(Closed) Bridal Shows

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Were bridal shows helpful?
    Yes, I booked a few venders : (5 votes)
    13 %
    No, they were a waste of time. : (4 votes)
    11 %
    I went to win free stuff and did :-) : (5 votes)
    13 %
    I went to win free stuff but didn't win anything :-( : (6 votes)
    16 %
    I went just to have fun : (10 votes)
    26 %
    it was fun but a waste of time : (2 votes)
    5 %
    other please explain : (6 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i went for the cake and i have no regrets!! 🙂

    Post # 4
    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissParrot:  No, I didn’t find them helpful. I’ve been married for a year, and I still get phone calls, mail, and emails for “my upcoming wedding”.

    Post # 5
    1129 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MissParrot:  i went to win too, but the prizes you win are about 500 pesos and i had to pay 100 to enter to the show so, meh I rather save up the money

    Post # 7
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I only went to 1, it was kinda lame. Didn’t win anything and it was super high pressure.

    Post # 9
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We got a huge discount on our photographer because we found him at a bridal show, found some good options for photobooths and I was able to set up an appointment with the bridal salon I ended up finding my dress at. It was a really great way to jump into wedding planning and see all the different range of services.  I also went to a show that was showcasing a bunch of different venues around town – they bussed us around in limos and had different caterers (and drinks!) and makeup artists at each place.  By that time I had already booked pretty much everything but I took a friend with me and it was just a really fun way to spend the day.  I probably wouldn’t have bothered with a second one if it weren’t for the awesome way it was set up. I never won anything from any of them…got a ton of fun photobooth photo strips though! lol

    Post # 10
    220 posts
    Helper bee

    I didn’t go, just went on recommendations.

    Post # 11
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    other – i never went to one and don’t plan on it.

    Post # 12
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Went for the door prizes and won all but one of the ones I wanted! Butttt, had I not won anything…. I wouldn’t of enjoyed it as much haha

    Post # 13
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I went when I was just getting started with planning. I met my eventual photographer there, and it was nice to just see what was out there

    Post # 14
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I have gone to three.  They are okay, at first.  Some can get sooo crowded, like the Great Bridal Expo.  Plus, they have you fill out a card that they use to call you and say you “won” a trip, coupons, and a percentage off of cookware.  The prizes are real, but you have to go to a demo, and the cookware is outrageous. 

    I did go to the Wedding Salon.  I enjoyed that one, until a headache came on.  I basically went to that one to meet David Tutera and Sylvia Weinstock!  Lots of great goodies to be had, though.  The Great Bridal Expo has David’s Bridal there, and they are the first people you see, and they are pushy.  And the last vendor was a MaryKay rep who pretty much blocked me from leaving because she was trying to get me to book a party.  I feel like I should come to you, not the other way around.  So I have mixed feelings.

    Post # 15
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    Never been, but I plan on going to the ones in Toronto, next one is in January I think…..Im hoping itll give me ideas…and Ill have an email address created just for that event

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