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OCTOBER 13, 2019

NOON-4PM
MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
FIRST FLOOR – EXHIBIT HALL C
FASHION SHOW AT 1PM + 3PM

Since 1986, The Wedding Fair™ has been the original, premiere wedding expo in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Our longevity has created relationships with Minnesota’s most experienced, ethical, and talented vendors. Our highly anticipated events bring couples and merchants together—for the perfect wedding experience. We invite you to join us at one or more of our upcoming shows!

Start to check off your to-do list by finding the perfect venue, caterer, florist, photographer, DJ service, bridal shops, and so much more! Redeem exclusive show offers from vendors to keep your budget on track. Whether you’re just starting out or need just a few more ideas—you don’t want to miss The Wedding Fair™!

 

What else would you like to know about The Wedding Fair™?

“What vendors will be there?”

“What exclusive offers are you always talking about? I want in on those!”

“What is this fancy fashion show about?”

“Where can I find parking?”

“I have never attended a bridal show – do you have any pointers?”

VENDORS AT THE WEDDING FAIR™
+ EXCLUSIVE SHOW OFFERS

With over 150 local wedding vendors attending The Wedding Fair™, we provide you everything you need in order to plan your entire wedding! Choose which category you need to plan for and see who will be able to help you with your special day. View our show map here and check back for a weekly updated list!

Our vendors pull together some incredible specials and giveaways exclusively for brides + grooms who attend! Don’t miss these rare opportunities to save big on your wedding, you must be there to get most of these. See below what each vendor will be offering so you can plan your day accordingly, with budget in mind! (More deals to come as we hear from our vendors. A complete list will be at the show!)

VIEW BY CATEGORY

St. Croix National Golf & Event Center

East Town Ballroom at The Courtyard
*10% off of Package Pricing for 2019/2020 weddings!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington
*$9999 Wedding Package which includes ceiling draping with white lights, chair covers, two kegs, champagne toast, plated dinner, wedding cake, dj, and more!

FIVE Event Center

Jean Acres

Warehouse Winery
*Free stemless wine glasses to serious inquiries. 10% off room rentals to any couple that books. Plus a wine raffle/drawing!

Historic John P. Furber Farm

Weddings at The Broz
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

Green Acres Event Center

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Belle’s Event Center
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

Afton Alps Ski Area & Golf

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

The Hotel Landing

Cannon River Winery & Vineyard

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Big Rock Creek

Apples 2 Apples
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

Hitch & Sip
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

Distinctive Catering
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

This Little Piggy Catering
*Book within 30 days and receive $200 off a batch cocktail ($500 value)!

Thirsty Whale Bakery
*Free tasting and consultations ($20-$35 value) to anyone who attends!

P.J. Murphy’s Bakery

Cold Stone Creamery

Rojo Mexican Grill

L and L Catering

Bellagala
*7-hour photography package with an engagement session included, special price of $1395 for The Wedding Fair! 8-hour videography package with a second videographer included, special price of $1595 for the Wedding Fair!

DesJardins Studio
*Giving away a goodie bag with a velvet ring box, confetti popper AND an engagement session! 3 winners!

shelbySCphoto
*15% off discount coupons for the brides + grooms that stop by!

Scherer Photo Co.
*Giving away a FREE engagement session to a lucky couple who stops by our booth and enters the drawing, as well as $250 off any package if they book within a month of the event!

Flow Event Group

Ethos Film

Lora and Isaac

Mast Wedding Films

Mind of Mo Photography
*$200 off any wedding package booked + a drawing for a Target gift card!

The Wedding Photographer

Lupiction Studios

Evan Sowder Photography

Youngs Photography, LLC
*10-30% off each package PLUS a free Him + Her Spa Basket for those who book the day of!

85mm Photography

Newer Studios

Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
*Up to 30% off your wedding dress purchase. $15 off each bridesmaid dress purchase. $50 off each tux rental + a free groom rental with 5 paid rentals!

Savvi Formalwear
*2 free & $40.00 off each tuxedo!

Effie’s Bridal Trunk
*20% off wedding dress if bride books an appointment and mentions The Wedding Fair!

Xandy’s Bridal House

Nani Nalu

Azazie
*Giving away a round of treatment with Candid clear aligners, $500 gift card to Aurate Store, $300 gift card to Caudalie Store, $250 Keratase bridal hair care package, and $250 gift card to Azazie Store.

The Fitting Room & Co

Carrie Johnson Bridal

Dream Day Dressing Rooms
*Giving away a FREE On-Site Bridal Suite!

Providence Formal Wear & Consignment

Something New Jewelry Cleaner

Festivities
*Book a consultation appointment and get 15% discount on all in-stock rentals!

