Throughout the year you’ll probably learn about a number of wedding planning events in your area. Some are bridal expos with dozens of vendors from each category, a bridal fashion show and a hefty goody-bag. Other events will be more intimate at a local registry store or stationery shop where the retailer will showcase their wares so you can learn more about all the options available to you. There are also mini-showcases where one vendor from each category will come together at one location.
Some of these events are free and others have a nominal ticket price. Almost all of them will offer you discounts on vendor retail pricing if you make a purchase or hire them that day. And you’ll probably get a goody-bag with a few fun items in it too.
These events are a lot of fun and both informative and inspirational. You’ll learn about the local vendors in your area as well as getting planning tips from the experts. Some events may even feature a “celebrity” wedding personality – magazine editor, planner, etc…
You should try and bring a buddy with you – your fiancé, mom, sister or a friend – it’ll be more fun. And don't forget to bring a planning notebook to take notes and collect business cards.
As I hear of events around the country I’ll post them. And if you know of an upcoming event please email me!