Since my recent engagement on Christmas Day I am now beginning the journey of wedding plan. Through the process I hope to share different tips and tricks I figure out as I go that will hopefully help others some day. So today comes Tip #1 and probably 2 and 3.
A few weekends ago my MOB and MOG (that is mother of the bride and mother of the groom) and myself went to a bridal show at the venue I will be having my reception. Not having any expectations as we walked through the door I was immediately overwhelmed as every booth handed me some type of goodie or information and then had me fill out a card. As we walked booth to booth down aisle and aisle it was like floating through a cloud. They all started to run together.
So in the spirit of tip #1 I suggest this. Before attending a bridal show make labels with your name, address, phone number, email, and wedding date. This way you can quickly stick these on any type of registration or drawing and move on. I would also recommend going to bridal shows only in your local area or that have vendors that you are interested in using because they are usually location specific. I would also highly recommend getting some type of planning guide. I have purchased the Ultimate Wedding Planner made by the knot and have also registered on theknot.com. It is a very useful site that links to some many other wedding sites and ideas. Definitely helpful for someone like me who is a planner and likes list and organization.