Hello everyone, and good Monday morning to you all. Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me as I went to the National Bridal Show in Mississauga at the International Centre (really really close the airport). It was a similar yet different experience than the Ancaster Wedding Show that I attended just a few weeks ago. One noticeable difference was the size of this show, it was not monstrous like I imagined it would be, but it was significantly bigger than the AWS. The set-up was pretty much the same, I’m sure all the wedding shows have a bunch of booths everywhere, so that wasn’t new to me.
At the NBS ( national bridal show), there was many more samples to try out, though they were mostly wedding cakes. I think I went into a sugar coma with the amount of samples they had. I was so full after the show that I couldn’t even contemplate having dinner until way later last night. I think one tip I would give to brides going to these shows, don’t eat before coming to the show, you get tons of food samples at the booths, and don’t buy lunch… it’s not very tasty anyways. There were some booths that are still on my mind, the ones that made a lasting impression among the sea of vendors.
I think I had some fun trying on more dresses, especially that my sister was with me at this show to see me in them. I think I am really finding my style with what dress I want to have… its becoming more clear the more dresses I try on. Whilst getting ready to try dresses though, I was called up by my fiancé because a reporter from Mississauga News wanted to interview a local couple, and he accepted for both of us. I was pretty stunned by the whole thing, but in a good way. I thought it was pretty cool, and totally not something that would happen to me. If you want to read the article, here is a link: http://www.mississauga.com/community/article/1499257–national-bridal-show-inspires-couples
What was cool at the show was the fashion show, it was great to see the latest style in all things bridal. What I found cool was that the bay also showcased some of their fall fashion for both men and women… it really makes me want to go to the bay and try some fall clothes out. I really liked the sears part of the fashion show too because it was down-to-earth and relateable, very laid back and realistic.
All in all, it was a great show, with lots of stuff to take in. What I brought home was bags of magazines and pamphlets, so now I have to sort through all of it… wish me luck!
Some other shows that I am thinking of attending:
The Ultimate Bridal Show: September 29 @ the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga: http://ultimatebridal.ca/new/Fall/index.html
The budget friendly bridal show @ the Brampton Court Yard Marriot: http://www.thebudgetfriendlybridalshow.com/
The total wedding show @ The International Centre in Mississauga: http://www.totalweddingshow.com/Default.aspx?id=22