Post # 1
Hi everyone. I was thinking of going to the BrideWorld Expo in downtown L.A. this weekend. My fiancee and I could definitely use some help finding a photographer/invitations/etc, but I don’t want to walk out of there convinced I need a limo and three dresses and a pack of pink swans to make the wedding a success, lol.
Has anyone gone to this expo before? Did you find it helpful for planning/getting ideas, or was it a big ol’ sales pitch? Thanks!
Post # 3
I haven’t been to this bride world expo but Fiance and I have gone to a bridal expo in Long Beach and it was a sales pitch. They has tons of companies there offering great packages for vacations and they wanted you to put down a deposit with them that day like the Jamaica was going to disappear if we didn’t take advantage of their offer lol.. Some of the photographers were helpful with their books for you to view but I felt pressured. Pick me or else you won’t find anyone better.
It was an experience to put down in our scrapbook. I would just suggest taking their brochures and compare them to other photographers and companies that you may find online or from others peoples suggestions.
Post # 4
@mrs.lockandkey: Thanks for the reply. I was worried about being pressured into getting stuff. It’s funny…personally I’d be more inclined to do business with them if vendors were laid back! Oh well.
Post # 5
@lizahbee: Oh i know i totally agree .. You can also check out the website GIGMASTERS.COM for photographers, dj’s or bands . You can request bids from the people you are interested in and set up meeting with them.
Post # 6
I went to a Bride Expo in Anaheim and honestly, it was terrible and the flier I received made it seem like it was a way way way bigger deal than it was. It was a ballroom that was filled with a bunch of random vendors and they were all very pushy. It was also kind of icky feeling to have a bunch fliers shoved in my face for random drawings if I sell my information to them. None of my vendors that I used came from that Expo and none of them actually attend these things. It took me only 30 minutes to cover the entire expo and we actually needed vendors in all categories at this point.
Honestly, I got more inspiration from reading blogs and doing a lot of online research (e.g. The Knot, Yelp, etc.).