What Types of Vendors Go to Bridal Shows?

What Types of Vendors Go to Bridal Shows?

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming experience, with countless decisions to make and vendors to choose from. Fortunately, attending a bridal show can simplify the process by bringing together a wide range of wedding professionals under one roof. But what types of vendors can you expect to find at a bridal show? Let’s explore the various categories and how they can help bring your dream wedding to life.

Venues and Catering

One of the most crucial aspects of any wedding is the venue. At a bridal show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various wedding venues, including hotels, banquet halls, country clubs, rustic barns, and outdoor gardens. These vendors can provide detailed information on capacity, amenities, and packages, helping you find the perfect setting for your big day. They can also offer insights on decoration options, layout possibilities, and accommodations for out-of-town guests.


Catering is closely tied to the venue. Many venues offer in-house catering services, while others allow you to bring in outside caterers. At a bridal show, you can sample dishes, discuss menu options, and get a feel for each caterer’s style and service. This is also an excellent opportunity to inquire about dietary restrictions, customization options, and bar packages.

Photography and Videography

Capturing the memories of your wedding day is essential, which is why photographers and videographers are staples at bridal shows. You’ll have the chance to view extensive portfolios, discuss photography styles (e.g., traditional, photojournalistic, or artistic), and learn about packages and pricing. Interacting with these vendors face-to-face allows you to assess their personality and determine if they’re a good match for your vision.


Additionally, many photographers and videographers offer additional services like engagement shoots, wedding albums, or even drone footage. Bridal shows provide an excellent opportunity to explore these options and find the perfect vendor to document your special day.

Wedding Attire and Accessories

Bridal shows are a fantastic opportunity to browse the latest trends in wedding fashion and find bridal gown boutiques showcasing a wide range of styles, from classic and traditional to modern and bohemian. Many of these vendors offer special discounts or trunk shows exclusively for bridal show attendees, making it a great time to start shopping for your dream dress.


In addition to bridal gowns, you’ll also find tuxedo and suit rental companies, bridesmaid dress shops, and accessories like veils, jewelry, and shoes. This allows you to coordinate your entire wedding party’s attire and ensure a cohesive look for your big day.

Florists and Decorators

Bringing your wedding vision to life often involves the help of florists and decorators. At a bridal show, you can see examples of their work, discuss your color scheme and theme, and get ideas for centerpieces, bouquets, and other floral arrangements. These vendors can provide valuable insights on seasonal availability of flowers, cost-saving alternatives, and how to repurpose ceremony flowers for the reception.


Many florists and decorators also offer rental options for items like linens, chairs, lighting, and backdrop installations, allowing you to create a stunning and cohesive visual experience for your wedding day.

Music and Entertainment

The right music and entertainment can set the tone for your entire wedding celebration. Bridal shows often feature a variety of options, including DJs, live bands, string quartets, ceremony musicians, and even photo booth rentals. Engaging with these vendors enables you to share your musical preferences, get a sense of their style, and potentially see them perform live.


For those considering additional entertainment options, like photo booths or live performers, bridal shows provide an opportunity to see these services in action and determine if they’re a good fit for your wedding vision.

Other Wedding Professionals

In addition to the key categories mentioned above, bridal shows host a variety of other wedding professionals, each playing a unique role in creating your dream wedding. These include:


  • Officiants who can help you create a personalized and meaningful ceremony
  • Wedding planners who can assist with vendor coordination and day-of logistics
  • Stationers who can design custom invitations, signage, and other paper goods
  • Transportation companies that can provide shuttle services or specialty wedding vehicles
  • Cake and dessert designers who can create stunning and delicious treats for your reception
  • Honeymoon and travel experts who can help you plan the perfect post-wedding getaway


Meeting these vendors in person allows you to ask questions, get a sense of their expertise, and determine if their services align with your needs and budget.

Experience the Best at Jenks Productions’ Bridal Shows

With over 43 years of experience, Jenks Productions is the Northeast’s largest trade show producer, hosting over 25 shows each year, including the renowned Connecticut Wedding & Bridal Expo. Our commitment to quality means that attendees can expect an amazing experience with an extensive selection of high-quality vendors all in one place.


At our bridal shows, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of the best local, regional, and national wedding vendors, allowing you to plan your entire wedding in one day. Plus, by attending a Jenks Productions bridal show, you’re supporting local nonprofit organizations, as we give back to the community through our events.


Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to simplify your wedding planning process and find the perfect vendors for your special day. Visit our website to learn more about upcoming bridal shows and secure your tickets today!


How many vendors can I expect to find at a Jenks Productions bridal show? 

Our shows feature hundreds of the best local, regional, and national wedding vendors, ensuring a wide variety of options for every aspect of your wedding.

What should I bring to a bridal show? 

We recommend bringing a notebook and pen to jot down notes, a camera to capture ideas and inspiration, and comfortable shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Don’t forget to bring your wedding planning checklist and a list of questions for vendors!

Can I bring my fiancé, family, or friends to the bridal show? 

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your support system to help you make decisions and share in the excitement of wedding planning.

Are there any discounts or special offers available at bridal shows? 

Many vendors offer exclusive discounts, promotions, or giveaways for bridal show attendees. Be sure to ask each vendor about any special offers they may have.

How can I make the most of my bridal show experience? 

Plan ahead by reviewing the vendor list and prioritizing the ones you want to visit. Come prepared with questions, an open mind, and a positive attitude. Don’t be afraid to take breaks, stay hydrated, and have fun!