I've been to several bridal shows, but the Rock the Veil Bridal Show stood out to me as being a bit different. This is meant to be a date night atmosphere with entertainment, food, as well as all the wedding vendors that you would find at a typical show. Bill Lonskey, with the Quintessential Event Company, began the concept in Michigan several years ago and has brought it to Ohio in select cities recently with great success.
The show in Canton was held at the Cultural Center for the Arts and featured food trucks outside and musicians inside. I was set up right across from the stage, so personally, I really enjoyed all of the musicians! From all accounts, everyone had a nice time!
I also really appreciated all of the couples who stopped by my table to talk about wedding videography! It always surprises me how many people have not even thought about videography for their wedding. It seems that video is one of the final considerations, but if you have the opportunity to speak with anyone who has been married, they will most likely tell you that a video is one of the best investments you can make. Video is real, it's moving, it's alive! When you watch a wedding video back years into your marriage, you'll still be able to bring back all those original emotions that you felt on your big day! What a special way to memorialize your wedding!
A second observation that surprised me a little bit was to see how many people are planning ahead-- I mean really ahead! I spoke with three people who were planning weddings for 2019! I guess they'll have an upper hand in the planning process, which is great for them! In case you're curious, I would book a wedding with only weeks to go if it came down to it, but it isn't recommended as my availiability may be limited. I also appreciate when couples book early because it allows me a greater chance to get to know them and understand exactly what they are looking for from their wedding video.
As we have done with many of our bridal shows, we raffled off a prize! This time around, we gave away a $100 discount on any wedding videography package. The winner of this prize is Allison S! Congrats Allison and congrats to all of the wonderful couples that I met at the show!