Category: Upcoming Bridal Shows

Two Birds with One Shot

Or should we say all birds in one day? Bridal expos are like a gold mine for people who have gotten engaged and are ready to start working out the details of their wedding ceremony and/or party. The best thing about bridal expos is that you will get all the providers you need to find in one single location. You will be able to compare prices between competitors, look at the products and services they offer and even get discounts or special sales since this is a common practice in this kind of events.

Bridal expos are also a great opportunity for couples who are not sure about what they’re looking for. At these events, they will be able to see the grand majority of the available options out there and get all the information they need, including prices, contact information, samples, etc.

Even if you already have some things worked out for your wedding, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at the offers and if you find that your provider is offering a special discount, you might be able to negotiate a better price, even if you had already agreed on something, so it will probably be worth your time.

A lot of times couples tend to go for the classic things or the most well-known things when they plan out their wedding but there are so many wonderful options out there nowadays that you might be missing on something beautiful and perfect that will make your wedding truly unique.

If you visit a bridal expo, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Providers will be more than willing to answer any questions you might have and to figure out what you need or what you’re looking for so that they can offer things that fit your particular needs.

Find it all in one place!

Weddings are supposed to be magical ceremonies followed by unforgettable parties that make up the best moment in the couple’s history. As such, there is a lot of pressure into making sure everything is perfectly coordinated, down to the most minimal details, making sure that everything flows smoothly and that all the guests have a good time.

If you just got engaged and don’t even know where to start so that you can actually make this happen, don’t worry, there is one event you won’t want to miss. A Bridal Expo is a planned event where you will be able to find providers for everything wedding related. What’s more, you will be able to learn a lot of stuff you probably had no idea about. A Bridal Expo is a great place to get a general idea about what’s in the market, prices, themes, available providers, venues, dress makers, etc. This will give you the opportunity to get a macro idea about the possibilities you have and, who knows? Maybe, if you already had a specific idea in mind, you might find exactly what you were looking for.

Bridal Expos are a great place to visit as a couple or even with your bridesmaid or mother. Take the time to go around and see what everyone has to offer. Don’t be afraid to ask or make notes about prices and products and services because with so much information, you might forget a few things. If possible take some time before you visit the Expo to look into the providers that signed up for it. If there is a specific provider, whether they do flower arrangements or sell wedding dresses, that you are interested in, you should go find them and see if they have any special discounts to offer. You might be surprised!

The Bells Are Ringing

bridal-epxoAre you hearing the bells ring? Has that moment you’ve been long waiting for finally arrived? If he finally got down on one knee, opened up about his feelings (even crying a little) and popped out the ring, you are probably ecstatic about the situation. And you definitely should be. A wedding is one of the most exciting moments of a person’s life and it’s not just about the day of the wedding itself, but also about all the planning that goes into it; whether it’s picking a dress, choosing the menu, having a bachelorette party or planning the honeymoon, it’s all a process that you should thoroughly enjoy.

Finding Everything in the Same Place

One of the most complicated things about planning a wedding is the fact that you will need to reach out and negotiate with tons of different providers. Someone will be able to get you the perfect dress, you will need to hire a catering company, music, waiters, the venue, the church, the list goes on and one. Luckily, there is one option that can help make your life that much easier. Bridal expos are events where you will be able to find all the providers you will need (and even some you didn’t know you wanted in the first place) in one venue. This will allow you to spend one arduous day with your partner looking for the perfect providers and then simply enjoy the ride.

Bridal Expos

Bridal expos are the kind of place where providers of all kinds of products and services get together in order to offer recently engaged couples the chance to choose those that work best for their needs. You will be able to find all sorts of ideas and products that will help you make sure your wedding is the perfect day not just for you and your fiancé, but also for everyone else invited.

