This weekend we'll be at the Civic Center in downtown Phoenix meeting thousands of new brides-to-be at the Arizona Bridal Show! Over the next few days we want to give you a few "survival tips" that will help you to get the most out of your bridal show experience. We want you to leave the bridal show feeling productive and accomplished but not overwhelmed or burnt out. Make sure to visit our blog every day this week for a new survival tip. We'd love to hear your thoughts or any creative ideas you have for making the most of the bridal show so please comment below and let us know what you think! We're kicking the series off today with some thoughts on how to select the entourage that will accompany you to the bridal show. Our advice boils down to "Smaller IS Better". This may seem like a trivial topic, but the people you bring (and the opinions they bring with them!) can really make or break your Arizona Bridal Show experience. Read below for more!
Most brides-to-be like to bring friends and family to the bridal show to help make wedding planning decisions and to help carry all the free magazines, fliers and swag you'll collect from vendors. Rather than inviting your entire bridal party, family and life long besties consider selecting just a few key people to help you navigate the bridal show. Think mom, MOH and sister/BFF. If your fiance is actively participating in the wedding planning process make sure to bring him along too!
If you have a hard time staying organized and on track, bring someone to keep you focused. If you're more of a type A personality, bring a friend who will keep you laughing and stress free. Bring friends & family who know you well and know what YOU want for your wedding and won't try to convince you their idea is better (admit it, we all have this friend). Bottom line, remember this day is about you and your fiance, your wedding and what you need to accomplish to pull it all together. Don't feel pressured to invite a huge group to join you if it will create more stress or derail your goals for the bridal show.
Visit the blog again tomorrow for another great tip that will help make the most of your day at the Arizona Bridal Show!