In years past, we’ve exhibited at Nashville bridal shows in both fall and winter. They are fun, but all I’ve heard from brides is they leave worn out and more confused than ever. A former client told me a few days before her wedding (when we were dropping off the last of her programs, place cards and other paper goods), that should would recommend to other brides not to attend because it was just too much. That being said, they are a wonderful way to find vendors quickly, chat with them to see if you think they are a good fit and set meetings with 2 or 3 vendors per category. If you do decide to brave the show floor, read this post and be prepared.
Already know you need an invitation design appointment? Drop me an email and let me know if you want to schedule time or just drop by during our open office hours (listed below), so we can chat about your paper needs.
So, this year, I am trying something different. We aren’t exhibiting. Super scary decision. Will I miss out on future clients? Maybe. But, I feel that seeing me at a bridal show doesn’t give you the full experience of what Something Detailed does to design your perfect wedding invitation and paper goods.
It doesn’t tell the whole story of what you get when you work with me. I want you to be able to get the one-on-one attention and meeting that you deserve, and to be able to see all of our design portfolio, look at papers, talk about design and leave with a better picture of what your wedding invitations will look like and get pricing for your budget. How does that sound? It’s not something we can do screaming at each other over the noise and clatter of a bridal show. 5 minutes is not enough, and honestly it is a disservice to you, the bride, to not give you the time you deserve.
So, we will be holding open office hours at Wedding 101 this Saturday and Sunday. Wedding 101 (click for map) is open both days. Check their calendar here (they are opening on some Sundays this winter). They are only 4 miles from Cool Springs. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. It’s wedding planning paradise. You’ll leave with a plan, a clear mind and no tired feet.
Here are our office hours for this weekend’s winter bridal show season in Nashville: We’ll be adding more throughout the season!
Saturday, January 5th: 11 A.M.–3 P.M.
Sunday, January 13th: 2 P.M.–4P.M.
Saturday, January 19th: 11 A.M.–2 P.M. Wedding 101 SHOWCASE
Saturday, February 16th: 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. Wedding 101 SHOWCASE
Drop me an email and let me know if you want to schedule time or just drop by so we can chat about your paper needs. We’ll sip a cup of coffee or tea (or champagne!) and get down to business. If another time of the week is better for you, let me know, and I’ll make it work. Hope to see you soon!