It’s the most important day of your life — your wedding day! What better way to prepare for such an occasion than with a spectacular wedding show to help you plan every last detail? From the venue, the photographer, makeup, music, dining and more, wedding shows assist brides to be in their overwhelming planning process to make sure all I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Here are the top wedding shows in the OC for 2013.
Black Gold Golf Club’s Annual Bridal Show
1 Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
March 3, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A beautiful location for a wedding ceremony, the Black Gold Golf Club is hosting its annual bridal show for all engaged couples to come and explore. The venue will host popular vendors and provide engaged couples with tasty ideas in terms of food and signature cocktails to treat their guests on the big day. The golf club hosts only one wedding at a time and allows newlyweds to customize their day to be just as they envision it. This wedding show is unique because, rather than a large convention style set up, couples will get to experience a potential reception venue as well.
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Bridal Showplace Bridal Shows
The Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
March 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As the largest and longest-running bridal show in the Long Beach area, the Bridal Showplace is where some of California’s most popular wedding vendors flock to meet their newest customer — you! Enjoy live entertainment, massages and scrumptious appetizers as you browse through wedding professionals and begin to envision the day of your dreams. This particular show doesn’t forget to include the fellas – grooms have a unique chance at their own drawing, in addition to the fabulous door prizes offered to attendees. Whether you’re searching for your party must-haves or gifts to give your bridal party, there isn’t a single aspect of your special day that the Bridal Showplace hasn’t thought of.
Festival Of Brides
Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
March 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With a goal of presenting brides to be with “the best of the best,” Festival of Brides brings wedding shows to an entire new level. Whatever the stage of your wedding planning process, women will love the couture bridal runway, where the absolute hottest bridal fashions will be displayed – no need to thumb through wedding magazines when you have the real gowns right before your eyes. This show also specializes in introducing couples to event planners who can bring your dreams to life. Since many engaged women have been dreaming of their wedding day for as long as they’ve been watching Disney films, there is no better “spark” to bring the magic and romance to life than the Festival of Brides show at Disneyland.
Charity Wedding Gown Sale And Bridal Expo
700 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
March 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you’re in search of a unique bridal show that also happens to benefit a great cause, look no further. For brides still searching for that picture-perfect gown, this is your chance. Designer wedding gowns will be available for browsing in nearly every size and budget. Gowns range from new to gently used, and are also available for layaway. Because cancer affects nearly everyone, whether directly or indirectly, this is a great opportunity for brides to be to feel great about the gown they purchase — not only because they will be wearing it on the most important day of their lives, but because all proceeds benefit cancer patients and their families.
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Premier Bridal Show
2701 E. Nutwood Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
April 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Whether you’re getting hitched at a classy venue like the Marriott or doing your own thing, the Premier Bridal Show at the Fullerton Marriott is the perfect place to try delicious catering samples, as well as cakes. This extensive show will feature hundreds of Southern California’s hottest vendors, from photographers to DJs, caterers and beyond. Side by side, future brides and grooms will easily be able to compare and contrast their options for their big day. Ticket can be purchased online, in advance, for $5, or at the door for $10. Brides-to-be can also indulge in mini makeover sessions, as well as photo booth fun. Goody bags with contents from Crate and Barrel will be distributed, as well as lots of other wedding planning ideas.
Nicole DiCicco enjoys dancing, movies and live music. She writes about all the nightlife Los Angeles has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.