Wonderful Wedding Show Comes to RBC Convention Centre

The proposal. The ring. The planning. When a wedding is in your immediate future everything becomes research—your last hotel stay, every other wedding you attend, every cupcake, donut, or pie, and even dress shopping becomes a second job.

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The Wonderful Wedding Show takes place January 21 and 22 at the RBC Convention Centre. This annual event is the largest single source of information available about Winnipeg wedding services, featuring the city’s leading wedding professionals. With over 300 displays and 130,000 square feet of the latest must-have wedding fashions and trends, wedding products and services, and much more, every couple can explore the ways to make their wedding dream come true. One lucky couple will even win a DREAM WEDDING!

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Make a day of the Wonderful Wedding Show. Start by meeting up with your bridal party at a downtown restaurant or coffee shop to plan your route throughout the show over brunch or appetizers. When you enter the RBC Convention Centre be sure to get your copy of V.I.B Weddings Magazine, a magazine for the Very Important Bride!  V.I.B. Weddings features local content and real weddings highlighting products and services from Wonderful Wedding Show vendors that will inspire couples with ideas and has a special Show Guide section with Exhibitor Listing, floor plan and editorial about the show.

Downtown Winnipeg is a regular spotlight in local urban weddings. Whether downtown Winnipeg is the backdrop for wedding photos, or where the wedding reception is held, to where couples book their honeymoon suites in one of many iconic hotels, there are so many wonderful spots, corners, and signature spaces that hold special memories for Winnipeg couples. Take advantage of our fantastic downtown scenery and architecture to make your wedding memories uniquely Winnipeg. Tag us in your Wonderful Wedding Show photos on Insta and Twitter with #finditdowntown and enjoy planning your special day!

Top left, clockwise: Photo credit @blackandgoldphoto; Inspiration Gallery 2016 winning table by Just In Couture Designer Planning & Luxury Décor, photo credit Wonderful Wedding Show; Bottom left: Wedding planning by Like A Star Weddings, photo credit @nghiatranphotography. All photos used with permission.

Don’t miss out on these key daily features:

Brides’ Lounge with performances by Danny Kramer Dance Band at 1:30 & 3:30pm daily

Eph Apparel Grooms’ Lounge – Grooms-to-be can even enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Sports Prize Package

Inspiration Gallery – 2,500 sq ft of inspiration!

Fashion Show – 12:30 & 4:30pm daily

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Purchase tickets in advance to be entered for a chance to win a FREE vacation courtesy of LA Travel Group, Air Canada Vacation, and Palace Resorts. Trip value up to $6,000. Includes flights, transfers, hotel, & taxes. Click here for more prize details

Tickets available at http://wonderfulweddingshow.com/tickets/

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Wedding bells ringing

wonderful wedding show INSPIRATION GALLERY PHOTOThere are 2 times of the year when a bevvy of brides descend on downtown Winnipeg. One, in the summer, when they line up to get their wedding pics taken at the Forks, the Leg, and against in front of a tastefully-aged Exchange District warehouse. Two is this weekend – the Wonderful Wedding Show.

It can be an intense experience! The show takes over the Convention Centre today and tomorrow, and if you’ve never been, here are my personal tips from years of attending as a bridesmaid!

1) The show features over 300 displays and 100,000 square feet of wedding goodies. So pace yourself! There’s a Brides Lounge and Grooms lounge with things like wine tastings, and more importantly – seats. Make use of them when you get tired!  Location on the map here. You’ll thank me.

2) If you’re looking at wedding dresses (hey, who isn’t?), they can be really hard to picture when they’re just hanging on the rack. So check out the fashion shows! They happen both days, and let you see the dresses ON someone moving and walking around.

3) Remember why you went! There are booths for every possible thing you could want, need, or suddenly realize you MUST have for your wedding, and it can get overwhelming. So make a list so you can hit your must-dos first. Need flowers? Find them on the map and find out which ones match your style BEFORE you get distracted by cake samples. Looking for a photographer? Chat with them and see who you click with. They’ve helpfully sorted their vendors on this list right here.

4) Once you’ve finished your must-dos, take some time to get inspired. They’ve got a whole room set up that’s called their “inspiration gallery” – leave Pinterest alone for the day, take a stroll around and get some style ideas in person!

5) Hey, there are prizes! You never know, so drop your name in a few draws before you go and see what happens. You could get a trip to Vegas, or a $20,000 dream wedding, and lots more!

Have fun!

Here come the brides in droves! Yes, it’s the Wonderful Wedding Show

WWS Logo, image, and dates smIt’s here again – hundreds and thousands of brides are coming to downtown Winnipeg to find flowers, cakes, venues, and of course, dresses at the Wonderful Wedding Show. Don’t have your tickets yet? Well I do! I’ve got two pairs to give away – and an easy question to answer to get them. You might already know that downtown is bridal ground zero – the blocks by the Bay are packed full of dress shops! So – to enter, tell me who is your favorite downtown Wedding Retailer on the 2013 Wonderful Wedding Show website exhibitor listings? Hint – you can see the full list of this year’s exhibitors here. But make sure they’re located downtown to be eligible! Good luck brides!

 

UPDATE: We’ve got our winner! Congrats to Ashley, a fan of Stella’s downtown – check your email for info on how to get your tickets!