How to Get the Most Out of a Bridal Expo by Following 5 Simple Steps

Whether you’re attending your first bridal expo, or your 10th, many bridal shows can be exceedingly overwhelming. In order to make the best use of your time, and get the most out of a bridal expo, the McHenry County Bridal group shares five simple steps to help make things easy.

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Visiting all of the vendor booths at a bridal expo gives you the chance to find great extras like Photo Booth Rentals, Scrap Bookers, and perhaps even an option to have white doves released at your wedding.

McHenry, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

If you’re planning on getting married anytime soon, then you’ve surely looked over the countless options for companies that can help make your wedding day the perfect one. Finding a bridal expo near you is a great way to make sure you can get the right wedding photographer, DJ or anything else you may be looking for. If you follow these five simple steps when attending your next bridal expo, you’ll be well on your way to the perfect day you’ve always been dreaming of.

Tip 1 – Have a Name Tag showing “You’re the Bride”

There’s a great chance that you won’t be going to your next bridal expo on your own. You may bring your bridesmaids and friends, but you have to make certain the wedding vendors know that you’re the person they need to be talking to. You don’t want your potential wedding photographer to spend 15 minutes talking with your bridesmaid about her wedding, and this will help both you and other vendors best manage the time you have at the expo.

Tip 2 – Don’t just go for a few minutes, make it a few hours.

Even if you’re just going to find one particular vendor, there are many others you may actually need. Visiting all of the vendor booths at a bridal expo gives you the chance to find great extras like Photo Booth Rentals, Scrap Bookers, and perhaps even an option to have white doves released at your wedding. Surely you wouldn’t know about all of these bridal vendors before going to the expo, so make sure you have plenty of time to visit all of the booths.

Tip 3 – Register for the Prizes

More often than not, bridal expos will allow you to pre-register on their websites for more great prizes, and you need to make sure that you’re entered to win all of the great prizes they have to offer. Aside from the main raffle prizes, make sure to walk to each of the vendor booths and see if they are giving away anything extra as well. You don’t want to miss out on great prizes, as that’s one of the main benefits of going to a bridal expo.

Tip 4 – Don’t forget to bring your Groom

It’s true that bridal expos are based around brides, but there are also some great benefits to having your groom-to-be there too. It’s much easier to make critical decisions on key wedding vendors when you have collective input. Some bridal expos also have special Groom’s areas where they can win great prizes as well. So, if you’re not sure if your groom wants to go, it’s well worth trying to persuade him otherwise.

Tip 5 – Leave your stress at the door and enjoy yourself.

Planning a wedding is stressful; there’s no way around that. Remember, a bridal expo is a great way eliminate of some of that stress, not add more to it. Try your best to have fun at the bridal expo, and use your time to find all of the vendors that will make your wedding day the best it can be.

Now that you know how to get the most out of your next bridal expo, all you need to do is find one. If you’re looking for a great bridal expo in the Chicago area, make sure to visit the McHenry Bridal Group at http://www.McHenryBridalExpo.com and sign up online. There is a spring and fall bridal expo each year, and they’re always looking to help brides get everything they need, all in one place.


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