(Closed) Can a Waiting Bee go to a Bridal Expo?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1325 posts
Bumble bee

I see nothing wrong with going and looking. You are a potential customer, and your business is wanted when it’s time.

I wouldn’t enter any contests for brides or anything like that, but I’m pretty sure vendors do want you to know who they are even if it’s just to spread the word.

Post # 4
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d go:)


Post # 5
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can absolutely go. I went to a few before we were engaged. It’s not like marriage isn’t even on the table. You have a timeline so I don’t see the harm in getting some ideas.

Just be prepared to be asked about your wedding. The first time I went I was totally caught of guard (stupid of me considering it was a WEDDING show!) so I just blurted out random answers that didn’t even really make sense. 

Post # 6
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You totally can go, just tell them you haven’t decided on a date and you are just there for ideas.  Enjoy the free cake!!!

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Absolutely feel free to go!  But a bit of advice, I’m not sure how the one you’re going to works, but I made the mistake of giving my primary email to the sign up sheet when I walked through the door.  I must have gotten 200 spam emails in the first month after the expo.  It’s been about four months and I’m still getting them.  I’d recommend using a secondary one! πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

absolutely! They are lots of fun and great for ideas!!

Post # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it hurts, as long as you’re not going to be embarrassed if you SO finds your bag of freebies πŸ˜›

The vendors definitely won’t mind, it’s just business in the future.  If you’re nervous about it, do you have any engaged friends you can talk into going so you can tag along?

Post # 10
3267 posts
Sugar bee

Anyone can go. 

I am personally not a huge fan of planning for a wedding when not engaged, but to each their own.

Post # 12
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

FH and I went to one 6 months before we were engaged- we were also 2nd place in the expo wide drawing and won 1/2 off our pictures. I saw you’re perfectly alright in going Cool

Post # 13
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree…you should go. It never hurts to do research ahead of time, and you will already know what some of the options are in your area for vendors when you are ready to start booking things. I wish I had that kinda knowledge before I started planning…Smile

Post # 14
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Anyone can go! Heck, I went to one with my mom in high school because she was president of a local charity and she was looking for vendors for a big fundraiser. If that’s the only time all the local caterers and rental companies are in the same place then take advantage. They’re there for business, as long as you’re genuinely interested in looking for vendors I don’t see any issues.

Post # 15
1231 posts
Bumble bee

Sure you can go! My friend who was engaged for like 6 years with a roaming date would go to bridal shows all the time. Haha she went to David’s Bridal to try on dresses and gave a fake groom’s name. I couldn’t tell you how long ago that was but when it came time for her to ACTUALLY get married I had to get my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress there, I gave the brides name (and she has an unusual first and last name so there was no way that anyone else in this area would have it!) and they told me the groom’s name was John Smith. I was like noooo. But I started laughing because her favorite movie was Pocahontas, so I knew who John Smith was. Sooo, if you give fake information be prepared for it to comee back at you in the future! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would go!  I am in fact going to one in January but he says the ring isnt going to be on my finger until that fall.  It never hurts to look!

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