The wedding show is just around the corner! Check out some of our tips and advice on how to best prepare for attending the show, so you can get the most out of the event. Some of our previous brides have even thrown a few in for you, too!
12 Tips on Preparing for a Wedding Show
1. The most important tip – Have fun!
2. Buy your tickets in advance and save yourself valuable time and money!
Buying your tickets online before the show can save you 20% on each ticket! Also, purchasing your tickets ahead of time means a shorter check-in time for you at the door. When you arrive, the Forever Bridal team will scan your ticket(s) and welcome you to the show with a sweet swag bag!
3. Bring your support team
Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your life. Bring the people whose opinions you value the most. They should also be the ones who truly know what is most important to you and your significant other. Make sure you bring your fiancé; guys tend to have the most fun at the shows and start to get involved in the wedding planning process.
4. Stay as long as you like
Other than meeting new wedding vendors and gaining knowledge, our shows are just fun! Make plenty of time to meet your prospective vendors, taste the food, wedding cake, beverages, and of course, watch the fashion shows.
On average, couples will spend about 3 to 4 hours at the show. For the two day shows, most brides will come back the next day with other helpers so they can share their thoughts.
5. Wear comfortable shoes
You’re going to be doing a lot of walking, talking, and collecting material. So we also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
6. Come hands-free
At the show, you will receive a welcome bag to help you collect literature and detailed information about the vendors you meet. Coming to the show completely hands-free is strongly recommended. The last thing you want to do is juggle your personal belongings while filling out information or navigating through the aisles.
7. Consider the VIP option
8. Engage with the vendors & ask lots of questions
Be ready to learn, participate, and plan your wedding! Don’t be shy and do ask lots of questions. Our vendors want to help you, so find out everything you need or want to know to make your wedding perfect. Make sure you collect any materials that you gather from the vendors and keep it in your welcome bag.
9. Use our free, printable wedding planning worksheets
Wedding shows are the best place to capture images and get inspiration. We love Pinterest, and our show is just like Pinterest… but live! So get inspired, aim, and shoot! Don’t forget to capture all of your memories with your wedding planning team at the show.
11. Get social
Use the show’s hashtag and tag @ForeverBridalNC to see what other brides are posting and sharing. Who knows, your picture might end up on our fashion show screen.
12. Stay for the fashion shows
See the latest wedding fashions for you and your entire bridal party. Start envisioning your whole look with hair, makeup, jewelry, attire, and flowers seen at the fashion show. Interact with the fashion trends you see at the show with the thumbs up – thumbs down the page inside your Wedding Organizer.
More Show Preparation Tips & Info on Attending a Bridal Show
Want more tips for attending a wedding show? Read more about how to prepare before, during, and what to do after the event.
We can’t wait to see you at the show!