It’s bridal show season! If you’re newly engaged, there are a few reasons you may want to check out an upcoming bridal show.
Everything is in one Location
Bridal shows can be a one-stop-shop for brides and wedding
planners alike. All the vendors are in one location at the same time. Brides
have the opportunity to comparison shop, meet the vendors face to face and see
presentations or samples they might not otherwise see first hand.
Multiple guests allowed
For the bride who has dreamed of and been planning her wedding
since she was a little girl, the opportunity to take family and friends to the
show with her simply adds to the experience. Sometimes vendors, like bridal
gown boutiques, only allow one or two guests to accompany the bride to an
appointment. That limits the experience to the mother of the bride and the maid
of honor, eliminating the opportunity for grandparents, other bridesmaids, the
groom or the father of the bride to attend.
Some wedding vendors provide discounts at the show if you’ll
book on the spot. Brides with decisive personalities and a fixed budget may be
able to save on the overall cost of the wedding. So, for some brides, there is
a financial incentive to attend bridal shows. However, this benefit also has a
dark side, as you won’t have the same opportunity to read reviews of the business or do comparative research on your own time, so keep that in mind before booking!
Have you been to a bridal show? What was your favourite part? Let us know by leaving a comment below.