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
Dickie Brennan & Co. Family of Restaurants
Eau Claire Photographics
JHarden Luxury Event & Prop Rentals
Eye Wander Photo
Fabulous Flowers LLC
Fontenot Fine Art
Gabby Chapin Photography
Joe Gambino’s Bakery
Gem Printing Co.
Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites of New Orleans
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
I Do Bridal Couture
InterContinental New Orleans
Iris Floral + Event Design Studio
John’s Tuxedos and Suits
Nola Photo Lounge
Kitchen Tradition Bridal Registry
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Major 360 Photo Party
MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat
New Orleans & Company
The New Orleans Wedding Experience
Omni Royal Orleans
Rae Flowers Photography
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
New Orleans Steamboat Co.
The Cocoa Bean Bakery
The Plant Gallery
Tuxedos to Geaux
Up’Sa Daisy Hair and Beauty Studio
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!