Our Annual Wedding Show at White's of Westport on Jan. 28 is almost here and we've got all the info on what you'll need to know to help put this show to work for you. 

Pre-Plan:  Before you go, make a checklist of the business you are hoping to connect with, questions you may have and other items that will help cut your planning down post-show. In addition to your checklist, make yourself address labels that have all of your contact information and wedding date listed. This cuts down on any time spent filling out slips of paper at each individual booth. lastly, make sure you have a calendar/app that is updated and ready to go should you need to book any follow-up appointments on the spot.

Doors:  Door open at 11:30 a.m. Couples and their guests are invited to the event to meet more than 50 area wedding experts from officiants to honeymoon planners. Admission to the show is $6 per person, cash only.

Guests: Engaged couples are encouraged to bring friends. This is the easiest way to bounce ideas off of someone and avoid making any impulsive decisions. Plus, if you are prone to get overwhelmed by crowds, a friend can help make sure you've checked off all of your boxes before its time to leave.

Coat Check: There will be a complimentary coat check on-site for our event guests. We know the air has been quite cold but the event space can really heat up. Stay comfortable and check your coats before you go in. Tips are graciously accepted.

Exhibitors:  We've got more than 50 businesses on-site for our event. These businesses are experts in everything from settings to playlists to food for any event style. Use your labels to leave behind your information or enter any vendor contests that may be going on. See the full list of vendors here.

How to register for the Trip Giveaway: If you've pre-registered online, you are automatically entered into our trip giveaway. Not sure if your registration came through?  We'll have a complete list of pre-registered guest names at the door. We will hold 2 drawings - one exclusively for pre-registered guests and one for day-off guests + pre-registered guests.

What to do Once You're Done:  If you've had your fill of photo booths and wedding buzz, take all you've collected and head home (or head for lunch!)  After a few days, review all of the information you've collected and seen what vendors are a great match for you. Most vendors offer special wedding show discounts so doing your homework could save you some money!