Wedding planning requires time. And energy. And cash. Luckily, wedding expos have been invented to help couples save on all the above. If you are planning to attend our Minneapolis/St Paul bridal show in the near future, here are 5 top tips to make this experience a successful one.

1.      Be Ahead of the Trends

Every year, mainly between fall and spring, respected bridal expos take place across the country. If you are tying the knot in spring, it’s a good idea to already attend a bridal show the fall before to get an update on the hottest upcoming trends. Check the Minneapolis Wedding Fair for dates and get your tickets in time. It is never too early to start putting your ideas together.

2.      Schedule Your Tour de Force

Wedding expos are usually divided into themed areas.  Start visiting stands in order of importance (wedding gowns and men’s attire, venues, food catering, photographers, florists, favors, etc). If you already know some of the wedding vendors you are going to work with, try focusing on the ones you are missing.

3.      Take Your Time

You just received an interesting quote from a wedding vendor. Do not take decisions on the spur of the moment. Take a couple of days to think about it and pay the vendor a visit (especially if looking for a Minnesota wedding venue). Meeting vendors in their own environment can give you a better idea about their personality and how they work.

4.      Be picky (it’s totally allowed)

Do NOT be ashamed to ask questions. The more information you get, the easier it is to take decisions. Let’s say you are looking for your dream Minnesota wedding venue. Create a comparative table and figure out a few important factors (e.g. cost per person, renting the venue on a certain day, extra features to rent, existing sound system, etc) and compare all the answers you get from your shortlisted venues. This should give you the answer almost instantly.

5.      Take advantage of LIVE performances

The cake vendor offering sweet samples, the makeup artist giving makeover demonstrations, the competition that gives brides-to-be the chance to wear a designer wedding gown that they might actually win are just some of the things you get to experience at a wedding fair. Seeing all this happen right before you can make a whole lot of difference giving you a good indication about vendors to hire for your Minneapolis/St Paul wedding.

Last but not least, don’t forget to have fun at our bridal expo! The Wedding Fair is the perfect place to meet amazing wedding planning experts from all over Minnesota. In other words, it’s every bride-to-be’s wedding haven.