It's almost wedding show season and if you're planning your wedding it can be a great experience to see what is available, get an idea on costs and get some expert advice.
This Autumn Shropshire Petals will be exhibiting across London, Birmingham and Manchester, and we've got the best top tips to get the most out of the Wedding Shows for you!
Make a list of who do you want to visit, are your favourite wedding suppliers there? Make sure to write down what stand they are on, and any questions you might have for them. If you've already picked out a colour scheme bring some colour swatches with you and any additional details too. It could help with making some decisions.
Why not invite your groom, bridesmaids, maid of honour or even mum. They will be able to help you with some decisions and give you that extra reassurance and support. Be careful not to invite every man and his dog, as you don't want too many opinions .
Just remember if you do bring your hubby-to-be and have to send him off on a mission so he doesn't spot you in your potential wedding dress!
As soon as you arrive at the fair grab yourself a show guide and plan any talks, catwalk or workshops you'd like to attend. If you're going to one of the larger national wedding shows you might find you don't have enough time to get around every stand along with any additional activities, so prioritise what you'd like to see.
Bring a big bag, you will get lots of leaflets and magazines and samples so make sure you've prepared to carry them, a cute clutch bag just won't cut it.
Wear comfy shoes, you might be racking up some steps on your Fitbit walking between suppliers so leave those stilettos at home. That said if you're planning to try on wedding dresses make sure to bring a pair of heels with you too.
There can be some amazing show deals to take advantage of, but don't feel pressured to buy at the show, it's only a good deal if you wanted it to begin with and if it's within your budget.
Make sure to keep your eye out for competitions and remember you've got to be in it to win it!
Planning a wedding isn't going to be a walk in the park, but at least with these tips and your favourite people around you, you will have a blast along the way. Remember to grab yourself a glass of bubbly at the show, after all you are celebrating!
We hope to see you at this Autumn's wedding shows, for more details visit our Events Page.
Shropshire Petals have been recognised by several awards, most recently at The British Wedding Awards 2018 (for the second year running.)