It’s that time of year again, and we're not talking about resolutions. It’s bridal show season! Vendors have been preparing for months, wanting to show the brides their absolute best work and the latest trends in the bridal industry. Some of you may wonder why you should attend these shows. There are many reasons to attend a bridal show, but you have a wedding to plan so we narrowed it down to the top 3 reasons.
Trends & Inspiration
Looking at Pinterest and in Magazines will get you a long way when it comes to trends and ideas, but what could be better than seeing it in person? We weren't kidding when we said that vendors plan and work for months on their booths for wedding shows. They research the latest trends and the best ways to showcase them in weddings. The booths all feature stunning elements and ideas to help you form a theme or fill in those annoying décor blanks spots in your wedding. Short of crashing a lot of weddings (which we do not recommend), it is the best way to see those trends brought to life.
Vendors at shows provide brides deep discounts, also called show specials. The specials could easily save you hundreds of dollars! We have seen vendors that rarely offer any discounts in services offer show specials that are the equivalent to 25-30% off their services. Weddings can be expensive, and the savings from show specials add up quickly.
Prizes and Freebies
Speaking of show specials, several vendors offer prizes. Some of these prizes are big. The Southern bridal show offers a chance for one couple to win a honeymoon. The Homewood Bridal show gives away a Diamonds Direct gift card! Smaller vendors may offer a chance to win designer purses, or even chances to win their services for your wedding. If you aren’t one of the lucky winners, you won’t leave emptied handed. So many vendors will have free swag, and we're not talking just pens and business cards. You will also have a chance to sample some of the best food, drinks, and cake from vendors all over Central Alabama, so come hungry!
Bridal shows are a lot of fun, despite being a bit hectic. Once you arrive you will find you and your friends having a lot more fun than you expected and getting to leave with some awesome swag (maybe even a big prize!). So don’t miss out!
Please Join us Saturday, January 14th at the Gabrella Manor for their Annual Wedding Showcase.
The show begins at 4pm and goes until 7. Find more information on Facebook.