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2022 Bridal Expos: Top Bridal Shows Across the US

Jan 26, 2022
By Wedding Spot

Looking for a way to find amazing vendors, dresses, wedding-related contests, and so much more? This list of 2022 bridal expos has you covered. We’ve curated some of the top bridal expos from all over the United States, and to help you decide which is best for you, we’ve also included details such as what makes each bridal show unique and why you should consider attending.

To find these must-attend wedding events, we sourced our picks based on location, offerings, affordability, flexibility, and what looked most interesting to us. And although not every major bridal expo has made official plans yet to host 2022 events, you’ll find plenty of options to get you started below!

Discover some of the top 2022 bridal expos you should attend

Whether you’re searching for a wedding venue, looking for the perfect dress, need wedding planning tips, or are hunting for ways to save money on your wedding, our list of 2022 expos and bridal shows has you covered.

1. The Great Bridal Expo

When and where?

  • January 30th, 2022: Atlanta, GA — Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

  • February 5th, 2022: Houston, TX — Hyatt Regency Houston

  • February 6th, 2022: Dallas, TX — Hyatt Regency Dallas

  • February 13th, 2022: Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix Convention Center

  • February 20th, 2022: Washington, DC — Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

  • March 6th, 2022: Los Angeles, CA — Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Int’l Airport

  • March 20th, 2022: Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Bonaventure Resort & Spa

The cost?

  • General Admission: $10

  • Group Show Pass: $40

Check out different show dates for ticket information and specific details, as the start time and duration of individual events may vary.

Why should you attend? 

Attend the Great Bridal Expo if you’re a fan of prizes! Each person that registers online and attends a show will receive a $200 gift card, as well as chances to win a variety of additional prizes at each show. In addition, every couple will receive freebies, special offers, and a gift bag full of coupons for each show. The Great Bridal Expo loves giveaways so much that they’re offering two free wedding bands to the first 50 engaged couples in line — at every single show!

2. The New England Wedding Expo

When and where?

April 3, 2022: Marlborough, MA — Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center

The cost?

RSVP online in advance for free admission, or pay $5 at the door the day of the event.

Why should you attend?

The perfect wedding expo for New England brides on a budget, guests can attend the New England Wedding Expo at no cost. With a simple online RSVP, brides can register to attend with their bridal party, mother, best friend, soon-to-be spouse, or anyone in between.

An annual event, the New England Wedding Expo brings together photographers, florists, designers, and other wedding professionals in the northeast. Attend this expo to find the inspiration and support you need to plan your dream New England wedding.

3. The Bridal Extravaganza Show

When and where?

July 23-24, 2022: Houston, TX — George R. Brown Convention Center

The cost?

Tickets range from $7.99-$49 and include special perks such as early entry, VIP events, a champagne toast, and more.

Why should you attend?

The Houston Bridal Extravaganza markets itself as “America’s Largest Wedding Planning Event.” With a convenient and efficient layout, the large expo gives engaged couples the opportunity to pick a wedding venue, a cake designer, and a florist all in one place.

Looking for the right gown? Each day of the expo, numerous fashion shows will take place on the runway, showcasing the hottest trends in bridal fashion. With 10+ fashion shows in two days, “It’s like Bridal Fashion Week is coming to Houston.” The Bridal Extravaganza show is a Houston tradition that showcases wedding dress styles, designers, and the latest in nuptial fashion to brides from all over the country.

4. The Rainbow Wedding Network Expos

When and where?

  • January 30th, 2022: Raleigh, NC — Raleigh Marriott City Center

  • February 6th, 2022: Austin, TX — Fairmont Austin

  • February 20th, 2022: San Francisco, CA ― San Mateo Marriott

  • March 6th, 2022: Columbus, OH — Nationwide Hotel

  • March 20th, 2022: Morristown, NJ — Hyatt Regency Morristown

  • March 27th, 2022: Chicago, IL ― The Highland Loft

  • May 15th, 2022: Baltimore, MD — Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore

  • July 24th, 2022: Denver, CO — Lionsgate Event Center

  • August 14th, 2022: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX — Radisson Fort Worth North at Fossil Creek

  • September 11th, 2022: Cleveland, OH — 700 Beta Banquet & Conference Center

  • October 16th, 2022: Atlanta, GA — Hilton Atlanta Northeast 

 The cost?

You can attend any of the 2022 Rainbow Wedding Network Expos for free! Couples can RSVP for free tickets to the expo in their city of choice. Simply register, provide your email address, and then check your email for important alerts and updates about the expo. Each show is scheduled to run for three hours, beginning at 12:30 pm local time.

Why should you attend?

Having produced more than 285+ LGBTQ+ expos across 37 states, has been the trusted wedding resource for LGBTQ+ couples across the country since 2003. With a variety of shows across the country in 2022 and the affordable ticket price of FREE, the Rainbow Wedding Network welcomes couples to explore officiants, DJs, jewelers, venues, travel options, and so much more.

Attend an expo to sample potential wedding menu ideas, enjoy musical demos, taste cakes, and explore unique honeymoon destinations — all in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment.               

5. T Rose International Bridal Show

When and where?

  • March 13th, 2022: Hampton Roads, VA — Venue TBA

  • May, 15th, 2022: Richmond, VA — Venue TBA

  • July 24th, 2022: Washington, DC — Venue TBA

  • August 28th, 2022: Northern, VA — Venue TBA

The cost?

Keep an eye on the event website for venue announcements and expo updates. Each bridal show is scheduled to take place from 12 pm to 3 pm. Tickets for T Rose International’s 2022 bridal shows will be available for online purchase soon.

Why should you attend?

Each T Rose Bridal Show set for 2022 will showcase an extensive array of wedding vendors, services, and live entertainment. 2022 attendees will get access to bridal fashion shows, the exclusive “Married Essential” seminar, as well as expert training in “Bridal Beauty 101.”

Not only will attendees get an opportunity to meet with local experts, national industry leaders, and international wedding professionals, guests will also be entered to win amazing door prizes, an all-inclusive Bahamas hotel stay, as well as the Grand Prize: an exotic honeymoon getaway.

6. The Complete Wedding Expo

When and where?

The Complete Wedding Expo will be hosted on a TBD date in early 2022. The Expo will be held at the Highland Loft Event Venue in Elgin, Illinois. Keep a close eye on the event website for date, schedule, and ticket information — set to be announced soon. 

Why should you attend? 

The Complete Wedding Expo works hard to provide a complete offering to attendees. With access to industry professionals who specialize in a variety of styles, engaged couples who attend the expo can explore a variety of wedding themes, ideas, and designs.

Peruse traditional, formal, relaxed, modern, rustic, and other unique wedding styles at the 2022 Complete Wedding Expo. Whether you’re looking for stripped-down decor, or prefer the maximalist wedding style, this bridal show strives to offer something for everyone.

Ready to register for these great 2022 bridal expos?

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