Is a Bridal Show Worth Your Time?


Is attending a bridal show really worth a bride or groom’s time? The answer to the question posed in our headline is simply, yes. Whether you’re in the very beginning stages of planning and all you have is your date or you’re at the very end looking for last minute vendors and inspiration, attending the New Orleans Bride Magazine Bridal Show is always a good idea.

We recently shared our tips for successfully navigating a bridal show, which include hints like wearing comfy shoes and creating a new wedding email, but we wanted to look at what else a bridal show offers attendees.

First, a bridal show, especially the New Orleans Bride show, puts you in front of the top wedding professionals in the Greater New Orleans area. There are few events in the city that give a bride or groom access to that many vendors who all bring their A-game to the show.


Here is a list of the professionals you can expect at the Feb. 1 show.

Backyard Printing & Secondline Handkerchiefs

Beth’s Flowers & New Orleans Wedding Planners

BLEU, a Blowdry Bar

Chateau Golf and Country Club

Compass Point Events

David’s Bridal

Dickie Brennan & Co. Family of Restaurants

Eau Claire Photographics

English Turn

JHarden Luxury Event & Prop Rentals

Eye Wander Photo

Fabulous Flowers LLC

Federal Ballroom

Fontenot Fine Art

Gabby Chapin Photography

Joe Gambino’s Bakery

Gem Printing Co.

Generations Hall

Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites of New Orleans

Higgins Hotel

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

I Do Bridal Couture

InterContinental New Orleans

Iris Floral + Event Design Studio

John’s Tuxedos and Suits

JW Marriott

Nola Photo Lounge

Kitchen Tradition Bridal Registry

Lagniappe-Life LLC

Limousine Livery

Loews New Orleans Hotel

Luca Falcone

Major 360 Photo Party

MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat

New Orleans & Company

The New Orleans Wedding Experience

Omni Royal Orleans

Pearl’s Place

Rae Flowers Photography

Rome’s Tuxedos

Royal Palm

Royal Restrooms

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

RZ Productions

New Orleans Steamboat Co.

Swiss Confectionery

The Chicory

The Cocoa Bean Bakery

The Plant Gallery

Tuxedos to Geaux

Up’Sa Daisy Hair and Beauty Studio

ZLight Technology



Additionally, there are door prizes. These are usually coveted gifts given by the vendors that can be anything from a dinner for two at one of the city’s restaurants or a free tuxedo rental or dress discount for those saying, “I Do.” The door prizes are picked throughout the night, giving multiple attendees a chance to go home with some bridal lagniappe. One of the most notable door prizes is a pair of diamond earrings from Diamonds Direct. Check earrings off your wedding attire checklist.


What might be the best part of the bridal show is this show allows brides and grooms to get in for FREE. What better incentive to check all your wedding boxes than to get to do that at no charge to you.

All guests of the bride or groom get in for $25 in advance and $30 at the door.


You can get all the info and tickets for the Feb. 1 show at the link here.


Happy bridal show!