Wedding Pros: How to rock your Bridal Show experience

Wedding Pros: How to rock your Bridal Show experience

Attending bridal shows can be really beneficial for you as a wedding professional. Not only will you put your business out there and make yourself known, but you actually have the chance to attract leads (and convert them into clients) as well.

Are you curious as to how you can make sure you make the most out of the bridal shows you attend? Here are some tips every wedding exhibitor should know:

  • Stand out in the sea of vendors. Truth be told, a bridal show will bring together a lot of professionals – and some of them might even be your competitors. It can feel hard to stand out in the crowd – but, if you create a booth that’s really unique, you will attract more attention to your business.
  • Offer freebies. People love free things – and the couples at the expo will surely make no exception from this rule. Whether it is a small notebook for their wedding planning, or an actual free consultation, visitors will love stopping by your booth and receiving your gifts and knowledge.
  • Stay until the end. Leaving your booth may mean that you will miss out on brides who want to learn more about your business – so stay put, stay focused and keep that smile on your face! Believe us, it will be worth it!
  • Collect leads. Organize a small contest or giveaway to attract couples and collect their names, wedding dates and emails. Follow up shortly after the show is over, so that you maintain your contact with these potential clients.
  • Establish meetings. Instead of trying to have meaningful conversations with couples at the show, make your goal to set 20-30 minute meetings with them later in the week. Do this for free, so that you convert these leads into clients for your wedding business.

Bride City Bridal Shows organizes wedding exhibitions that are absolutely perfect – both for the wedding pros and for engaged couples as well. Come visit us, see what we offer and attend our amazing wedding industry get-together in South Carolina!

Are you an exhibitor seeking to make your business known to a hundreds of potential brides and grooms? Then come visit Bride City Bridal Shows and buy your booth online! We are ready to assist you in making your business name known.

Your Summer wedding should be full of style!

Your Summer wedding should be full of style!

Planning a summer wedding? You must be really excited about the upcoming event – and you surely want everything about it to look really beautiful too! How to sprinkle true, unique style over your entire summer wedding? We have some pretty inspiring ideas for you – so read on if you need a creative boost:

  • Summer sweetness. Having a cake is really nice – but having summer sweet treats can add a lot to your Big Day’s style and uniqueness! For example, serving large bowls of cherries or other summer fruit can be a healthy alternative to a candy bar. And if you want to pamper your guests, you can definitely serve them ice cream as well – no matter how young or old we may be, we will always love this yummy, icy dessert!
  • Special florals. Steal a bit of inspiration from the natural décor found on tropical islands and bring this into your wedding centerpieces. For example, you could opt for centerpieces in multiple colors, placed at different tables (each table with its own color). Also, you could combine flowers and tropical summer fruit for centerpieces that are genuinely special (e.g. your favorite flowers with lemons, for example).
  • Cooling favors. Make your wedding favors more than appreciated by offering items that help guests stay cool throughout the wedding. Fans, fresh face spritzers, personalized sunglasses – they can all be personal touches to your Big Day and it is guaranteed guests will make great use of them.
  • Amazing comfort. Want to be sure everyone feels really comfortable at your wedding? Give up on the black-tie attire and ask people to come dressed more casually. Meet them with fun colored flip flops at the entrance to make things even easier for them!
  • Cute insects. We may not like mosquitoes and flies in the summer – but ladybugs and bumblebees can be really adorable (and they have positive symbolism too). Make great use of these motifs and you will bring a touch of cuteness to your wedding day.

Bride City Bridal Shows has gathered amazing wedding professionals – and each of them is ready to provide you and your guests with the absolute best there is. Regardless of what type of wedding vendor you are looking for, be sure to check us out and buy tickets online for our bridal shows!


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Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Pros

As a wedding professional, you want to make yourself known to brides and grooms – and bridal shows can definitely help you with that. What are some of the most frequently asked questions you should know about as a bridal exhibitor, though? We have gathered some of them right below – so read on and find out more.

  • Will the show be promoted? If so, how? Bride City Bridal Shows are promoted on air and iHeart online advertising, as well as via direct mail postcards targeting couples, print ads (in both wedding publications and newspapers), online advertising emails, retail advertising, social media, and many others.
  • What are the essential things to know about the booths? Our booths are carpeted and you can either bring your own table or rent one from us at the additional price of $35. Electricity can be provided for your booth at an additional price.
  • Are there any restrictions? Yes, due to certain regulations and safety concerns, we have to impose some restrictions on what is and is not allowed in the booths. For example, we cannot allow our exhibitors to bring open flame sources, gas filled balloons, dry natural items (e.g. hay). Also, please bear in mind that the height of the booth cannot exceed 8 feet, that the booths cannot be extended and that you are not allowed to share a booth with another wedding pro (or to sublet your booth to another pro).
  • Is it permitted to serve food samples? Yes, certainly. You will have to submit a special form for this, but we can definitely allow you to offer food samples for brides and grooms who want to try your products.

