Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I can only milk this "wedding planning" thing so much

My friend and I went to the Portland Bridal Show this past Saturday and I have to admit, the whole time I was there I just wanted to sneak under one of the tables with a plate of wedding cake samples and hide. Some wedding vendors are mean. And they smell like spray tan and bleach.

I guess I'm just not "bride" material.

Photo from here

11 comments:

Mrs. Andi said...

Don't tell me this, I'm hitting my FIRST one this Sunday!!

Jennifer said...

I went to ONE wedding show when I was engaged and that was enough for me. The tickets were way overpriced, it was overcrowded, and overall useless. Now as a vendor, I am very grateful I have managed to avoid attending one.

Krista said...

... It's not you, it's the nature of the (bridal show) beast. Most people find them only moderately useful, if that. But they're an event - you have to say you've been to one!

AmyJean said...

I havent' been to a bridal show yet... but now i'm kinda scared lol!

RelentlessBride

Caitlin said...

I went to one expo and I will never go back! Between the countless 'bride and her entourage of 8 women' gangs and the pushy vendors, I will stick to wedding planning through magazines and the internet where no one can bother me and try to convince me to go to Get Fit Camp in California for 90 days before my wedding.

Amanda said...

Caitlin, you just reminded me, when we were there I was so distressed that I was blindly filling out every raffle I could get my hands on in a hurry to get out. There was a point when my friend leaned over towards me and said, "Amanda, you just entered a raffle for fat camp. You're a size two."

It's just as well. I didn't win anyway!

citysage said...

Ick---spray tan and bleach! That sounds horrid...I think this makes me glad I skipped that whole scene.

On the bright side, I'll bet you could make a HILARIOUS mock-u-mentary a la 'Best In Show' about the wedding show industry...

Adrienne said...

The vendors can definitely be mean...but the cake is so yummy!

Rachel said...

Yeah, they are kind of hit or miss. We found our DJ and caterer at one... but most of the other... really ALL of the other DJ's frightened us. I'm sorry, no. I don't want the Chicken dance or Electric slide. And I don't want gangsta rap either. Or shiny/flashy lights. Or a dancefloor that looks like it's out of the "Billy Jean" video.

I'm kinda glad it's over! ;-)

Sara said...

It's not just you - bridal shows are INSANE!

Sara
www.saragrayphotography.com

jaime said...

went to one a couple years ago - total zoo. agree on the aggressive vendors. lucky for me, i pretended i didn't understand english.