The Pennsylvania Wedding Expo Calendar
Ben Franklin had some very choice words about the precious state of matrimony: “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” Pretty funny, but he does get one thing right: you’ll need to keep your eyes open while making all the decisions about your big day.
While Ben Franklin’s thoughts about marriage might be a little cynical, you’ll certainly want to absorb all the marvelous options for your big day as you browse through the tables and take in the sample displays of the experts at a Pennsylvania bridal show.
You can try out the treats and drinks of caterers and bartenders, or check out the fabrics of tablecloths at a decorator’s booth. All the options are physically laid before you for your perusal.
Pennsylvania’s bridal shows and wedding expos can open your eyes up to a whole world of possibilities!
Are you considering a lakeside wedding to take advantage of Lake Erie’s beautiful horizon? Check out a wedding photographer’s portfolio at their table at the expo to see if you like the look.
Perhaps you would rather go for a more traditional, historic ambiance, one worthy of the groundbreaking grandeur of the state that is the home of Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the US Constitution? Wedding expos advertise the ideas of professional decorators, as well as items for sale by local artists that could provide the perfect mood and enhance your wedding’s elegant style.
Experts at the expo can answer all of your questions, and unlike more general internet sources, they can give you specifics about your area.
What do we mean by specifics about your area? For instance, you can easily find out online that venues cost anywhere between $4,600 and $17,600 on average in the state of Pennsylvania. But that’s for the entire state. Pennsylvania is a pretty big place, so that large range of numbers isn’t really going to help you decide if a venue is reasonably priced.
If you go to a wedding expo in your area or in the specific area of Pennsylvania where you want to hold the wedding, you can learn about styles and ideas from the area and get an idea of what’s practical or fashionable in that specific place.
It’s helpful, because your wedding, after all, will need to use the vendors in the area, unless you feel like paying to fly in a decorator from out of state. What’s the point of that, when you have such wonderful vendors here in Pennsylvania and you can go meet them at a wedding show?
After all, a wedding in Philadelphia is going to feel a lot different than a wedding in Wrightsville. You’ll need someone who understands you, your town, and your guests.
Outdoor weddings in Pennsylvania are big right now, and you can see examples of farm or garden weddings at the bridal expo. On the internet, you can see general examples of weddings in beautiful venues. But you’ll have an easier time planning your own big day if you can get the inspiration directly from venues and vendors in the same area as your wedding.
This is what is so great about visiting a Pennsylvania bridal show. It makes it easy to imagine your own nuptials in the space you’re viewing.
If you want your catering to taste like all the Philadelphia mainstays, you’ve got to hit a wedding expo and check out the food vendors. Even if you want to go for something more casual, like a philly cheesesteak food truck, you’ll find wedding experts at the bridal show who can give you advice and pointers on how to coordinate your food with the rest of the wedding.
Even trying to go casual with your wedding plans can be helped by the great advice of the local vendors. You might talk to someone who can help you find your perfect, special venue- like the Phipps Conservatory and Biological Gardens in Pittsburgh, one of the oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses in the whole United States. Or get inspiration for your wedding in a former factory space, like weddings that are held in the Reading Art Works Factory in Reading. This is a former railroad patterns factory that has been converted into an art gallery and event center for the city.
Pennsylvania has so many historical and character rich spaces and ideas, you’ll need a full day at least to check them all out. You’ll love browsing them all at a Pennsylvania wedding expo and bridal show!
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