The Great Bridal Expo has consumer event production for over 30 years throughout the United States. It is direct to the consumer wedding resource It was formed in 1978 by William F. Heaton III (an attorney and entrepreneur). In the US The Great Bridal Expo has become the leading national consumer bridal marketing event and each year it is heading towards the growth .The event takes place in large upscale convention centers & convention hotels and follows a trade show format. Everything here is to showcase for the wedding-honeymoon & home is featured and on display. In the event Bridal fashion shows are also included and the events highlights feature the latest fashion. Other highlights include DJ presentations live Orchestra colorful honeymoon show and aisle-after-aisle of exciting & informative exhibits.
I learned to bring boxes for individual sales at customers request. It would be nice to know were my booth is before I arrive. Due to system issues with the organizers computer I was delayed setting up but I arrived around 8:30 so it didn't cause much of a hiccup.
I learned I should meet and talk with the photographer and enjoyed meeting Donovan Richards from GRAPHICS NECESSARY. I did not enjoy the bridal show because it was biased to CURVY WOMAN and FULL FIGURED woman. ALL the ladies that modeled were size 2 and did not even smile when walking.
Pay for your ticket, and only one gets the goody bag at the entrance. We asked for another bag, and we were told by two of the attendants, that only 1 bag , even if you bought more than 1 ticket. I asked why? She told me: Do you want for us to loose our jobs? Ridiculous. I will never go to this again. We share the info from the bag. Not Worth going.
It was nice. All the vendor booths were set up nice and the event was organized. The only complaint I have is that vendors started taking down their booths right after the fashion show and that was 1 hour before the event was supposed to end.
Not enough vendors to represent cake, food and venues. Too many hair, make up, and photography vendors. Not enough sitting spots. We got the at 12 and were done by 1. We wanted to see the fashion show, but nothing else to do while waiting for it
I thought there was going to be a lot more vendors, only one vendor for bridal shops, no cake vendors and we stayed almost until the end and the bridal/fashion show had still not started. The rows were so close together that it was hard to get around
There are 3 buildings of the convention center and there was no outdoor signage to direct which building the event was held. Very crowded inside, there was plenty of room to space out vendors and allow attendees more room to walk by booths.
I was looking forward to more vendors being there, with a broader spectrum...Such as unique local jewelry for wedding rings, and bakery cakes, flower companies, clothing bridal stores, just more vendors in general. Needed more variety.