January 19, 2019

Take Your Time

There is no rush. You don’t win a prize for getting through the show first. Talk to the Wedding Pros and ask questions. Take notes and observe. Go through a second or third time. Your perfect Wedding Pro might be the one you didn’t see the first time around.

The best time to go to the show is actually closer to the middle or end of the show. There is usually a big rush right at the beginning and the Wedding Pro...

January 18, 2019

Take Notes

Bring a notebook or something to take notes when you talk to Wedding Pros, or make notes on the brochures or cards they give you. Sometimes you will discuss a special price, or something that they said that you want to remember, or even just something you liked or didn’t like about that Pro. Keep a record. 

Wedding shows are overwhelming. There is a lot of noise, a lot to see, a lot of people, and you get a lot of...

January 16, 2019

Snap A Pic Of Who You Like

While at a wedding show, if you like what you are hearing from a Wedding Professional, and want to really remember them, use your phone to snap a picture of their sign or logo so you don't get home and say "Now what was the name of the one that I liked?" If your phone allows you to add captions or notes to the picture, make a quick note about what you liked about that particular person or company....

January 14, 2019

Leave the Entourage at Home

You don’t want to make wedding decisions alone - and you shouldn’t!

But do you really need to bring every member of your family, plus every bridesmaid, plus all their kids? As we have said, wedding shows can be crowded and noisy.

Bring your fiancé and mom or MOH to help you with decisions, but fill the rest of the gang in later.

Kids especially can be difficult to handle during wedding shows. The cro...

January 12, 2019

Dress Comfortably

One wedding show attendance tip that people don't think about is how you dress when you go. Wedding shows are crowded, long, and are usually spread out over a big area. You will most likely be doing a lot of walking, and you will be around and bumping into lots of people, not to mention carrying a bag and tasting cakes and catering. Yes, you want to look nice, but don’t be afraid to wear comfortable shoes a...

January 10, 2019

Do your homework and make a plan

It is easy to get overwhelmed, and you don't want to waste your time with wedding professionals you already have booked. Do your homework ahead of time to help you get through without getting overwhelmed. 

Check out the Wedding Show’s website or social media to see what Wedding Professionals will be there, so you can make a plan as to who you need to talk to.

If the Show has an advance map of w...

January 8, 2019

Print Labels with your information

You will be asked to give your contact information to just about every Wedding Professional you talk to, plus registering for any prizes. Save your hands and time by printing simple mailing labels or stickers with:

Your full name and your fiancé's name

Your wedding date

Your email address

Your mailing address

Your cell #

(and put a * next to the one you would most like them to use to contact you...

See the original article written by Monika, including her recommendations for keeping the gowns looking their best before display by clicking here.

Monika Manter is a certified wedding gown specialist at Balfurd Cleaners, offering expert cleaning, restoration, and preservation of wedding gowns and other fine textiles.  Balfurd is a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, an organization recommended by over 70...

May 17, 2018

We all know that Queen Victoria was the one who started the tradition of wearing a white wedding gown. Previously, women wore red or another color of simply a nice or new dress. While Queen Victoria did seem to be the pioneer for many of today's wedding traditions, she wasn't the only one at that wedding who started a tradition.

Her husband, Prince Albert, also broke from tradition in that he wore his military dress uniform...

May 15, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II has been the only Queen of England that most of us have ever known. But despite what we all think of royalty and their riches, they have to deal with many of the realities that everyone else has to, and the queen is no exception. Her country suffered greatly during World War II but she held herself to the same standards as the rest of her citizens, even when it came to her wedding.

 Cloth and clothing were...

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