For many brides-to-be, the planning experience is not complete without attending a wedding show (or two or three)! Madison is home to many bridal shows that offer the opportunity to meet vendors and get inspiration as you plan. Also, cake ;) The wedding expo is hosted annually at the Alliant Energy Center in January and other boutique events are hosted at various other local venues throughout the year. Many brides and their fiance and/or wedding party take the show on the road and attend shows in other local cities so we’ve included bridal events throughout southern Wisconsin for your convenience!
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your wedding show experience!
- Make a list of the services you still need to book. Share that with whoever will be attending with you so they can help you stay on track.
- Pre-register to save time on the day of the event.
- Print your name, wedding date and email address on labels and have them on hand. Many vendors offer show specials or giveaways and you don’t want to spend most of your time filling out forms.
- Some couples choose to create an email specifically for their wedding planning contacts and information. Have that in place before attending a show so you can include on the labels mentioned in tip #3.
Windy City Wedding Show
Sunday October 14, 2018
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Mad City Bridal Expo
Sunday, November 4, 2018
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Luxury Bridal Expo
November 11, 2018
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wonderful World Of Weddings
Saturday & Sunday, January 5-6, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center
Winter Wedding Show
Saturday & Sunday, January 12-13, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alliant Energy Center
Watertown Bridal Fair
January 27, 2019
10 am – 2:30 pm
Windwood of Watertown
NOTE: The following shows are hosted each year but 2018 dates have not been announced yet. Please check back for updates.
Ever After: A Luxe Wedding Event
2018 Date TBD
The Bridal Show at Overture
2018 Date TBD
Overture Center for the Arts
If you’d like to add an event to the wedding show calendar, please contact us.