If you are having a wedding next year, most probably, you are now in the middle of preparations and has been trying to pin down your remaining suppliers.
When it comes to meeting and finding suppliers, attending wedding expos and bridals shows is very beneficial.
In one venue, you will get to meet all your potential suppliers. You can also get tips, tricks and ideas for your wedding. Most of the suppliers can also offer you special packages if you book their services during the expo.
This means you will also have their price locked in, so even if they raise their fees later on (which usually happens), your package will still follow the expo price.
Aside from gathering suppliers in one place, another goal of the wedding shows is to make the couple enjoy their wedding preparations. Saving them time and money in finding their suppliers.
Here are the Top 10 Bridal Shows to go to in 2017:
Canada’s Bridal Show is the largest bridal show with the highest volume of exhibitors and visitors. This popular bridal show has been running for 32 years now. They were established in 1984 and since then, they have been showcasing yearly the best and the latest in the wedding industry.
Dates: January 6, 7 and 8, 2017
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Hall A/B, 255 Front St. W Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Tickets are $20/ person / day. Get tickets here.
2. Toronto Star National Bridal Show
Toronto National Bridal Show is free for all brides! Not only you can meet the suppliers, there are also a few other activities in the bridal show that will you don’t want to miss such as a wedding gown sale and various contests and promo from the exhibitors.
Spring Show: February 3, 4 and 5, 2017
Venue: Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place – Hall D, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
If you get your tickets online, they cost $12. Get your tickets here.
At the door tickets cost $15.
This wedding show features a huge wedding gown sale and a fun and exciting Passport Challenge in which guests collect stamps from different booths to be eligible to win one of the many prizes from the exhibitors. To make things more exciting, ass soon you enter the venue, you already get a free mystery gift and a free copy of Dream Bride Magazine.
Dates: April 7, 8 and 9, 2017
Venue: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place – HALL C, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON
Ticket prices are $20 per person per day. Get your tickets here.
If you want your wedding to be very luxurious, do not forget to drop by the The Wedluxe Wedding Show. Spend a day with over 100 exhibitors, who include Toronto’s most talented, elite wedding professionals from all facets of the industry including florists, cake designers, stationers, decorators, videographers, and more. Each guest will also receive a reusable WedLuxe tote bag filled with products and special gifts from WedLuxe Media and the sponsors.
Date: January 15, 2017
Venue: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street 7th Floor Toronto, ON
Tickets are from $60 to $75. Get your tickets here.
Make your wedding personal by having certain elements hand crafted and personalized according to your specifications. The Wedding Co Bridal Show will be the place to meet passionate and creative suppliers who can make your wedding unique and special.
Date: February 26, 2017
Venue: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Tickets are $18. Get your tickets here.
6. The Ultimate Bridal Show
Aside from gathering top suppliers from Toronto, the Ultimate Bridal Shows wants the bride and groom to have a good time and interact with the exhibitors with ease. The show has games, raffles, free trials and a fashion show of designer bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and men’s formal. A lot of the prizes will given away to the couples such as free services and huge discounts.
Date: April 1, 2017
Venue: Living Arts Centre Mississagua, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8
Get your tickets here.
Book your ceremony and reception venue, photograph, make up artist, florist, etc in one venue! Lots of inspiration, ideas, advice, tips, taste-tests and the like will be showcased for you to peruse, sample and shop.
Date: January 7 and 8, 2017
Venue: Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON
Tickets are $12. Get your tickets here.
8. The Wedding Fair
The Wedding Fair provides the engaged couple with everything needed to plan their dream wedding and honeymoon. This is the day to gather information, get inspired, see the latest trends and ideas, sample delicious food, and enjoy the photo booths all while gaining advice from over 250 wedding specialists.
Date: January 15, 2017
Venue: Halls A, B & C – The BMO Centre – Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
Get your ticket here.
Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres while you visit the different booths and watch the fashion show. They have Bakers, DJ’s, Event Planners, Travel Agents, Photographers, Videography, Decor, Rentals, Transportaton, Officiants, Beauty, Fashion and more on site to help you plan your perfect day.
Date: January 7, 2017
Venue: 17 Wilson St E, 17 Wilson Street East, Perth, ON K7H 1L3
Free Admission for the bride and groom. Get your tickets here.
Planning a destination wedding or honeymoon? This show is a must. Meet travel exhibitors from around the world who cater to honeymooners and destination wedding groups including hoteliers, onsite wedding coordinators, tour operators, tourism boards and more. The trade show is followed by a very valuable and informative presentation on how to plan a stress-free honeymoon & destination wedding.
Date: March 2, 2017
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Airport West, 175 Derry Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Z7
Entrance is free. Get your tickets here.