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Complete Guide to Your 2018 Bridal Shows & What You Will Need After You Register! πŸ’

2018 Bridal Expos, Bridal Shows, Wedding Blog
We're a little half way through 2018 and for all my brides-to-be that means less than 6 months to have your plans detailed out if you're planning a 2019 nuptial. Don't worry, it's not as scary as you think. if you've been following this blog, two of my biggest points are planning ahead and budget management. If you can keep get those two things under control, your planning process will be a breeze.

With that been said, I compiled a list of bridal shows and expos to help stir some inspirations. Let's be honest, Pinterest is great, but there's nothing like seeing things up close and personal and speaking with the vendors directly.

But before we dive into all the wonderful shows across the U.S., there are a few things you need to arm yourself with to get the most out of your bridal show (you guys know I love a quick easy list):

Bridal Shows & Expos Surviving Guide:

Save The Date, Bridal Shows

Wear comfortable shoes
  • Trust me ladies, some of these shows are huge and now is not the time to break out those new sexy heels. My suggestion get a pair of walking shoes. Even plain flip flops may cause feet pain eventually.
Pre-print your info
  • No doubt you will be asked for your info, i.e. name, wedding date, number or email, etc... For faster easier moves, type out your info on 5x7 card stock papers or plain one paper and give those out. No lines, no waiting. 
Keep your crew small
  • Now is not the time to bring half your family and all your friends. To many opinions and to many people to keep track of. My suggestion choose someone from your bridal party and your sister or mom. Your choice but keep it small and simple.
Take a map
  • If you're offer a map or guide as you entered the fair, take it. It makes knowing where things are a whole lot easier.
Book bags or cross body bags
  • Okay hear me out, we all love our new MK satchel or a cute Tory Burch summer bags, but keep in mind, you will be collecting a lot of brochures, cards and freebies. One, you want to keep your hands free and as the day goes on, that beautiful shoulder bag starts to weigh a ton. With it on your back on across your body, it's easier to support.
RSVP or pre-register
  • If the show or fair gives you the option to RSVP,  DO IT!!! It might be the difference between you standing in line to register and walking through the pre-register doors.
Take pictures
  • Make sure your phone and/or cameras are fully charged. Now is a great time to invest in a portable wireless charger, just in case.
Enter to win
  • You can't win if you don't play (in my Florida Lotto voice), Entering those little contest may save you hundreds. You may win a free wedding cake, a honeymoon trip or even a gown. So yes, spin that wheel.
Water and snacks
  • Although they may offer water and snacks, bring a bottle and your own snack. I'm good for nothing when I'm hungry, so I always travel right. And, stay hydrated, noticed I said water NOT soda or juice.
Finally, have fun!!! the point is to enjoy the process. I mean when else are you going to get married again? Take as many pictures as you want. Try to the pastry that the baker is offering. Get a feel for that table linen and sit on the chair.

Whew!!! you got all  that? (now is a time to subscribe to this blog and save this post)

Are you excited yet? On to the shows.

Bridal Shows & Expos, Florida Bridal Shows, Wedding Blogger



The Ultimate Bridal Extravaganza 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Sparkling Productions
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, California 92123 

Bride World Expo - L.A. Convention Center
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018: 10:00am-4:00pm
Bride World
L.A. Convention Center
1200 L.A. Live Way
Los Angeles, California 90015
Admission:Advance tickets are 50% off ($6/person). $12 at the expo. Buy tickets and RSVP here.

Wedding Steps Bridal Show at Amarante's Sea Cliff
Tuesday, September 25, 2018: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wedding Steps
Amarante's Sea Cliff
62 Cove Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06512
Admission:Tickets are $9 per person. Save $3 off additional guest tickets by using code WS3.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.


