Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Wedding Shows

Wedding shows are a great way to kick off your wedding planning. You will be able to meet with local vendors and see samples of their work, attend a fashion show, sample cakes, meet other brides and much more. Whether your are recently engaged or searching for last minute ideas, a wedding show can assist you.

Click for a list of bridal shows.


Photo by The Henry Studio

Tips for Attending a Wedding Show

Bring a pen and notebook

Bring a pen and notebook. There will be many opportunities to register for prizes and you will want to take notes. You may want to invest in a self-inking stamp or self adhesive labels that have your name, address, phone number, email address and wedding date on it. This will save you a lot of time if you want to leave your personal information with vendors.

Bring your calendar, datebook and checkbook

Bring your calendar, datebook and checkbook. Book appointments and make deposits while you are there. This saves you time later. In addition, some exhibitors feature "show specials" which are savings you can only take advantage of if you attend that wedding show.

Take the time to talk to vendors

Take the time to talk to vendors. Do you remember when your mother told you "Don't talk to strangers"? Now is the time to forget that rule. It's the only way to learn more about their product or service. Exhibitors are there to answer your questions and concerns.

Bring your mother and/or bridal attendants

Bring your mother and/or bridal attendants. The fashion shows feature something for everyone - bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride gowns, and tuxedos. It's also great to have another opinion when you find a professional or something you like.

Bring your fiancé

Bring your fiancé. Most grooms are responsible for their formal wear, honeymoon arrangements, and selecting the transportation. This is a great opportunity for your fiancé to select a tux and accessories, see limos, and meet knowledgeable travel agents

Arrive at least 1/2 hour prior to each fashion show

Arrive at least 1/2 hour prior to each fashion show. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Try to leave your coat in the car because some facilities do not have coat checks. If you are unable to attend a show of your choice, send your mother or a friend to pick up information for you.

If you are unable to attend a show of your choice, send your mother or a friend to pick up information for you.

Wedding shows are designed to make your wedding planning easier and to save you time and money. Relax, take your time and have fun!

Tip: If a bridal show allows on-line registration, take advantage! It will save you time at the door. Many shows will also offer an incentive to registering on-line, such as discount tickets.

Find Rhode Island Wedding Professionals.

RELATED ARTICLES