You’ve been looking at real weddings and scrolling through pages of vendor reviews and portfolios to assemble your dream team. Now why not check out what vendors have to offer IRL. Toronto bridal shows bring out the best of the best in the wedding industry, so they’re definitely worth attending with your SO or your bridal party for some wedding inspo.
Here are the Toronto bridal shows you don’t want to miss this season.
Canada’s Bridal Show (January 5-7, 2018)
Kicking off the wedding show run of 2017 is the much-loved Canada’s Bridal Show. Founded in 1984, this convention has been showcasing the wedding pros of Canada’s bridal industry for over 30 years and is one of the most renowned wedding exhibitions in the country. As per usual, the event will bring hundreds of expert wedding vendors and planners to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a three-day stint. Tickets cost a mere $20.
Lavish Dulhan Wedding Show (January 7, 2018)
The Lavish Dulhan Wedding Show, the city’s only luxury South Asian wedding fair, is also happening the first weekend of January, so you can double down. The exhibition will host a bevy of wedding professionals, from cake designers to videographers, making it a one stop shop for your big day. It will be held at the Liberty Grand and tickets are $25-$50 dollars.
The WedLuxe Wedding Show (January 14, 2018)
Make your way to The Carlu on the 14th of January and you’ll be immersed in a wedding wonderland. Unlike most exhibitions, this show is more like an event where you can mix and mingle with the best in the biz. More than 100 elite florists, cake designers, stationers and other wedding pros will be in attendance. This show is all about luxury, so expect to see a healthy dose of glitter and gold. Tickets cost $60 if you purchase before January 7, and $75 from then onward.
The Perfect Wedding Show (January 21, 2018)
Gas up your car and head to the Mississauga Convention Centre for The Perfect Wedding Show at the end of January. As the name implies, the show will feature everything you need to make your big day, well, perfect. There will be over 60 wedding pros there to offer tips, tricks and their own services. Tickets are free, just remember to reserve them online.
Modern Bride Wedding Show (January 21, 2018)
The Modern Bride Wedding Show is also coming to town near the end of the month. It'll take place at the International Centre in Mississauga and bring out the best in the business. But wait, there's more! You'll also be treated to live entertainment, fashion shows, hair and makeup trials, photo booth sessions, mini consultations and gift bags (plenty of bang for your buck). Admission costs $10.
National Bridal Show (February 2-4, 2018)
The National Bridal Show will take over the Enercare Centre on the first weekend of February. Its list of exhibitors is yet to be released, but you can expect to see photographers, entertainers, planners and everything in between. As with years past, there will also be a massive bridal gown sale with frocks from top bridalwear designers for up to 70% off. Brides-to-be get free entry while other guests will have to pony up $18 at the door (or $15, if they pre-order them before January 1st).
The Wedding Co. Market (February 25, 2018)
The Wedding Co. will be filling Artscape Wychwood Barns with bridal wear and bouquets for its fourth year in a row this February. If you’re in the market for rustic chic finds and artisan creations, hitting this market is an absolute must. Last year’s show boasted elaborate floral crowns, wallpaper cakes and ethereal gowns, all crafted by Toronto’s bridal industry members. Early bird tickets cost $15 and will be available until January 1st, after that they’ll be $30.
Vaughan Wedding Expo (February 25, 2018)
Head to The Royalton in Woodbridge on the last Sunday in February and you'll find a treasure trove of wedding inspo. You'll get the chance to meet local professionals, be treated to live entertainment and pick up plenty of samples (who doesn't love free stuff?!). There's no entry fee, so you can save all your spare change for your wedding day.
The Ultimate Bridal Show (March 24, 2018)
On the first day of April the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga will be transformed into a wedding mecca. The exhibition will host a bevy of top notch vendors, including Fairytales Creations and Catering, No Filter Studio and That’s My Dress! Bridals. There will also be a fashion show and tons of giveaways and contests happening throughout the day. You’ll need to register online, but entry is 100% free for brides and grooms.
Toronto’s Bridal Show (April 6-8, 2018)
On the first weekend in April Toronto’s Bridal Show will hit the Enercare Centre. Following the same formula as years past, the expo will feature wedding pros, contests, prizes and multiple fashion shows. A massive wedding gown sale will also be going down, so this is the perfect chance for you budget-savvy brides to find the dresses of your dreams. Tickets have yet to go on sale, but cost $20 last year (so expect something in that price range).