SO… I am not one to do wedding shows… honestly.. in my opinion.. its unnatural…100 brides in a conference room with 200 vendors… can we say overwhelming.. nothing like what a wedding should be like… brides keep their heads down… as not to be dragged into a booth by a pushy vendor when… especially when the bride already has that service…
Now… don’t get me wrong… I have many friends who love these expos… its like a reunion for vendors… and if your good at talking to strangers… Which may be where my bias comes in… this is going to be surprise to most… BUT… I’m kind of shy… I know most people would never believe it… an expo is like torture to me.. not only a room of strangers… but a room of strangers where I have to talk about myself.
WELL.. now to my point… THE ONLY EXPO I do… is this one… its AWESOME.. .and completely natural as a wedding should be. The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau hosts an annual “DESTINATION DREAM WEDDING WEEKEND” on Mackinac Island.
Let me just tell you… this weekend takes place all over the island. It introduces every couple to more than a conference room in a hotel but intmately lets each couple visit every venue… and at each venue different vendors (like myself) will be around to chat. There is even a mock reception.
I have to say I actually have a blast doing this show. Not only have I booked a few weddings but more importantly I have met amazing couples who have ultimately become my friends!!
If you happened to go last year… and remember the little extra surprise you got from me… this year… something different and I think even better… don’t worry if your not coming back…you just might get one in the mail anyways 😉
Sooo.. if your debating about going this to the expo … I say DO IT… even if you have everything booked already it gives you a much better understanding of the island and a chance to see your vendors!!
Hope to see you all there!!
Mackinac Island Destination Dream Wedding Weekend
Mackinac Island, MI
You can get more information by contacting Chris West (email@example.com)