The Valley’s most complete and relaxing bridal show is being held this Sunday, June 5, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
This is a great chance for you to plan your wedding in a fun and relaxed environment all while enjoying complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails.
Preview an exclusive Wedding Gown Sale featuring 4,000 square feet of designer wedding gowns available at discounted prices! Try on hundreds of designer wedding gowns featuring exclusive “show only” discounts. Meet the Valley’s top wedding professionals all in one place all in one day. Including Arizona Weddings Magazine!
You will also have the chance to register for thousands of dollars of prices like a Las Vega Getaway, A Complete Floral Package from Lux Wedding Florist, A Complete Wedding Photography Package from INVU Portraits, Custom Flower Girl Dresses from JuJu’s Tutus and many more!
This really is a not-to-be-missed event! Check out the video below from last years show. Lots of fun and lots of inspiration and…you may be able to check a few items off that planning list, all in one day!
And,if you plan on attending The Phoenix Bridal Show this weekend, we want to make sure you’re really ready for the long, information-filled day you will be facing? If this isn’t your first show, you are probably set and ready, but if this is first time, you’re going to need a little help to get you set and ready.
Read on for our advice and tips on getting the most out of attending a local bridal show.
As a busy bride, one of the best events you’ll ever attend is a bridal show. Where else can you talk to hundreds of wedding vendors at one time in one location? Check out the latest designer gowns during fashion shows, sample cakes and food from local caterers, see the most-current features in videography, and explore the world of bouquets and centerpieces — all under one roof. In just an afternoon, bridal shows give you the chance to get moving on your celebration plans.
What to Bring
Since a good bridal show may feature over 100 vendors, you’ll want to plan your day accordingly. Plan to spend a minimum of two to four hours talking to wedding professionals and comparing their services.
Before leaving home, make sure you have everything you’ll need for the day. Make sure you dress appropriately and in layers so you can take items off if you get too warm. And, since you’ll be doing a lot of walking between booths and vendors, be certain to wear well-fitting, comfortable shoes. Your feet will thank you. Next, you’ll want to leave your big handbag at home. Take the necessities from your purse and place them in a larger tote bag instead. This way, you’ll only have one bag to carry and you’ll be prepared to bring home all of the cards, samples, brochures, and gifts you pick up at the show. Third, make sure you bring a pen or address labels. We suggest you purchase sheet labels from an office supply store and pre-print them, so you can peel and paste. Since vendors hold drawings and give away everything from honeymoons and cakes, to crystal goblets and all expenses paid weddings, the labels are a major time-saver when entering multiple drawings. You also might want to consider bringing along a small digital camera (you must check to make sure photography is allowed) to take photos of gowns and dresses during the fashion shows.
Who to Bring
When heading to a bridal show, it’s a good idea to bring along a family member or friend. Invite your mother and mother-in-law, your maid of honor, or even your fiancé. With more than one person, it’s easier to survey the show and find the booths you are most interested in visiting. If you’re worried about taking your fiancé, visit the show’s website and see if there are any exhibitors who might interest him. Formal wear shops, limousine companies, music DJs, and travel agencies often participate in bridal shows; so he’ll be able to visit these booths, check out the possibilities, and help in the overall planning of your big day.
What You’ll Find
Every bridal show is unique, but it’s likely you’ll be able to find everything you need to plan your big day. The most likely participants will include:
- Ceremony and Reception venues
- Formal wear or tuxedo shops
- Bridal shops
- Gown Preservationists
- Gown Alteration Specialists
- Transportation companies such as limousines, trolleys, carriages, and classic cars
- Bands, DJs, and musicians
- Travel agents
- Professional caterers
- Stationery and invitation shops
- Bridal consultants
- Hair stylists, makeup artists, and salons
- Equipment rental agencies
- Bridal registry locations
- Financial planning professionals
- Real estate agents
Get Inspired There will be plenty of ideas and inspiration at the show. We’re going to be there too, so stop by and pick up your free copy of our fabulous magazine and get registered to win a free honeymoon!
Check out this video from February’s show and get ready to have a fun-filled day!