- CREATE A WEDDING EMAIL ADDRESS
An wedding email address will help you keep all of your wedding planning information together in one account.
- RSVP OR PRE-REGISTER FOR A SHOW
By pre-registering you save time getting into the show. Just like a wedding, we need to know an approximate count of attendees to plan for the amount of programs, door prizes, swag bags, magazines, and samples.
- WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
You will be on your feet for most of the time and generally covering a lot of ground, so wear comfortable shoes to keep your feet happy.
- EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST
Although some vendors will offer samples, it is still not a meal and you don’t want hunger to interrupt your fun.
- GROOMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Because we are called the “Redding Bridal Show” we understand that grooms may feel that it’s not an event for them, but indeed it is. The groom can help the bride make decisions about wedding services such as invitations and flowers as well as check out “manly” wedding services such as tuxedos, djs, honeymoon destinations and photography.
- BRING LABELS
Most exhibiting companies have enter to win contests or show specials at their booths. By having pre-printed labels with your name, wedding date and contact info you can enter quickly. Printed labels also help you to provide your information to companies that you are interested in.
- TAKE NOTES AND PICTURES
We have a lot for you to see & experience at once & it can be overwhelming, especially when you are just staring out. You want to remember who you spoke with and whose services impressed you even if you are not ready to book right away. Most exhibitors are happy for you to take photos of their service, but it is always nice to ask.
- ENTER TO WIN!
Wedding professionals provide real prizes which are generally geared around weddings (perfect for you) so definitely enter to win! At bridal shows the saying is “few will enter, many will win!”
- KEEP AN OPEN MIND
Have a budget in mind as well as the types of services that you are looking for. Be prepared, however, to see ideas, services and wedding day inspirations that you had not thought of (the wedding industry is an ever-creative bunch always coming up with something exciting and new). Take the time to check out these services to see if they would be something to incorporate in your special day.
- FOLLOW UP WITH COMPANIES YOU LIKE
Wedding professionals at bridal shows are actively out there exhibiting their service and style to personally meet brides and ultimately book weddings. They are confident in their customer service and product so rather than just relying on a website or stylized photos, they are there to speak with brides in person. They want to help you achieve your dream wedding by providing a quality service. Because of this, their calendars book up quickly, so if you speak with someone that you are interested in, be sure to follow up with them after the show to schedule an appointment for more information or to secure your date.
- BRING YOUR I.D.
If you are over 21 there will be a bar & drink specials just for our show!
- HIRE A SITTER
We love kids, but if you can find a sitter, it will be best for you to have your attention & hands free. Additionally there will be a lot of people in the isles walking about & it can be a little tough to navigate a stroller.
- HAVE FUN!
Have fun with wedding planning. Extend the joy and excitement of your wedding day by enjoying the wedding planning process. Be queen for the day as a V.I.B. – Very Important Bride. Attending a bridal show where every exhibitor is interested in knowing about your day including wedding colors, wedding date, engagement and wedding party. Take the time to talk about your plans and enjoy and savor your upcoming day!