Updated: Jan 9
Get the most out of a Wedding Show/Expo
Not sure where to start? Wondering what you are going to do with all this information that is going to be coming your way in a short period of time? Let us help you!
First, if you are in Winnipeg you don’t want to miss out on the “Wonderful Wedding Show” that is in Winnipeg on January 18 & 19, 2020!
If you’re in Steinbach you’ll want to attend The Beyond Weddings Expo in Steinbach March
Attending wedding shows and expos are an exciting part of planning your wedding, they can also be overwhelming with the amount of ideas and details being brought to your attention in such a short period of time.
To help you get the most out of your time when attending a show or expo follow these 3 key points:
1. CONTESTS & DRAWS:
Enter ONLY the contests that you are interested in and would make use of, entering all others would be a waste of your time. For example, entering a contest for a destination wedding when you are planning on getting married locally doesn’t make sense. Entering a contest to win local Wedding services makes sense as you are actively planning your wedding in Winnipeg, steinbach or surrounding area.
Rules for contests to look for: Any contest or draw that includes the following 3 elements, Chance (Random draw) , Consideration (Costs money to enter) and Prize (You could “Get” something) is considered gambling and can only be run by the LGCA and any contest requiring you to make a purchase is considered illegal. So “Win a free lighting package if you book your DJ services” is actually not allowed.
Make sure to read the “Terms & Conditions" when entering a contest, this will save you from setting yourself up for disappointment. You can do this if you research the wedding professionals before the show OR just ask to see the terms.
Be prepared to see “double opt ins” such as having to click or check off the “☑️ I consent to receive marketing material from …” Companies are required by law to have your consent before sending you emails or text messages so when you see the consent forms or double opt ins know that they are for legal reasons. Take a look at our #ClubNewlywed Photo contest you could win an Interactive Wedding DJ Package worth $2,500
2. RESEARCH & LEARN:
Look for ways to absorb as much information as possible! Make use of books, seminars & workshops that happen at and after the show. This is important, invest yourself in what will bring your vision for your wedding to life. Joining a seminar or workshop on how to plan for your wedding will give you insight on what the professionals do, why they do it and may even provide some tips & tricks to avoid overspending in certain areas. Our " does just this.
3. COME PREPARED:
Look for your favourite wedding pros beforehand, this way you can easily find them at the show, interact with them and ask questions that you couldn’t answer from reading google reviews, weddingwire reviews and different social media platforms. Note their booth number and visit them first thing while your feet will still carry you. Remember, there isn’t a rule that says you have to visit every booth or go in an aisle by aisle fashion, find your favourites first, then look for what you need after and ignore what don’t need. If you want to come see us, visit us at booth 425 & 524.
Now that you know all the things to look for and how to plan your day(s) at a show/expo it’s important for you to figure out what your vision is for your Wedding.
Summer Bounce Entertainment will be there Don’t miss out on Booths # 425 & 524 at the Wonderful Wedding Show in Winnipeg on January 19 & 20, 2019