Hello my beautiful brides!

We love meeting many of you at the bridal shows that we attend, and we love the feedback that you give us about the magazine, that it’s really helpful to you as you plan your wedding. That’s what we’re here for!

With that in mind, at recent bridal shows that we’ve been a part of, we’ve noticed that some of you haven’t been coming as prepared as you should.

Bridal shows should be not only fun and inspiring, but you should be getting useful information from the vendors to help you plan your dream wedding.

So to help you be better prepared, we’ve put together a handy little list of tips so that you can get the most out of the experience:

1. Don’t go it alone — bring a bridesmaid, your mom or a friend (or dare we suggest, your fiance?). It will be helpful (and more fun!) to have their input and advice.

2. Bring labels — many vendors offer prizes and contests, and additionally, you may want to request more information from the vendors attending the show. By bringing pre-printed labels, you will save time and the hassle of having to complete this information booth after booth. Information that you might want to include: your name, address, phone, email, fiance’s name and when you’re getting married.

3. Bring a notebook — no matter how good your memory is, you’ll want to take some notes on vendors and ideas that catch your eye.

4. Bring a sturdy tote bag — you’ll be picking up business cards, brochures, etc…and, don’t forget really comfortable shoes!