Bridal Fairs are obviously the perfect marketplace for wedding planning. With around 470,000 weddings happening in the Philippines (source: NSO 2011), Bridal Fairs help bring each dream wedding to life.
Planning to visit one? Here are some tips to make your trip a “Piece of Cake”. (Plus: a list of expos happening this year)
Pre-register online. This will not only waive the entrance fees, but also save you from the hassle of waiting in loooong registration lines. If you have time, check the list of exhibitors too (this is usually posted in the event website). It will help you plan who to visit and book, and even grab better promos like getting free food tasting passes from participating caterers.
Prepare thy self. For the Bride: Wear comfy flats and be ready for an at least 2-hour visit. Bring an extra bag for flyers. Try not to put makeup or if you can’t, wear something light - most makeup artists offer free trial makeups during expos. For the groom: Support your bride and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts. It’s your wedding too anyway.
Plot your date. Secure your church (wedding date) first. Aside from they don’t usually join expos and they’re always the first one to get fully booked right away, it would be a hassle for you and the suppliers if you will book a tentative date and venue.
Put together tools and ideas. Come in prepared. First, finalize your wedding budget and the size of your wedding. You will be meeting different suppliers, with different price ranges. As much as possible, stick to your budget. You don’t want to start your marriage in debt, right? Then, decide on what you need and what you are looking for. It would be wise to bring your wedding pegs to give suppliers an idea on what you would want to have. This can generate accurate quotes too.
Pocket the cash. It’s best to book during fairs to avail of good deals and discounts. Not comfy bringing hard cash? Some accept credit cards for your convenience. Most suppliers don’t accept check payments.
Learn trends, meet & greet suppliers, get huge discounts (5-15% off), and win great prices! Attend the next Bridal Fair in town!
list source: kasal.com