There is never enough time for planning a wedding. Every Bride could use a few extra weeks to keep the stress level down but alas, the calendar date creeps up and the big day arrives. There are things that can be put on your calendar now so that you can make the best of your planning and arranging for your upcoming wedding.
Whether you have your wedding date already set or you expect to start planning in the coming year it can be quite helpful to attend Bridal Fairs or Showcases. There are always a ton of venders from dry cleaners to preserve your dress for future generations after the wedding to wedding photographers and catering experts. Vendors will have plenty of samples and demos for you to view. With all of that information under one roof it can prove to be a real time saver in choosing between services and experts. Brides can also score discounts by visiting vendors and taking advantage of specials the vendors are running during the event. Fashion shows and wedding planning seminars are also available at Bridal Shows and can be very helpful.
In the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area there is the distinct advantage of having many events to choose from when it comes to Bridal Fairs. It may be October and seem far off from 2013 but the major events are already selling tickets. Make sure to get tickets for you and a very helpful “ear” for the event such as your mother or maid of honor. Here is a listing with links to the Web site of some upcoming major events:
Washington Bridal Showcase – January 6, 2013 – Washington Convention Center
Washington Bridal Showcase – January 20, 2013 – Patriot Center, George Mason University
Baltimore Bridal Show – February 2 & 3, 2013 – Baltimore Convention Center
Richmond Bridal Showcase – January 13, 2013 – Greater Richmond Convention Center
Greater Virginia Bridal Show – January 6, 2013 – Fredericksburg, VA
These are just a few of the many events to attend in the DMV area. For a current list from October Bridal and Wedding Planning Events to those planned through 2013 visit Wedding Wire. Wedding Wire is a great source for finding any wedding related event across the country. You can do a search for your area and events can range from Bridal Shows to Bridal Gown Sales and Bridal Designer Trunk Shows.
Of course, we couldn’t close this informational article without reminding you to book your Engagement/Wedding/Reception live band as early as possible. For more information on “How to Pick a Live Band for Your Wedding Reception” and for booking information for CAISO visit the links provided. Also take a look at our previous blog post on money saving tips for your wedding: “Cheap Wedding Dresses and How to Save on Wedding Costs”.