How to Conquer a Bridal Show in 7 Easy Steps

From { Bridal Show } Newbie to Fian-slaying

Bridal Shows are an amazing way to get the wedding planning wheels ‘a-rollin’. You’ll have the chance to meet people from every facet of the industry- all under one roof!

Before you put on that cute “fiance” tee and head out the door… take a look at these 7 tips. By the end, you’re sure to be a bridal show expert!


1. Set Your Date

Trust us when we say, every. single. vendor. will ask you this! 

Why… you ask? Because this basically sets the stage for everything else. The date implies colors and tones, weather and so much more.  It’ll be much easier on you – we pinky promise!

2. Know Your Venue

This helps to narrow down what services you’ll {actually} be needing!

Each venue will be different in what they offer you. Some venues have in-house catering, bars, DJ services, seating, decor, etc. Why meet a thousand caterers if you end up booking a venue with in-house catering after all? See where we’re coming from!?

3. Prepare Prepare Prepare

This relates directly back to number 2! Knowledge is key.

Do your due diligence and research a little beforehand. We suggest stalking some vendors on social media and giving their website a little scroll-through.

4. Join Email Lists

These lists are filled with so much good stuff.

Education, yes. Inspiration, duh. Promotions!? ~Insert money eyes emoji here~ But really, we promise these aren’t as pesky as you think. You could just save some money or be the first to know about that *exclusive* product.

5. Get to the Good Stuff

This is a great time to ask questions and get to the nitty-gritty of what services are offered!

Jot down a couple questions in a notebook prior to the show. Bring a handy-dandy pen and don’t forget to write down their answers!

6. Make “Contact Info” Labels

A little extra, but 100% worth it.

This will allow you to give out your digits in the blink of an eye! Don’t forget to specify your preferred contact method (text, call, email, etc.)  if you have one!

7. Bring Your Inspo Along with You!

We know you’ve been pinning away- let us see those pictures!

It’s always easier to start with an image or mood board. Something is always better than nothing. Whether it’s a magazine rip-out or just a theme you’re going for, we want to hear it!


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Featured Vendors: Busy Bee Events & Design, Lacey Irving Lifestyle Photography, Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Fall Bridal Inspiration | The Runway Collection

A Gorgeous Outdoor Photoshoot!

 

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Our good friend Rebekkah, from Runway Events, collaborated with Chelsea Renay Photography to create this visually STUNNING photoshoot. We fell in love with the deep hues, rich wood décor, and the gorgeous model at the center of it all. Rebekkah styled the shoot and combined her vintage pieces with our rustic pieces creating the most perfect and awe-inspiring design! This is a great example of how you can mix-and-match in order to capture your unique and personal style! With a back-drop of lush greenery and show-stopping décor, this photoshoot has us feeling inspired and ready for what the rest of the Fall season has to offer!

So, pull up a vintage-inspired chair at our farm table and sneak a peek at this beautiful outdoor photoshoot!


 

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Featured Products: Farm Table & Gold Flatware

 

Vendors:
Styling & Design: Runway Events
Photography: Chelsea Renay
Rentals: Runway Events | The Runway Collection & Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals