November 30, 2015
Washington State Brides and grooms the Seattle Wedding Expo is being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Washington. You may want to get your tickets early. View information below:
Saturday January 16th, 2016
10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am)
Sunday January 17th, 2016
10:30am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am)
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE WEDDING SHOW:
If you still don’t have everything checked on your wedding “To Do” checklist, this is the event for you. You will need to reserve a few hours at the show for yourself. This is a good thing. It is a huge convention with hundreds of wedding vendors and the Fashion Show featuring bridal gowns, suits and much more. There is cake and cupcakes for days. (Save time come to the Seattle Wedding show and have many option to choose from.) This show features amazing vendors with their talent on display for you to observe. It will also give you the ability to talk to the professional in the booth to gather more information.
PARKING OPTIONS FOR THE SHOW:
GRAND HYATT HOTEL GARAGE
On 7th Between Pike & Pine
UNION SQUARE GARAGE
7th & Union
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION & TRADE CENTER
800 Convention Place Seattle, WA 98101
The Convention Center operates two public parking facilities:
Main Parking Garage entrance is on 8th Ave. between Seneca and Pike streets. Parking is paid at the time of exit.
Freeway Parking Garage entrance is at 1300 Hubbell Place between Seneca and Pike streets. Parking is paid at the time of entrance.
USE THESE 4 TIPS WHEN ATTENDING THE WEDDING SHOW:
#1 Wear the bride or groom badges. This will help vendor notice you, and give them the opportunity to give you a little more attention. There are many couples at this show and they all want to talk with the vendors. So, if you have your badge, vendors will know to give you all the attention you will need and answer your questions.
#2 When you arrive at the convention center, head to the 4th floor. Once you are inside have a starting position. It is recommended to check out the booths in the lobby area. At this point you are probably eager to enter into the main room. Go left to right, or right to left once inside the main room. It’s known for parties to go straight ahead. But this is an unorganized route. Because you probably will not make it all the way to the end and want to cut down an aisle to check it out. Your best option and to keep you organized is to go left to right, or right to left. This tip has been appreciated by many who have attended the show.
#3 Attend the Fashion show! This is so worth your time. Even if you already have your dress and fashion items you should still attend. (Grab a cupcake before you sit down) Also, a great place to sit is center stage. Try to be as close as you can. This will give you a better advantage to take photos of your favorite items. To get a good seat arrive about 15 to 30 minutes before the show starts. Or send one of your gales to reserve seating for you. Even if it appears not many people are sitting down yet, still get your seats. This place fills up quickly. There is typically not a seat to be found once the Fashion Show starts. You are definitely going to want to sit close. Beat the crowds and show up early to the Fashion Show. Once the Fashion show is over, head straight back to where you left off. Don’t stop at other places, just go right back to your last spot. Stay on track.
#4 Last tip for the day. When you get a vendors flyer quickly jot down Pros and Cons. If you want to follow up after the show write “Follow up”. Or simply write down something you absolutely loved about the vendor and what the vendor offered. Or on the other hand, if you didn’t like the vendor or what the vendor offered SIMPLY WRITE an X through the card but be sure to write why you gave them the X. That way, at the end of the day, when you go through your bag of flyers and brochures, you will know which you like and which you didn’t and best of all “WHY!”
Fashion Show Times:
Saturday 11:30am, 1:30, 3:30
Sunday 12:30, 3:30
Couple getting Married at The Edgewater House, we would love to see you at our booth and get a photo with you for our Facebook page/Instagram!
We are all very excited for this event and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!
For more information about the Show visit: http://www.weddingshow.com/
Thank you Seattle Show web site for providing Wedding Show Dates and Time, Fashion Show Dates and Times and Detailed parking options. You all do a wonderful job each year at the show. We look forward to seeing you soon.