2. Print out labels with your name, phone #, email address, and wedding date! (If you have room add your address also.) Many of the booths have drawings for prizes. They have forms to fill out to register for the drawing. By printing out labels you can just stick that to the vendors form and then get to the important stuff…checking out the vendors products and/or services! I’ve noticed some people just print out paper with their info on but labels are better as you can stick them onto the vendors form. If you don’t want to print out your own check out online companies like Vista Print where you can often get some printed for free!
3. Check out the wedding show website to see what vendors will be there. If you need a photographer then check out all the photographers that will be there. If you need a cake…do the same.
4. Decide what you’re looking for in the vendors you still need. For example, with your DJ, do you want an interactive DJ that plays games and dances with the guests or one directs and coordinates your event in a more professional way? Do you want a photographer that provides you with albums or do you just want a full resolution disk of your photos to do what you want with? Make a list of what you are looking for and questions you want to ask them.
5. Once you see what vendors will be there, check their websites. By doing this you can get a preview of their work and get an idea if it’s a vendor you’d like to work with. Add the vendors you’re interested in to your list of services needed.
1. Bring with you the list of services needed and vendors you’re interested in as well as your labels. Also bring a notepad and pen to take notes.
2. Bring a camera to take pictures of any ideas you want to incorporate into your wedding.
3. Bring your checkbook. Many vendors offer specials if you book while at the show. However, don’t book a vendor just because of a show special. If you have any doubts about them…wait until your consultation.
4. Bring your mom or a friend whose opinion you trust. Plus, as a bonus, they can help you carry things!
6. Take notes! You will probably meet with multiple vendors offering the same services so be sure to take notes so you remember who you like and why. And be sure to ask the questions you listed before the show.
After the show
1. Pull out the brochures and/or business cards from the vendors you liked.
2. Call or email those vendors to set up consultations so you can see more of their work and so you can get to know them to make sure your personalities “click”!