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Plan your visit to the Des Moines Wedding Show

In the weeks leading up to the wedding show, sit down with your fiancé and talk through which wedding vendors you still need to book for your wedding day. It’s great to even make a priority list. Remember, venues and photographers are usually first to book their dates, so it might be beneficial to mark those as priorities if you don’t already have a wedding venue or wedding photographer booked! Take some time to target your top 2-3 vendor options in each category at the Des Moines Wedding Show and make sure to spend time chatting with those vendors on the day. It’s very easy to walk through an entire wedding show and forget to stop and have conversations with vendors, but having a plan will help to make sure that you stop and chat with some of your top prospect!

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Be prepared to book your wedding vendors

During the Des Moines Wedding Show, several vendors are getting bombarded with leads. For this reason, a lot of vendors are ready to reserve your date on the spot with a retainer. Be sure to start by asking vendors if they have your date available. If you’ve done your research ahead of time and love what the vendor has to offer and they also have a personality that you mesh with once you meet them in person, don’t be afraid to ask if you can reserve your date with them. This will help to ease the stress of building your dream team of wedding vendors.

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come hungry!

This advice is a bit more fun. There are so many great caterer and dessert vendors in the Des Moines Wedding Show. Be sure to sample food throughout the show! If you’re actively looking to book one of these vendors, let them know so they can tell you all about their offerings! Come hungry, leave happy!

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Be social at the des moines wedding show

There are plenty of opportunities to speak with other couples. Be sure to ask questions as well as let couples know who you’ve had great experiences with. Remember, you’re all there with similar goals and can help each other!

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grab your des moines wedding show bag

The wedding show team has arranged for 500 grab bags for the first 500 guests. These bags are full of information on some of the prominent vendors in the show. It’s a great idea to take this bag home and spend some time going through all of the information provided!

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Say Hi to me!

Alright, you’ll probably have just as good of a time whether or not you say hi to me; BUT, I would love to see you! I’d love to hear if these tips helped you to maximize your day. I’d love to show you some of my work if you’re still looking for a wedding photographer. Lastly, I’d love to help you find anything else that you’re looking for in regards to your wedding. As a Des Moines wedding photographer who has photographed over 500 weddings, I live and breathe this industry and love helping couples create the perfect day for themselves! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you at all!