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4 Bridal Shows Worth Attending in 2020

Bridal shows and wedding expos are truly priceless a gift to any wedding planner! You get to meet all sorts of different vendors, make connections and network, and seriously get inspired! The best part? It’s usually dirt cheap to attend. Sometimes, even free. With such a golden opportunity at your disposal, why not take full advantage of it? It can only benefit you!

Here are 4 bridal shows – in no particular order – that we feel are worth seeing this year!

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1. A Bride’s Expo 2020

Date: March 15th, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Weston, Florida, US

Admission: $5.00 USD

If you’re a destination wedding planner, or are interested in branching out into this field, this bridal show may very well be one of the highlights of your whole year! Founded in 2018, A Bride’s Expo is the first ever Caribbean Wedding Industry and Awards Show, focusing specifically on destination weddings and honeymoons. For this reason, you’ll find that most of the vendors exhibiting at this bridal show are international.

There will even be a presentation, “Destination Wedding and Honeymoons”, that will be hosted for guests by destination wedding experts. There, you can learn the different wedding requirements for popular destinations, the different things each location can offer, what services and packages would be best for you, and more!

Lastly, did we mention that among the fashion, food, and door-prizes, one lucky winner will receive a free destination wedding or honeymoon? What more incentive can there be!

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2. European Bridal Week 2020

Date: April 4th to April 6th, 2020

Location: MESSE ESSEN, Essen, Germany

Admission: FREE for trade professionals

With over 5,000 attendees, 425 exhibitors, 47 visiting countries, and 430 collections from 100 of the world’s most powerful fashion labels in the world of weddings, this bridal show has been deemed “the largest industry buying event” in Northern Europe!

Two examples of popular collections being shown at this year’s expo are:

  1. Cymbeline – a brand famous in France, first launched back in 1978.
  2. Mark Lesley – a popular UK fashion designer. His design director is the infamous, Donna Salado.

Its fashion shows have been called “THE premium destination for bridal and eveningwear collections” that absolutely can’t be missed – and the same is predicted for 2020’s bridal show! With so much to witness and experience, we can’t imagine a better opportunity for a wedding planner to get inspired and connect with others in the industry!

bridal expo

3. Canada’s Bridal Show

Date: September 11th to September 13th, 2020

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center (North building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Admission: $20.00 CAD per day; children are FREE

Founded in 1985, this bridal show is the largest wedding show in all of Canada, with a whopping 35,000+ attendees! Among them: GoodLife Fitness, HelloFresh Canada, and David’s Bridal are just a few examples. Wow! If you’re a Canadian wedding planner, and if it’s within your means, this is the bridal show of all bridal shows to go see.

Have fun watching their daily fashion show (one for each day of the event!), and enjoy the many complimentary beverages and foods offered to you. With over $50,000 CAD up for grabs in prizes and giveaways, cross your fingers – you may be a winner! With nearly 400 exhibitors displaying their copious services, you can expect to see:

  • The latest fashion trends for bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, etc.
  • Wedding design and décor trends
  • Jewelers
  • Florists
  • Caterers
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Disc jockeys
  • And so much more!

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4. Love is Love: An LGBT and Allies Wedding Showcase

Date: January 23rd, 2020

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

Admission: FREE

If you live in the Wisconsin area, this event is definitely worth a road-trip! Hosted by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, this is a very special type of wedding expo, aimed at promoting acceptance and tolerance for all.

Same-sex marriage is still not accepted in all parts of the world. By extension, there are lots of places that refuse to perform an LGBTQIA+ wedding. You’re doing the world a beautiful service by providing this opportunity to such couples, so they can be wed in a safe and loving environment. Bridal shows such as this allow you to go one step further, but finding new and fun ways to make their special day even more personal and memorable!

It also gives you the chance to meet and network with over 40 LGBTQIA+ vendors! No doubt they’ll offer a variety of services that you might not necessarily see at all other shows. This event is sure to be rife with inspiration, so be prepared to walk away with more creative ideas than you can handle!

Bridal shows of this caliber are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, and help you go forward in your business with even more passion and determination than ever before! But there are plenty more amazing expo opportunities available to you than just these 4. We’re willing to bet that a simple Google search will reveal plenty upcoming shows in and around your area!

See as many bridal shows as you can in 2020, and be the best wedding planner you can be!

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