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BBB: Bridal Expos

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Planning a wedding involves orchestrating a symphony of vendors, and bridal expos can be a great one-stop shop to find everything a bride is looking for. But the Better Business Bureau encourages couples to take their time and do their research.

Every year, the BBB receives hundreds of complaints against wedding services and suppliers. Most complaints allege contract disputes and failure on the part of the vendor to provide the agreed upon services.
BBB offers tips to help brides navigate a bridal expo:
· Research exhibitors ahead of time. Visit the bridal expo's website to educate yourself on the various exhibitors that will be in attendance.
· Research the vendor before signing a contract. Go to to see a company's rating and any history of complaints.
· Ask the right questions. Before falling in love with a vendor, first ask if the company is available for your wedding date. Also ask about its various packages and pricing to ensure the company fits within your budget.
· Get all promises in writing. Be sure to document with whom you spoke and all verbal agreements made or mentioned. Don't be pressured to put down a large deposit for fear of losing out. 
· Create a new email just for the show. This allows the bride to keep track of all of the special offers and promotions she will likely receive after the show. This can also help reduce high volumes of email in your personal inbox.
· Bring someone you trust. Bring someone with you that is not as emotionally or financially connected to the wedding planning. This individual may provide a different, yet helpful, perspective when talking with vendors and visiting booths.