What to Expect
Get the most out of the event with these tips to help you prepare for the wedding show.
Before the Show
Buy Your Tickets Online To Save Time & Money
At show check-in you will receive a welcome bag containing gifts, special offers and information from our sponsors.
Create A Wedding Email
Create a temporary email address specifically for your wedding. A temporary email address specifically for your wedding will help you organize your wedding planning process. You can use this email to give to vendors you meet at the show.
Map Out Your Show Plan
Our shows provide resources for couples at all stages of wedding planning. To get the most out of the show, we strongly suggest creating a plan of which vendors you want to meet.
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.
Bring The Must-Have Items
Bring these items to make the most out of the show:
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 wedding pro at another time outside of the show to discuss things further. Bring your calendar to schedule future meetings.
Labels or Stamps – Pretty much every wedding pro that you speak with will ask you for your information to be entered into drawings or to send you follow-up information. Bring pre-printed labels with your name, phone, email and wedding date included.
Planner – Your wedding planner/organizer is a crucial tool for the planning process! During the show, those who purchase the Planner Package will receive a complimentary Wedding Organizer at check-in.
During the Show
Bring Your Wedding Support Group
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. Your wedding planning team should provide support, input and suggestions and should be who truly know what is most important to you and your significant other! Bring your fiancé; guys tend to have the most fun at the shows and really start to get involved in the wedding planning process. Our shows offer something for everyone. Everyone feels included, contributing ideas and suggestions.
Stay As Long As You Like
On average, attendees spend about 3 hours at the show. So plan for plenty of time to meet the wedding pros, taste the food, wedding cakes, beverages, and of course, watch the fashion shows. 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 plus take advantage of our Luxury Champagne Lounge available to all attendees.
Come Hands Free
At the show you’ll get a welcome bag to help you collect information about the wedding pros you meet. Coming to the show completely hands free is strongly recommended. The best plan is to leave your coat, bags, and purses behind, while filling out information and navigating through the aisles.
Take Lots Of Pictures
Make sure to take pictures of anything that inspires you. Also, make sure to capture all of the memories of you and your wedding planning team at the show!
Watch The Fashion Show
The fashion shows are a must see. You’ll have a chance to get a sneak peak at some of the latest wedding fashions for you and your entire wedding party.
Parking for the shows is free. You’ll definitely get to try plenty of amazing food and desserts, but if you need to take a break and go over everything you’ve seen, we suggest visiting the Luxury Champagne Lounge where you can kick-back and relax.
After the Show
Look Over Your Wedding Pro Information
You just attended a wedding show and have made your planning so much easier by avoiding endless hours of phone calls, meetings and appointments. Now kick up your feet and read through the wedding pro materials you collected.
We recommend organizing your wedding pro information by categories. Some wedding pros have time sensitive offers and promotions; so don’t put it off too long.
Schedule Follow-Up Meetings
Start to narrow down your wedding pro categories and schedule follow-up meetings to go over any other questions or concerns you may have thought of since the show.
Keep track of your wedding pros, stay on budget and manage your guest list.