Bridal Show Exhibit
Want to experience your wedding before it happens? Attend a bridal show to find a dress, meet vendors, sample cakes, get ideas and possibly plan your wedding all in one place.
If you’re planning a wedding, a bridal show will allow you to literally see, hear, smell, taste and touch what you can have for your big day. They’re a great way to find caterers, DJs, wedding gown vendors, photographers and more. Plan for a few hours at the event, bring your credit card and calendar, take notes, and convince your mother, fiancé, sister, or maid of honor to tag along. If anything, you’ll walk away with some ideas, cost estimates, and a bunch of free swag. Many bridal shows even have big prize giveaways!
Bridal shows can be overwhelming so here is a practical list of Bridal Show Tips from Steve Kimbell of Oracle Band and from Here Comes the Guide on how to get the most out of a bridal fair.
Here is a selection of upcoming Spring & Summer Bridal Shows and Expos by state:
Alabama Bridal Shows and Expos
Alaska Bridal Shows and Expos
Anchorage Wedding Fair – Jan 22 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Arizona Bridal Shows and Expos
Arkansas Bridal Shows and Expos
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2012 Bridal Show – Jan 15 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR
Conway Bridal Show – Feb 26 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Conway, AR
California Bridal Shows and Expos
A Modern Bridal Faire – Jan 8 at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, CA
Colorado Bridal Shows and Expos
Bridal Showcase Bridal Show – Jan 17 & April 17 at Colorado Springs Marriott in Colorado Springs, CO
Connecticut Bridal Shows and Expos
Everything Bridal Show’s Bridal Extravaganza – Jan 9 at the Westport Inn in Westport, CT
One thing you might want to consider is
One thing you might want to consider about Sofia Bridal is that their web site is new this year (August 21, 2007) so it might be tough to find a history on them.
Note: I obtained this information by going to You type in the web address in the "Wayback Machine" and it not only tells you when the site was opened, but also shows you changes the site has experienced along the way.
I also did a quick search in the State of Illinois to see if they are even licensed to do business ( It appears not.