What Is a Bridal Expo? Here's What to Expect
A bridal expo can be a great place full of ideas and an easy way to meet different vendors. However, options can be overwhelming, so you should go with an idea in mind — at the very least, your color scheme and style — to help guide you at what is possibly a Disneyland for brides-to-be. If you haven’t done much research or aren’t quite sure what you want, that’s OK, too!
So, what is a bridal expo exactly?
You’ll find everything under the sun at a bridal expo, including bridal gown designers, caterers, photographers, and wedding planners.
In terms of gowns, use this as an opportunity to see different styles and, perhaps, discover a lesser-known designer. You may find something you really like that isn’t available at a traditional shop.
In the catering department, you may be able to sample things like various wedding cakes, drinks, and other foods.
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If you’ve yet to hire a photographer and wedding planner (and if you are intending to do so), meet those vendors and get to know them. It’s a great way to connect with someone in a relaxed setting and see if you “click.” You want people who will put you at ease, so don’t be afraid to ask all the questions and see if your personalities match!
The other purpose of a bridal expo is to showcase the latest industry trends. So, even if you’re all planned out, it may be a fun place to find inspiration and see what’s “in.” And, you may be able to enjoy a fashion show (featuring, of course, wedding gowns) and register for a variety of giveaways. Just be prepared for the crowds.
Of course, the best way to learn all about bridal expos is to actually go to one! Here’s a list of nine of the top bridal expos happening in 2020.