Getting the Most Out of a Wedding Fair
Planning your wedding is a huge task, involving many decisions. When searching for the goods and services you need to make your wedding happen, you’ll be faced with a huge selection of suppliers and vendors. Finding the right ones can be a significant challenge. Is there anything you can do to make this process easier? Is there somewhere you can find a wide range of vendors under one roof?
As it happens, there is! Wedding fairs take place throughout the year, with most taking place in spring and early autumn. They provide a venue for many vendors to showcase their offerings, making them a great place for soon-to-weds to find ideas and inspiration. Not to mention that samples of cake may be available!
Whether you’re just looking for inspiration, or you’re ready to start booking services and making purchases, attending a wedding fair is a great idea. In this week’s blog post, we’ll be offering some tips on how to get the most out of attending a wedding fair.
Be Prepared for a Long Day
Most wedding fairs are quite large events, and getting the most out of attending one requires a little bit of forethought. You should certainly pick up the programme and review it, to get a feel for the floor plan and the selection of vendors. Get there early, and make sure to dress comfortably enough that you won’t mind a lot of walking.
Throughout the day, you can expect to collect a large number of brochures and business cards. Make sure to bring a purse or folder suitable for storing them all. Additionally, you should have a notepad, organiser, or smartphone to hand for taking down any extra details. It’s also be a good idea to print copies of your own contact details, in case you wish to leave them with someone you meet.
Don’t Go Alone
It’s a good idea to bring help, as a second opinion can be invaluable in making difficult decisions. A bride looking for inspiration may find that a wedding fair makes for an enjoyable day out with her bridesmaids, or her parents. However, if any money will change hands on the day, it might be a good idea to make sure that your partner is present, or at least in a position to give assent over the phone.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Bargains
Many vendors will offer discounts for bookings made at the fair. This is something you should consider taking advantage of, but don’t be pressured into making a hasty decision. If you’re unsure, you can try asking a vendor if they will hold an offer for you until you’ve had a chance to discuss it with them again at a later date. Remember to read the fine print!
You may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed by the choice available and the feeling that you need to make a decision. If that happens, try to relax. This is your wedding, after all, and planning it should be fun and and exciting. Don’t be afraid to forget about decision-making for a while, and just take in the sights, and maybe even some of those food samples!
We hope you find these tips helpful. If you haven’t already considered attending a wedding fair, you should find out when the next one is happening in your area. We’re sure you won’t regret it.