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Bridal Show Etiquette - 10 quick tips

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Last weekend I attended a local Bridal Show as a Consultant looking for a few vendors for an upcoming wedding that I have. There were of course lots of brides there along with lots  grooms, and other family members. I'm not sure if some of them were prepared for the show. Yes bridal shows can be overwhelming for newly engaged couples but following these 10 simple rules can help anyone survive.

  1. Pre-register before the show. It will save you time in the lines.
  2. Make Contact labels with your name and contact information on it.
  3. Bring a digital camera to take pics of things that you really like. Ask permission first.
  4. Bring people you trust to give you good advice.
  5. Do your research. Know what vendors are in the show and have an idea of what vendors you are looking for.
  6. Ask questions. Let the vendors educate you on their products and services.
  7. Comfortable Shoes! Need I say more!
  8. Bring a notepad, so that you can jot down things. You can't remember everything and this makes it easy when you are reviewing all the stuff you collected at the show.
  9. Bring a credit card or checkbook. Sometimes vendors are selling items at the show with a special Bridal show price.
  10. Make a day of it! Enjoy yourself! Remember that drawings will continue throughout the day and you have to be present to win.