them that day, so be prepared.
- Calendar – You may want to meet with a vendor at another time outside of the show to discuss things further. Bring your calendar to schedule future meetings immediately.
- Labels or Stamps – Pretty much every vendor you speak with will ask you for your information for drawing entries or to send you follow-up information. Be sure to bring pre-printed address labels; we recommend template Avery 5160, or a self-inking stamp. Either way, include: your name, contact information (phone or email), and wedding date.
- Planner – Your wedding planner/organizer should be one of your “go-to” items during your planning process! You can keep track of your budget, booked vendors, meetings on your calendar and so much more! During the show, reference the complimentary Dream It • Plan It • Live It ™ Wedding Organizer you received at check-in to keep track of all of the amazing vendors and inspiration you find!