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3 Reasons to Attend Bridal Shows

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! The new year has begun and Bridal Show season is in full swing!!! Are you as giddy as a kid on the first snow day of the year, ready to grab your crew and head out for all the goodness? Or more likely to curl up on the couch with your trusty computer and a glass or mug of something delicious scrolling through the world wide web of weddings?

Here are 3 of the top reasons you should consider checking out a bridal show this year!


Think of Bridal Shows like speed dating, just with Vendors! Though instead of sending incognito texts under the table about your date to your besties, your entire squad can be right there with you as you navigate the sea of amazingness that is before you.

Just like an online profile, anyone can have an amazing website and social media presence, showcasing all the best of the best of their work and the final drafts of every caption or About Me page. At a bridal show, you get the opportunity to have face to face, personal conversations with vendors from every part of the wedding world and beyond. Instead of filling out stale contact forms on websites and watching your email for responses, you’re able to immediately see if you and a potential vendor “click”. Your vendors are the ones who will help bring the vision of your dream wedding to life, and surround you on your most amazing day, so having a great connection with vendors who just GET you will make your wedding that much more perfect and stress-free.


See all your dreamy Pinterest Boards come alive in front of your eyes. From floral arrangements, décor, gowns to make your jaw drop, delectably delicious food, cakes that look almost too good to eat (notice the almost!), invitations, the latest trends and more. All the fabulous inspiration is showcased with the industries experts right there to answer any of your questions and show you how to implement all of it into your wedding.

An Interactive One Stop Shopping Experience

Wedding planning, while all sorts of fun and exciting, takes a lot of time. Setting up consultations and meetings all over can start to add up in the calendar quickly. Attending a bridal show can be a huge time saver because you can knock out tons of tastings, meet and greets, as well as check off a few tasks from your Wedding To-Do List. From dazzling dresses to dream honeymoon destinations, you can potentially plan your entire wedding and beyond in a few hours!

Test out the latest Selfie Stations, hear the best DJs, flip through photo albums showcasing the most epic love stories, see how videographer’s would turn your wedding day into the year’s most romantic movie, taste delicious food of every kind, and so much more. With everything all in one place, you can’t help but find some (or all!) of what you need for your perfect dream wedding.

So in conclusion, while the thought of bridal shows may seem like information overload, they are a ton of fun! They make for the perfect Day Out where you can make connections with vendors, drink some champagne, collect some fun wedding swag, all while checking some To-Dos off your list and maybe booking a vendor or two!