TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE MELBOURNE WEDDING EXPO
Now that you’ve announced your commitment to each other, with a shiny new ring to mark the occasion, it’s time to bring to life your vision for your big day. Pinterest boards, faithful googling and hours of research are excellent ways to gain inspiration but talking to the vendors in person is a sure-fire way to find vendors that you gel with, but more importantly, who will bring your day to life. Here, Wedding & Bride Expo imparts our top tips to ensure you get the most out of the so you are well on your way to planning your dream day!
GET YOUR FREE TICKETS
First things first, in order to attend the event you’ll need to get your ticket! With hundreds of vendors on site, encompassing all aspects of your wedding day – from entertainers to venues – it’s important to register your interest and lock-in your attendance, now more so than ever to adhere to the best COVID-safe practices.
Your attendance can be registered easily through Eventbrite  and doing so will mean you’re one step closer to bringing your dream day to life.
THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
In this case, the age-old saying rings true. The first 150 couples through the doors will receive a free show bag filled with goodies from exhibitors and sponsors to help you with your wedding preparation. Gifts from Brown Brothers and Mr Jasper Says are just a couple of the exciting gifts that can be found in the gift bags at the Melbourne Wedding & Bride Summer Expo so be sure to get in early to avoid missing out!
What’s more, getting to the venue early will enable you to scope out all the exhibitors and have meaningful conversations with prospective vendors before the masses arrive – taking the stress out of what can commonly be a stressful wedding planning process.
CHECK IT OUT, CHECK IT OFF
Regardless of whether you are a Type A or Type B personality, checklists are an excellent way to structure your day and ensure that you get the most out of the expo. Before attending jot down a rough list of which vendors you are most interested in and what you are looking for. Doing so will ensure that you spend your time wisely and will act as a helping hand when you understandably get side-tracked by all the beautiful and colourful displays on show.
Wedding expos offer a unique experience that allows couples to view a range of different exhibitors all conveniently located in one place! Make the most of being able to interact with the friendly vendors in person and be sure to ask as many questions as your heart desires. Ensuring you have a checklist will enable you to navigate the day smoothly so that you leave feeling fulfilled and satisfied that you have got the most out of this wonderful experience.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
Though not a perilous environment, navigating the waters of wedding planning isn’t always smooth sailing. To help you on this journey, it is always wise to bring a second pair of eyes who can act as your sound board and ask any questions that you may have overlooked. Whether you bring your friend or family, make sure that it is someone you trust and who has your best interests at heart so you can be sure that they’re imparting you with the best wisdom.
NOTE IT DOWN
Seeing so many different exhibitors in such a short space of time can be overwhelming. Make sure that you make a note of any vendors who catch your eye whether it’s on a piece of paper, or on your phone so that you can be sure to go home and research them and make sure that you want them to be a part of your wedding day. This is also where having a friend comes in handy as ‘two minds are greater than one’ and they can also help to remember any titbits of information that you may have forgotten once the day has wound to an end.
While it’s always recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and footwear as you will be on your feet for the best part of the day, what we’re referring to is, of course, the highly anticipated Wedding & Bride Fashion Parades. With a range of Melbourne/Western Australia’s best fashion designers showcasing the best of the best, it is impossible not to say ‘yes’ to the dress. Waltzing down the runway, the dresses offer a unique look into how the dress will sit not only while on the model but when moving – giving you a better view of what is one of the most pivotal aspects of the day.
It can be so easy to be bogged down with the practicalities of wedding planning, but on a day that is meant to be a celebration of your love and unique relationship, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! Enjoy this time in your life and remember that this isn’t something that comes about every day!
As the wedding season continues to ramp up, we hope that these helpful tips and tricks will stand you in good stead to get the most out of the expo and to find the suppliers who will make your dreams a reality.
Happy Wedding Planning!