6 Bridal Show & Wedding Expo Tips 2021

Wedding Show Cincinnati

Many Wedding Shows are NOT Cancelled!

Newly engaged?  Overwhelmed?  Going to a Wedding Show or Bridal Expo is a great start.  However, you can walk out more confused than when you walked in!  Here are some guidlines to help make your trip to Cincinnati's Bridal Shows fun and productive!  

Wedding Shows are a great way to meet a lot of potential wedding vendors such as Wedding VenuesWedding Photographers, DJs, Cakes, and pretty much anything you can imagine for your big day all in one room.  To make the best of it, you should prepare yourself BEFORE you arrive at the bridal shows  

  1. 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 helps organize your wedding email seperate from your regular email.
  2. 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. 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 which vendors you want to target.  Look them up online and write down any questions you have for them or just make a note you want to stop and talk to them.
  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.
  6. Starting Price:  The most common mistake when trying to find out price is to ask for the "starting price".  You're encouraging them to quote a low package that is not relevant to your wedding then followed by up selling and pushing your budget.  The proper question to ask is "What is the average couple's total investment with your company?  I once saw a photographer advertise $200 wedding packages.  By the time you had a full day with two photographers and copyright it was $2700. 

You will find Images by Daniel Michael Photography at:

RSVP ’s Bridal & Event Show at RSVP Event Center
453 Wards Corner Rd, Loveland Ohio 45140
Saturday February 6, 2021 Show Hours: 11:00-4:00

A Bridal Affair at Kolping Center 10235 Mill Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday February 21, 2021 11:00-4:00 

Free Admission, Reservations Required

The Bridal Show at The Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH
Saturday February 27, 2021 3:00-6:00 

Free Admission, Reservations Required

Newport Aquarium Wedding Show Thursday March 25, 2021 6:30pm-9:30 pm

Wendy's Bridal Show Cancelled for 2021 and will return January 2022

Cincinnati Wedding Showcase Cancelled expecting January 2022 return