Photo Credit: Sarah Marcella Hallee for Visit Alexandria
Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience, whether you are inviting 50 or 250 guests. Much of this pressure comes from the endless appointments with florists, dress shops, bakeries, caterers…the list goes on and on. Wedding expos are a great alternative to booking those countless appointments because they gather all of the experts into one convenient time and location, giving you the chance to discuss your wedding needs quickly and efficiently. Save yourself a few planning-related headaches and attend one or more of these Virginia wedding expos happening in 2018.
Alexandria Wedding Showcase—Alexandria
Date: February 18, 2018
Location: The Westin Alexandria
The Alexandria Wedding Showcase features over 50 wedding specialists from around Alexandria, offering helpful wedding demonstrations, fashion shows, and Q&A panels to give you expert advice for planning your big day. Talk to local florists, bakeries, dress boutiques, salons, venues, and more during this Northern Virginia wedding expo to discover everything from the latest trends to classic traditions in the wedding industry. Attendees have a chance to win a FREE WEDDING valued at over $50,000 at The Westin Alexandria for up to 100 guests, as well as a drawing to use Virginia’s iconic LOVE letters at your wedding and many other giveaways from local vendors. Online tickets are $20 for one person and $15 for two, or $20 per person for day-of tickets at the door. Get Tickets
The Big Day Bridal Expo—Fredericksburg
Dates: February 18, 2018 & August 13, 2017
Location: Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Head to the Big Day Bridal Expo during the February show to make your wedding planning exponentially easier. All the premiere event planning experts will be on hand to give you advice, whether you are stuck on the venue, photography, catering options, décor, or simple choices like the party favors. Engaged attendees are eligible for drawings and giveaways during the expo, and pre-registered visitors are up for special additional prize drawings. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Richmond Greater Virginia Bridal Show
Date: February 18, 2018
Location: The Dewey Gottwald and The Bon Secours Red Skin Training Centers
Another Virginia Bride Magazine Event, the Richmond Greater Bridal Show brings all things wedding to the capital city. Talk with wedding planning professionals about your big day while sipping mimosas and tasting cake and catering samples. You’ll have access to special discounts from local vendors, chances to win cash, trip prizes, and hair/makeup demos. Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person, cash only.
Washington Wedding Experience—Chantilly
Date: April 15, 2018
Location: Dulles Expo Center
Talk to experienced, talented wedding professionals to get tips and advice on the latest trends during the Washington Wedding Experience. The event includes a fashion show to find the perfect wedding dress, cake tastings, stunning arrangements by local florists, and many other wedding vendors displaying their professional knowledge. Get tickets ahead of time for $15 per person for all day admission and $10 for admission after 1pm. All tickets are $15 per person at the door.
Richmond Wedding Expo—Richmond
Date: July 22, 2018
Location: Altria Theater
Over 110 vendors gather at the Richmond Wedding Expo to demonstrate their wedding expertise. The event includes a fashion show organized by Tiffanys Bridal, The Groom’s Corner, and Posh PR. Get tickets online, with early admission selling for $20 per person and general admission tickets for $15. Day of, tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for early admission. In addition to the entry fee, attendees can purchase VIP tickets for front row seats to the fashion show, along with swag bags assembled by Richmond’s most trusted wedding professionals.
More Wedding Expos in Virginia:
- The Elegance in Bridal Expo—Charlottesville: January 20, 2019
- Southside Spring Bridal Expo— Norfolk: March 31, 2019
- Bridal Fantasy Arlington—Arlington: November 4, 2018