With the many proposals over the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day, I’m sure there are plenty of brides who are starting their wedding planning process. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince, so apply this thought to your wedding vendors! Do not book with the first person you talk to. Don’t accept the first quote you get. Don’t put your wedding in the hands of someone you haven’t checked out! Make sure to get out to some shows, as this will give you a chance to meet many vendors.
Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Expo
May 20th, 2012 1-4pm
Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville
The Perfect Wedding Guide and Mann Travels are hosting the First Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Expo of 2012. There will be information on wonderful and romantic vacation opportunities. Along with how you can go to the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Find out how to plan the honeymoon of your dreams. Some of the exhibitors include crusie lines, all-inclusive resorts, tour companies, island destinations and many more. You will find out everything you need to know about planning a destination wedding including exclusive discounts, prizes, entertainment, and packing tips.
Charlotte Bridal Show and Summer Expo
June 24th, 2012 1-4pm
Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte
Meet Charlotte area’s top wedding professionals in an elegant and intimate atmosphere. There will be thousands in prizes and giveaways including Two Tropical Honeymoon Getaway’s! Presented by the Perfect Wedding Guild, some of the sponsors include: Mann Travels, Dillard’s, Flower Diva, Ice Sensations, Hilton University Place, and Dream Cruise Travels. Come and learn all about honeymoons, the latest wedding trends, sample foods, enjoy live music, and see the latest in wedding fashions.
The Bridal Showcase
August 5th, 2012 12-5pm
The Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St., Charlotte
Don’t miss the Carolinas’ largest bridal event! You will visit over one hundred wedding professionals as they showcase their products and services. Photography, honeymoons, flowers, transportation, catering, venues, bakers, party rentals, videography, bridal and grooms attire and much more! Make sure to stay for the grand finale fashion show presented by Men’s Wearhouse and David’s Bridal. Make sure the groom attends too, they can relax in the groom’s lounge with football and drinks!
Charlotte Wedding Connection
October 21st, 2012 1-4pm
Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord
Let them connect you with Charlotte’s wedding professionals as they showcase their products and services at the Charlotte Wedding Connection bridal show! It’s a great way to find local wedding professionals. There will be everything for your wedding, honeymoon, new home, and more all in one place. Tickets will go on sale in the fall.
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