Selecting the Best Wedding Expo to Attend

You’re engaged! Figuring out your next steps can be scary, which is why we suggest finding a local wedding expo. Wedding expos are where wedding vendors gather to show off their talents and services. Attending one is the fastest way to update yourself with the latest and greatest in the world of weddings and allows brides a fun, easy way to become familiar with wedding planning options.

You will see numerous photographers, jewelers, venues, florists, entertainers, invitation curators, and more…ready to show you their best work and inspire your wedding planning.

Of course, with many to choose from, picking the right wedding expo to attend might be a little daunting. Here are some suggestions to help:

1. Search Online.

Find out what shows and events are available in your area, so you are reaching vendors that operate near you. From there, see which shows present the largest number of vendors so you will have more inspiration in one location. Many times, you can look at an expo’s website to view their list of participating vendors in order to see the variety and overall number. You may also find a floor plan showing the number of overall exhibit spaces, which can indicate the overall variety or size of an event. We may be a bit biased, but Bride World produces the largest wedding events in L.A., O.C. and the Inland Empire, presenting multiple shows throughout the year to best fit your planning and schedule.

2.  Ask friends.

Your married friends and family may have the planning experience and know you well enough to point you in the right direction. It never hurts to ask around! Many have attended expos in the past, so utilize their experience. They might even mention some of the very shows you’ve been looking at on your internet search.

3.  Stick to your money + time budget.

With multiple shows to choose from, attending all available may not help your pocketbook or schedule. Selecting the right show will help utilize your time and money. There are local shows, like ours, that reach the greater SoCal market, with over 150 participating vendors, so you can connect with the most wedding professionals, assess their services, and save time. And since tickets are priced at only $6 online and $12 at the door, we provide great value, as well. If you follow our social media, you will see we have a generous number of FREE passes, which makes Bride World the best choice.

Don’t be afraid to attend more than one expo at different stages of your wedding planning. Bride World has numerous shows in several SoCal locations, each with fun environments ready to help you plan your big day. A word of caution to prevent wedding show burnout, we recommend attending no more than 3 events during your planning. Wedding planning should be more than a myriad of tasks and decisions to make; it should remain fun and full of beautiful memories.

If you would like to attend any of our upcoming shows this season, you can register in advance of an event, with promo code RING42 and admit yourself and up to four friends, absolutely free.

View our event calendar here.

Los Angeles Convention Center | Feb 8th & 9th, 2020

Riverside Convention Center | Feb 23rd, 2020

Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel | March 8th, 2020

Pasadena Convention Center | March 22nd, 2020

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