Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you have a ring on it, and may have allowed your mind to start to wander to the possibilities of what your wedding day could look like, you might be tempted by a local wedding fair or two!
Choose your team wisely
Multiple wedding experts recommend creating stickers with your name, email address, contact number, and wedding date (if you have chosen one) on them before you head off to the fair. Print a few sheets of them! Why? Because almost every supplier will ask for your details so they can send you more information, and you really don’t want to spend a few hours writing the same details over and over again.
Some suppliers will also have special competitions with one-off fair prizes that you can enter. With a sticker, you can just grab a form, slap a sticker on and bam! You are in the draw.
Create a special wedding email
With so many suppliers asking for your email address, you just know you are going to be bombarded with emails once the bridal fair is over. So, instead of sending it all to your everyday account, create a special wedding only email address that you can give to suppliers.
This means you will have everything you need in one place for your wedding research and communications!
Take a bag
Get sustenance beforehand
Make a plan of attack
Once you are armed with a fair map and order of events, take some time to map out the journey you want to take.
If you have no interest in a fashion show, consider timing your visit with the show anyway – it’s a great opportunity to speak with suppliers and get around a little more easily while the majority of the people are engaged with the show!
Vibe is important
If you do find yourself getting a bit snowed under, grab your team and take five. Sit and have a drink and talk through what you’ve seen so far. Then when you are ready, get back into it.