Bridal shows are amazing. Honestly, I’d call them the next best thing in the wedding industry since sliced bread! I service a company in Charleston SC every September and January also in February in Greenville SC. My dad and I run 3 booths. I run the Photographer/Mirror booth while he runs the LED, Dance Floor, and DJ services booth. It can be pretty cool.
So, what are bridal shows? Bridal shows are like your one-stop shop when it comes to weddings. They are run for couples looking for photographers, DJs, Caterers, Wedding Fashion Outfits, Videographers, Wedding Planners, and more. Bridal shows are the one place where you’re guaranteed to find any and everything you’re looking for when it comes to your wedding.
At a bridal show, numerous wedding experts and vendors are usually in attendance. And while this can mean more amazing options for you to choose from, you don’t want to get overwhelmed. Because I want the best for you, I’ve put down some tips and tricks to get the best out of a bridal show in South Carolina. So, grab a cup of tea, relax, and let’s talk about it.
Come with A Carefully Selected Team
The best way to navigate a bridal show is with your “Team of Avengers!” Okay, but seriously at least come with your partner. Coming with people who want the best for you and whose opinions you value has a lot of advantages. Amongst those is that they’ll provide emotional support and balance so that you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed. They’ll also give you valuable advice when you need it.
Bring Stickers Too
Vendors at a bridal show will often ask for your details to send you more information later. This is because they understand that your time may be limited, so they can’t give you all the facts in one go. The information that they send later often turns out to be very useful.
You can’t, however, go around writing down your details for every vendor you’re interested in (You might need a hand and back massage afterward if you do). Here’s a hack: Come with a sticker containing information like your name, email address, contact number, etc. When you meet a vendor who needs your info, just stick it and leave it. Cool yeah? You could also stick it on forms to enter for competitions too. This is way better than having to fill a form every time.
Create A Special Wedding Email
Your daily email is essential to you. It probably also has some vital information coming in daily. If you hand it out at a bridal show and it gets snowed under with lots of wedding info, it could cause problems. You might end up not seeing important information that is not wedding related, and you could also miss essential wedding-related info. So why not create an exclusive wedding email? That way, you can get everything related to your wedding in one place. It’ll save you a lot of stress.
Bring A Bag
Bridal shows are fun. You’ll get cool gifts like key chains, treats, and more. Most suppliers at the show usually have something for you to take with you. You’ll also get some essential brochures. A bag will save you having to juggle all these things in hand while you walk around the show.
Eat Before Coming
You’ll need the energy to go around the show and make your choices. A bottle of water or two could also come in handy, so please make sure to have those with you.
Have A Plan
What do you really want from the bridal show? Decide on that, and when you come for the show, head for them first. When done, you can then let yourself wander for a bit. Who knows, you could end up finding something vital that you had overlooked before!
At a bridal show, you will meet so many new faces and receive lots of information. As good as your brain might be, you might forget a few. To avoid that, please take notes. That way, you’ll be able to see who said what.
Vibe Is Important
When choosing a supplier for your wedding, make sure it is someone that your vibe with. That’s also another importance of bridal shows. You get to meet your vendor in person and know how well you both connect. Ask whatever questions you might have and make sure that the answers you receive are satisfying.
Lastly, Have Fun
This is a show created to bring you the best options. Do your best to have fun. Let your imagination run wild and take advantage of the opportunity. You’ll discover it was the best idea ever. Best of luck!!!
Don’t forget that when it comes to Weddings, Maternity, Graduation, in South Carolina, I’ve got you covered. Here at Ray Photography, we’re committed to telling your story through the best pictures. We’d love to hear from you. Contact us today!