Tips for Attending a Bridal Show or Extravaganza in Houston

Attending a bridal show is a great idea. You will have a chance to meet many of the vendors that you are interested in booking and you can see for your self how creative they are when it comes to decorating their booths. Additionally you can see their work displayed for you. Photographers will have their best pictures out to display, Cake vendors will have their best display cakes and maybe a few samples for you to taste, Linen Companies will have their most popular linens on display, Dress and Tuxedo shops will have the new fashions out for you to look at, and most importantly, everyone will be offering some type of discount or promotion for their services.

Attending a bridal show is a great idea. You will have a chance to meet many of the vendors that you are interested in booking and you can see for your self how creative they are when it comes to decorating their booths. Additionally you can see their work displayed for you. Photographers will have their best pictures out to display, Cake vendors will have their best display cakes and maybe a few samples for you to taste, Linen Companies will have their most popular linens on display, Dress and Tuxedo shops will have the new fashions out for you to look at, and most importantly, everyone will be offering some type of discount or promotion for their services.

Sow how do you get the best out of a Bridal Show?

Here are 10 Tips that will help you enjoy the bridal show,  get organized and save money

  1. Pre-Register Before the Show

    Save time and money by registering online through most bridal shows.  By registering online, you avoid the lines and having to fill out long forms and some bridal shows give you a discount if you buy your tickets online.

  2. Arrive Early

    By arriving early at the bridal show you have several benefits:
    (a.) You will be one of the first to go in and see everything still in tact and well organized
    (b.) You will avoid the crowds
    (c.) Be able to spend a bit more time with vendors
    (d.) Not have to stand for soo long waiting for a vendor to talk to you.

  3. Dress Comfortably

    Be prepared to spend more time than you anticipate at the bridal shows, especially the big ones. Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes will make your day less painful and stressful.

  4. Be Prepared to spend most of your day there

    Chances are you will want to see 2 or 3 vendors of every service you still need for your wedding. And you probably want to spend a few minutes talking to each vendor, asking questions about their services, packages, pricing and options they have. That’s going to take more time as the day rolls along and more people start to attend the show.

  5. Bring a Notebook and a Pen or Pencil

    Prepare yourself with a few questions you may have for each vendor that you want to interview. Additionally, be prepared to write down some of the things you like as well as dislike about each vendor. Maybe they say something you really like and want to remember which vendor mentioned it.. if you write it down you can always come back to it and give credit to the right vendor. On the other hand, if a vendor mentions something you don’t agree with, make sure you take not of it.  If they give you an unbelievable deal, make sure you write it down so you can reference it later on when you meet them. We vendors are human and can forget sometimes when we make a special offer for a special occasion.

  6. Set up Alternative Contact Info

    Set up an new Gmail address for your wedding and something new from Google.com is Google Voice.  This is pretty neat and I love it… It the exact same concept of email, but with voice. Google.com will give you for free, a local phone number that you can use to receive voicemails, and check them from you computer, your cell phone, or any other phone. Another great feature about Google Voice is that you will receive an email notification to your Gmail account with a written transcript of your voicemail. The features are endless so check it out! Google Voice Link.

  7. Contact Information Labels

    Many vendors want your information, and in return they may be having a drawing, a special discount, or both. Print out some address labels with the following on them.
    Both Names, ex. Maria Martinez & Kenneth Smith
    Wedding Date,  ex. 09-25-2010
    An email Address, ex. myweddingemail@gmail.com
    A Phone Number, Google Voice, Cell or home phone number

  8. Do Your Research

    Find out what services you still need to book, find out which vendors are going to be attending, check out their websites and what they have to offer, see pictures of their previous work and get as much information on them beforehand. Prices, packages, booth number, etc…

  9. Bring Your Check Book

    Many wedding vendors offer an additional discount if you book their services at the bridal show. So be prepared to make a decision and put down a deposit. It’s also a great idea to bring anyone that will be involved with the decision making and who may be helping you pay for your wedding.

  10. Bring Your Camera

    It’s a good idea to take pictures of the things that you see and like from your favorite vendors.

