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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 all 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!

April 2014

The Folsom Bridal Show

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11 am - 4 pm
Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Dr. Folsom CA
Admission: Register online for additional prizes and a free ticket for the bride and groom. Tickets are $10 at the door. $5.00 off coupons available for guests, present coupons at the door for discount.
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Come join us Sunday April 27th, 2014 for The Folsom Bridal Show held at romantic Lake Natoma Inn. This is the last of the bigger spring shows in the Sacramento area. See over 70 exhibitors and activities including a live band, games, prizes, food samples, fashion shows featuring designer gowns, hands-on activities, fun photo booths, and much more! Thousands in prizes given away to attending brides!

May 2014

Grand Island Mansion Open House

Sunday May 18, 2 pm - 6 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.

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa Bridal Open House

May 18, 2014, 10 am - 1 pm
June 8, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm
July 6, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm
August 3, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm
September 14, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm
October 5, 2014 from 10 am - 1 pm
November 2, 2014 from 10 am - 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 2014. 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.

June 2014

Bridal D’Elegance Open House at The Delta King

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11 am - 3 pm
1000 Front Street, Old Sacramento, CA
Free admission when you RSVP by June 7th! Call 916-444-8052 or email . $25 at the door.
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Enjoy:

  • Preferred Wedding & Special Event Vendor Showcase and Giveaways
  • Wine Tasting
  • Hors d’Oeuvres and Champagne
  • Wedding Cake Tasting
  • A chance to win a ceremony and overnight stay!

August 2014

Chico Fall Bridal Show

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11 am - 3 pm
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Admission: $10 adults / Children 12 and over $1 / Children under 12 free with a paying adult. Parking is free. Pre-Register for the show here.
Tickets are only available 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!

North Lake Tahoe Bridal Faire

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11 am - 3 pm
Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Lodge
1901 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley, CA
Admission is free. First 100 wedding couples to register online will receive a free entry into the Grand Prize Raffle: 8 days / 7 nights in your choice of one of four amazing honeymoon locations! Details here.
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Come meet North Lake Tahoe wedding professionals including florists, DJs, musicians, photographers, and representatives from various Lake Tahoe wedding locations. You'll gather ideas and have the opportunity to ask your questions. At the event we will have raffles with fun prizes and free giveaways. FREE Admission.

Sacramento Couture Runway and Bridal Show

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street, Sacramento
Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1-5 pm
General Admission $20, Day of Show $25
VIP/Runway $75 - These ticket holders will be entered to win a $5,000 certificate towards a wedding gown.

Tickets available thru tickets.com or charge by phone at 916-808-5181. Info at 916-446-1215
September 2014

The Bridal Expo

Sunrise Mall
6041 Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights CA
September 6 & 7, 2014
Saturday Mall Hours: 10 am - 9 pm;
Sunday Mall Hours: 11 am - 7 pm
Free Admission and Parking
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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. With two full days to shop, you can complete most of your wedding planning at the show, while saving money & time.

Register online at www.bridal-expos.com and get entered to win a honeymoon in several beautiful locations in Mexico & Greece.

Yuba-Sutter Fall Bridal Show

Sunday, September 7, 2014, Noon - 4 pm
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City
Admission: $5 for adults (16 and over), Children 12 and under free with a paying adult. Parking is free. Pre-Register for the show here.
Tickets are only available 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!

Luxury Wedding Show - Roseville

Sunday, September 21, 2014, Noon - 4 pm
Fashion Shows at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Catta Verdera Country Club
1111 Catta Verdera, Lincoln CA
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The Luxury Wedding Show is always a fun and exciting event that we always look forward to. It's California's Only Bridal Show transformed into a wedding!

There are Couture Fashion Shows, Wine & Cake Tastings, Prize Giveaways, a chance to meet with the area's finest Wedding Professionals. From the lavish Designer Reception Table Showcase to the Bride-to-Be Bouquet Toss, it's like experiencing your wedding day from beginning to end!

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!

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.

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.

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!