Arcole, Illinois (WCIA)
The Best Western Plus Green Mill Village Hotel and Suites Convention Center in Amazing Arcola, Illinois could be the perfect location for your upcoming nuptials.
Most bridal shows are large events with many vendors. You will be walking and standing for most of the day.
Take a friend
Bring your partner, bridesmaids, girlfriend or mother with you to prevent yourself from making rash decisions. Bringing someone with you will also help you have someone to kick off your ideas with. In case you forget to take notes on something you liked during the show, maybe someone you brought with you can help you remember it.
Bring a diary / notebook / take pictures
Whether you just got engaged the day before or your wedding is in a few weeks, you should be prepared to write down the important information. Take notes on your cell phone or take photos of what you see or like about different vendors and what they have to offer. Many suppliers will have their calendars handy and can make appointments on site. Make sure you have your calendar / phone calendar so you can add appointments when talking to vendors.
Bring address labels
The most valuable information for a supplier is your contact details. Sellers often have special draws, raffles, or freebies in exchange for signing up to their contact lists. Instead of writing this information down at each vendor table, print address labels with your name, mailing address, email, phone number, wedding date. This will make it easier to sign up without putting a cramp in your hand. Check the Bridal Show website a few days before the show to see how many vendors are registered to see how many labels to print OR if they register online and you won’t need the labels at all.
Do your research
Depending on the number of vendors, you may not be able to make it to every vendor table. To get the most out of your day, check the Bridal Show website for a list of vendors. Research their companies to see what they offer. Feel obligated to stop by a booth if you have already secured this supplier.