Bridal Expos

6 Questions To Find Your Perfect Supplier

If you’re planning on attending one of our upcoming Bridal Expos,  such as the Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo on June 24, and using the day to find the perfect wedding suppliers for you, it is important to plan your day and ask the right questions so that you can find the perfect suppliers to make your dream day a reality! Bridal Expos Australia bring the best in bridal suppliers to our events, and it’s an opportunity to find everything you need for your wedding all in one place!

To make the most of your day at any of our Bridal Expos, we recommend that you make a list of the things you still need for your wedding. Then, prepare a list of questions you want to ask our exhibitors that offer the services you need for your big day. Having a list of questions prepared will ensure you don’t walk away from the Bridal Expo wishing you remembered to ask an exhibitor about which flowers will be in season or what your grooms suit fitting will cost!


We recommend you ask our exhibitors these 6 questions to make sure they tick the boxes for you!

  1. What are the services you offer?

This is an important question! Sure, a florist obviously provides flowers, but do they also make them into centrepieces or deliver them to the venue? Can they colour match to bridesmaid dresses or import your desired flowers from another location? Asking about an exhibitor’s full range of services could help you choose one vendor over another. It will also help you justify their prices and whether it’s worth paying a little extra!


  1. Can I see some photos of your past work?

This is so important. Most exhibitors at our Bridal Expos will have photos to show off their work, but you’ll want to have a look through what they have created for brides in the past to make sure that their products/services suit your style.


  1. What do you recommend for my wedding?

Describe your wedding plan to the exhibitor. This will help them get an understanding of what your style is and what you’re looking for. Then, they will better be able to help you find what you want! You may be able to gauge how interested they are in your actual wedding and hear first hand other experiences that they’ve had. Their knowledge and ideas might help to make your dream day perfect.


  1. How much?

Of course, you need to figure out if the vendor’s products and services are within your budget. There’s no point in asking many other questions if the price isn’t right. Know what you’re getting for your money and ensure it’s what you really want and need – for example don’t be disappointed if you had your heart set on full day photography, but the photography package you have chosen only begins from the ceremony. Budget accordinly to make sure you can have what you want and discuss this with a supplier to see if they can work with your budget.


  1. Are you offering any Bridal Expo deals today?

Perhaps you asked how much an exhibitor’s services cost and it’s a little too expensive, or your stuck deciding between two different suppliers. Often our exhibitors offer deals exclusively for guests of our Bridal Expos! It’s definitely worth asking if they’re offering a discount at the event, or additional extras such as a photobook, free delivery, 10% off etc –  as it will likely be a one off deal for the Bridal Expo!


6. Reviews or Testimonials

If you’re still unsure, you can ask to speak to a bride or groom that has previously used the suppliers service or to see testimonials and reviews. The supplier can contact a previous client to check they’re okay with you giving them a call to discuss the service you received. Most Bride’s will be happy to discuss the supplier and their experience with you! Sometimes having an honest review from someone else


Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper to the Bridal Expo you’re attending and take notes! The last think you want to do is leave and forget the vendor’s answers to your questions! You can also take photographs of the stalls on your phone to help you remember who you spoke to and what about. Don’t forget to make the most of the Experience Lounge at one of our major expos so you can actually trial suppliers for free in this zone. Make sure you pick up wedding magazines for inspiration and if you’re lucky enough to receive a pamper bag, trial the products and contact these suppliers to see how they can help you out further!


We hope this list of questions helps guide you on how to make the most of our Bridal Expos!

We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming Bridal Expos!

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