Ana
VIP June 2012

WR - I'm so Annoyed at Bridal Show Spam

Ana, on February 2, 2011 at 11:03 AM Posted in Planning 0 32
Saved
Reply

Stupid me put down my email address on the Bridal show registration. Now, vendors (who I did not give my info to) are spamming my email constantly. Like 5 from the same photographer. I understand one, but come on! Way to ensure that I would never consider your services.

Just a heads up to you ladies who are planning on going to a bridal show in the future. DON'T PUT DOWN YOUR EMAIL!!

32 Comments

Latest activity by Passion Parties, on February 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM
  • K
    Master April 2012
    Kimi k. ·
    • Flag

    YEs yes yes yes! I actually made up a seperate email for wedding crap, so when the wedding is over, I can just delete the email addy!

    • Reply
  • Dani
    Super January 2013
    Dani ·
    • Flag

    I did the same as future mrs cooper.

    You can either mark them as spam, or you can make a new email, and get rid of your old one.

    • Reply
  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
    • Flag

    Yep- one of the first things I learned from this site- create a separate email for wedding crap.

    I also did not give out my phone number at the bridal show unless I was truly interested in their services.

    I NEVER gave my address... And yet I get 2-3 bridal/wedding catalogs every week.

    Also, many bridal salons (David's Bridal is AWFUL) share your information with other companies...

    • Reply
  • NowMissyL
    VIP May 2012
    NowMissyL ·
    • Flag

    I have a separate email for wedding stuff and it's allllll crap. I didn't want my email inbox bursting at the seams with wedding spam.

    • Reply
  • Jass
    Master September 2012
    Jass ·
    • Flag

    Ugh that's awful! I would put those people on spam block, and hopefully they will not bother you anymore. And also make a wedding address, and use that from now and on. I made a wedding address soon after engagement, and all the spam goes in there.

    • Reply
  • Patricia
    VIP June 2011
    Patricia ·
    • Flag

    I'm there with you! I registerd for the Bridal Expo but never went (and foolishly supplied my cell # when reserving the tix). So I've been getting spam emails, mail, and even phone calls! On Sunday some real estate agent called and said, "Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Will you be needing a home now?" I told her we'd just bought and she hurried up and hung up before I could tell her that I did not solicit her phone call and how much it bothered me. Super annoying!!!

    • Reply
  • Mary
    Super July 2011
    Mary ·
    • Flag

    I've had pretty good responses from opting out or, when that isn't an option, telling the vendor I want to be removed from their contact list. It makes more work for you, but could keep you from getting multiple emails from the same company.

    • Reply
  • Jessica
    Super July 2011
    Jessica ·
    • Flag

    Add me to the list of being right there with you!!! And now that I'm snowed in at home (Chicago Blizzard)... I can go through all of them and opt out of all the emails!

    • Reply
  • Nancy Taussig
    Nancy Taussig ·
    • Flag

    I almost never participate in wedding shows. But, if you attend one that I do, would you rather get 0 e-mails from me or 1 e-mail or 2-3 in case you forgot my name or your plans changed?

    In other words, what do YOU want from a wedding show? Info then and there, prizes (which you seem to be skeptical about), free cake samples, follow e-mail, mail, or phone call or is it "don't call me, I'll call you"?

    Just asking, because shows cost vendors big bucks and if we're not giving you what you want, let us know so we can.

    • Reply
  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
    • Flag

    Ok, I have the world's most ridiculous reason for getting bridal crap. I was once trying to buy a bunch of slippers. Because the place said they only sold to businesses, I put down my law firm's name as the business. (It's a one-person law firm, operated out of my home.) This apparently got my firm characterized as a spa. (The words "Law Group" in the name didn't give them a hint?) That started a huge influx of free bridal magazines, which they hoped I would put in the waiting room of my spa. Sigh!

    • Reply
  • Mrs. Phillips
    Master September 2011
    Mrs. Phillips ·
    • Flag

    @2dbride that is so funny i'm getting them too from bridal expo which i didn't go,but it's not really that searious though just two of them so far i just delete them or tell them i have someone already that stops them

    • Reply
  • Lisa Kretschmann
    Lisa Kretschmann ·
    • Flag

    Yes, the bridal list is a big reason most vendors do bridal shows. We get the email and mailing address that being said you don't have to get the emails but I mean honestly we have booked from sending follow up emails because brides loved us but our brochure got lost in all of the stuff from the show. If they are emailing you too much just send an email asking to be taken off the list.

    • Reply
  • Bitchasaurus
    VIP September 2011
    Bitchasaurus ·
    • Flag

    What irks me is that the last bridal show I went to was probably 8 months ago. Yet I still get calls and emails saying that I visited their booth at last weekends bridal show. Ummm yeah no I didn't. Wanna try that again, Sparky?

    • Reply
  • julybride16
    Super July 2011
    julybride16 ·
    • Flag

    I soooo know what you mean.....I gave my e-mail to about 5 vendors in total and vendors who I didn't even visit are e-mailing me constantly. Stop!!!!!!

    • Reply
  • Nicole
    Expert May 2012
    Nicole ·
    • Flag

    One of the first things I did after getting engaged was making a separate wedding e-mail. I'm so glad I did because it's FULL of vendor e-mails and wedding newsletters. And it's a lot easier to have all of our actual wedding e-communication in one place.

    • Reply
  • Nancy Taussig
    Nancy Taussig ·
    • Flag

    When you register for the show, the promoter compiles a list to give to the vendors. When you visit a booth and leave your contact info, that vendor is compiling a list to follow up. That is why you're getting e-mails from vendors with whom you did not register individually.

    Just politely tell them you don't need their services and ask to be taken off their list. We don't want to waste your time or ours contacting brides who are not interested.

    If you don't want to be contacted, don't give out your contact info. If you do want info, set up a separate e-mail account for wedding stuff. But, please don't use fake contact info -- it costs us money and time to mail info to you.

    • Reply
  • Elizabeth
    Super March 2011
    Elizabeth ·
    • Flag

    I made the mistake of giving my real email and cell phone to David's Bridal and I get spam email all the time and phone calls from local venders. Ugh.

    • Reply
  • Melissa  McClain
    Melissa McClain ·
    • Flag

    Jennifer C you're hilariousSmiley smile I agree with your frustrations. A lot of cases a list is promised to the vendors that have all of your emails, names, dates, etc from when you register at the actual show. That list is then generated out to all the vendors with the "sales" (gag) encouragement to send information to the soon to be newlyweds. I'm first off not a big fan of bridal shows.. why would a vendor give you a deal that's only good for 4 hours at the show(giving the couple such little amounts of time to consider their possibilities) but wouldn't offer the same deal the next week to someone who might not have been able to attend the show. Also, while planning you've got enough on your mind as not to have to shuffle through vendors in areas that are already booked or you're just not interested in. Fake names and addresses ladies and gents. I've been married for over two years and The Pro's still send me spam emails.

    • Reply
  • MrsD2011
    Master October 2011
    MrsD2011 ·
    • Flag

    I'm right there with ya! I hate hate hate getting emails from everyone, frankly Davids Bridal is the worst!

    • Reply
  • sillybuddha
    Dedicated March 2011
    sillybuddha ·
    • Flag

    I was getting alot of timeshare people calling. Then they get all mad when they are going through the whole "You won a free vacation, blah blah blah" and I ask them if they are a timeshare. They usually won't say yes but still going on an on about how great it is, and the 2 hour "face to face" meeting and what not, still trying to sell me.

    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics