2021 Best Orange County Bridal Show
Bride World Costa Mesa Bridal Show
Hundreds of New Ideas & Wedding Professionals
Bride World Expo
OC Fair & Event Center
SoCal's wedding inspiration expo. Shop and compare hundreds of wedding professionals representing wedding venues, florists, photo booths, photographers, disc jockeys, bridal gowns, tuxedos, entertainers, custom invitations and honeymoon destinations. More Vendors. More Inspiration. More Fun.
DIY Seminar • Great bargains • Connect with vendors • Free magazines • Staged fashion show • Gather vendor literature • Compete for prizes
Your Bridal Show Visit
The Costa Mesa Bridal Show by Bride World is SoCal’s biggest and best wedding planning expo with up to 150 vendors. It is held indoor at the OC Fair Event Center, next to the Pacific Amphitheater, with parking entrances on Arlington Drive.
The expo will showcase new planning ideas, fashion/beauty tips and a wide variety of wedding vendors. The vendors include photographers, entertainers, event venues, invitations, florists, bridal salons, beauty services, tuxedos, event lighting, event designers and more.
Upon check in, each bride/couple will receive an expo shopping bag, a shopping guide, complimentary publications and personalized peel-n-stick labels. The labels contain each couple’s registration information. They are used to conveniently peel and leave info with preferred vendors. Register Here
Bridal Show Activities & Inspiration
Meeting and Gathering Vendor Info
The exhibit area will be open continuously from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan to meet wedding professionals, compare packages and assess each at your own pace. When interested in a specific vendor, plan to share your contact info so representatives can follow up with additional information, invitations for viewings or tastings and to request future meetings.
Hiring Wedding Service Vendors
When hiring a vendor, like a photographer, cake baker or musician, a written contract will be required. This can be completed at the expo with a meeting scheduled a few days or weeks after the expo, to confirm all planning details.
You can attend one of two fashion shows presented in the fashion theater. These are a 20-minute glimpse into current trends and seasonal colors. The same showing is presented at 12 noon and 2 p.m.
A gown sale of this size only happens once a season. Don’t buy a bridal gown without visiting Bride World first.
The expo experience includes prize opportunities. Your entire group will have a chance to win prizes while at the expo, prior to each fashion showing. The master-of-ceremonies will host contests and present prizes. Additionally, each registered and attending bride or groom are automatically registered to win a Grand Prize of $25,000 Wedding Cash.
The Costa Mesa bridal show has one planning seminar at 1 p.m. Ask those toughest questions during this informal Q&A forum. Hosts include local planners and designers. The time span is 20 to 30 minutes.
Costa Mesa Bridal Show Floor Plan and Attractions
Food and Refreshments
There is a Starbucks a block east on the Northbound side of Newport Boulevard (near Fair drive) and a wide array of cafes and restaurants, within a mile or two in all directions. Once you are on the OC Fair property, there will be food options at the nearby Marketplace and a three or four food trucks near the event center buildings.
Bridal Show Floor Plan
The Costa Mesa Bridal Show includes many wedding vendors. Each is assigned a specific space. A printed shopping guide is provided at the expo to help organize your shopping, and together with this online image, wedding companies can be found by business type, company name or space number.