While planning your own wedding and looking for vendors that are tailored to your needs you realize how nerve-wrecking it is to make appointments, drive from one vendor to the other, and often end up in disappointment.

How about attending a bridal expo, dear bride-to-be? They are designed to help you find anything from wedding venue to wedding cake and shape your big day to perfection. Here are some ideas that will help you find the right wedding fair for you. You’re welcome.

1.      Value the location

Some wedding fairs are held in meeting spaces and dull banquet halls.  Some others take place in chic hotels or fabulous event spaces. Go for the latter scenario. Besides, you can also check the potential of the venue, in case you are considering it for your wedding reception.

2.      Check the vendors

Wasting time with amateurs is not an option when you are planning a wedding. You need top-notch, professional wedding vendors who are reliable and flexible so they can fit your budget and deliver just what you expect. Look up in advance the complete vendor list on the event website (another indication that the bridal expo is well-organized) and see who will be exhibiting.

3.      What else is there apart from vendor booths?

Attend a fair that offers exciting additions. Seeing endless rows of booths can be fun for a while, but at some point it may become boring. Look for a bridal expo with live demos and entertainment, food tastings, a fashion show and an expert panel made of wedding pros who can offer on point advice. That’s what we call added value.

4.      Who is hosting the expo?

The wedding vendor, bridal magazine or company who is at the helm of the event is yet another hint that the bridal expo is of a certain calibre.  The greater the wedding expertise of the organizers, the better the quality of the exhibitors, services and products to choose from. 

5.      Look for incentives        

The opportunity of winning exciting prizes (think honeymoons, photo sessions, or dessert tables) attracts visitors to the fair like a magnet. Check that the one you are attending offers at least door swag bags, gift certificates and raffle items. You should never leave a wedding fair empty-handed.

6.      Details make the difference

Before choosing the right bridal expo for you, check out its website and marketing materials. They should reflect the quality of the show, so if they are not visually appealing or clear or, even worse, contain any typos, move on.

Want to skip all the research? The Wedding Fair ticks all the boxes, so come visit! We are looking forward to seeing you there and make your Minneapolis/St Paul dream wedding come true.