Arizona Bridal Show – Save the Date – Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Phoenix Convention Center in the SOUTH building from 9am – 3pm.¬† Tickets are $12 at the door.¬† ArizonaBridalShow.com for tickets online.
Bridal shows are a great planning tool when you are a busy bride, groom, or parent planning an upcoming wedding.¬† In one day and in one place you are able to talk directly with many different exhibitors, see/hear/taste/smell/touch samples of their work, and get an idea of costs involved in hiring their products and services.¬† Many bridal show exhibitors have show ‚Äúdiscounts‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúspecials‚ÄĚ available for a limited time.
Bridal shows may be overwhelming, crowded, and confusing.¬† Would highly recommend you spend time planning ahead to get the most out of your bridal show experience.
After being a wedding planner for 25 years (probably older than you, right), these wedding planning tips are priceless to make your ‚ÄúBridal Show Experience‚ÄĚ the most productive!
1).¬† Visit the bridal show web site for discount coupons on admission.
2).¬† Mark your calendar with the day(s), start time, end time, and the location with the address and parking details.
3).¬† Come early, since the you will get more accomplished.
4).¬† Attend the fashion show, and check the start time.
5).¬† Bring the people involved in making major decisions for your wedding.
6).¬† Bring your phone and take photos and video to capture what you like.
7).¬† Bring address labels or an address stamp with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and wedding date to register for prizes.¬† This will save you time and prevent writer‚Äôs cramp.¬† Remember to register at locations you are interested in, otherwise your in box and mail box will be overflowing!
8).¬† Bring a large bag (or bag with wheels) so you may comfortably carry all of the hand-outs and samples you receive from the exhibitors.
9).¬† Wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking and standing on your feet for hours.
10).¬† Bring your calendar so you may book appointments.
11).¬† Bring cash and your check book to take advantage of show discounts on site.
12).¬† Bring your color swatches if you still need a designer, florist, and bakery.
13).¬† Make a list of priorities of products and services you need the most.
14).¬† Some vendors may be able to book 1 or 2 weddings a day which will make them book more quickly.¬† Photographers, DJs, wedding planners, florists, and videographers may be examples of this vendor type.¬† Other vendors may be able to book multiple weddings on the same day.¬† Keep this in mind when organizing your priorities.
15).¬† Stay until the end of the show, you may be able to have props which are leftover from the exhibitors.
Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC‚ĄĘ
To hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.
Kim M. Horn, MBC‚ĄĘ
Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World
Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix and Destination Weddings
Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com
AZ State Coordinator | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 ‚Äď May 2012
ABC 2010 Conference Chair worked with David Tutera