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Bridal Show Saturday?

So...did anyone else go to the bridal show Saturday at Devos? What'd ya all think? I didn't think it was worth the money! Very small...:-(

Re: Bridal Show Saturday?

  • edited December 2011
    I went up to, and also thought it was very small. I wonder if it was because it was a Kohler Expo and no WMBA. There were some vendors there I had not heard of yet, which obviosly gives me a few more options, but dont think it was worth the money.
  • heather_rae90heather_rae90 member
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    edited December 2011
    I went on Friday, and I too, thought it was a rip off! I walked out of there quite upset..but like chestr said, I did come across some (very few) vendors I haven't heard of yet. It was definitely not worth the $5 (if you had the coupon) per person or $7 for parking. We were only in there an hour! I don't, however, think it was because it was a Kohler Expo, the ones earlier in the year were quite a good size. Next month's WMA show will be better for sure.
  • edited December 2011
    PLEASE let me know the date! What's VMA? Another bride show?
  • edited December 2011
    OOPS...WMA...lol...sorry....:-)
  • edited December 2011
    its west michigan wedding association.. check out their website... ive picked alll of my vendors thru them.  Its a great resource....i believe they have a show in october
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks so much...I will look into the web!:-)
  • terrijasonterrijason member
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    edited December 2011
    I went as well and was very disappointed.  It was so small, i think i was only in there for 30 minutes max!  The WMA Show next month should be good, i went to it last year and found so much useful information and was there for 2 hours! For those who dont know about that show its October 16 at the Van Andel Museam.
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  • edited December 2011
    I thought it was at Devos...or is that another one?
  • terrijasonterrijason member
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    edited December 2011
    thats the only other one i know about... maybe it is a different one than what you were thinking of
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  • edited December 2011
    Well thanks! I went to the WMA website and it doesn't show anything for the museum. Where do I get info on it?
  • edited December 2011
    Well this was the first show I had gone to, and I was really only interested in maybe 3 vendors. Otherwise, it was pretty useless. Why was there a "windows for homes" vendor? It didn't make much sense to me.
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  • edited December 2011
    I  really wasn't impressed.  We made it through in 20mins.  
  • heather_rae90heather_rae90 member
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    edited December 2011
    The WMWA Bridal Show is October 23 from 5-9 and October 24th from 10-4. As far as I know, it's at DeVos Place. That's where it was last time. I don't remember one ever being at Van Andel..?
  • heather_rae90heather_rae90 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ah, the one terrijason was referring to is the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair, which I've never heard about! Awesome! October 16 at the GR Public Museum. $6 at the door. I can't go though, I have a reharsal dinner to attend. Poooo.[url]http://www.grandrapidsbride.com/grand-rapids-bridal/[/url]
  • Zylstra0884Zylstra0884 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm glad that I am not the only one thinking that the expo was a rip off.  It was the first one I had been to and didn't know what to expect.  We were there 45 min. and upon leaving my mom asked the lady at the door "Is that it?" I did like eating cake though...
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for the clarifications...Yes, the bridal show was a rip off! There was only a few vendors I was interested in and they were so over our budget! Yes, the cake was excellent:-)
  • terrijasonterrijason member
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    edited December 2011
    I didnt know about the one on Sept 23... where is that one advertised?
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  • edited December 2011
    Oh and it's October not Sept...:-) HTH
  • edited December 2011
    This was the first show I had been to and we don't have anything planned for our wedding yet, so I found it somewhat helpful.... Maybe that's because I haven't been to a good one yet though!
  • sam09sam09 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm not sure if the show you guys are talking about at the museum will be similar to the one I went to last fall- but if it is, that was my favorite bridal show of all the ones I went to. Very calm, didn't feel like I was being rushed through or bugged by all the vendors.
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