New year, new Bridal Extravaganzas! If you were one of the lucky ones who got engaged over the holiday break, you might want to check this out. The Bridal Extravaganza comes three times a year, with the first show of 2018 in January (6th and 7th).
The Bridal Extravaganzas are a great place for people who are planning a wedding to meet countless wedding vendors (and get quite a few deals too!). You will meet florists, caterers, outfitters (gowns and tuxes), rental providers :), venues, photographers… You name it, the vendor will be there.
So, here’s what you need to know about the show…
Anyone can go. You, your mother, your bridesmaids, sister-in-law, better half, youngin’s or all of the above. It is a great way to get any and all involved in your planning process (think back to our last blog– this is how you can get your extended family involved in a fun, no pressure setting!).
The January Extravaganza is two days long and is the most attended show of the year. The show goes from 12pm-5pm January 6th and 7th at the Palmer Events Center.
There is parking on site in their giant parking garage. There is a parking attendant taking money upon entry. It will cost about $8.00 to park.
Tickets to the show are $15 each and can either be purchased beforehand or at the door.
Going to the Bridal Extravaganza saves you money. You will receive $500 in Bridal Bucks just for purchasing a ticket to the Bridal Extravaganza. These Bridal Bucks are accepted by some vendors who are participating in the show, which means you get to save money on your vendors. Click here for more information on that.
Other vendors will give you discounts if you book with them at the show. If you do sign a contract at the show, bring a copy to the Wedding Guide booth for a chance to win up to $250 toward you wedding! Learn more about how you could be one of eight lucky winners here.
There are also tons of grand prizes that will be given away both Saturday and Sunday toward the end of each day. To see a full list of what you could win, visit this page, and let us warn you, there are some GOOD prizes.
There will be a fashion show to give you outfit inspiration for both brides, grooms and bridal parties.
There will be food and drink so you don’t have to worry about withering away while you are walking around for five hours! A lot of the food vendors will be passing out samples for you and your tribe to try. However, there is also a concessions stand where you can go purchase food and drink as well.
You might consider bringing some kind of a tote bag and a pad of paper/pen so that you can keep track of all of the wonderful vendors you meet and plan to work with for your wedding.
If you are on the fence about whether you want to attend the Bridal Extravaganza or not, let us push you in the correct direction…. GO! It is a great experience and one of the only times that you will have this many vendors in one place. Plus, you save money on your wedding just by going!
So since we are in agreement and you will be attending, make sure you stop by our booth to say hello and see what kind of special we’ll be offering! Can’t wait to see you and your squad there.