Don’t Miss This Bridal Show at The Clarion October 21, 2012 Shepherdstown WV

Journal’s Bridal Show Held at The Clarion in Shepherdstown

On October 21st at the Clarion in Shepherdstown WV The Journal will be holding a Bridal Show.

Brides- and grooms-to-be will pack the luxurious Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in historic Shepherdstown Sunday October 21st for The Journal’s 15th annual Bridal Fair. This is a FREE event and vendors will be giving away great prizes.

Crouse Photography will give away a FREE Engagement Session voted for by brides on a recent poll on my facebook page.

Here’s a link to some great advice for booking wedding vendors. What to ask and what to look for before you sign a contract.

Think you can’t afford a professional Wedding Photographer? Read this blog post before you decide.

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Fortune

If you received a fortune cookie that said you were going to die, what would you do? Unlucky Sarah goes on a hunt to find out who gave her the fortune and why. What she discovers will change her forever.

Fortune is an 11,000 word story that will keep you at the edge of your seat. YA and adult fiction fans alike will enjoy the ride this story will take you on. You won’t be able to put it down.

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Martinsburg Mall Bridal Show this Sunday Feb. 20th!

Bridal Fair 2011 to be a one-stop shop
Story by Megan Fisher (A former bride of Crouse Photography)

MARTINSBURG – Grooms- and brides-to-be are invited to explore the Bridal Fair Sunday where vendors will display everything from fashion to flowers in the Martinsburg Mall from noon to 5 p.m.

The free event will feature more than 50 vendors from West Virginia and surrounding states. Sponsored by The Journal, the fair is held twice a year.

Event coordinator Pam Fawley-Martin called the fair a “one-stop shop for busy couples.”

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Crouse Photography will be at the show and I’ll be offering a special for every bride there! For all the brides at the show, book a free consultation and you will get a free engagement session to take Crouse Photography for a test drive and the best part is you don’t have to buy anything!

All the images will be hosted online for viewing and ordering and if you decide to book with Crouse Photography, you will receive free with any package you choose, all the images from your session on DVD with a copyright release.

I wouldn’t want any bride to miss this great opportunity so stop by my booth during the show!

Martinsburg Mall Bridal Show February 20th 2011 from 12noon to 5pm

Yes, I’ll be participating in this show and I look forward to meeting all the 2011 and 2012 brides. The show is always a lot of fun, especially winning free stuff!

Bridal Show Tips

1.First thing to do is get a list of the area bridal shows. You can get a list at http://www.crousephotography.net

2.Plan to spend a couple hours at the show, bring your Maid of honor, mom, or groom to help you with vendor questions and information collecting.

3.Bring pictures with you to show to the vendors. This will help them give more accurate price quotes.
4.Wear shows you can do a lot of walking in so you don’t get sore feet

5.Don’t be afraid of the vendors walk up and ask questions! They want to hear your ideas. Bring a list of questions so you will be prepared to get great information.

6.Take a folder with you. Make one side for information from vendors you really liked and one side for vendors you didn’t like. You may want to bring a notebook to write down information that is not in the brochures.

7.Bring address labels to fill out those mailing lists, drawings, and special deals a lot faster.

8.Don’t just book the first vendor you talk to. Shop around and ask questions you may find a better fit for your wedding.

9.Find out what vendors are at the show so you can do research on them ahead of time. That way if you like them you can go ahead and book them at the show and save time meeting with them again later. Some vendors will offer specials that are only available at the show so doing your research ahead of time will help you feel better about taking advantage of those specials.

  1. You may want to sign up for a new email address and/or open a temporary post office box so that after your wedding you can close them and not get wedding junk mail anymore.
  2. If the show has a website register prior to the show a lot of times this will get you in free whereas you’ll have to pay if you register at the door.
  3. Bring a bag with you not every show will provide one for you. You’re going to get a lot of information.

Martinsburg Mall Bridal Show Feb 21 from 11am to 5pm

I hope to see you at the Martinsburg Journal’s Bridal show at the Martinsburg Mall. I’ll be one of the vendors at the show. I plan to do FREE engagement portraits at the show so don’t forget to bring your significant other and get a Free image taken. Feel free to take fun images with your mom or Maid of honor at the show as well.

Bridal Show Tips

  1. First thing to do is get a list of the area bridal shows. You can get a list at http://www.crousephotography.net
  2. Plan to spend a couple hours at the show, bring your Maid of honor, mom, or groom to help you with vendor questions and information collecting.
  3. Bring pictures with you to show to the vendors. This will help them give more accurate price quotes.
  4. Wear shows you can do a lot of walking in so you don’t get sore feet
  5. Don’t be afraid of the vendors walk up and ask questions! They want to hear your ideas. Bring a list of questions so you will be prepared to get great information.
  6. Take a folder with you. Make one side for information from vendors you really liked and one side for vendors you didn’t like. You may want to bring a notebook to write down information that is not in the brochures.
  7. Bring address labels to fill out those mailing lists, drawings, and special deals a lot faster.
  8. Don’t just book the first vendor you talk to. Shop around and ask questions you may find a better fit for your wedding.
  9. Find out what vendors are at the show so you can do research on them ahead of time. That way if you like them you can go ahead and book them at the show and save time meeting with them again later. Some vendors will offer specials that are only available at the show so doing your research ahead of time will help you feel better about taking advantage of those specials.

10.  You may want to sign up for a new email address and/or open a temporary post office box so that after your wedding you can close them and not get wedding junk mail anymore.

11.  If the show has a website register prior to the show a lot of times this will get you in free whereas you’ll have to pay if you register at the door.

12.  Bring a bag with you not every show will provide one for you. You’re going to get a lot of information.

Images from Bliss-Bridal Gala

I took some images during the show on sunday. I really liked Hager Hall in Hagerstown. It will make a great reception location which you’ll be able to see from the images.

 

I did free portraits during the show. I may do this again at the Martinsburg show.

Three girls modeling some gorgeous dresses

Here are some more images from the show I hope you enjoy them!