I hope these tips help you save some money on your wedding, get you organized, and make your day enjoyable!

Happy Planning

|o| Simply Frank |o|
Wedding DJ in Houston

2010 January and July Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston : DJ News

The Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show

Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston – January and July 2010

The date has been set for the 2010 Bridal Extravaganza Show.

Set your calendars for January 9th – 10th at the George R. Brown Convention Center
July’s Bridal Extravaganza Show will be July 10th and July 11th, 2010 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Visit the Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show’s Website for further information and for specials.

Happy Planning!


|o| Simply Frank |o|
Professional Wedding DJ in Houston

P.S.
Edited on 1-05-2010: I just created a new Blog post on the 10 Tips for Attending a Bridal Show or Extravaganza in Houston

Edited on 01-02-2011: New Blog Post on The 2011 Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show | DJ Review

Book Elegante Entertainment’s DJ/MC, Uplights, Monograms or Photo Booths

Finally a Weekend off With the Family

This year has been a very different year for me. Despite taking off the first month and a half, January and February, I’ve been seen a huge rise in inquiries coming through my website.

I don’t advertise in any magazine or publication, I do have an ad in the Knot.com, but all my web traffic comes from either Google.com, Yahoo.com, or the new Bing.com. I haven’t paid for printed advertising in over a year, I’ve stopped attending the Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show, and have really not spent any money in advertising for a while now.

I continue t0 advertise with the Knot.com, one because they did not listen to my request to cancel my subscription, and two because their advertising is actually working to drive approximately 30 visitors to my site per month.

Despite the economy being so bad and Me taking a whole month and a half off to do some much needed home remodeling/upgrades, I would say business is doing better than last year.

I’ve been completely booked all year since Valentine’s day and if it wasn’t for a cancellation this past Saturday, I would have had to celebrate my daughter’s birthday on a Sunday.

So this weekend was very relaxing at home with the family and invited some friends to come over and celebrate my oldest daughter’s 6th birthday.  Would you believe it? No loud music was involved. 🙂

We had a blast! We rented out one of those water slide moonwalks and all the kids loved it. They did not stop playing in it the entire time we had it rented. Since they arrived early, even I was able to jump in there and have some fun with my two girls! Those times are so few in my life that I was able to really take them in and be grateful to God for such beautiful girls and for such an opportunity to be able to spend a Saturday with the people whom we love.

This Friday and Saturday, it’s back to weddings. I have two weddings, back to back and I look foreword to entertaining and creating beautiful smiles on the guests of my clients!

Happy Planning!


|o| Simply Frank |o|
Professional Houston DJ

Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show July 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen!

It’s time once again to get ready for The Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston.

The largest Bridal Show in Houston and Quite possibly in the entire state of Texas, is less than a month away.

Do you still need to book a…

  • Bridal Accessories

  • Bridal Consultants

  • Bridal Salons

  • Caterers

  • Chocolate Fountain Rental

  • Custom Guestbooks/Plates

  • Entertainment DJs, Musical Groups & Instrumentalists

  • Floral Preservation

  • Florists

  • Health & Fitness

  • Honeymoon Destinations & Travel Agents

  • Ice and Fruit Sculptures

  • Invitations

  • Jewelry

  • Limousines

  • Ministers

  • Photographers

  • Reception Sites, Hotels & Rehearsal Dinner Facilities

  • Rental: Comfort Stations

  • Rental: Linen & Wedding Reception Items

  • Skincare

  • Total Wedding Services

  • Tuxedo Rental

  • Videography & Video/DVD Montages

  • Wedding and Grooms Cakes

Whatever you may be looking for you can find at the 2009 Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston.

Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show Contact Information

The Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show July 2009
July 25-26, 2009
George R. Brown Convention Center
(281)340-7777
info [at] bridalextravaganzashow.com

If you are a bride to be, groom to be, or even a quinceanera to be… you can register at the link below

Register for the Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show

Register for the event and buy your tickets beforehand…. go and do it now!!! 🙂

Happy Planning!!


|o| Simply Frank |o|
Professional Bilingual DJ in Houston