Privacy at a Bridal Show

Your Privacy is very important to us. That being said we want to make sure you are provided every opportunity to save a little money and get all the information you need to make an informed decision. To this end the information you provide is only given to participating vendors in the bridal show.

A great way to manage your wedding and all the vendors you are considering, interviewing and ultimately working with is to set up a special Wedding Phone Number & Email Address. this way you can keep all your correspondence in one location.

Our recommendation Google. Google provides a full suite of tools to help you manage your wedding. I have listed below just a few of the many features you can use to manage your wedding from setting up a wedding email that you share with prospective vendors to family & friends to Google Voice where you can set up a free phone number that can forward to your cell or home phone or no phone at all just take messages (you can even block unwanted callers).

Gmail
A great free email that you can keep all your wedding information in one location for easy management
mail.google.com.

 

Google Voice
Google Voice gives you a free phone number that can ring on your cell, home and/or work phone or none at all for free. It also gives you:
One Number. You can even make it a vanity number like 661-212-love
(please don’t call that number it is only an example)
Use a single number that rings you anywhere.
Online voicemail
Get transcribed messages delivered to your inbox.
Cheap calls
Free calls & text messages to the U.S. & Canada.
Super low rates everywhere else.
www.google.com/voice

Google Docs
Google Docs is a suite of products that lets you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files — all online, and all for free. With an Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any computer, anywhere in the world. (There’s even some work you can do without an Internet connection!)
docs.google.com

Google Calendar

7 reasons to use Google Calendar

Organizing your schedule shouldn’t be a burden. With Google Calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.

1. Share your schedule

Let your family, friends, guest and vendors see your calendar, and view schedules that others have shared with you. When you know when everyone is free or busy, scheduling is a snap.

2. Get your calendar on the go
With two-way syncing to your mobile phone’s built-in calendar or a mobile version of Google Calendar that’s made for the small screen, you can access your calendar while you’re away from your desk.

3. Never forget another event again
Customizable reminders help you stay on schedule. You can choose to be notified by email or get a text message sent right to your mobile phone.

4. Send invitations and track RSVPs
Invite other people to events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP to your events by email or via Google Calendar.

5. Sync with your desktop applications
Access your calendar however and whenever you want by syncing events with Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.

6. Work offline
Know where you’re supposed to be even when you don’t have internet access. With offline access, you can view a read-only version of your calendar no matter where you are.

7. All this is free?
YEP!!

www.google.com/calendar

P.O. Box

If you really hate receiving “junk mail”, but want to get as much information as you can and participate in the drawings and giveaways, rent a PO box for a while. Then all the wedding related material will come to the PO box, and when you’re done with it after the wedding, you simply cancel the PO box and voilà!…no more junk mail.

When filling out contest entry forms and inquiry sheets use this address, so that when the wedding is over you can simply cancel the account and avoid any further wedding related e-mail.

When filling out forms make sure to print VERY clearly. You’d hate to miss out on a door prize or lose track of someone you like because they couldn’t read your handwriting!

 

This article was written by Kyle Brown of the Bridal Association of America. You may reproduce this article with permission from the author. All credit and links must stay intact.