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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!

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!

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!
February 2015

The Dream Wedding Show

Sunday, February 22, 2014
Exhibit Hours 11 a.m – 4 p.m.
Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento CA
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This is the big one! Everything you need to plan your wedding in one place in one day! With three different full-runway Bridal Gown Fashion Shows at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 (the first fashion show takes place before the exhibits open), you're sure to find the perfect look for your wedding day.

Visit the DreamTheme Pavilion — the design showcase for ideas and inspiration. Table top designs and wedding vignettes to inspire your imagination!

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!