Expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding will show you 10 ways to save money planning your wedding!
Robbin Montero, the Wine Country's premier Wedding Planner, as seen in The Knot, Modern Bride, Brides, The Press Democrat and Travel and Leisure Magazine.www.a-dreamwedding.com
An advantage of attending bridal shows is that many vendors offer "show only" discounts, or special prices for a limited time.
Attending bridal shows is one of the best ways to get ideas and locate vendors for your wedding because they put you in touch with a variety of potential vendors under one roof, allowing you to compare products services and prices.
Seeing the options can be exciting but, depending on the number of participating vendors, bridal shows can also be overwhelming and exhausting if you are unprepared or if you don't have a plan in mind. These tips are designed to help you save time and money by making the most of the bridal show "one-stop shopping" opportunity.
To stay focused, make a list of vendors you still need beforehand. Plan to zero in on those vendors when you first arrive.
The mother-of-the-bride, sister, best friend, maid/matron of honor and others may want to accompany you. Before attending, explain your objectives to your helpers and give them specific assignments in order to better assist you.
Most bridal shows offer a vendor directory at registration. Keep the directory in hand for reference and recording notes on the vendors as you make your way through the show. If you locate a vendor whose services you wish to secure, check the vendor's availability and schedule a follow-up appointment. Remember, they are there to book business, so you don't want to procrastinate and miss out.
Be prepared to act decisively. Sort through and organize all vendor materials accumulated from the event. Segregate the data that merits further investigation so you can begin making your calls while the information is still fresh in your mind. Make contact as soon as possible for appointments with the vendors. Utilize the appointment to talk with the vendor about your style, culture and desire for your wedding day.
The Dream Day Bridal Show brings to you the best of the best! These vendors will book quickly so make contact as soon as possible.
For more information, call Echo Wright at 707-486-7432.
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- Dennis Urbiztondo Photography
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