Tying the Knot: A Guide to Bridal Expos — Illinois Edition

Every year in the United States there are approximately 2.5 million weddings, and the wedding industry has grown to an empire of 40 billion dollars per year.  There is a vendor for practically every angle in the wedding industry from wedding insurance to honeymoons to the inevitable white dress.  If you’re in the wedding industry, get your calendar out and be sure these are on your list.

The Bridal Expo is the region’s largest luxury bridal show producer, and claims to have reinvented the bridal show concept.  They have several shows throughout the year and have been featured in magazines from the likes of Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot and Brides Magazine.  Considered a one-stop-shop for brides to be and family alike, this is one show you’ll want to be sure you’re presenting at.

The Windy City Wedding Show is a day long event with several shows throughout the year boasting over 250 wedding professionals from bridal salons to honeymoon travel specialists.  Click here to request more information as an exhibitor.

Go nautical with the 2014 Odyssey Engagement Gala aboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship on Chicago’s Navy Pier.  Present your floral arrangements, cakes, linens and more to the tune of a swooning string quartet.  This posh event is an exceptional opportunity for the city of Chicago’s premiere bridal vendors – click here to learn more.

The Galena Convention Center is hosting the Galena Bridal Fair on Saturday, February 22.  With over 40 industry professionals and hundreds of young, trendy couples on the search for the perfect wedding, you’ll certainly want to position your business at this event.  Booth rental information is available here

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