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7 Things to Expect at a Bridal Show

Bridal shows are a great way for brides to get ideas and view the latest trends in wedding essentials and bridal fashions, all under one roof. To make the most of your experience, we’ve listed seven things you can expect to see at a bridal show:

1. Crowds

Bridal shows are known for bringing out several hundreds of brides and spectators, so be ready to wait in line to purchase a ticket at the door. At Perfect Wedding Guide.com, our bridal show tickets are available for pre-purchase and even offer discounts for early birds. To find a Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show in your area, click here.

2. Vendors

From DJs and jewelers to photographers and florists, there will be tons of wedding essentials vendors on hand to showcase their skills and talents for hire.

3. Samples (food!)

Catering companies make up a large portion of the vendors you’ll see at bridal shows, and they often bring treats for brides to sample.

4. Bridal gowns

Gown salons and dress designers are often on hand selling bridal fashions, so dress comfortably if you plan on trying on a few bridal fashions.

5. Decor, decor and more decor

Take a camera and a notebook to jot down the trends and decor you see on display at vendor tables. This will give you ideas to use with your own theme or color scheme.

6. Giveaways

Door prizes and giveaways are one of the biggest draws to bridal shows. Vendors and show sponsors raffle off everything from wedding essentials, wedding gowns and formalwear to romantic honeymoons and all expenses paid fantasy weddings. So be sure to register for EVERYTHING to increase your odds of going home with a fantastic prize!

7. Fashion shows

One of the most popular events during any bridal expo is the fashion show. Here, models stroll down the catwalk in the latest in bridal fashion and formal wear. Be sure to keep your pen and pad handy to write down the designer and descriptions of your favorite gowns. A word to the wise: arrive early for the fashion show—front row seats go fast!

Now that you’re properly prepped, you are ready to take on any wedding essentials bridal show. You may feel a bit overwhelmed when first walking through the event doors, so be sure to make a list of the specific wedding planning services you need. Also, never feel rushed when visiting different tables. The vendors are there to help and will gladly answer any questions you have about their services. And remember—bridal shows are an entertaining and enjoyable experience, so have fun!

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