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Arizona Bridal Show РSave the Date РSunday, June 9, 2013 at Phoenix Convention Center in the SOUTH building from 9am Р3pm.  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’s 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

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June 22, 2011
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Just like finding¬†the “man” or¬†the¬†“woman” as your soul mate, the wedding planner will make your wedding incredible, or¬†turn into¬†a nightmare!

Beyond being able to see your vision, and know what you love vs. will send you “over the edge”, your wedding planner will soon (if not already) be completing your sentences!

Before hiring a wedding planner, don’t just choose one because of price, since you do get what you pay for, yet¬†seek a¬†professional wedding planner for their connections, knowledge, and know they have your back as you walk down the aisle in style!

Check:

  1. Experience (did they plan a “friends” wedding) or is this their “real job”?
  2. References
  3. How many weddings have they planned?
  4. Does the planner allow the vendors to do their personal best, or do they micromanage everything about your wedding?
  5. Does the planner take kick-backs, or commissions from the vendors, or do they pass this discount to you?
  6. How do they charge – packages, hourly, commission, or a combination?
  7. What have they done to keep up current on trends?
  8. What have they done for continuing education?
  9. Do they negotiate for you?

Many wedding planners enter the market every day with lack of experience and expertise, especially since the cost of entry is minimal.  Do your homework and research, you will be glad you did!

Copyright 2011, Kim Horn, Master Bridal Consultant

To you have your own personal wedding planner, contact:

Kim M. Horn, MBC

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 59 in the World

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

Sponsor ArizonaBridalShow.com

AZ State Coordinator | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

ABC 2010 Conference Chair 

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