Today on Wedding Wednesday I’m recapping my Bridal extravaganza experience! When the new year hit, wedding planning really hit me, and I realized there were so many things I needed to get done! After finding our venue, which was a huge weight off my shoulders, I realized how many vendors I needed to start looking at. I was exploring my WeddingWire page and realize there was an events tab. Luckily, I stumbled upon it because this took me to bridal shows happening in Houston. That is where I found that the Bridal Extravaganza was taking place a few weeks later at the convention center.
People always mentioned it and told me it was helpful, so I figured I would look into it. Luckily I did because attending this event helped me get so many contacts all in one place. Granted it was a little stressful but overall a great experience and convention.
If you’ve ever been to a convention you know that it can be a little overwhelming. There are so many things to see and so little time. Not to mention, the amount of people that are there as well. My first piece of advice would be to have a few of your bridesmaids to help you out because there are over a hundred booths to explore! You want to enjoy yourself and not have to worry about signing your name down for everything. One of the items that helped were when you entered the event, they lead you to a line where you’re able to print out labels with all your information. You use those labels to stick on their clipboards to follow up. This will save you so much time and you are still able to see what you want and enter all the amazing giveaways!
Below are photos of the event and different booths we were able to stop by. They went from cake tasting, decorating, wedding dresses, tuxedos, wedding favors, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of they had ideas and inspo for you. Besides cake tasting, one of my favorite parts was (to no surprise) the bridal fashion shows. I was swooning over so many dresses. I highly recommend this event to those who are newly engaged. It’s a great event to spend time with your bridesmaids, mom and mother in law. You really learn so much about what you do and don’t want.
I had so much fun with these bride to be's! Thank you so much to my matron and maid of honor! They have been the ABSOLUTE BEST FRIENDS a girl could ask for.
Until next time,
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