(Closed) Going to my first Wedding Show…any tips?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been to about a dozen wedding shows (actually went to one today). Since your wedding is so far off, you’re basically only going to be able to get ideas. Chances are they won’t even give you any quotes since most vendors change their rates with the current economy. The best thing you can do is judge the vendors professionalism and note who you may or may not want to go with when it gets closer to your big day. 

Post # 4
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have an idea of what you’re going to look for info on – long engagement means there are lots of other wedding shows for you to go to and get more info on for other vendors.  Also beware – the vendors can be like leeches and will be in your face a lot.

Post # 5
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

almost all vendors have contests and giveaways, and you may want some to contact you.  So take a sheet of labels with your name address e=mai, phone #l and wedding date. It will save you time.

Post # 6
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Take as much free stuff as you want.  Besides some free cake, I’ve scored some pretty cool things at wedding shows. 🙂

Post # 8
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wear comfy shoes – also create another email address JUST for wedding stuff. You will be spammed with emails after the show.

Post # 9
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18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Give out a fake phone number and a special ‘wedding’ email so you don’t get spammy calls for the next few months and don’t have your email box filled up with junk.

Post # 10
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342 posts
Helper bee

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I SECOND THIS!  I made the mistake of giving real information and am still dealing with the CONSTANT spam

Post # 11
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yes you should definitely set up a fake email account.  and print out labels with your address, wedding date, email and phone number on them.  then you don’t have to fill out the contest forms at every vendor.  just stick the labels on and go to the next booth!

Post # 12
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9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, I second the “wedding only” email.  I still check mine once a month or so just in case something actually important comes in, and it’s always FULL of wedding spam.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I third or fourth all of the above. Create a wedding email and also print labels with your information so you don’t have to write out everything constantly.

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