Post # 1
Is anyone familiar with the Washington Bridal Showcase exhibitions? There’s one being hosted this weekend in Bethesda and I was wondering if anyone knows if it’s worth going to or not? Or is anyone else thinking of going?
Post # 3
I just went to the one in Chantilly yesterday–I think it’s a good thing if you want to get some information about local venders and get some ideas. If you know you want to go with specific vendors, I’d look it up online to see if they are attending. There’s lots of opportunities to win door prizes (I won a photo montage from a videographer!) which is great… I mainly went with my mom as a part of the whole wedding experience. We had a lot of our vendors picked out already but it was good to go. It can be overwhelming but I was glad I went. Sometimes some vendors will have specials they offer only at the show case too–hope this helps! good luck!
Post # 4
I think I went to that one..It was HUGE and by the time I got to the end, I was exhausted! But, we chose our photographer and officiant at that show, so definitely worth it! Plus, there were lots of people there with cake and we got free samples!!
I would definitely say it’s worth it to go, because you do meet a lot of your vendors face to face and get a chance to talk to them and get a good feel of who they are (and ultimately less time consuming than individual meetings!). Also, try to get your Fiance to go with you. We had a lot of vendors who came up and started conversations with him because he was just about the only guy in the room.
At least grab a brochure or something from each vendor. Then when you get home, sort into the I’m interested or trash piles and then go from there!
And, if you have time, bring pre typed labels with your name, wedding date and email address. It will save you lots of hand cramping!
Hope you have fun!!
Post # 5
Thanks guys! Looks like I’ll be going then 🙂
Post # 6
In addition to the address labels, and wedding email, I set up voicemail service so I wouldn’t get calls to my home or cell phone. I used evoice, and at the time it was free. It would send me an email whenever I had a new message.