Wedding Show Survival


The Original Portland Bridal Show is proud to share some wise words from one of the 150+ exhibitors you can see at the 2017 show on January 14-15 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Contributed By Bridal Bliss


bridalshowsurvival-webWedding show season is here and we are so lucky in Oregon to have a large variety of great shows. While the shows are super helpful they can also be a little overwhelming. So here are a few tips to help you prepare for the show and make the most out of your time.

Bring a friend – it is important to bring a friend, bridesmaid, mother of the bride or someone who can help you navigate through the show.  They will be a great soundboard and able to soak up information from vendors too.

Take Notes – bring a couple of pens and a pad of paper. Take notes about the various vendors you like. At the end of the day it can all seem like a blur, so your notes will be very helpful when going back through everything.

Collect – collect goodie bags, business cards and handout.  These will come in very handy and you will be able to cross-reference your notes (see above).  The business cards and handouts will allow you to have everyone contact information at your fingertips. Some vendors will offer bridal show specials so make sure to take anything they are passing out in the off chance you have some a little money.

Photographers & Planners – talk with photographers and planners. Both get booked quick, so it is important to talk with them and take notes about who you like best.  Ask a lot of questions about their communication, style, pricing. If you are sold on a certain company or person, don’t be afraid to book them at the show. 

Checkbook – some vendors will accept deposits at bridal shows.  If you end up loving a vendor and you are ready to book, do it.

Article contributed by Bridal Bliss, one of the premier exhibitors you can see at The Original Portland Bridal Show, January 14-15, 2017.