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Bridal Shows


Bridal Shows are a great way to meet and talk to representatives from the area's best wedding venues and professionals and start reserving their services for the coming year. Be sure to look over our tips for getting the most out of any bridal show you are able to attend, then grab your fiancé or a friend or two and spend a few hours getting to know local vendors and venues and find out what they have to offer to make your wedding unforgettable!

Of course, Sacramento Bride & Groom will be at many of these shows! Come by our booth and say hello, pick up your free copy of our current issue and sign up to win one of our monthly giveaways!

November 2014

Grand Island Mansion Open House

Saturday, November 22, 2014, Noon - 4 pm
13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove, CA
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Come tour one of Sacramento's finest Wedding and Reception venues. Sample delicious cakes and scrumptious hors d'ouevres.
For further information, please call (916) 775-1705.
January 2015

Luxury Wedding Show - Sacramento

Sunday, January 4, 2015, Noon to 4:00 pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814
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The Luxury Wedding Show is a bridal show set up as a mock luxury Ceremony and Reception showcasing work the area’s finest Wedding Professionals. This show features Ceremony Runway Fashion Shows, Luxurious Bridal Gift Bags, Wine and Cake Tastings, and hundreds of Wedding Inspiration Ideas.

Get a jump start on your planning at the FIRST Bridal Show of the Year!

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa Bridal Open House

January 4, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
January 25, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
February 22, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
March 22, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
April 19, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
May 31, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
June 28, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
July 19, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
August 30, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
September 20, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
October 18, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
November 15, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm
1220 Arden Hills Country Club Lane, Sacramento, CA
Free admission
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Take a look at Arden Hills at one of their may open house events for 2015. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and tour the resort. A spectacular venue and value, Arden Hills Resort Club and Spa offers three elegant ballrooms, two lush wedding courtyards, world-class overnight accommodations in The Villas (with five luxurious rooms including a romantic honeymoon suite), award-winning on-site spa and salon services, a dedicated event coordinator and a well-trained staff committed to exceptional customer service.

The Bridal Expo

Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, CA 95815
January 11, 2015 11 am - 5 pm
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Bridal Expo is Sacramento's longest running bridal show and its oldest resource for linking brides and grooms with the area's wedding service providers. By giving you a full day to shop you can complete most of your wedding planning at the show, while saving money & time.

The professionals who can provide products and services for your wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner will be on hand to offer all of the information and help you need. 

The Ultimate Bridal Show

Sunday, January 11, 2015, Noon - 4 pm
Crowne Plaza Sacramento
5321 Date Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
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A great event for Brides, Grooms, Mother of the Bride & Grooms, Bridesmaids, and Friends! Come for:
  • Vendors
  • Giveaways
  • Fashion Show (2 pm)
  • Free Samples
  • Magazines
  • Wedding Ideas
  • Discounts

Chico Winter Bridal Show

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 11 am - 3 pm
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Admission: $10 adults 17 and up / Children 12 and over $1 / Children under 12 free with a paying adult. Parking is free. Pre-Register for the show here.
Tickets are available only at the door.
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The largest and finest bridal show in Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties!
This is a must attend event for any bride planning a wedding in Northern California. You will find everything you need at this show to have the wedding you have always wanted. Make sure to bring your entire wedding party (even the groom) for a one stop shopping experience. Meet with lots of local exhibitors prepared to help you in creating your perfect wedding at the right price. Join us for wedding cake sampling, dozens of doors prizes, caterer sampling, and fun!

2015 Delta Wedding Faire at Grand Island Mansion


January 25, 2015, 11 am to 4 pm
Admission is $5
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Sample delicious cakes and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres as you tour one of Sacramento's finest historic wedding and reception facilities and meet the area's finest wedding professionals, many offering show discounts and specials.

The two fashion shows (at Noon and 2 pm) displaying the latest in wedding trends and design inspirations are not to be missed!

