Weddings N Beyond's Weddings and Debut Expo was held on January 12-13, 2019 at The PICC Forum, CCP Complex, Pasay City. We were very excited because it was our first wedding fair that we attended together.
Expect nothing but pure fun and excitement... Well, that is, if you do not mind crowded places. You will see a lot of booths by the best suppliers in the wedding industry, all in one roof! I must say, I was a little overwhelmed by the number of couples and suppliers. Both Thea and I do not really like crowded places but we still went to the fair for experience... and to possibly save some money because suppliers typically offer discounted rates during this kind of events.
From this experience, I have learned a few things:
1. Plan to arrive early at the venue and wear comfortable shoes!
2. Keep in mind that you will be asked a lot to book there and then. Some suppliers can be very pushy. Be very careful when booking a supplier as some will really sound too good to be true. In this day and age, most, if not all of the suppliers in the fair have online reviews. Do your research before you negotiate the price and sign the dotted line.
3. It is a great place to talk and to get information from the experts in the industry.
4. Create an e-mail account dedicated to wedding preparations. You will be glad you did.
Overall, it was tiring but really fun experience, especially when I was with the love of my life. ;) Will I/we go to another wedding fair? Definitely! We may not be there to book any supplier, (assuming that we are done booking all our suppliers) but we will be there to get ideas that we can incorporate into our big day.
Happy preps to the other couples out there!