If you are recently engaged or currently planning your wedding, then you are not going to want to miss one of the biggest bridal shows in Michigan. Of course, I'm talking about the Fall Bridal Celebrations taking place this Sunday, Sept 15, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The show is from 12 noon until 5 pm.
If you've never been to a bridal show, they are basically wedding-themed trade shows, where hundreds of vendors gather to help inspire you as you plan the wedding of your dreams. Bridal Shows often come with hefty discounts and show-only specials, so the well-prepared bride can actually save thousands of dollars on their wedding if they come to the show ready to spend. This year, it is estimated that there will be over $100,000 in free gifts and prizes at the show.
The Palace Show is one of the biggest, so it is recommended that you come prepared, because the sheer quantity of stuff going on can easily overwhelm you. Since most vendors you meet are looking for your information, it is a great idea to prepare stickers (like address labels) with your name, phone number, email address and wedding date, so that you can just stick a sticker at each booth, instead of having to re-write your information over and over. Many brides don't take advantage of on-site booking, but it is a fact: Even though there are great freebies usually available, you can literally save thousands by booking on the spot with select vendors. Just be sure to do your homework ahead of time and have a comfortable budget that you know you want to stay within.
Normally on display are DJs, photographers, videographers, cake specialists, tuxedo and limousine rental companies and much more. Specialty services like Photo Booths and late-night food carts are usually seen as well. Anything from bridal boot camps to honeymoon excursions will help expand your mind at the possibilities, usually introducing you to services you've never even considered. So although "doing your homework" includes having budgets in mind for each service, you will want to stay flexible and open-minded because you may come across a unique service that is totally up your alley.
There are also two fashion shows on the main floor of the Palace showcasing the latest in male and female bridal fashion.
Tickets are $10 at the show or you can receive discounted tickets here. Remember when you register for the show, your information is usually given to the vendors at the show, so be prepared for emails and possibly phone calls after the show ends. It's because of this, that some couples set up a separate email account (or even phone line) specifically for their wedding communication.
My company, Complete Video Solutions, will be at the show near the fashion show runway and we will be offering some incredible deals as well. New this year, is our unique Photo Booth service that we will have on display. Stop by our booth for a chance to win a free Photo Booth for your wedding or up to $1000 off our Videography packages!
We are also giving out a select number of free Palace Bridal Show admission tickets as well as special "Pre-Bridal Show" deals to couples who meet with us this week (Sept 9 through Sept 12). No obligation to book to receive the free tickets. You can set up a consultation by visiting out website, www.cvideosolutions.com and filling out the "Contact Us" form. Be sure to mention Detroit Wedding Examiner in the comments.
We will see you this Sunday at the Palace of Auburn Hills!