Tips and Suggestions For Those Attending This Weekends Summer Bridal Extravaganza At LaCaille
The Summers Hottest Wedding Showcase is this Saturday. The Summer Bridal Extravaganza is an event like no other. Brides from all over Utah will be able to meet with over 75 of Utah’s very best wedding professionals to help them plan their perfect day. Thousands of dollars in gifts and prizes will be given out throughout the day and one lucky bride will win the wedding of her dreams, You will be able to sample food from some of Utah’s best cake decorators, ice cream vendors and caterers. You will have the chance to chat with the states best photographers and wedding gown designers and see so many other things you may never have thought of for your wedding. Here are a few key things we HIGHLY recommend you do when attending the Bridal Extravaganza.
1. Arrive early
Those that arrive first to the bridal shows automatically receive some of the coolest prizes. Many Utah Bridal Shows offer discounts and incentives for arriving early to the show. The Upcoming Summer Bridal Extravaganza at LaCaille is giving away a 2 night get away to the first 150 brides who arrive. Not a bad deal for just showing up early. Many times brides show up towards the end of the show thinking they will just check it out. Little did they realize there is so much to do and see that they wish they would have arrived earlier. Also, brides who are wanting to win the Dream Wedding will have to meet certain requirements in order to win so if you just show up at the end you won’t be eligible.
Parking fills up quickly at this show. Brides who arrive earlier will have premier parking spots.
2. Pre-register before the show
Save time by registering before the show. Registration only takes a few minutes and will save you from having to fill out a registration form at the show. While the line to get in may seem long before the show starts, once the doors open, those who are already registered and checked in are simply able to walk in the show. Make sure those attending the show with you pre-register online as well. There are separate check in areas for those brides and guests who are pre-registered and those who still need to register and pay.
3. Bring your friends
Bringing your friends to the bridal show will help them feel involved and also give you a chance to bounce ideas back and forth. Many brides bring their maids of honor and their brides maids to help them with decisions. Many others will bring their mothers or mothers-in-law as this helps them feel more a part of the planning process. Plus, in many cases they are the ones paying for it all.
4. Contact info labels
Wedding vendors will often have drawings for prizes at their booths. Instead of having to fill out multiple forms with your contact info, prepare some electronic labels before the bridal show. Information to include: your name, address, phone number, wedding date and email address. This is something that will really help you as you go through the show. Trust us on this one, you will be so glad you did this.
5. Bring a notebook and pen
Bring a notebook and pen so you can take notes. Write down contact info of vendors you talked to or thoughts you have while attending the bridal show. You will visit with a lot of vendors. Make sure you write down things that really jump out and impress you. Realize that if you don’t write it down you could likely forget something important. There are many times where we get phone calls from brides after the show asking who the vendors were in the show because they didn’t take down any notes.
6. Bring a digital camera
Bringing a simple digital camera will allow you to quickly remember some of the great things you saw at the show. Did you see a great dress during a bridal fashion show? Maybe there is a great cake from a wedding cake designer. This will allow you to go back and see some of the things that impressed you the most.
7. Know your budget
Setting your wedding budget and knowing who is responsible for each thing will help you make decisions and know what you are looking for while attending the show. Shows tend to feature vendors of all kinds that fit into many different wedding budgets. While one vendor could be more expensive than your budget allows, the next one you meet with could meet your needs just fine.
8. Bring your checkbook
Many wedding vendors will offer a special day-of-the-bridal-show-only discount. This will help you save even more money if you are able to find your vendor at the bridal show. The Bridal Extravaganza also gives you an additional incentive for booking your vendors at the show –Extra entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! Most vendors will require a deposit to secure your wedding date. Please be aware that certain dates fill up very fast so if you find a vendor you want to work with, put the deposit down because chances are if you don’t someone else will book them.
Also, shows sometimes have boutique vendors who are selling anything from pants, shirts, jewelry, bags etc. This is a great way for you to pick up gifts for your brides maids or to pick up something extra for your wedding day or for any day.
9. Do your research
Know which wedding services you need before the show. Also try to find out which wedding vendors will be exhibiting. This will help you know what questions to ask and allow you to visit those vendors you are particularly interested in.
10. Take part in the prizes offered during the show
Many shows offer prizes that are given away throughout the day and a grand prize drawing at the end of the day. I know of one bride at a recent show who won three different prizes provided by the show vendors. Because of it she was able to save almost $1000 on her wedding. Money she said she used to pay for a honeymoon they didn’t think they would be able to take. Grand prize drawings at the end of the show are an exciting thing for the brides, imagine having your wedding in a location you never dreamed of or taking a honey moon trip to an all inclusive resort that you never thought you could afford. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given away at The Summer Bridal Extravaganza. Many brides will leave with some incredible gifts. It very well could be you.
At this show we are also excited to be partnering with Get Away Today Vacations again to offer an amazing honeymoon as part of the Dream Wedding Give Away.
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11. Make a day of it
Plan on attending the bridal show for several hours. This will allow you to visit all the vendors and find everything you need. With all the fashion shows, live music, guest speakers and all the free food being passed out you can spend several hours at a show and still feel like you missed something. Bring your fiancé, let him feel a part of it. Believe it or not most guys do care about their wedding day, they just pretend they don’t. Most importantly and above all – have fun!
One unique feature of this show is that LaCaille provides a special exclusive luncheon for brides and their guests who register for the VIP Luncheon Experience. This is very unique and exclusive to the LaCaille show as no other show does something like this.
The Summer Bridal Extravaganza at LaCaille is Utah’s premier Summer Wedding Show. With over 85 vendors, fashion shows, boutique vendors , musical entertainment and so much more this is the wedding event you DO NOT want to miss.
Don’t miss the Biggest & Best Bridal Show of the
11 am – 5:00 pm