Each year the Bridal Association of the Brazos Valley (www.BABV.org) works diligently to produce two bridal shows. One in the Spring and one in the Fall. We have just finished the Fall 2013 Spring show, and had a blast! This year the venue changed from the College Station Hilton to the Brazos Valley Expo Complex Ballroom, and there were a few extra people in town celebrating TAMU vs SMU and most importantly Aggie ring day, which proved for a successful show.
All in all, there were a reported 148 brides, 392 attendees and around 75 vendors who exhibited. The bridal show is a day that anyone planning a wedding is able to get A LOT done…cake tasting, personality matching, design brainstorming, and discount registering! As a vendor, it is fun for us to get to see our clients, point them in the right directions and network with other vendors. I love that we live in a town where everyone is able to work together and not feel threatened by like businesses, and I hope it stays that way always!
For those brides who attended the show and left feeling a little overwhelmed, it’s okay, you’re not alone! Start sifting through your information and keeping that from the vendors that you felt that spark with. It might have been the picture that caught your eye, or that easy conversation that made you feel like you had known that person for years, but you know when you fit with someone. You won’t hire every person you meet, and that’s okay. You can slowly start making one on one appointments to sit down with those vendors and check things off your list. It can be a nice, easy process to make you feel comfortable.
For those brides who attended the show and walked out with all of your vendors booked, good for you! You are the type who knows what you want when you see it and doesn’t mess around! Start compiling your lists of vendors you will be working with and checking off which have been booked, when deposits are due and what you have left. You’ll be done in a flash!
We look forward to meeting our brides from the show moving forward and helping them pick out their rentals for their wedding, design their tables, and plan their weddings! Next year maybe we’ll take pictures of the brides coming through to share the different expressions and personalities. Until then, here are a few of the booths from vendors this year during set up.