JANUARY 19, 2020

NOON-4PM
MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
FIRST FLOOR – EXHIBIT HALL E
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?”

“Will there be any exclusive offers?”
(hint: a lot of them!)

“What is this fancy fashion show about?”

“Where can I find parking?”

“I have never attended a bridal show – do you have any pointers?”
(absolutely, we are experts by now!)

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

Marriott Minneapolis West
*Giving away a 1-night stay with breakfast for two at the Marriott, a 1-night stay with breakfast for two at the Courtyard, and a $50 gift certificate to Kip’s Irish Pub!

East Town Ballroom at The Courtyard
*Free Late Night Snack (up to $500 value) with the purchase of a Wedding Package!

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
*For any newly booked weddings we are offering a two room suite for the bride and groom the night of the wedding along with two standard hotel rooms. We will also be offering a complimentary tiered wedding cake provided by Buttercream Bakery!

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis
University Area

Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington
*$9999 Wedding Fair Package – includes three course plated dinner, DJ, two kegs, floral centerpieces, a champagne toast, and so much more!

Old Chicago Cedar Room
*Drawing for a Deluxe Home Bar Package (Copper Mules, Shakers, home bar set, with alcohol included). ALSO when you book your event before 2/1/2020, you will receive a Wedding Fair Special of a $0 room fee!

Keller Golf Course

Wicked Wort Brewery

2nd Ave Party Room @ Pizza Luce

Campus Club at the U of M
*$500 off room rental (normally $3500) if you book at the event.

Weddings at The Broz

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen
*Drawing for a Friday Night Dinner Cruise for 2 on the Mississippi River!

Belle Vinez Vineyard and Winery

Willow Brooke Farm

Tagalong Resort
*Giving away 50% off the venue package to one couple (value of $2300.00)!

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
*Book with us + receive a complimentary chef’s table for up to 8 guests. We will also have a drawing to win a relaxing bath basket that includes lotion, bath salts, a candle room spray, pillow spray and more!

Afton Alps Ski Area & Golf

Hayvn at Hay River
*Drawing for 50% off rental fee!

Golden Valley Country Club
*Book your wedding and enjoy a complimentary Couple’s Membership for an entire week!

Big Bell Ice Cream
*Drawing for a giveaway of Ice Cream Cart supplied with the first 100 pieces of ice cream for free or an Ice Cream Truck at your wedding for 2 hours with the first 100 pieces free. Travel fees may apply!

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
*We are going to do a gift basket give- away which will consist of a bottle of red wine, Buca wine glasses, Buca dinner kit, a box of chocolates AND a $50 gift card!

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu

Flow Event Group
*Live photo booth at the self station!

Erica Johanna Photography
*$200 discount if booked the day of the fair and $100 discount if you attend and book after the fair!

Newer Studios

Sotahboy Productions LLC
*$200 off any package if you book at the event. $100 off any package if you attend and book after the event. Plus, a drawing for one free engagement session!

Lumos Images

Lauren Baker Photography
*Booth Giveaway: free engagement session
Discount: $200 off if booked within 30 days of the fair
BONUS Discount: $1000 album credit if booked the day of the fair!

Lora and Isaac

Scherer Photo Co.
*Giving away not one, but two 60-minute engagement sessions to a few lucky couples (Valued at $450/per session). Stop by our booth to enter!

Phoveo

New Hope Photo & Video

Mind of Mo Photography
*A drawing for a $200 Target gift card and every couple gets a $200 discount on any  package booked (must be present to obtain discount card).

Evan Sowder Photography

Youngs Photography, LLC

Angela Doherty Photography
*Giving away an engagement session AND all attendees get up to $500 off their wedding package!

Celebrate Your Sexy

Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
*Up to 30% off your wedding dress purchase, $15 off your bridesmaid dress purchase, PLUS free Grooms rental + $40 off each rental with 5 or more paid rentals!

Arthur’s Jewelers
*Choose either 15% off or 2-years interest free financing!

Imagine Stitch
*Book an alterations appointment and get 10% off!

Effie’s Bridal Trunk
*Wedding Fair special: 20% off all NEW Bridal gown orders!

Xandy’s Bridal House
*$100 off a wedding dress and a pair of free earrings if you book an appointment in February!

Luxe Bridal Couture

Dream Day Dressing Rooms

Bridal Aisle Boutique
*Personalized hangers for bride and bridesmaids with names + wedding date!

Something New Jewelry Cleaner

Kleinfeld Bridal Party

Linen Effects
*Chiavari chairs (white wash, mahogany, black, gold, silver) for only $6.75 + comes with a white, black or ivory pad.

Rison Design

BLUSH Custom Event Décor
*Check out the selfie station backdrop!

Joy Unspeakable Flowers
*Schedule a complimentary consult at the show and receive up to $400 off if you book with us!

Florals at Tiffany’s

Dream Day Dressing Rooms
*20% off any package if booked by 2/29!

Nicole Fae
*Airbrush and lash demos + 10 min updos!

Cornerstone Chiropractic Clinic

Wedded Wellness
*Book a couples yoga session, a bachelorette party or a group experience today to receive $25 off!

Maverick Chiropractic
*Complimentary In-Office Consultation + 50% off 3-Point Neurological Scan + Chance to Win Exclusive Wedding Fair Gift Basket!

The WellSpring

Clear Health Chiropractic

Faces Etc. of MN

MN Wellness Alliance

Fluid Philosophy
*Offering a free “add on ” ornament or paperweight to anyone that purchases a Glass Unity Ceremony and mentions The Wedding Fair!

Vandalia Glassworks
*Drawing for a FREE Unity Glass Experience up to $250! Winner will be contacted Monday after the show.

Pure Romance

DJAA Entertainment
*Wedding Fair Special: 10% off a wedding package!

Minne Photo Booth

Flow Event Group

LUNA 7 Events

The Traveling Photo Booth

Ivory Isle Designs
*Free Guest Address Printing on envelopes on any one order!

Office Depot

Perfect Day Ceremonies
& Affordable I Do’s

Your Day Coordinators

The Lumberjack
*A raffle to win an hour long experience of axe throwing at The Lumberjack Bar in Stillwater for a party of 10 guests, and 2 runners up will get a couple of hats and t-shirts!

Dinner4Two

Pure Romance

Bell Bank Mortgage
*Giving away a “Wild Weekend” – two MN Wild tickets and a hotel stay!

Dody Kettler, Realtor®
*Giving away a $100 gift card for a massage!

Renewal by Andersen

Merchants Bank

Window Concepts of Minnesota

10,000 Lakes Limo
*10% off all bookings with a deposit made the day of the show with 3+ hours! ALSO – Book either the stretch limo or partybus for your wedding day and get the sedan for $75 for a one-way for the Bride and Groom at the end of the evening!

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.

Hair/makeup by the well-known Nicole Fae
Floral provided by the talented Richfield Flowers & Events
Décor by Festivities and Ultimate Events
Music by Luna 7 Events

Check out our new layout for the runway!

The-Wedding-Fair-Fashion-Show-Illustration-Minnesota-Wedding-Guide

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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