March 3, 2013

Wilmington, Delaware Bridal Show | Hotel du Pont

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Wedding planning is in full swing. It’s not too surprising that early in the year is an incredibly busy booking time – a slew of holiday proposals, New Year’s resolutions, Valentine’s Day, etc. It’s also the start of bridal shows, which generally pop up during the spring and fall.

I will be at the beautiful Hotel du Pont TODAY manning the fabulous Lindsay Docherty Photography booth and available to answer any question your little heart desires (photography-wise, that is. You might want to consult a life coach, CPA, doctor, or guru for those other questions). The catch is that you have to be there.

Here are the details:
What: The Ultimate Bridal Event at du Pont
When: today, March 3rd from noon to 4pm
Where: Hotel du Pont, 100 West 11th St.  Wilmington, DE 19801
Why: mix and mingle with some of the area’s finest wedding professionals and maybe even book one or two
Who: you + me

Show up and you’re bound to see me. I’ll be in the big, green “living room” booth.


Here are some tips for you bridal show newbies:

  • Set up a wedding email account. You’ll be getting so much information that it’ll be nice to have one place for it all so you don’t overload your everyday inbox.
  • Pre-register so you don’t have to deal with the lines. It’s generally cheaper for you too.
  • Vendors will want to know your wedding details so make adhesive labels so you’re sure everything gets down properly. Include bride and groom names, wedding date, wedding location, email address, and mailing address.
  • Bring a sturdy bag. You’ll get a ton of brochures, magazines, pamphlets, etc. It gets heavy.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll likely be there for a few hours.
  • Know what vendors you still need and think about what is important to you with each wedding component. Bring questions. You’re under no obligation to purchase anything so ask away! You have all of these experts at your fingertips – make use of them
  • Bring a camera and a notebook to help jog your memory for which vendor went with what.
  • Bring a buddy – your future spouse, mom, or someone in your wedding party. They’ll be good to help you remember details and bounce opinions off of later. I don’t recommend little kids or strollers; it can get very cramped in there.
  • If you want some one-on-one time with a vendor, your best bet is during the fashion show.
  • Bring a bottle of water or at least hydrate before the show.
  • Take note of any show specials but don’t feel obligated to sign on the spot. Many vendors offer specials that are good for a few days or weeks following the event.
  • Be prepared for information overload.
  • Enjoy it!

See you there!

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