Activities & Hours
|Wedding Exhibits||10a-4p||6 hrs.|
|Fashion Showing||varies||20 min.|
|Planning Seminar||varies||20 min.|
|Grooms Contest||varies||10 min.|
Activities are unique to each event and subject to change. Refer to our current event calendar and specific event pages for details.
Wedding Exhibits (10a to 4p)
Shop and compare wedding venues, photographers, bridal gowns, tuxedos, invitations, event designers, disc jockeys, honeymoons and more. Meet individual artisans and professionals, ask questions and choose your product and service providers. You can register with a local gift registry, snap pictures in a photo booth, audition entertainers and discover amazing bridal show bargains in person. Shop at your own pace between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Those who are first-time shoppers should allow two to three hours to collect as much information, literature and special offers as possible.
Prizes at event (with fashion show)
Prizes are a part of each fashion show. Just by attending (separate area from wedding exhibit area above), each bride-to-be, groom-to-be and friends become eligible for an array of bridal show prizes. Fashion shows are not included at each event, please check the specific event page for actual activities.
Exhibit Prizes and Giveaways (10a to 4p)
When visiting each exhibiting company, couples can register for prizes and promotional items.
Grand Prizes (web site only)
BrideWorld will partner with wedding-industry leaders to provide a seasonal grand prize. Each registered couple can opt-in for prizes when registering.
At most events, BrideWorld hosts two fashion shows (12 noon and 2 p.m.). National designers and local salons preview their latest styles, the most popular colors, and this season’s must-have accessories. Each presentation includes music and choreography. Seating is available 30 minutes prior and may be limited. Prior to each showing there will be time allowed for showcasing entertainers and prize giveaways. Fashion shows are not included at each event, please check the specific event page for actual activities.
Gown Sale (10a to 4p)
At select events, BrideWorld will host a unique gown sale featuring some of the top designers in the country. A sale of this size only happens a few times each year, so watch for specific dates and don’t buy a bridal gown without visiting BrideWorld first. Please check the specific event page for included activities.
Groom’s Contest (prior to each fashion show)
The grooms-to-be strut their stuff on the fashion runway to compete for cash and prizes. This is part of a fashion show and is not included at all events.
Entertainers (prior to each fashion show)
To begin the fashion show activities, BrideWorld showcases live bands, vocalists, and musicians exhibiting at the event. This is part of a fashion show and is not included at all events.
Planning Seminar (unique schedule each day)
Plan smarter with tips from local professionals, as they guide you past common pitfalls, define a planning budget and answer your toughest questions. No materials required. Drop-in or leave at any time. This activity is not included at all events. Please check the specific event page for included activities.
Expo Program (10a to 4p. At check-in)
BrideWorld compiles a shopping guide that lists the included activities, participating exhibits and a schematic floor plan. This is a useful reference tool when shopping and contacting participating wedding professionals.
Free Stuff (10a to 4p. At check-in)
Every registered couple will receive a few sponsored items. One is a complimentary expo shopping bag. Each couple is challenged to fill it with product samples, magazines and information that will contribute to the success of their planning.
Peel & Stick Labels (10a to 4p. At check-in)
BrideWorld simplifies the shopping process by providing each registered couple with eighty contact labels. Simply peel and stick a label to sign a guest book, complete a registration form or request follow up info. Leave your info with only the vendors you prefer. They are free, just Register To Attend or buy tickets at least 24 hours in advance (to allow time to prepare labels). Each label includes the registrants name, a mailing address, email address and wedding date. Pick up your labels upon check in. Register Now.