(Closed) Bridal Shows

posted 6 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
Member
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Maid/Matron of Honor found wedding show in our city to be very helpful, even just to give her ideas for her DIY. The admission is fairly cheap, if it overwhelmes you can always just leave.

Post # 4
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I went to many bridal shows and I really enjoyed myself. However, I never had to pay as local boutiques and vendors would provide free passes for signing up with them. You should look into what is availble in your area.

I did find them much more helpful once I had a clear idea of what I wanted for our wedding. The first show I attended without a theme or idea of where/when/what etc was a bit scattered but I still had fun and got to meet a ton of vendors.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I found the bridal show helpful. I was able to get discounts $200 for cake and $150 off photobooth….tested all photobooths, cake testing, can win free stuff on raffles. Look at the latest wedding gowns.

Post # 6
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7416 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They are both helpful and overwhelming. Just take preprinted labels with your name, email (set up a wedding email), address optional. That why your not hunched over filling out countless mailing lists. 

Post # 7
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Google for free tickets. I’ve been to a few bridal shows in the past and have never paid.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I went to it last year, and it was good for me to go. It’s a good place to find all the local vendors in one spot. I ended up booking our photo booth there and found the place for our linens/chairs rental. Definitely take someone with you, these things can get overwhelming. I found that if I just walked looking straight ahead and didn’t make eye contact, the more annoying vendors left me alone. Oh, and I also didn’t sign up for anything, I’d heard all kinds of horror stories about endless calls and solicitations so I just ignored all the sign up spots.

ETA: I also went to the Ft. Worth one that year and the Dallas one was better by FAR in my opinion. More vendors and it was much bigger!

Post # 9
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One more question: I assume I should leave the groom at home, right?

Post # 10
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967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

yeah, don’t take the groom!

google for discount codes/coupons…..I was able to get in free to the one I went with my sister and my mom (and my sister got in free since she’s also a bride to be)….

Post # 11
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The Dallas bridal show this weekend is one of the biggest and I went earlier this year and it was awesome. I’ll be there 🙂

Post # 12
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349 posts
Helper bee

@blushingbride612013:  Wish we had done that one instead!  Just got home from our first, the FW Bridal Show at the Gaylord, Texan (really closer to Dallas???) and was very disappointed.  The noise level was overwhelming and so many of the vendors were cheesy, but we really wanted to see dresses in person, so I stuck it out.  The fashion show was a disappointment, too – nothing unique or unusual, on either very thin or plus size models.  I think next time our money would be better spent on a new stack of bridal magazines!

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