(Closed) Bridal Gala when you’re just waiting…

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went with my BFF who is getting married in October, and it was actually kind of annoying because no one would talk to me because I wasnt wearing a stupid “bride” sticker lol.

I dont know that I will go back when I am actually engaged because I was exhausted afterwards and I dont feel like she got any really great deals or anything.

Post # 4
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey, I’m RIGHT HERE! We spent like, 7 hours on the road in the rain. It normally takes 5.5 hours to get down here, and I’m absolutely EXHAUSTED! I’ll write a post in the AM totally freaking out when I have the energy.

I went to a bridal expo on the 10th and it was SO fun! I found my baker, and my photographer (who was also recommended by the person I REALLY, really wanted), actually. And potentially my invitations person (they’re local and I LOVE her). Oh, and there was a gun show at the same time downstairs and that opened the door to alot of lame jokes.


Post # 5
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We went to one in Austin. It was worth the trip. We found a florist and photographer and while it was sort of overwhelming, it was fun. Great people watching too!

One of my friends is waiting and she went. I think it’s smart. I had no idea going into the planning process what I wanted and that’s slowed down the decision-making in a lot of areas. Seeing things in person, meeting the vendors helps so much and she’ll be ready to go once she gets her ring!

Post # 6
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had signed up to attend one earlier in the month and was unable to go because of work, but I still have received alot of emails from vendors saying they enjoyed meeting me at the show! LOL It was because I pre-registered online! I would definitely agree with another post I read set up a separate email account just for wedding related items if you havent already done so.

Post # 7
226 posts
Helper bee

I attended one just this month actually. It was very overwhelming and has actually made me enjoy waiting more. The person that I went with is engaged. While some vendors don’t care, I saw plenty of girls without the bride title being kind of ignored. Some vendors even hand-glanced, which I find terribly off-putting (what if a bride can’t afford a ring or something?). The whole thing was rather exhausting.

Post # 8
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think I would feel too awkward going and I definitly would NOT want to be ignored just b/c I dont have a ring..that would not sit well with me!

Post # 9
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

VioletVeil-  Oops.  Haha  I work for a flower shop and we recently just did a bridal show.  I’m not engaged yet and I found myself occasionally looking at the left hands of the brides just to see what they were wearing.  Our business actually handed out a rose stem to anyone who stopped at our booth, bride or not.  I hope I was sneaky enough to look at their hands without being noticed!  It was strickly for my own curiosity and really hope it wasn’t offensive; maybe the vendors at your bridal show we also just curious?

Post # 10
118 posts
Blushing bee

I really want to wait until I get engaged to go to one of those.  But I keep hearing advertisements on the radio and it’s killing me!  I need the ring already!

Post # 11
226 posts
Helper bee

@LindsayB- I hope most were just curious! I could give many the benefit of the doubt, but others’ demeanor made an obvious change after noticing a naked finger. It’s not very nice, but it is what it is.

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