When it comes to wedding planning, it turns out that keeping it “simple” requires a checklist of several pages + 16 months worth of details. Even the folks at Real Simple couldn’t keep it so when they put together this Wedding Planning Checklist.
Believe it or not, it is possible to whittle your checklist and your worries down to the bare minimum while planning the wedding of your dreams. All you need is one afternoon, a room full of industry experts, and a pencil to check-off all the to-do’s on your list.
#1 Power-walk through the aisles, gathering as many brochures, flyers, business cards and samples as possible. Sign-up for contests, prizes and give-aways. Once home, pour through the mounds of pictures and paper you collected and try to remember which of the vendors offered a personal touch and made you feel special. (harder than it sounds)
#2 Move a little slower through the fair, talking and asking questions of the vendors. Experience, in person, what can’t be offered online, in pictures or otherwise. Smell the flowers, taste the cakes, step into the photo booth, watch the fashion show, book the caterer’s tasting. Take advantage of vendor face-time, get to know their “personality” and how they make you feel. Ask questions, seek recommendations, gain confidence in those you decide to entrust with your business.
There’s value in both techniques, but we think #2 is the way to go! Smart couples look to bridal fairs as a way to make educated decisions in a time-efficient way. This is one well-spent afternoon to ensure you have a celebration that you can enjoy from start to finish.
Above All Catering & Events is excited to be a Preferred Vendor at the Premier Bridal Show on February 23rd at the Long Beach Convention Center.
We look forward to helping you create a celebration that is uniquely your own (and stress-free).