We went to our first (and last) bridal show last weekend. We attended mostly for the experience of it and the chance of maybe winning a contest or two. Since we live in Hollywood, and the convention was in downtown Los Angeles, I thought there would be many of the stereotypical Hollywood type there. More accurately, I thought that was all there would be. To my surprise there wasn’t, and I didn’t encounter anyone I would classify as a bridezilla. Everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves, and there wasn’t any mass pushing and shoving happening, which I sort of expected - though we didn’t stick around for the cake dive.
It was certainly packed, and a lot of the vendors just throw things at you and don’t try very hard to market themselves to you. While we did talk to people, as it was sometimes unavoidable, we spent most of our time gathering inspiration and discussing what we did and didn’t want at the wedding. We had just prior to entering the convention had our first phone call with our wedding planner (more on that in another post) so to dos were pretty bright in our minds.
Since we aren’t getting married in California 99 percent of the bridal show didn’t apply us. We looked at some jewelers for wedding bands, John really liked a black coated titanium band, but the jeweler was honest in that the coating scratches off pretty easily.
I picked up free magazines, and another planner. We also watched a fashion show, and I got a better idea of what John likes in a wedding dress. Hint: It’s mermaid styles. The fashion show also (mostly) affirmed that we do not want a top-40 playing DJ at our wedding.