Finding the Perfect Dress

affair-1238432_960_720You’ve found the love of your life, gotten engaged, and now on to one of the most important fashion pieces you’ll ever buy, your wedding dress! How do you decide on a style, color, and design? Maybe you’ve been thinking about this all your life as you planned your wedding from your childhood. Maybe you’ve looked at magazines and you’re not quite sure what wedding dress is the perfect match for you. Whether you’ve been planning a wedding since you were little or you’ve just started looking, here are a few ideas to help you pick out that perfect match.

Bridal Shows

Check out some of the bridal shows in CT to help you see the latest fashion ideas and trends in dresses. You can see a variety of dress options, bridesmaid ideas, and also reception decoration ideas all in one place. These shows can be a plethora of ideas for your upcoming nuptials.

Decide on Your “Style”

You know whether you are a ruffles and lace kind of girl or if you’re a less frilly type of dress girl. Decide on this before you head out to shop as it will help you to narrow down the many options that may bombard you as you walk into the store.

Time and Venue

Also, knowing the time of year you plan on getting married and having your venue chosen is an important part of the dress shopping process. This will help you to know if that long train you’re looking at is a good idea or if you should try something else before deciding.

The “perfect” dress is out there for you and it just takes a little planning and shopping before you find it. Be sure to take the people that you trust with you when you go. They can support you and give you honest opinions on the dress as well. Remember to have fun and celebrate this special time!

Tips for Your Bridal Show Visit

So you’re planning your wedding and you’re about to go to your first bridal show. What do you need to know to make it through the show and get the most out of it? Here are a few tips to get you through the show and through the planning process without a hitch.

The Size of the Show

Consider the size of the show you want to go to. Some of the larger “mega” type shows are in grand ballrooms at hotels and offer hundreds of vendors for you to browse through. This can also mean you can get lost in the shuffle and become quite overwhelmed at the sheer volume of ideas at the bridal expos. Smaller bridal fair locations can give you a more intimate feel and easier time of connecting with vendors on a personal level. Keep this in mind when you’re choosing what show to attend.

Prepare a Plan

Bring along a partner in crime with you to help you keep up with ideas you like and find along the way. Be sure that when you go to the bridal fair that you bring something such as a notebook or journal to keep your favorite ideas and notes jotted down in. This will help you later when you have time to relax and go through what you’ve found.

Know When to Go

You need to know when it’s time for you to leave and let your brain relax. Be sure you do not push yourself to stay at the bridal expo any longer than you can handle. When you’re not wanting to even think of the day any longer, it’s time to take a break from planning.

Keep these ideas in mind as you look for the upcoming CT bridal shows in the area.

Is a Bridal Show Necessary?

When you’re planning your big day, you may be considering going to bridal shows in your area. You might be wondering whether they are really necessary to attend or if it’s something you can skip altogether. Here are just a few reasons you may want to consider attending those bridal shows and expos in your area before the big day arrives.

Get Fresh Ideas

While planning your wedding day you may have everything all picked out already. Remember that you’ve been planning your big day since you can remember. However, your spouse to be also may have ideas as well. It’s good to go to these types of shows to gain new ideas that you may not have considered before. Perhaps you’ll find new ideas that tie in both the dreams you have for your wedding and your new spouse’s ideas as well.

See Dress Styles

When you attend the bridal shows you can find all the latest and greatest dress styles that are fashionable. This includes everything from the bridal gown to the bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses. The fashion shows that are seen at the bridal expos can help you to find the style that you and the girls in the wedding will love.

Find Vendors

One great benefit to visiting the expos and shows is it will connect you with the vendors in your area. Connecticut has amazing vendors for all your bridal and wedding needs. This is an easy way to find all the photographers, locations, and caterers you can think of all in one convenient place.

Bridal shows and expos are great ways to get fresh ideas, learn new techniques, and find the vendors you’re looking for when you’re wedding is around the corner. Make it a fun day by packing up your girls in the wedding, hitting the shows and making plans for your wedding day.

Do you Say Yes to the Family Dress?

