Bridal Showcase 2020

Saturday, January 25th 2020

at The Trotter Convention Center, Columbus, MS

10AM – 2PM ~ Doors open at 9am | Fashion show at 12:15pm

Tickets costs $15.00 and are available for purchase at the door.

Let WCBI help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Our annual Bridal Showcase and fashion show is the premiere bridal event of the year! With multiple exhibitors from across the area in attendance to answer your questions, you’ll receive samples and information on catering, entertainment, photography and more while the latest fashion trends debut in our runway show. Plus, be there for the unveiling of WCBI’s new Bridal Marketplace Auction!

For more information about WCBI’s Bridal Showcase, call 662.327.4444 or to become a vendor, click this link to contact us.

2020 Participating Vendors include:

  • Business Name

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Tips for Attending Bridal Shows

By: Kathy T.

For some people, planning of a wedding is a complicated and daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. One way to help simplify the wedding planning process is to attend a bridal show. Attending bridal shows is one of the best ways to get ideas and locate vendors for your wedding because they put you in touch with a variety of potential vendors under one roof, allowing you to compare products, services and prices. Florists, photographers, decorators, caterers, bridal salons and more are available to you to offer their services and expert advice. Another advantage of attending bridal shows is that many vendors offer “show only” discounts or special prices for a limited time. There are several things to do and not to do when it comes to bridal show shopping. These tips are designed to help you save time and money by making the most of the bridal show “one-stop shopping” opportunity.

  • Tickets. Admission is taken at the door or purchased online.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes. A show can last several hours, so dress comfortably and a wear great-fitting pair of shoes. You WILL be doing a lot of walking.
  • Return Address Labels. Bring address labels to use when signing up for vendor mailing lists or prizes. Use the stickers rather than filling out the entry forms.
  • Pick up a wedding planner. Most bridal shows offer a variety of wedding books and planners. Keep the planner in hand for reference and recording notes on the vendors as you make your way through the show.
  • Get organized. Make a list of vendors you still need beforehand. Once you arrive at the show, visit those vendors first.
  • Ask Questions. Bring a list of questions to ask the bridal vendors. They are there to help you. Be sure to take note of any price quotes or tips they may have to offer.
  • Act decisively. An advantage of attending bridal shows is that many vendors offer “show only” discounts or special prices for a limited time. Bring your checkbook, you may want to book a service or give a deposit to hold a date.
  • Don’t wait. Don’t wait any longer than two or three days following the show to sort through and organize all vendor materials accumulated from the event. Nothing is worse than assuming you can take your time and discovering what you want is no longer available because you procrastinated. Many vendors become completely booked within two weeks following the show, so make contact as soon as possible.

Article source: www.articledashboard.com

How to be an Exhibitor

Click this link to contact us, or call:
Bert Sparks: 662.245.0120
Rachel Hurt: 662.245.0151
Shea Jenkins: 662.245.0101

Option 1 – ‘Premium Vendor’ Package

Sponsor receives:

  • 8 x 10 booth – includes table, chairs, pipe & drapes
  • Business listed in promotional ads on WCBI, MyMS and CW4
  • Business listed on the ‘2020 Bridal Showcase’ page on wcbi.com for 12 months
  • Complete bride mailing list at the show

Sponsor provides:

  • 1 auction item valued at $100 or more
  • Cost of participation (speak to WCBI account executive, call 662.245.0120)

Option 2 – ‘Show Stopper’ Package

Sponsor receives:

  • Minimum of six changes in fashion show (maximum is determined by the number of participants)
  • 8 x 10 booth – includes table, chairs, pipe & drapes
  • Business listed in promotional ads on WCBI, MyMS and CW4
  • Business listed on the ‘2020 Bridal Showcase’ page on wcbi.com for 12 months
  • Complete bride mailing list at the show

Sponsor provides:

  • 1 auction item valued at $100 or more
  • Cost of participation (speak to WCBI account executive, call 662.245.0120)

Vendor Tips for Maximum Exposure

WCBI wants to help you and your business get the most out of your experience as a vendor in the Bridal Showcase. Here are a few ‘tips’ to help your business stick out in the crowd and have clients coming to you!

  • Design your booth – have your work displayed and wow the crowd with your capabilities!
  • Include a promotional item or service to clients that sigh-up on-site.
  • Provide marketing materials to be included in the Bridal Showcase ‘swag’ bag
    • Create an advertising piece that will stand out from other items in the bag. To receive the most attention, create multiple pieces. A brochure or flyer, a coupon and a small giveaway will put your information in front of the bride three times during their ‘swag’ bag exploring. Generate traffic to your booth and create a lasting impression!

Ideas for Bridal Showcase Giveaways: pens or pencils, calendars or date books, note pads, hand sanitizer, candy with business logo on wrapper or tie, water bottles, or a sample of your work and services (include you business logo and contact information as much as possible).

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Previous Vendors: 2019 Bridal Showcase

  • Magical Moments
  • 1883 Smokehouse BBQ
  • Dodson Farm
  • Trotter Convention Center
  • Venue 208
  • Angie’s Floral & Catering
  • Wysteria Vines
  • Kay’s Kreation
  • The Bridal Registry
  • Impressions By Susan
  • The Depot
  • Big Show Rentals
  • Gud Wreaths & More
  • Lion Hills
  • Lux’s Bridal
  • Beauty Mark
  • Rex’s Rentals
  • Fleur De Lis
  • The Music Biz
  • Faith Connection Florals & Wedding Designs
  • Bella Derma Organic Day Spa
  • Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Photobooth Crazy
  • Beards Antiques
  • DJ Mac
  • All That Sparkles
  • Belk
  • Leo’s Limos
  • Big Buns & More
  • Flexx Chiropractic
  • Mesha’s Catering & Designs
  • R. Tabb & Co. Boutique and Girts
  • Rodan+Fields Independent Consultant
  • Pure Barre
  • RE/MAX
  • Hunter Hart Photo
  • Nichole Rutherford, LLC.
  • Norwex Natural & Organic Spa Products
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Premium Productions
  • Sara’s Flowers and Gifts
  • Whit’s Photo Factory
  • Lynell’s Catering & Events
  • Phil Tography
  • Country Photography/GRITS