If you’re engaged you’re probably stoked to start some Pinterest boards, to-do lists and buy some of the best-sellers on wedding planning. You also might be checking out some of the Philadelphia area’s local bridal expos. Well, if you’re looking to attend a fabulously glamorous one, check out Bouche Production’s shows. Why, you might ask? Well, glad you did, because here’s eight good reasons.
1. Who Doesn’t Love a Food Sample?
Come ready to sample some caterers dishes and some sweet treats. Not only will this give you an excellent chance to try out a vendor’s offerings you might be considering for your wedding day, but it’ll also give you much needed energy to stay for the whole day (you want to make sure you stay for the whole day, trust us!) Mmmmm these strawberries just beg to be eaten don’t they?
2. Um, PLAN YOUR WEDDING, hello!
Flowers, invitations, photography, videography, photo booth, entertainment…the list of wedding elements to plan just goes on and on. But just think of the feelings of accomplishment you’ll have if in one afternoon you knock a few things off that to-do list. Priceless, right? Even if you don’t want to commit to a vendor just yet, there’s also so much inspiration to get IN PERSON (yes, you really need to take a break from the ‘gram) Sights, sounds, smells and tastes, inspo you just can’t get on your phone.
Meeting vendors in person, all in one place, not only is a time-saver, but it also gives you a personal feel for who you connect with and feel chemistry with. Remember, these are people you’re going to be intimately working with, sharing your dreams and dynamics with, you’ll want to have a great rapport and trust with whoever you choose.
3. Boozy Sunday Anyone?
Bouche Productions partners with some of the coolest names in cocktails, so you can be sure to pick up a sample or two while you browse the show.
4. Runway Fashions
Sooo many gorgeous looks on Bouche’s runway with the latest trends showing off some of the coolest features in wedding and bridesmaids gowns and tuxedo formal wear. And we love that they include all size options for us to check out.
5. Advice that’s never boring
Keynote speaker Randi Martin, Co-owner of The Wedding Coaches LLC is not only someone you’ll get good advice from, she’s like the down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is girlfriend who just happens to be a wedding planning AUTHORITY. Seriously, she teaches wedding planners to be wedding planners at Temple U. She’ll have you cracking up but also pulling out your phone to take notes. Come prepared to get schooled.
6. Knock Your Socks Off Live Entertainment
At our first Bouche show, we figured they’d be some music samples from like a DJ or something, and then the singers from Best of Both Worlds took to the runway and WOW just WOW, a Capella no accompaniment needed these guys slayed the standards.
7. Snag Special Deals
Part of the fun of a Bouche Bridal Show is the chance to get amazing deals from local wedding vendors from Philly, the suburbs and South Jersey, vendors you might have been considering working with already. These show exhibitors are often happen to offer a special wedding show deal to couples attending a show.
8. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes
There’s so many giveaways, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Super savvy couples are known to bring address label stickies to plunk down quickly rather than fill out forms, but with an easy door prize system, you don’t need to stress about being that prepared. Just come, have fun, and maybe get lucky.
Now that you’re convinced a Bouche Show is a must-see event, here’s a few dates in the upcoming months when you can check one out around Philly and New Jersey:
- 12th Annual King of Prussia Bridal Show, Sep 15, 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM. Crowne Plaza, 260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Tickets here.
- 8th Annual “I DO” Delaware Bridal Show & Expo, Oct 13, 12:00 PM – 03:30 PM. Embassy Suites, 654 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713. Tickets here.
- The Big North East Philly Bridal Show & Expo, Oct 20, 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM. Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast, 2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose, PA 19053. Tickets here.
- The Fourth Annual #WeddingWednesday Bridal Show, Oct 23, 5:30 PM – 09:30 PM. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street Guest Entrance At 1200, Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets here.