This Saturday and Sunday we’ll be at the Civic Center in downtown Phoenix meeting many of you new brides-to-be at the Arizona Bridal Show! This week we'll be sharing a few survival tips that will help you get the most out of your bridal show experience so you will leave feeling productive and accomplished but not overwhelmed and burnt out. If you missed yesterday's survival tip post, make sure to check out what we mean by "Smaller IS Better". And if you are planning to attend the Arizona Bridal Show this weekend and are still looking for your wedding dress, make sure to stop by the Brilliant Bridal booth to
save up to $250 off your bridal gown purchase!
Read on for the best way to manage all of the email that will start coming your way after your trip to the bridal show.
One of the easiest and cheapest (ie: FREE!) things you can do to make your day at the show and your overall wedding planning more organized is to set up a dedicated email address for all wedding related email. There are lots of free email options out there, but at Brilliant Bridal we run everything on Gmail since it easily allows you to set up folders for all of your different vendors and guests to keep things organized, it has virtually unlimited storage, and comes with a slew of other goodies like Google Drive, Google Calendar and more that can be a huge help with your wedding planning.
Create an email address that is easy to remember and reflective of your wedding day like: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can use this address to give to wedding vendors, for an eco-friendly RSVP option or as way to keep in touch with your wedding guests with out having your personal email bombarded.
Keep in mind that by attending the Arizona Bridal Show, you likely had to share your email address during the ticket purchasing process. That email address will be shared with the 600+ vendors that pay to attend the bridal show. You will be getting A LOT of email in the days and weeks following the bridal show.
Some of it will be from vendors that you want to hear from and some of it might be kind of annoying. By law, all direct email marketing must have a clear "unsubscribe" option. We would encourage you to use this method for silencing the wedding pros you aren't interested in rather than marking their emails as "spam".
Check back tomorrow as we expand on this idea and share the easiest and fastest way to give your new email address to all of the Arizona Bridal Show vendors you'd like to receive more information from!