Yuba-Sutter Fall Bridal Show

Sunday, January 25, 2015, Noon - 4 pm
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City
Admission: $7 for adults 17 and up / Children 12 and over $1 / Children under 12 free with a paying adult. Parking is free. Parking is free. Pre-Register for the show here.
Tickets are available only at the door.
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The Favorite Bridal Event of Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties!
This is a must attend event for any bride planning a wedding in Northern California. You will find everything you need at this show to have the wedding you have always wanted. Make sure to bring your entire wedding party (even the groom) for a one stop shopping experience. Meet with over 80 local exhibitors prepared to help you in creating your perfect wedding at the right price. Join us for wedding cake sampling, dozens of doors prizes, caterer sampling, and fabulous live fashion shows featuring all the latest styles!

Open House at Vizcaya

January 25, 2015, 11 am - 2 pm
May 14, 2015, 6 pm - 8 pm
September 24, 2015, 6 pm - 8 pm
2019 21st Street, Sacramento
Please RSVP to 916-594-9285 or
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If you haven’t been to Vizcaya, you’re missing out on one of downtown Sacramento’s premier wedding venues. Vizcaya’s unique combination of classic elegance and downtown accessibility is unmatched. And there’s no better way to see what Vizcaya has to offer than by visiting this open house. Top local vendors will be on hand too, so come by and get to know Vizcaya!

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Bridal Shows

There is one thing a bride never has enough of – time. From the moment you get engaged until the day you get married, you will probably log hundreds of hours and endless miles. Take heart – there is a great time saver that allows you to shop for everything you need in one place, and at very little cost – it’s the bridal show. Good bridal shows have a variety of bridal vendors who exhibit many of the services and products you need to create a perfect wedding. At these shows, the brides-to-be are the guests of honor and the total focus of the vendors. They are eager to provide you with information and advice, free samples, and often, discounts.

Sacramento Bride and Groom offers these tips for getting the most out of your bridal show experience:

Bring pre-printed labels with your name, address, email, phone number and wedding date
Use sheets of labels from the office supply store that you print yourself. Even regular mailing address labels with your name and address are better than nothing. Having labels or a stamp eliminates the need to write this information every time you register with a vendor to win prizes or to receive information. Especially useful for those whose handwriting is "challenging"!

Create an email account specifically for wedding related communication
Give this email to show vendors instead of your regular email address, then just close it when it's no longer needed.

Bring a friend
Your mother, your maid of honor, a bridesmaid or, best of all, your fiancé. It’s to your advantage to include him in as much as possible from the beginning. He's also perfect for carrying the big load of information and samples you'll be gathering!

Grab a bag
As soon as possible, find a vendor who provides them. You'll need one to carry goodies.

Find Sacramento Bride and Groom
Stop by and say hi! We love talking to our readers! Be sure to pick up a free copy of our magazine and sign up for our monthly giveaway.

Take the time to talk with vendors
Don't be shy! Vendors are there to talk to you! What better way to get a feel for how well they might be able to work with you? You can't get that from a visit to their website. Even if you don't end up hiring them, you just might pick up some great ideas that you haven't thought of. Plus, many vendors offer show specials that will save you money.

Register for everything
Sure, you'll get put on lots of mailing lists. But you'll get lots of discount offers and specials and one (or more) just might come in handy! Plus, lots of exhibitors will have a giveaway. Someone's going to win it, maybe you! You can’t win if you don’t sign up.

Keep a camera handy
Dresses, table settings and decor, flowers, accessories...get photos of anything that catches your eye. You can refer to it later when you are deciding on the details.

Attend at least one fashion show
The bigger shows often feature a fashion show, and the fashion shows are often the highlight of the day. It may be the only time you and your companion will have an opportunity to sit down! When you see a gown you like, be sure to make a note on the program so you can remember which vendor to go back and visit before leaving the show.

Things slow down toward the end
Typically, the crowds thin out in the last hour or two of most shows, especially at the smaller ones. Getting through the aisles is easier (a consideration if you bring a large group, need to deal with a stroller or have a harder time getting around), exhibitors will have more time to spend talking with you and the overall feel is a bit more relaxed. But beware - sometimes a long (4 hours or more, in the case of a small show), sparsely attended show will shut down early. So don't wait too long!

Remember, not all shows are created equal and its a good idea to plan to attend more than one. The big crowds at the largest shows can be overwhelming and a deterrent to having adequate time to talk with vendors. On the other hand, shows that are too small may not offer much variety in the services you need to plan your wedding.

Last, but not least, keep an open mind, have fun and be sure to reward the friends and family you bring along with a treat afterwards!