Why should you attend wedding shows? Bride or a pro, find out why wedding shows are still a good idea!
There are many bridal fairs and shows happening all over the world all year around. If you happen to come to Greece, in the winter months like January or February you can also attend some of the biggest wedding fairs of the Southern Europe. So why wedding shows you may ask? At shows like Bridal Expo and Bridal Fashion Week, happening on 20-22 of January 2019, you can meet and even book your favourite suppliers and see the latest trends in wedding organization and all the latest bridal fashion.
5 reasons why you should visit bridal wedding fairs
Find your style, if you are confused
Not sure yet what kind of wedding style you want? Or you have few different styles and you cannot decide among them? It is best to visit many different wedding fairs in order to see all possible wedding styles live and in person. Remember that beautiful images from the web can sometimes be misleading and this will give you a chance to imagine how your wedding could actually look like.
Meet new vendors you might want to hire
If you have some vendors in mind that you may need for your wedding, but you don’t know where to find them. Visit your local or even international wedding fair if possible, in order to meet the new vendors and book them on the spot with potential discounts or benefits only for fair attendees.
Get new ideas for your wedding
Having to research your wedding on social media and platforms like Pinterest can sometimes be overwhelming and also misleading. Depending on your situation and location, sometimes vendors can deliver only certain things. For example, wedding on an island can sometimes be challenging with logistics and can offer more local products than special imports, which could also spike your budget.
See new trends from the local wedding industry
Wedding trends are now changing faster than ever and some locations or countries have different trends that are more popular than others. While visiting a local wedding fair, you can get yourself acquainted with their trends and know what you can expect.
Book the vendors you want to work with
When you already have specific vendors you would like to book, check if they will be attending your wedding fair. While you visit their booth, you can see a sample of their work, have the face to face meeting and get to know them better. What is more, maybe score yourself a special faire discount or offer.
However, if you happen to be a wedding pro, you might want to consider attending as well. With a booth you can present your work and stand out of the crowd, attracting potential clients. Wedding fairs and shows are of course beneficial for any wedding professional. There, you can network and meet potential clients or co-workers. Another way is to attend Wedding Networking Events, where you can also learn from other industry leaders. One such established event is happening also in Athens. If you are a wedding pro, this November 26-27th 2019 you can join the Wedding Circle Networking Event. In short, through a series of events and speeches with wide range of topics addressed to wedding pros, you can learn and network with Greek wedding pros!
4 good reasons why you should attend wedding networking events
Wedding industry is rapidly changing and as a wedding pro, you need to be informed and stay ahead of your clients. In other words, this way you can offer them your best service or product and stay in the game. Clients, who do their research will respect your knowledge and the fact that you invest in your business.
You should never stop learning and searching for new information. Not to mention that new things are being created and invented constantly, and even though you may think you know everything there is to know about your business, you don’t! Someone might know something more then you or maybe do things a bit different, which could be a better way to go.
Network and meet your team
At a local networking event, you can meet the pros you may not know yet. For instance, the new, fresh and young enthusiasts or the well-established professionals working in this industry for years. You never know who you will get along with well that might become part of your team or just a preferred vendor. On the international level, there is always a chance to meet someone you idolise or inspire to, as well as broaden your horizons or expand to new territories.
Above all, have fun! Networking events are always filled with inspiration and entertainment. Through the series of gala dinners, awards, games and performances, you should take the time to relax, enjoy and party on while you network! So, don’t be shy to be yourself and enjoy your time with your peers.
The Wedding Circle Event 2019 will take place November 26-27 at the brand new Anasa in Army Grove (next to Badminton Theatre). Early bird bookings are until September 15, 2019, which is expiring soon! To secure your spot, book your tickets here!
Brides, leave your mark!
For all brides who are getting married or got married in Greece, this wedding survey in Greek, and this one in English will give you a chance to help Greek wedding professionals improve their services and provide the best possible value to all the future couples. Consequently, all answers will be gathered and the statistics will be shared to all the wedding professionals at the Wedding Circle event this November. Above all, if you are a bride-to-be or already married, your honest answers will help will contribute to improve the wedding industry in Greece.
Thank you for taking your time.