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How to make the most of a wedding fair as a bride // 3 tips to eliminate stress

Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 08:53 pm

How to make the most of a wedding fair as a bride

I firmly believe a wedding fair is hands down the best place to meet vendors. It allows you to speed-date different businesses and find ones you would like to know more about. Having just completed the Montana Wedding Event, a wedding fair in Bozeman, Montana I saw a lot of couples feeling straight-up overwhelmed.

The crowds, the vendors, constantly getting asked questions about their wedding, and the general fear that a vendor they want would be booked. This is why I have compiled these 3 tips on how to make the most of a wedding fair as a bride.

Come prepared

For you to make the most of a wedding fair you need to be prepared. For some of you, you are thinking “Seriously dude?” I have enough to worry about in day-to-day life. I don’t have time to prep for a wedding fair.” Before you click away hear me out. When going to a wedding fair come with a list of vendors you are trying to find and a couple of friends. You don’t need to know every question you should ask. Mainly, just look for vendors that make you feel comfortable and who you enjoy talking with. Write their names down for further follow-up down the road.

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On the topic of bringing a friend. It is super helpful to have someone else with you. They can help think of questions you don’t and after the Wedding Fair they can really help you narrow things down!

Look for a connection

The biggest advantage of going to a wedding fair versus just reaching out to people over the phone and online is the ability to get to know the people behind the business. Often I see couples primarily concerned about how much a vendor costs rather than if they actually like the person and the service they provide.

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Take some time and talk with them. Does this vendor seem to actually care about you or do they treat you like a number? How they treat you at the wedding fair will give you a good idea of how you will be treated throughout your whole experience working with them. Even if you love the service they provide, but don’t like them this can be detrimental for your mental state on the wedding day.

Have Fun!

Having been a part of many wedding fairs at this point, I have noticed brides tend to be super stressed that their wedding date will be taken by all the other brides attending the event. In reality, only a handful of people will have the same date as you, and even if they do it is unlikely they will want the exact same venue, photographer, caterer and DJ as you.

As long as you follow up with the vendor quickly following the event, you have a very good shot at getting them as your vendor. Have fun and make the most of a wedding fair! Try desserts, check out some photographers’ albums, enter the raffles, stuff your bag with free shit, and then go grab a drink with your friends right after. Make the day of it! Wedding fairs are a really fun way to kick off your wedding planning adventure!

Conclusion

Ultimately, for you to slay and make the most of a wedding fair, bring a friend, take good notes, find vendors you connect with, and have fun. Even if you don’t land a single vendor at a wedding fair, just going will give you a better idea of what you want, helping you feel more confident through the rest of the planning process. Still feeling lost? Check out some of my favorite wedding venues and vendors in the area!

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