Bridal shows, like Ultimate Bridal Showcase, are a wonderful place for brides to explore all things wedding in one place. Some bridal shows are mega shows with hundreds of vendors for everything from honeymoons and banking to cakes and dresses, while others are smaller, boutique shows that have a more upscale, intimate feel. The smaller shows will also have vendors for everything you need. If you still aren't convinced, that's okay! Here are 5 great reasons to attend a bridal show.
Meet your vendors in person
Doing your research online and learning about vendors in your area is great. However, sometimes it can be hard to narrow down your choices if you only look online. Meeting your vendors in person can give you a better feel for the company you might be working with. This personal connection will help when it's time to make your final decision.
Get cool stuff
Most bridal shows have some type of grab bag for their brides (sometimes they require early registration). Some vendors will also have samples (free cake!?) and goodies for the brides to take home. There are also giveaways for all kinds of things, including honeymoons and sometimes entire weddings! These might be from the vendors or the show itself.
See the latest fashions and trends
Haven't decided on colors? Not sure what style you want your bouquet to be? Aside from runway-style shows with the season's latest dresses, you will also be able to see the latest in floral design, invitations and more!
Receive discounts from vendors
You might not find them at all bridal shows or with all vendors, but many vendors will normally offer some type of discount for brides that sign with them at bridal shows. This is why it's a good idea to have a plan for what kinds of services you are still needing or looking for and to have a budget.
Get inside advice
You may have helped plan a wedding before, and know the ropes when it comes to making the decisions for your own wedding. For a bride that is brand new to the wedding world, we all know it can be extremely overwhelming. Bridal shows can help alleviate some of that fear with speakers that give presentations on various wedding topics, or even knowledgeable vendors that have great advice. You should walk away with some useful information.
Looking for more wedding inspiration? Check out our photo gallery!