The Wedding Fair
It was so great being at the wedding fair this past Sunday! Here are a few words from the interns here at The One about their experience:
My experience at the wedding fair can be summed up in one word: AWESOME. Meeting so many beautiful brides, some trailed by their grooms and others by their faithful bridal party, I couldn’t help but get caught up in all the excitement. The amount of eagerness shown sent shivers down my spine, so much happiness and excitement put a real buzz in the air. Standing up for eight or more hours wasn’t very kind on my feet but it wasn’t something a hot bath couldn’t cure. From sampling delicious cakes, fondue, and hors d’oeuvres, to taking pictures in every photo booth available, I would say it was a huge success. My co-workers and I met a fabulous array of people. The fashion show literally left me in awe, honestly. Much to my mother’s dismay I’ve never had wedding fever so badly before in my life! I am quite jealous of all the beaming brides I saw on Sunday, but it brought a smile to my face as well to share in their experience.
It was actually my first time ever going to one of these wedding fairs and actually being able to help run a booth. I had a blast and I enjoyed seeing everyone who showed up. Even when I was behind the booth most of the time, I couldn’t help but notice how amazing everything looked. I also enjoyed the fashion shows, photo booths, and the food tasting. Other than that, it was still a great experience to get a taste of how these wedding fairs are put together and even with the hard work we put into it, it was still fantastic!
When I arrived at the American Bank Center, the place was already bustling with activity, and the event hadn’t even started yet. All around vendors were setting up their booths with their respective goodies, and the girls and I set to work getting bags ready. Once the doors opened, the real work began. When I saw the amount of people that were coming in, I have to admit I was intimidated. Here I was surrounded by women on a mission to get information, and other venders with much more experience then myself, I honestly didn’t know if I was going to be able to formulate a good rhythm of action. But have no fear, as soon as I talked to the first person who looked curious about The One, I took off. I didn’t talk to brides nearly as much Stephanie and Sandra did, but the brides I did speak with really helped me get into my element. We each took a little break to go look around and all I can say is wow. I was really impressed at the amount of work vendors put into their booths, and honestly, if I was getting married, I would have planned my entire wedding that day. Over all, it was an insanely rewarding experience and one that I’m going to cherish for a good long while. If I could, I would love to do it again.
Participating as a vendor in the Corpus Christi Wedding Fair last Sunday was an interesting experience for me. Usually I’m on the other side of the booth at an exposition, but as a vendor I got to see a little bit more of the preparation that goes into making such an event successful. It was a packed event all day, and I enjoyed talking to all the soon-to-be brides and grooms who were planning their special days… even when it felt like I was talking a mile a minute non-stop about The One! There were many people who were already familiar with The One and were dying to know when our next issue will be on stands (February 1st!), but I really enjoyed talking to those who weren’t familiar with The One. Once I pointed out some of the magazine’s features- such as The Off-White Pages, the Site Finder and the Spotlight Bride spreads, people definitely realized what a valuable resource The One Bride Guide is to planning their weddings. People were especially excited about the magazine when I mentioned couples could announce their engagement in the magazine; I even had a woman who decided to announce her 25th wedding anniversary in The One! With all the music, fashion, food and smiling faces I thought the Wedding Fair was a wonderful event, and I’m so glad I had a chance to represent The One!