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Bridal Show Advice for the Bride


‘Tis the season again, bridal season that is! As we approach next weekend’s highly anticipated Austin Bridal Extravaganza I wanted to give some bridal show browsing tips.  I recently attended a show with my newly engaged daughter and being that is way  my first show as a participant, browsing was a whole different ballpark!   I have observed many brides who were overwhelmed, but never quite experienced that myself until this visit.   Even though I am very familiar with the bridal world, and what information she needed, I still had no clue where to start. There were pile of people trying get to each booth.  Trying to successfully grab a business card you are sucked in to filling some door prize out, or setting up appointments and even listening to spiels from the vendors.  Don’t get me wrong, these prizes can be great and what they say could make or break booking that vendor. Follow these tips, not only from a wedding vendor but a Mother of the Bride’s perspective!

1.       Register online before you go, earlier the better. This skips you waiting in line to fill our paperwork at the door.

2.     Bring an appointment book, many vendors offer coupons or discounts if you book an appointment that day.

3.       Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, don’t bring the cute heels for this event, it is a large ballroom filled with people. Leave your coat in the car or check it at the hotel, what is worse than handling a huge purse, bag filled with goodies (Trust me we left with 4 bags filled with flyers, goodies and cards) and then also lugging around a coat.

4.       Leave the family at home, the little ones that is. There is nothing worse than trying to get to a crowded booth or through the isle than being blocked by a huge stroller.

5.      Print out address labels on sticker paper with your name, address, email, phone, and wedding date. This way you and your bridesmaids won’t spend 5 minutes at every booth entering for door prizes, or writing your contact information out for those vendors that you would like to contact you after the show.

6.       Keep a pen in your pocket easy reachable. When you taste the most amazing cake or see the most gorgeous gown in a catalog, write a star or quick note on their business card.  This way when you get home and empty your bags out you remember which stores you want to visit.

7.       Look first for vendors handing out bags, start there this way you can fill them up and not be stuck hands full of paper. Go around to all booths even if you think you know who you are booking for that category still grab business cards or flyers in case something happens like that vendor isn’t available for your date.

8. Enjoy the day.  How many times in your life will you plan your wedding.

These tips hopefully will help you feel less overwhelmed. Bridal shows are extremely informative and we vendors have a ton of knowledge to help you!   Go slow and keep your cool, talk to vendors even if there is a wait to reach their booth, you never know what help they may end up being.

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Lyndsay and Kyle, Hamilton 12 October 10

Lyndsay came to meet me at the June Bridal Extravaganza.  Having a very solid idea of exactly what she wanted for flowers made our connection light and easy going.  She loved to coordinate purple and lavender with some white foundation for her bouquet.  The Bridesmaids (not pictured here) carried bouquets of all lavendar and purple tones.  Hot pink was brought in with the house parties posies of Gerber daisies that were elegently wrapped up with black satin ribbons.

Lyndsay and her Father approaching the altar

She has the sweetest spirit!

Lyndsays bouquet was an inspiration including; a base of hydrangea, Escimo Roses, Picasso Mini Calla lilies, Lavender Gem mini Calla lilies, and swooping lily grass loops.

Lyndsay's Bridal Bouquet

Gorgeous accents of lavender

Lysnday custom ordered her aisle runner from an independent supplier, and we adorned the sides with piles of white hot pink and lavender rose petals.

Their names and the Date were in the center!

Unique wedding runner

Here is the happy couple!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

The altar was adorned with rustic wrought iron candelabra from Mancino Iron Works.

Thank you goes out to a fabulous Photojournalistic Photographer Rebel With A Camera.

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Bridal Extravaganza Bliss!

With all of the fuss and flutter over, I am able to sit and reflect on the success of the hard work that went into the Bridal Extravaganza. I have always been drawn to perfection, and working as a wedding and event florist does not leave any room for flaws, so the two tend to compliment each other. Knowing this creates a bit of stress when preparing for such an event, because I want to portray my design style and attention to detail as perfectly as possible within a timely manner. Believe it or not it takes an incredible amount of time and effort to plan and prepare for such an event. Exhaustion is eminent, but has to wait it’s turn! Now that the exhaustion is over, and I have had some time to recover, it is time to hear what you all thought of the event, and Blossom’s participation. Please be sure to comment and leave your feedback if you were there. Tell us what you thought!

Based on all of the kind feedback that we received from Brides, Partners and our competitiros, I feel very confident that Blossom’s second Bridal Show in Austin was a great success.

Our gorgeous booth was a big hit!

Our gorgeous booth was a big hit!

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