Cincinnati Bridal Shows and Expos

The Wedding Photographers at Images by Daniel Michael Photography have been voted by our couples as the Most Awarded Professional Photography Studio in not only Cincinnati but all of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  We take great pride not only in the photos from your wedding but also in helping make it the best day of your life.  We are not limited to photography.  We would love the opportunity to guide you in choosing your vendors and in making suggestions for your day in general.  Please do not hesitate to use our Preferred Vendor page or to ask us about anything about your wedding day.

What you need to know BEFORE a bridal show.

Posted on: December 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Tags: Bridal show

Are you going to any of the Bridal Shows in Cincinnati Ohio or anywhere else for that matter?  Have you ever been to a bridal show?  Bridal Shows are a great way to meet a lot of potential wedding vendors such as Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers, Wedding DJs/Entertainment, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Dresses, Transportation and pretty much anything you can imagine for your big day all in one room in one weekend.  Having said that, it doesn't matter how big or small the Wedding Expo is, your first one will be overwhelming if you do not prepare yourself. Here are the things you need to know to get the most out of these bridal shows.  

  1. Create a wedding email:  Everyone including the show host will want your contact information.  Every vendor will receive a copy of this information which means you will get a lot of vendors contacting you to try to earn your business.  This can get very overwhelming and annoying.  Creating a wedding email will keep all of the wedding spam out of your normal email.
  2. Bring a Sharpie:  You will talk to so many vendors at the show you will forget who was  who and what made them stand out to you.  With your sharpie, you can mark notes or even just a checkmark to remind you to take a good look at them when you are doing your research at home afterwards.
  3. Do some pre show research:  Inevitably you will have already done some homework on the vendors for your wedding.  Look at the wedding show's website and see if any of the vendors you are interested in will be in attendance.  If so, make sure to look for them while you are there.
  4. Do not waste your time:  If you are not interested in a vendor, do not stop to talk to them.  You don't have time and neither do they.  As salespeople they will try to talk to you but in reality you may be keeping them from talking to someone who may actually hire them.  Don't stay and talk to be polite.
  5. Carry two bags:  You will likely collect information from most of the vendors who say hello to you even if you don't like them.  Have one bag for those you are not interested in and throw that in the trash when you leave.  Have another bag for those you are interested in.  This works with bringing a sharpie because you can distinguish your favorites in that bag with the sharpie.

Here are some bridal shows you will find Images by Daniel Michael Photography:

Wendy's Bridal Show at Duke Cincinnati Convention Center Saturday January 2nd 10:00-5:00, Sunday January 3rd 11:00-5:00

Cincinnati Wedding Showcase at Sharonville Convention Center Saturday/Sunday January 9th/10th 11:00-5:00