Tips for Attending
You know what you want when you see it! See it all at Bridal Expo Chicago and Milwaukee and save countless hours from traveling all over town in search of the perfect vendors for the most important day in your life! You and your entire bridal party will see the best-of-the-best in wedding products and services and discover all that is new and different this season for weddings in just one afternoon or evening. To make the most of your visit to our exclusive event, we suggest several tips:
How Do I Know I am Attending a Reputable Bridal Show?
Bridal Expo is regarded as the most established name in the bridal industry and has been a proud member of BSPI, (Bridal Show Producers International) for eight years. To be a member, a bridal show producer must adhere to strict codes of conduct and business ethics. Bridal Expo is the only local show producer with events in Chicago and Milwaukee who has a earned the right to be a BSPI member. When attending a bridal show, always look for the Bridal Expo logo. To learn more about BSPI and find another BSPI Bridal Shows around the world, go to www.bspishows.com.
What is The Dress Code?
Bridal Expo Chicago and Milwaukee Luxury Shows are held in upscale hotels and elegant banquet facilities, so you and your guests will want to wear appropriate clothing and attire. Appropriate attire is characterized as "stylish-chic, smart, or sophisticated". Inappropriate attire would include cut off jeans, sweat shirts, gym sneakers, baseball hats and flip-flops. As you the visit aisles upon aisles of lavish exhibit booths showcasing the best and latest in wedding planning products and services, you will be immersing yourself into a world of true bridal luxury.
What Should I Bring to The Show?
Bring pre-printed address labels! Nearly every vendor will ask for your name or invite you to enter their drawings for special gifts and prizes. Having these labels will save you from having to write your name and address fifty or sixty times! And don't forget your date book, checkbook and ATM card. You may find one or more vendors that you would like to schedule a personalized consultation following the show. Many exhibitors offer on the spot "Discounts and Show Specials" which may require a small deposit.
How Much Time Should I Spend at Bridal Expo?
You will want to allocate between 2 and 4 hours of your time, so that you visit with as many wedding exhibitors as possible. Remember, it could take you two months to see the same number of vendors if you drove to each of their locations. Please arrive early to avoid waiting in line and to obtain seating for our bridal runway fashion show. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Who Should I Bring With Me to The Show?
You will probably want to invite your entire bridal party including the groom to the event. They can help you cover twice as much ground and help share in the planning process by offering their opinions and thoughts about the potential choices of wedding merchants.
Are Children Allowed to the Expo?
While the Expo is designed for adults, we do allow children to attend and there is no charge for admission age ten and under. However, please note that for the safety of all children, we do not permit strollers.
When Are the Prizes for The Show Awarded?
Bridal Expo awards all of the prizes for each show at the beginning and end of each fashion show. You must be present at the time we call your name, otherwise we call additional names until all the prizes are awarded. Check our Prizes and Sweepstakes page for additional information.
How Long Does The Fashion Show Last?
The runway fashion show lasts for approximately one hour and is the highlight of each event. So, schedule accordingly.
Can I Take Photos or Video of the Fashion Show?
Photography and video is permitted for personal use only and may not be reproduced without the written consent of Bridal Expo.