Florida’s #1 Wedding Expo! Everything for your wedding…all in one place! Meet with the best wedding professionals, enter to WIN thousands of dollars in prizes, taste gourmet food and decadent cakes, see a runway fashion show, beauty demos and much more! Couples receive $1,000 in WEDDING EXPO DOLLARS!
Tickets: $6 Tickets with Promo Code GUIDE (valid until two days before each show).
Show Dates:
July 22, 2018—Orange County Convention Center, Orlando | Get tickets!
August 12, 2018—Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort, Tampa | Get tickets!
October 7, 2018—Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando | Get tickets!

This event features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more! Don’t miss the bridal fashion shows and live DJ and band demos, plus tons of prizes and giveaways. Visit their website for showcase dates and times. See you at the show!!
Show Dates & Tickets:
• September 15 & 16, 2018—Orange County Convention Center, Orlando | Register online for FREE admission! Tickets are $10 at the door. | Join this expo as an exhibitor.
• January 12 & 13, 2019—Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale | Click here for tickets. | Join this expo as an exhibitor.
• March 2 & 3, 2019—Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa | Register online for FREE admission! Tickets are $10 at the door. | Join this expo as an exhibitor.

The Palm Beach Wedding Expo Summer Bridal Bash
Sunday, June 10, 2018: 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Palm Beach Wedding Expo
The Marriott Boca Raton
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Admission:General Admission tickets are $8. VIP tickets are $18.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.

The Palm Beach Wedding Expo at the Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens
Thursday, May 24, 2018: 5:30pm-9:00pm
The Palm Beach Wedding Expo
The Doubletree Palm Beach Gardens
4431 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410


Georgia Bridal Show
Sunday, June 24, 2018: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Georgia Bridal Show
Infinite Energy Forum
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Queen For A Day Bridal Show
Sunday, June 24, 2018: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Chic Occasions Bridal Shows
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308


May 31st Angelina's Restorante (Staten Island NY)
399 Ellis Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
Ph: 888-427-4339

From resorts to photographers, florists, and gowns, every step is yours to consider at Wedding Salon. Meet vendors that can help you finalize wedding details both big and small. You'll meet with top venues, sample wedding cakes and cocktails, get pampered, hear musicians perform, view wedding invitations and more, putting your dream wedding squarely within reach. Score amazing Swag while meeting with LancΓ΄me, Registry at Bloomingdale's, Cake Boss, and more!
Tickets: RSVP with code HCTG at for 2 complimentary tickets—a $55 value!
Show Dates:
Monday, July 30, 2018—Stewart Hotel | New York City
Monday, November 12, 2018—Stewart Hotel | New York City
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Empire City Casino Bridal Expo
Sunday, September 16, 2018: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Boss Lady Bridal Expos
Empire City Casino
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10704
Admission:Tickets are FREE. Registration is recommended.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.

Wedding Salon New York Summer Bridal Showcase
Monday, July 30, 2018: 4:00pm-8:00pm
The Wedding Salon
The Stewart Hotel
371 7th Avenue
New York City, New York 10001
Admission:Register with code HCTG for complimentary tickets (regularly $55).
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.


North Carolina Bridal & Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 11, 2018: 12:00pm-5:00pm
American Consumer Shows
Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Admission:Register online for FREE admission. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P. 


Dallas Bridal Show
Saturday, July 28, 2018: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018: 10:00am-5:00pm
Bridal Shows, Inc.
Dallas Market Hall
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
Admission:Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children (ages 3-14). Tickets for children can only be purchased at the door.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.

The Big Fake Wedding Austin
Thursday, October 18, 2018: 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Big Fake Wedding
The Addison Grove
11903 Fitzhugh Road
Austin, Texas 78736
Admission:Tickets are $25.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.


Washington Wedding Experience
Sunday, September 9, 2018: 11:00am-5:00pm
Wedding Experience
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Admission:Online tickets are $15 for all-day admission and $10 for admission after 1pm. All tickets at the door are $15. Children 12 and under are free.
Click here to get tickets or R.S.V.P.
Check out these sites below for more states and expo dates:

And there you have it. You are definitely on the right track. Don't be afraid to ask questions and take names and notes. Look at it this way, this is a like a free consultation with planners and vendors. If you visited an expo, share what great tips and ideas that you've gotten and pictures. 

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