5 Tips to Avoid Bridal Show Overwhelm

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It's that time again!

As the fall quickly creeps up on us the excitement of Bridal Show season is right on it's heels.

 

 

Today I wanted to bring together 5 simple but hugely helpful tips to help you get the most of every bridal show you attend. Take 3 minutes to check out these tips and head into the show re

 

Tip #1 - Print Labels

Please please please, if you disregard everything else in this post, do this one thing!

At almost every booth there will be a form or giveaway to sign up for. Save your hand (and sanity) by printing out labels ahead of time that you can peel and stick right onto these forms. You win because it's quick, easy and one less thing to think about. You also win because vendors can actually read your information to contact you when you win!

 

Key info to include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Grooms Name
  • Your Wedding Date
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Email Address

 

Tip #2 - Bring inspiration

 

Looking for a florist but have an idea of what you are looking for? Bring photos!

Tear them out of magazines, save them on your phone gallery, or have a pin board handy.

It's a great way to find out if your style and a potential vendors style match plus, it gives you something beyond price and date to get the conversation going.

 

Tip #3 - Know What Vendors You Need and Ask Questions

 

Take a look ahead of time and know what types of vendors you really want to look at.

If you are early in your planning, yes - take the time to check out all the vendors but figure out which 3-5 types of vendors are top of your list and have questions ready to ask. This will help you if you SOOO much start to get overwhelmed.

 

Tip #4 - Take photos

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When you see something that inspires you - take a photo! Whip out that smart phone and snap a photo to job your memory later then, take it a step further - take a photo of the business card of the company that has inspired you and THEN take the photo of the inspiration.

This can do more to jog your memory of the people, products and ideas that inspired you or resonated with you in some way.

 

Tip #5 - Book Consultations

It's an amazing feeling to walk out of a show having booked your vendors (or at least a few of them) but what if you aren't ready to sign on the dotted line just yet? Book a consultation!

 

Chose your top few vendors that you are considering and ask if you can book a consultation on the spot.

I know it's one extra thing to do but trust me, you will walk out feeling like you accomplished something AND it's so much easier to book on the spot then having to find their card later, call or email, and try to figure out schedules later. You'll also have a better chance of getting your preferred date and time.

 

 

Bonus Tip

 

It's tempting to take that bag of cards, brochures and information and put it away for a few days after walking the bridal show for a few hours but time gets away from us so quickly! By the time you get back to that bag in a few days or weeks (or even ekk months) you may not remember some of the details like 'which venue was it that was so excited for you?', 'who was that lady who got your to pet her album?', 'who was that florist with the amazing centrepieces?'

 

Bring your fiance or a friend along to the show and plan a lunch/coffee/or dinner date after to sort through the info you got while it's still fresh in your mind. I promise, you will be glad you did.

 

I hope these tips help you (and the brides around you) to have an absolutely blast attending bridal shows and help you to get the most out of them.

Your wedding day is going to be amazing and I can't wait to see it all come together!

 

Yours Enthusiastically

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P.S. Brides (and past brides) - do you think I missed an important tip for making the most of Bridal shows without getting TOTALLY overwhelmed? Add it in the comments below for all your fellow brides!

 

5 Ways to Avoid Bridal Show Overwhlem

London Wedding Professionals Bridal Showcase

Join Rebecca Nash Photography and other Fabulous London Wedding Professionals for an afternoon of inspiration, information, prizes and more!  

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I am thrilled to be participating in (and orgnaizing) this event for a second year.

 

Last year brides gave fantastic feedback on the things they loved about the event including the smaller/more intimate feel, the knowledgeable and helpful vendors, the inspiration they got from the wedding inspiration vignettes, and more.

 

Among the many fantastic prizes to be won from our vendors is your chance to win an Engagement Portrait Session from Rebecca Nash Photography as well as exclusive savings if you book your 2016 or 2017 wedding photography at the show.

 

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Find out more about the showcase by checking out www.londonweddingpros.com/bridalshowcase for all the details!

Can't wait to see you there!

You Rocked the London Bridal Expo

Rebecca Nash Photography at the London Bridal Expo January 2016 Oh my goodness...can we talk about the London Bridal Expo for a minute please? It was AMAZING!

 

The venue was great (the new location is way more spacious which seemed to make all the guests more comfortable and the vendors too), the weather was good (no brutal cold or huge piles of snow though we did get a little rain), and the brides & their entourages. I don't even know what to say about you guys!

 

All the brides were just fabulous. You were excited (and sometimes overwhelmed) about the show and your upcoming wedding day. You came with great questions and took the time to really talk to us crazy vendors. You had a vision of your perfect wedding day and what's most important to you on your big day.

 

I just loved getting to meet you and hear your stories. Getting to meet amazing people, hear their stories and help them celebrate their love story is the reason I got into wedding photography here in London to begin with.

 

Today I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you that took the time to visit me at the show. You guys made the weekend just fabulous!

 

Congratulations to each and every one of you on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

If it's half as amazing as you were this weekend, you are going to blow people away!

 

Yours Enthusiastically,

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Excited to Announce - coming to the Kawartha's

I`m so excited to be heading back to a place that means so much to me.  

The Kawartha`s were one of my favourite places to live with summers working at Lockside Trading, Tim Hortons in Lakefield, and Lovesick Lake Cafe, Gift Shop & Campground in Burleigh Falls as a teenager. After moving away for school, life led me back to the Kawartha`s for the birth of my daughter, my return to college, and a new path in life in Ennismore & Bridgenorth but, I`m getting caught up reminiscing.

 

What I`m really here to announce is....I`m coming back!

 

I am so excited to be adding the amazing Kawartha`s to my photography sweet spots and what better way to kick things off then coming to see some fabulous brides at the upcoming bridal shows!

 

Join me...

 

Friday Jan 15th

6:30-10:00pm

Kawartha Wedding Trends Show

Lindsay Armoury

210 Kent St. W., Lindsay, On

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Sunday January 24th

11:00am - 4:00pm

Peterborough Wedding Trends Show

Peterborough Memorial Centre 151 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Y4

Just in case you haven't heard - Bridal Shows are the one and only place to take advantage of a special discount on your wedding day photography and heirloom products. You don't want to miss it!

Yours Enthusiastically,

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London Wedding Pros Bridal Showcase

So excited to be part of the upcoming London Wedding Professionals Fall Bridal Showcase! I will be there, and you should be too! LWP Bridal Showcase InviteV3

 

All the details:

When - Wednesday October 14th from 5:30pm-9:00pm

Where - Delta London Armouries (325 Dundas St, London)

 

One of my favourite things about this bridal showcase is the ability to walk away with questions answered and inspiration for your wedding day.

 

With carefully selected professionals, stylized inspiration displays and so much more!

 

Join us and bring your friends. I can't wait to see you there!

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