Bride City Bridal Shows organizes wedding expos that bring together exquisite wedding professionals with couples who want to find the best help for their Big Day. Tickets for the shows can be bought online, making it easy for the brides and grooms who want to visit us (and, implicitly, you, as a wedding professional present at our show). Curious to find out more about buying a booth at our show? Drop us a line or give us a call to find out more about how to do this!


Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail

Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail

Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail, perfect for the hot season of Summer

Your wedding drinks and food are very important if you want guests to have a really good time while celebrating with you. And yet, nothing beats a signature cocktail in terms of uniqueness and sophistication!

What are some of the best wedding signature cocktails for the hot days of summer? We have some ideas for you – so read on if you’re searching for inspiration.

  • Red mojito. Bored of the good, old green-tinted mojito? Then serve guests with a red upgrade of this famous drink! Add berries to the mix and the cocktail will not only “borrow” from the lively color of these summer fruits, but it will also be extremely flavorful and tasty.
  • Lemonade with pear vodka. Want to delight your guests with a drink that’s both refreshing and strong? Pear vodka is a very unique choice – and when you combine it with lemonade and lavender, you get a summer mix that’s perfect for the joyful vibes surrounding you all.
  • Pimm’s cup. A classic everyone loves, Pimm’s cup can make for a unique cocktail if, instead of the traditional cucumber slices, you use fruit as garnishes. What’s more, when you combine this drink with ginger ale, you can create a cocktail that’s guaranteed to be loved by everyone at your wedding!
  • White sangria. Fresh, delicious and just a bit colored in pink, a white sangria cocktail incorporates white wine and some red berries. Serve this with ice and it will be more than perfect on a hot summer day!
  • Lemonade champagne. Another cocktail based on lemonade, this one will definitely have everyone bubbly with joy and deliciousness. After all, what other is there better or more elegant than champagne for an event as important as your wedding?

Bride City Bridal Shows has gathered exquisite wedding professionals under one roof – so if you are searching for the very best for the Big Day, you should definitely come and visit us. Come buy your tickets online and plan the ideal wedding together with our amazingly talented wedding pros!


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Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

Of course, you want your first dance to be absolutely magical. You want it to be filled with emotion and candor, with beauty and elegance – you want every second of this dance to last for a lifetime in your memory, so that you can “replay” it again, and again.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a natural dancer to pull off a magnificent first dance. With a few tips, you can definitely create a moment that will bring guests to tears – and here’s what you should keep in mind to achieve this:

  • Start with choosing the perfect song. If you want to make sure this moment is genuine, choose a song you can actually relate to. Moreover, make sure the song itself is danceable, especially if you know yourselves not to be at a professional dancing level. Choose a song that speaks about your love story in a beautiful way and it will make for at least 50% of the first dance’s gorgeousness!
  • Learn the proper dance position. This is very important if you want to have a beautiful posture while dancing. The leader should place his/her right hand on the follower’s left shoulder blade, with the right elbow pointed up. The follower, on the other hand, should wrap his/her left arm around the partner’s lifted arm, with the right arm placed on his/her triceps.
  • Learn the basic box step. This is a dance step you can learn easily – and it will be suitable for multiple types of dances (including the first dance and other dances at the wedding). Rehearse a bit and you’ll both master this step!
  • Plan an elegant entrance. If you want to make sure your big entrance is truly elegant and beautiful, remember to rehearse it as well. It doesn’t have to be anything too complicated – but it should look self-confident and candid.
  • Add a bit of spinning. Want to make your dance more exciting? Rehearse some spins in your first dance too! They are easy to pull off once you learn how to do them and they will make everything more entertaining too.
  • End the dance with a stunning dip. Make for the perfect final photo by dipping the “follower” of the dance in a romantic and beautiful way. Again, this is something that needs a bit of planning and rehearsing – but it will be more than worth it!

Searching for wedding vendors capable of going above and beyond to make your dream wedding come true? Come visit Bride City Bridal Shows! Come visit us and buy tickets for the upcoming shows, and we guarantee you won’t regret it!


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