What a better place for a bride who thinks she knows what she wants, to get a taste of all that is out there than a Bridal Show. This last Saturday, July 28th, I attended the Dallas Bridal Show with my mom, Aunt Kim, and family friend Dorothy.
It was such a great time. I had a great time. I got to see a fashion show with dresses from Emma’s Bridal Boutique where I have set up an appointment to try on and look at dresses next week. I also found Alfred Angelo‘s booth and made an appointment at the Garland store for next week to try dresses on there as well. I have already picked out bridesmaid dresses. I ordered my Matron of Honor’s dress while I was in Utah, so she could try it on. I’ll get the other two dresses ordered soon. The groom’s and groomsmen’s attire has not really been decided all that much. It’s on the list, so to speak.
There was a booth from Wedding Wishing Tree there, such a neat idea. I just loved it, my mom bought two packages of wishing cards for me. Now all I have to do is find a way to build/make a tree. The idea is that instead of the traditional guest book, you can have guests sign these cards, and share a wish that they have for you on the card. I have quite a few ideas for the tree itself, but the one winning out in my head is to get some Manzanita branches from Blooms and Branches and placing them in some kind of container, like a mason jar or vase so that they stay standing. I may spray paint the branches to go with the colors to match the wedding.
Other vendors at the Bridal Show fit the bill for caterers, decorators, photographers, videographers, DJs, ceremony/reception venues, destinations for honeymoons, even destination weddings, there were anti aging products, make-up artists, personal trainers, Mary Kay consultants, Tux and suit rental/stores, all kinds of wedding dress and bridesmaid dress boutiques, places to register for gifts, stationary vendors, and couples counseling (their main selling point was that they give you a certificate good for $60 off your marriage license not to mention the things they go over in the session that you might not have thought about before). We were among the first through the door. We didn’t quite stay until 5 we were there until 3, I think. All I can think is wow, so much stuff.
I sorted through much of the literature and brochures I was given. I think James and I may have our work cut out for us when it comes to sorting through the fog on some of the stuff. It’s definitely doable, it’s going to be a test of our communication skills.
I gathered information from
Anthem Strong Families, Husband and Wife For Life, Wedding Wishing Tree, Belletrist Design Loft, My Invitation Lady, The Paper Kutt, Jos A. Bank Tuxedo Rental and Sales, Al’s Formal Wear, Men’s Warehouse, Alfred Angelo, Emma’s Bridal Boutique, Pure Luxe Bridal, Circle Park Bridal Boutique, Classy Concepts Bridal and Formal, Gloria Golden’s Beginnings, Brides by Demetrios, Elegant Gown Preservation, My Live Photos, Essencia, VIP seats and Sashes, Cabella Fine Flowers, Unity in Glass, Frosted Art Bakery and Studio, High Fire Designs, Budget Bridal, Send Us off [dot] com, Things Remembered, Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s, Thirty-one, Dillard’s, Dallas Fort Worth Bride and Groom, The Texas Wedding Guide, The Knot Texas
There were many other vendors at Market Hall last Saturday. This list is just the list of brochures, business cards, magazines and flyers that I kept. If you are looking at something to do in place of a unity candle or sand, you should check out Unity in Glass, his art work is definitely something you will love. I love the concept.
I wasn’t sure about going to the Bridal Show, I am glad I did. It was fun going with my mom, aunt, and dear family friend. We laughed and ooo’d and aah’d at dresses and decorations, tested out cakes and different food from caterers, and discussed different ideas. It was indeed worth the money to go.
What did/do you hate(d) most about wedding planning? So far I haven’t come across anything except the money. Let me know.