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LA’s Best Wedding Shows In 2013

February 19, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Festival Of The Brides)

(credit: Festival Of The Brides)

(credit: Premier Bridal Shows)

(credit: Premier Bridal Shows)


Tis the season for wedding shopping. Everything you need to plan the perfect wedding can be found at any one of the wedding shows and bridal expos coming to Los Angeles. Get up close and personal with some of the best wedding planners and event coordinators while getting the latest scoop on everything for your nuptials, from what’s hot on the wedding front to expert ideas on planning your wedding. Wedding shows and bridal expos make a great one-stop shop for all things wedding.

(credit: John Solano Photography)

(credit: John Solano Photography)


Premier Bridal Show
Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-9344
Price: $5 / presale; $10 / door
March 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
www.premierbridalshows.com

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Santa Monica in one of the city’s only penthouse ballrooms, Sheraton Delfina teams up with Premier Bridal Show to help you plan your dream wedding. Kickstart your wedding plans with hundreds of ideas from top wedding experts. You’ll get to see the latest in bridal fashion through a choreographed fashion show featuring dancing brides; shop for florists, wedding photographers, DJs and wedding planners; and sample gourmet wedding cakes and catered selections. All brides receive a goodie bag with free swag from Crate & Barrel, wedding magazines, product samples and more wedding planning ideas.

(credit: Great Bridal Expo)

(credit: Great Bridal Expo)


Great Bridal Expo
Westin Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles
404 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(800) 422-3976
Price: $8 / online pre-sale; $10 / door (if available)
April 14, noon to 4:30 p.m.
www.greatbridalexpo.com

Meet face-to-face with some of the biggest wedding vendors in town at this nationally-sponsored event reaching thousands of soon-to-be newlyweds and wedding planners. The Great Bridal Expo follows a trade show format and provides all the resources you need to plan your dinner rehearsal, wedding and honeymoon. You’ll also get a chance to experience a New York runway-inspired fashion show along with live entertainment and opportunities to win wedding prize packages. From accessories and bakeries to invitations, wedding gowns and tuxedos, Great Bridal Expo is an event like no other.

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(credit: Festival Of The Brides)

(credit: Festival Of The Brides)


Festival Of The Brides
The Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 577-7788
Price: $25 / couple in advance; $35 / couple at the door
April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.festivalofbrides.com

Festival of the Brides is an upscale boutique bridal show geared toward soon-to-be newlyweds who enjoy the finer things in life. This seaside bridal show features a couture bridal fashion runway showcasing the latest trends in bridal fashion and the best of the best wedding vendors to help you make your special day a magical one. You’ll have the opportunity to meet celebrity wedding planners and get the latest scoop on what’s hot in the wedding industry from custom lighting to luxury linens and much more. Festival of the Brides has produced hundreds of wedding shows for 22 years.

(credit: Bridal Showplace)

(credit: Bridal Showplace)


Bridal Showplace
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 381-2865
Price: $7
Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.bridalshowplace.net

As one of the largest bridal shows in the South Bay of Los Angeles, the Bridal Showplace gives you the chance to meet more than 100 wedding professionals committed to helping you turn your dream wedding into the real thing. Expect lots of food samples, live entertainment and beauty makeovers. Attend a seminar or two and learn about the latest wedding trends by expert wedding planners. You’ll also have twice the chance of winning door prizes worth thousands with a special grooms-only drawing.

(credit: Bellisima Bride)

(credit: Bellisima Bride)


The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show
Hyatt Regency Valencia
24500 Town Center Drive
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-1725
Price: $4 online, $8 at the door
Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.bellisimabride.com

Sponsored by J&M Entertainment, The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show connects brides and grooms in the Santa Clarita community to some of the best wedding vendors in the industry from all over. Using integrative marketing campaigns that combine online and print advertising, the producer of this wedding show, Sandra Lopez, promises to make your special day as stress free as possible by introducing you to world-class vendors and wedding planners. From florists, caterers and wedding planners to DJs, photographers and caterers, The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show aims to be your one-stop shop for all of your wedding planning needs. Save money on services with exclusive offers and discount promotions just for attending.

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Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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