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Friday, December 21, 2012

Bridal Show Info & Tips {Winter 2012} Springfield, MO Wedding Photographers

This is my first attempt at this so forgive any "ums" or "uhhs". haha! And I have one little correction to make. All About Weddings website is NOT :-) We will be at both upcoming Bridal shows and would love to see you all there! I hope this information is helpful!

Upcoming Bridal Shows: 

When: January 6, 2013
What time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

When: January 13, 2013
What time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

Bridal Show Tips:

1) Research area vendors prior to the show & before setting your budget
One way to save time during the bridal show is to research and familiarize yourself with the wedding vendors in your area that will be exhibiting. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of Metropolitan Bride (our feature here) & 417 Bride magazines and scroll through them before you get to the show. To see which local merchants are exhibiting and to pre-register for the shows, follow the links below:

All About Weddings:
Metropolitan Bride:

2) Have a game plan
You will have a limited amount of time during the bridal shows to visit a ton of vendors, so make the best use of your time by putting a  list together of who you'd like to visit with and learn more about. Having an idea of who you want to meet at the shows, will help you use your time more efficiently & narrow down your vendors quickly.

3) Find out who you connect with. Will they provide you with the products and services you need? Will they be fun to work with? Will they be there from start to finish, giving you the best possible experience? Those are the less obvious questions to ask yourself but very worth considering. :-)

4) Consider hiring a wedding planner
Area Wedding Planners:
Scarlett with Swept Away :
Mary with Bringing it Together:
Becca & Megan of Events by Social Graces:

5) Post Show: Don't let the information you gather collect dust.
Do yourself a favor and arrange to go through and organize all the literature you got from the bridal shows while everything is still fresh! This way you can follow up with your chose vendors and book them asap (and before they are already committed).

I hope that helps all of you! Feel free to email or call 717.856.0016 and I'd be happy to answer your questions as best I can. I can't wait to see you all at the Bridal Shows! :-) You can find more Bridal Show tips here.

What an incredible year it has been. To see what we've been up to, check out our most recent posts on the blog: I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Love & Hugs,

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