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What to Expect at a Bridal Expo

Feb 25, 2019
By Wedding Spot

A bridal expo can be a great place full of ideas and an easy way to meet different vendors; however, so many options can be extremely overwhelming. Having an idea of what to expect at a bridal expo ahead of time will help you get the most out of it. Whether you already know your style and color scheme or haven’t started researching ideas, going in with an open mind is a great place to start.

So, what should you expect at a bridal expo?

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.


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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!


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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.

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