Weddings promote delight, appreciation and at times, anxiety. That’s why the Wedding fairies invented these thrilling events, to aide the bride in the decision making process. Bridal Expos showcase vendors and wedding enthusiasts who want to offer a helping hand for your big day. Such vendors may include (but are not limited to) bakers, florists, designers, event planners and venues
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For a novice bride, bridal expos be a valuable event. Bring your mother, maid of honor and bridesmaids along for the ride. Start with lunch and laughs and later cruise the aisles for vital wedding accessories. These events are about making connections and turning your dreams into realities. That’s why we’ve selected our favorite bridal shows, as it is an important step in any planning process.
Brides Against Breast Cancer is an organization that fights for cancer patients and their treatments. Earnings for the group is given to aide these patients and a large part of this is generated from the Nationwide Tour of Gowns. This tour showers brides with over 150 events a year. All merchandise is set at an astonishingly discounted rate to make weddings affordable for brides everywhere. It’s an honorable event as donations make it possible for those affected by cancer to obtain education, counseling and health support. The Tour of Gowns is a beautiful event put on by a thoughtful organization with vendors and exhibitors ready to glorify the bride. Don’t miss this show, your budget will thank you.
This immense wedding exhibit has been active for over 30 years with an abundant following. It’s said to be the leading bridal expo in the nation with over 40 exhibitors ranging from dance lessons and entertainment to gift registrations and guest accommodations. Displays are eloquently presented at respected booths and represented by trade professionals, all willing and eager to provide the bride and her groom with what they need for the special day. Guests will be graced with a high-quality fashion show, showcasing the finest gowns of the year. And if that’s not enough, patrons will be honored with a live orchestra and DJ performances. This is a show not to miss, whether you’re freshly engaged or one week away from your wedding day, pencil this into your calendar!
In 2004, Martha Stewart launched a nationwide bridal show and with her eye for design, brides everywhere are thankful. While most bridal shows are three days, these unique events are held for one day only, making it a special occurrence. Events are fashioned to look and feel like an extravagant wedding, unlike many popular shows. Many celebrities have been gracious enough to lend their designers and stylists to the shows, giving brides the chance to throw a star-studded party. Registry stations, health & beauty and catering will brighten your day with wedding advice and offerings.
Don’t forget your local Bridal Shows. Many of the large hotels that cater weddings or specialized wedding venues do a bridal show once a year--call to find out their schedule. Here in Boulder Colorado, The Boulderado Hotel as well as Lionsgate Events Centers host annual Bridal Shows. If you are having your wedding at a local facility these are great events to find the perfect caterer, baker, photographer and also unusual and local vendors for wedding invitations, favors and other items you will need.
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