1. It's a Great Day Out
Attending a Wedding Fair might seem like a bit of work, but not if you go into it with the right attitude. Treat it like a fun outing which might bring you some great benefits. You could find your dream dress or the perfect florist- not to mention all the fabulous freebies from suppliers and your swag bag!
2. Finding the Right Suppliers
It’s all very well finding suppliers via the internet, but the best way to feel out a company is to meet them in person. Many brides book a supplier, not just because of their fantastic products and offers, but because they have made a great impression. Wedding fairs give you the perfect opportunity to get to know a business. It’s important for the big day to go as smoothly as possible, and finding the right suppliers help make that happen.
We all love Pinterest and mood boards, but the best way to find inspiration is attending wedding fairs. There is a wide variety of suppliers, ranging from stationary to weddings abroad. You will come across things that you didn’t think of before and create a wedding that is bespoke to you.
4. Trend Spotting
Wedding fairs are the perfect place to find out what’s popular and what isn’t. Whether you are a traditional bride, or a contemporary one, speaking to suppliers will keep you up to date on what’s hot in the wedding world.
5. Discounts and Freebies
Suppliers will often have prepared a special offer for the specific wedding fair that they are showcasing – this could be a reduced price, a competition entry or an extra something when booking. A lot of suppliers will give out freebies at their stalls as well and there will be samples etc in the goody bags. Not to mention that a lot of wedding fairs offer VIP goody bags dependent upon pre-registration – this is where the real swag freebies are!
6. Asking the Right Questions
Wedding Fairs allow you to have the time to chat and ask all the questions you want to the suppliers you are interested in. Unlike speaking via email, you don’t have to wait on their response and you get the information you need.
7. Let Them Eat Cake!
More often than not, there is free cake samples at Wedding fairs. I could go into more detail, but free cake says it all really.
8. Knowing What You Want and Don't Want
Attending Wedding Fairs gives you the ability to see up close and personal what the wedding world has to offer. Its quite possible that you go into the fair with an idea of how your wedding should be and come out with a completely new concept. This is a great thing, because it means you are one step closer to your dream wedding.
9. Practice Makes Perfect
There is (hopefully) only one time in your life that you get to plan your wedding and getting the hang of asking the right questions and the ability to say yes or no is a lot harder than people think. If you are the type that finds these situations awkward, a wedding fair allows you the practice to speak your mind before committing to a supplier. After all, it’s your day and it should be what you want it to be!
10. The Wedding Gowns
The Fashion show portion of the wedding fair is by far the best part of the event. You get to see a variety of wedding gowns on women of all shapes and sizes! The boutiques showcasing will allow you to try on wedding dresses and you will be able to have a chat with the boutique before even committing to an appointment.