To Have and To Hold: Bridal Show Tips

(So, I don't know if ya'll were just being polite but the general consensus was that my readers wanted to hear about the wedding planning process, so here I am with a new blog segment called To Have and To Hold! Now that I think about it, you probably wouldn't have told me if you didn't want to hear about it, but I digress.)

When Rob proposed back in December, I said I wouldn't start wedding planning until March to enjoy our engagement. Clearly, my neuroticism has proven me wrong (Neuroticism - 1, Evani - 0) because the first event I decided to swing for was the Bridal Showcase of California, a huge event for all of Northern California, this past weekend. And aside from having an awesome time, here's some thoughts I had for the newly engaged/first timers to bridal shows:

I realize this might not apply to every wedding expo or every couple but these are just thoughts I had after my first crazy bridal show. Every vendor offered tons of discounts and I walked away with more fliers and cake samples than I could've dreamed of. If you've been to a bridal expo and have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to share your experiences too!

While I plan to share lots of the wedding planning process, I also hope to keep some of it under wraps for the guests of our special day. So far, Rob and I have fallen in love with a potential church, an outdoor venue, obviously an open bar and after the bridal expo, I realized I couldn't live without a photo booth. Check out these fun (free) photo booth pictures my Mom, my sister and I snapped.

We clearly had way too much fun.

Linking up with Shanna and Joelle today!

As a guest of weddings, how do you feel about photo booth pictures being a wedding favor? Is it enough of a "gift"? (Please feel free to be honest!)

I'm planning to run a wedding planning post once every 2 weeks so I don't spend the next 52+ weeks going on incessantly about my planning, driving you all crazy. Get excited! 🙂

Have a great hump day everyone! 

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24 thoughts on “To Have and To Hold: Bridal Show Tips

  1. These are fantastic tips! Printing out your own labels is probably the best one of all (I learned that one the hard way)! Comfy shoes are also a must!

    xo jen

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