As you plan your wedding in Connecticut you more than likely will come across someone in your family wanting you to wear their wedding gown.  Some brides find this to be a thoughtful gesture and jump at the idea while others cringe at the thought of wearing their Mother’s gown which was their Grandmother’s gown which was her Mother’s gown.

This bride had the same dilemma on Something Borrowed, Something New which premiered Friday, February 8 10|9c

What would you do in this situation?  Please tell us below.

Getting the Most Out of a Bridal Show


Are you planning to attend an upcoming bridal show so you can get help for your big day? If you are, then it’s really important that you get the most out of the occasion. Since there will be different wedding professionals and suppliers that will attend the event, you will need to meet as many or them as possible. This way, you can get the help you need in planning your wedding day. Here are some tips on how to make your bridal show experience a positive one:

Register Early. Before the bridal expo starts, you will need to register early so you can save a slot. At the same time, there are some discounts and promos that are limited to those who register early.

Do Your Research. As early as possible, the organizer of the event will be showcasing the vendors that will be taking part in the show. This is why you should research each wedding vendor to see if they fit what you are looking for. Once you have done this, you will be able to analyze which participant you can concentrate on in the event.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions. When you have done your research, you will also have come up with questions to ask the supplier. Make sure you list down these questions and ask them during the event.

Open Your Mind. While you may already have an ideal wedding in mind, you will need to listen to the suggestion of the vendor you are speaking with. Remember, he has been in business so he knows what he is talking about.

Remember that bridal shows can get very big. There are even some that reach up to 400 vendor participants. Try your best to interact with as many as possible so you can have a lot of options for your wedding vendors.

We have an upcoming bridal show where you can stand a chance to win a $25,000 prize and a Caribbean Cruise giveaway. Visit our website today to learn more on how you can join.

Tips for Attending Your First Bridal Show

Nowadays, there are so many bridal show expos that you can attend. The main purpose of attending these events is so that you can get to know as many people as you can. In the process, you can meet potential wedding suppliers that can help you with your own wedding.

But before you actually attend one, it is important that you know what to bring during the event. Especially if this is your first time, you may feel overwhelmed if you attend the event without knowing how to prepare for it. Here are some tips to remember when attending your first bridal show:

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes and Clothes. Generally speaking, there are plenty of participants during bridal show events. You will be meeting, if possible, all of them during that day. If you are not dressed comfortably, you might get tired right away and wouldn’t want to go around anymore. This is why you need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Invite a Friend. Whether it’s your fiancé or a girl friend, make sure you attend the bridal show with someone that can help you. This way, you can cover more ground and not have to scramble with time.
  • Bring Business Cards. The good thing about attending bridal expos is that the vendors usually give away freebies and samples. In return, they want to add you to their mailing list. For the ones that hold contests, you will increase your chances of winning free services from them because you have already prepared with your business card.
  • Bring Your Organizer. When you’re meeting the vendors in these events, you will have to set a time to meet with them at a later date. By bringing your organizer, you won’t have to worry about mixing up appointments.

Follow these tips to ensure that your first time in attending a bridal show will be fun and easy. Check out our website for upcoming Connecticut bridal shows.

USA Today Announces November Best Month To Get Deals on Wedding Gowns

As a wedding show producer in Connecticut, we are always on the lookout for the best deals for our brides and best wedding professionals to exhibit.  With that said, USA Today reports that bridal shops are more likely to give brides a discount when they purchase their wedding gown in November since they need to move last season’s gowns and make room for all of the new styles.

November and December are also good months to book your wedding vendors, before engagement season is in full swing.

We will showcase the best professionals this Sunday at the Wedding Steps Bridal Show at Testa’s Banquet Facility from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  Come win prizes and meet all the professionals you need to plan your beautiful Philadelphia wedding.

Where: Testa’s Banquet Facility 26 South Center St., Southington, CT 06489
When: Sun. Nov 17, 2013 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST (-05:00)