• Natalie
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  • As I mentioned in a previous post, bridal shows are a great way to get to know local wedding vendors and venues and find some awesome deals! Today's post highlights a few bridal shows coming to the Greater Sacramento area. You can read our other Budget Saving Tips for your wedding on the blog.

    Bridal Open House at Grand Island Mansion
    October 28, 2012 - 11am to 4pm
    13415 Grand Island Road, Walnut Grove CA 95690
    Tour the Grand Island Mansion's riverfront setting, sample delicious cakes and scrumptious hors d'ouevres. For more information, visit the website or call (916) 775-1705.

    Willow Creek Fall 2012 Bridal Open House
    October 28, 2012 - 11am to 5pm
    6841 Marysville Road, Browns Valley CA 95918
    Willow Creek Events is located in the heart of Gold Country near Nevada City and Yuba City. They specialize in "vintage, shabby chic and county style weddings."

    Great Bridal Expo
    November 24, 2012 - 12pm to 4pm
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco - 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco CA 94111
    "If there is a wedding in your future this is one show not to miss!"

    Luxury Wedding Show
    January 6, 2013 - 12pm to 4pm
    Tsakopoulos Library Galleria - 828 I Street, Sacramento CA 95814
    "The Luxury Wedding Show is a bridal show set up as a mock luxury Ceremony and Reception showcasing work by the area's finest wedding professionals."

    San Francisco Wedding Fair
    January 20, 2013 - 11am to 4pm
    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco - 757 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103
    "Recognized as California's most unique and elegant wedding experience."

    My Bridal Sale Event and Wedding Expo
    January 27, 2013 - 11am to 4pm
    Crowne Plaza Sacramento - 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento CA 95841
    Advertised as Northern California's Largest Bridal Sale Expo

    The Yuba-Sutter Winter Bridal Show
    January 27, 2013 - 12pm to 5pm
    Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City
    "This is the largest and finest bridal show held in Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa counties." Over 80 local exhibitors, including florists, photographers, hotels, and dress shops, will be in attendance.

    The Dream Wedding Show
    February 24, 2013 - 11am to 4pm
    Cal Expo - 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento CA 95815
    You'll find everything you need to plan a fun and romantic wedding, including bridal gowns, DJs, limousines, photographers, invitations, and more! There will also be 3 different bridal gown fashion shows (included with admission).

  • Tips for getting the most out of a bridal show:
    -Bring pre-printed labels or a rubber stamp with your name, address, email, phone number, and wedding date. This will save you time so you don't need to write this information every time you meet with a vendor or sign up for a raffle or prize.
    -Bring someone with you. A family member, bridesmaid, friend, or your fiance can help you navigate through the vendor booths and grab information with you.
    -Find the wedding magazines. Many vendors have current wedding magazines to give away. Grab as many as you can to take hom and look through for more ideas.
    -Talk with the vendors... especially the ones you are most interested in. Vendors are a great source of information and ideas. And most vendors are looking to make a connection with potential brides. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the services they offer.
    -Look for deals. Many vendors offer specials at bridal shows which can save you some money! Some require you to book with them the same day, so do some research ahead of time about the vendors.
    -Have fun. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but try to have fun. Bridal shows are a great place to soak in the fact that you are a bride-to-be. Taste the sample, enjoy the fashion shows, and just have a great time!

    Check out Here Comes The Guide for more Northern California Wedding Fairs.

    And don't forget, the Bridal Open House at Grand Island Mansion and Willow Creek Fall 2012 Bridal Open House are THIS Sunday! These are two great venues to check out for your wedding! Below is a photo from Reena and Ian's recent wedding at Grand Island Mansion.

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