Florals at Tiffany’s
*4 people will be drawn to choose either a free bridal crown with floral order, BOGO on basic boutonnieres, or 25% off bridal bouquet. 3 people will win 10% off decor rentals with floral order purchase.

Boxwood Rose
*30-50% off backdrops rentals!

MN Wellness Alliance

Medifast Weight Control Center

Nicole Fae
*Free lash demos, airbrush demos, and 10 minute hair styles. There will also be lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liners for sale – limited quantity!

Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic

LipSense

MakeUp by Sandra
*Free make up for one lucky bride (trial included) and up to four of her bridesmaids!

Faces Etc. of MN

The Sassy Nail Lady

Whiplashes Lash Suite
*Wedding Fair Package which includes: One Fullset of eyelash extensions, One lash tint, One lash fill, and an After care gift bag of goodies for $449.00 to guests of the show.

Rock It Man Entertainment & Dueling Pianos
*1 free hour of live music for anyone who books on the day of!

Flow Event Group

DJAA Entertainment
*10% off regular prices, which will run for 30 days after the event!

Copper & Carbon
*$50 off an order of $500+ for new clients!

A Milestone Paper Co.
*Book a consultation the day of and get $50 off order of $500 or more!

Ivory Isle Designs
*Sign up to book a consultation and receive free envelope printing, including both Guest + Return Addresses!

NALIAS Events

MDC Family Law LLC

WhirlyBall Twin Cities

Pure Romance

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

Party Chic

The Pole Barn Studio

Full Circle Financial
*“After I Do” booklets + free digital copy!

State Farm Insurance

Escape With Us Vacations

Window Concepts of Minnesota

Renewal by Andersen

Dody Kettler, Realtor®
Keller Williams Integrity Edina

Edina Realty – Brittney Jackson
*Free home warranty when you buy or sell with us!

FASHION SHOW

Your ticket includes a seat in our curated fashion show. The Wedding Fair™ runway is an immersive experience designed to give you an up-close view of the latest bridal and menswear collections from leading designers.

We will also be including honeymoon attire from Nani Nula
+ hair/makeup by the well-known Nicole Fae!

Check out our new layout for the runway!

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PARKING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

The Minneapolis Convention Center is convenient to drive to because it is near the intersection of I-35W and I-94.

From the WEST (I-94)
Take I-94 east. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the West (I-394)
Take I-394 east. Take Exit 9A for 12th Street North. Turn Right onto N. 12th St. Turn Right onto 2nd Ave. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the East (I-94)
Take I-94 west. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the South (I-35W)
Take I-35W north. Keep left at the fork to continue onto MN-65, follow signs for Downtown/I-94 W. Take the 11th Street exit. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

 

From the North (I-35W)
Take I-35W south. Take exit 17B to merge onto I-94 west. Take exit 233A for 11th Street. Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S. Cross 12th St. S.
The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

15 HELPFUL TIPS

Attending a bridal show many feel overwhelming, or you might have too much excitement to really focus on what you came there for! Well, we wrote a blog on 15 Tips for Attending The Wedding Fair™ and how to get the most out of the day, and ultimately your wedding. Check it out and get ready for a glamorous day!

READ WHAT BRIDES ARE SAYING

“My fiance and I just got engaged 3 weeks ago, and even though we’re in the very beginning stages of planning everyone was so warm and welcoming! We didn’t feel overwhelmed as there was a lot going on, or pushed into anything- but we were able to check out different booths and get ideas for our wedding day, from photographers, food, and honeymoon!”
-Carrie

“This was soooo helpful for me planning my big day. My maid of honor went with me and we had so much fun. I had no idea where to start my planning so I was really looking for venues and photographers. There were so many options. I am having a smaller wedding (75 maybe) so I was not looking for a huge space. Glad I found a couple of options. Plus it was a blast to see the fashion show for clothing ideas for my party and myself. Best part was that my bestie was there to help me!”
-Tiffany

“This fair BY FAR was the best show i have been to. Every single vendor was super helpful. Not one of them pushed themselves on me or my girls. We knew what we went there for and we were able to accomplish it.”
-Sharanda

“We had a ton of fun. Loved the fashion show. There were a lot of vendors there to talk to and make appointments on the spot. I was able to get the information needed to continue with planning. This was a one stop shop fair. Great job coordinating the fair.”
-Tara

“The wedding fair had a great variety of vendors and services to learn more about! You were provided a fun booklet of information to follow along and a bag to carry all your free samples and information in! Thank you for a fun experience!”
-Melissa

“We had a great time! There was an unbelievable number of vendors there, the fashion show was great-we got to see many beautiful dresses and ideas for men’s suits, and the free food samples were amazing!!! Highly recommend it for future brides!!!”
-Sherlyn


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