Palestine Magazine January 2019 - Page 16

S o you got engaged at Christmas? Lucky you. Unless you and your intended plan to extend your engagement or elope, it’s time to get in planning mode. The best place to begin – the Bridal Shows. Bridal shows are a great way to meet local wedding professionals and see what’s available. While they are a great source of information, networking, samples, and bridal shows can also overwhelm. Here are a few ways to maximize your time: • Before you go, list the services you’ll require, or think you’ll require, so you can make sure to hit those vendors first. Know your budget. It’s fun to see what’s out there, but also know what you can afford, before getting carried away. • Take your entourage. This is the ultimate girls’ day out! Take your mom, sisters, best friends, and anyone else whose opinion you value. • Dress comfortably. Most Bridal Expos involve a lot of walking and roaming. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Consider a backpack to carry handouts, business cards, and event Courtesy photos