Every year there are several companies that produce bridal shows that tour the country. Many of them have been doing so for years. The production can benefit both the participating businesses that showcase their work and present their services and you, the couples that are planning their wedding.
Our editors make it our point to attend several during
We wanted to dig deeper with our research this time around and find out why a producer would want to put on such a big production and the benefits to you our bride. So we caught up with one of the industries premier wedding show producers Tatiana Byron Marx and asked her to share her expert opinion as to why couples should attend bridal shows.
Why should couples attend bridal shows with their busy schedules?
Brides should attend shows because the weddings industry is still a very face to face business.
Couples want to taste the cake they will serve to their guests, meet the photographer that will follow them around all night, try on their dress and tuxedo etc. Shows are a great way for brides to save time and meet with multiple vendors at once. Wedding Salon shows offer a curated experience so the vendors are the best in their space.
How do you qualify the vendors that showcase at your event?
We qualify vendors by speaking to each of them to make sure they are credible, we review their websites and social and read their reviews.
Couples do the same so it’s easier when the work is done for them.
Couples should confirm vendors according to their category. For example venues, gowns and bands tend to come earlier in the process while invitations, cakes, and florists come at later stages.
How many bridal shows would you suggest couples should attend? P
We have found it very resourceful to us attending several bridal shows throughout the year when creating content for you our readers. So if we take the time to attend these shows why not catch a few shows yourself.
So as you continue on your path to your wedding planning process, check out the Wedding Salon’s wedding show calendar for a show near you. And have a blast.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.