What to Expect and Tips for The Richmond Weddings™ Winter Show
It’s kind of hard for us to explain what you can expect when you come to the Richmond Weddings™ Winter Show on January 14th!! We’re so close to this process, and to us, it seems simple: you’ll come, you’ll meet vendors, you’ll leave feeling like you’ve got some serious planning “to do’s” checked off the list. But really, there’s SO much more!
On Sunday, January 14th, you’ll arrive at Altria Theater. You’ll find parking on the street or in the large parking deck directly across from the theater. There is a ton of detailed parking information for you HERE!
Our first 300 guests with Early Admission tickets will also get some fun Richmond Weddings™ Swag! We have a few VIP tickets left! With your VIP pass, you’ll get an onstage seat during the fashion show, VIP treatment, and an AWESOME swag bag full of extra goodies and discounts from preferred vendors! See below!
After checking in with our staff, getting your special “I’m Engaged!!” wristbands, you’ll get a FREE copy of our newest issue of Richmond Weddings™ (before it’s even in stores!)
You’ll then receive a program of events, and you’ll have a choice: head downstairs to the ballroom, upstairs to the lounges, or directly to your right or left.
If you choose to start by going DOWN the stairs, you’ll find the concessions bar where there will be snacks, drinks, and cocktails available along with a few vendors there to greet you. Once you pass through the concessions area, you will enter the massive Altria ballroom. This stunning room will be filled with vendors who are eager and ready to help you get inspired for your wedding.
If you choose to start by going UP the stairs, you’ll go up just one short level to find vendors in the luxurious lounge areas. There will be amazing cakes to taste, barbecue that will knock your socks off, gorgeous wedding gowns, stunning florals, and much, much more!
If you choose to start by turning directly to your right or left, you will find our selfie station, more amazing southern soul food, more wedding venues and so much more! You can also enter the theater to find seating for our fashion show that starts at 1:30pm. Clearly, you’ll have a busy day and LOTS to see!
We want you to have the best time possible, so we came up with some tips! As this is our 24th year running, we have seen it all. From dehydrated brides to women sitting massaging their feet because they wanted to wear their brand new heels (we get it!) With these tips you can stay organized, happy, and excited to walk down the aisle to your sweetheart.
Beat the Crowd! We are offering a limited number of Early Admission tickets to meet with vendors starting at 11am. Couples with Early Admission tickets also get a swag bag filled with Richmond Weddings™ goodies! (one per couple). We still have early entry tickets available – but we will run out!
Create a wedding email account. After the show, you’re going to get a lot of emails with information from your favorite vendors. Start your wedding planning out on the right foot and keep all wedding correspondences in one place.
Pre-register! Beat the line at the front door, and register and purchase tickets online now! You’ll also save some time by doing it online. Also, we will be doing post-show drawings for all kinds of fun things for our registered couples!
Do your Research! Check out the vendors that are expected to exhibit in the show. Visit their websites to get a feel of their style and pricing. This will help eliminate vendors that don’t fit your budget and/or style.
Wear comfy shoes! You’ll be doing more walking than you expect, so be sure to wear your walking shoes! Throughout the excitement, your feet will be the last thing on your mind! Do yourself a favor and wear some comfortable shoes to keep your feet happy.
Give yourself PLENTY of time. Be prepared to spend 2-5 hours at the show. There will be A LOT to see and vendors to speak with.
Have a game plan. Make a list of wedding services you need and have an estimated budget for each service. Need help? Oftentimes, you’ll find a wedding planner that will give you a complimentary consult and help you determine your priorities.
Bring pre-printed labels. Include your name, wedding date, wedding location, mailing address, and wedding email address that you can have readily available to give each of the vendors you meet. They will LOVE you for it!
Bring your calendar. Be ready to schedule appointments with the vendors you are interested in working with! Be sure to have your planner ready!
Plan your meals accordingly. There will be a ton of food samples from various vendors. Plan your meals accordingly so your not too stuffed to try all the yummy bites!
Have any additional questions? Feel free to call us at (804) 789-9110 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you all THIS SUNDAY, Jan. 14th at Altria Theater from 11am-4pm. Get your Tickets here! See you soon!
Photo Credits: Feature Photo, Photo 1, 3, 4: Sarah and Dave Photography