I’m no wedding expert, first time doing this y’all, but I have some tips for when you attend wedding shows. Besides having the patience to deal with possible bridezillas and overly pushy salespeople, I suggest preprinted address labels and a separate email for all wedding planning business.
Preprinted Address Labels. At wedding shows you will visit booth after booth of vendors wanting the same information. Meaning you will have to fill out those same information cards time after time. I don’t know about you but I don’t want carpal tunnel from filling out vendor cards! Cue my solution…preprinted address labels! Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and wedding date. This way you just have to slap a sticker on the card, drop it in the box, bowl, whatever, grab the information from the booth, and be on your merry way. I used Avery Address labels (#8160) they are 1 x 2-5/8” in size, you can download a template from the Avery website to easily type in your info and print. *After my phone number I put a note ‘prefer contact by email’. I’d rather sort through the vendors in my email to find the ones I’m most interested in, then initiated phone contact rather than receiving 159 phone calls in the week following the show.
PS: I used these at a wedding show on Sunday and they we’re a HIT! I got a lot of compliments and a lot of girls told me they wish they would have thought of printing some off. I saved a bunch of time not filling out all those cards!
Separate Email Address. I hate having a full inbox. I hate sorting emails. I hate junk mail. For this reason I created a separate email for all wedding related business. I use this when ordering catalogs, signing up for newsletters, logging into websites, etc. It keeps all the wedding stuff together while not filling up my ‘everyday’ email address. I had some fun with this email and made it something wedding related! firstname.lastname@example.org. Clever right!?