Ready to start planning your Toronto wedding? While you’ve probably already begun to save wedding vendors and compile inspo photos on Pinterest and Instagram, you probably haven’t seen much IRL. That’s where Toronto bridal shows and expos come in handy! You’ll get to see decor, taste treats and meet vendors face-to-face, which can really help you find the right stuff (and people) to make your wedding magical. The GTA has a handful of wedding shows happening this fall, so mark your calendars!
Here are the Toronto bridal shows happening this fall 2019.
Canada’s Bridal Show (September 6 - 8, 2019)
The first event of the season is Canada’s Bridal Show, which is happening on the second weekend of September at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It began in 1984 and has grown to become the largest expo of its kind in the country. This year, visitors will get the chance to view the work of over 300 renowned wedding vendors, watch fashion shows, participate in giveaways and more. Tickets for this Toronto bridal show go for $20 apiece.
Must Be Kismet (September 29, 2019)
Finish off the month right by heading to the Must Be Kismet show on September 29th. The event will take place at Vaughan’s Universal Eventspace and give you the chance to mix and mingle with the top South Asian wedding vendors in the GTA. There will be fashion shows, panels and plenty of beautiful displays that may help you choose your theme, colour scheme and more. Tickets cost $10 for general admission or $15 if you want to see a fashion show, too.
The Wedding Expo (October 5 & 12, 2019)
The Wedding Expo will host two bridal shows this fall 2019. The first takes place on October 5th from 11 to 5 at the Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel and for Brampton couples, on October 12 from 11 to 5 at the Courtyard Marriott. Full details have yet to be released, but you can expect to find deals on wedding fashion, photography and videography, DJs, cakes, decor and much more. Tickets are $9 online.
The Wedding Show (October 6, 2019)
The Wedding Show will bring dozens of elite wedding professionals to the ballroom inside the Hyatt Regency Toronto. It’ll be hosting a wedding workshop where you can learn the ins and outs of planning and then move onto meeting vendors. There will also be complimentary swag bags for the first 500 brides, a beauty lounge offering makeovers and cake tastings. Attending the wedding workshop costs $15, but general admission is $5 or free if you sign up for tickets early (limited quantities).
Toronto Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo (October 9, 2019)
Thinking of opting for a destination wedding? Ready to get down to business planning your honeymoon? Well, you can kill both those birds with one stone at the Toronto Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo. This Toronto bridal show will be happening at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre and will offer free consultations, a food and trade show, a presentation and plenty of prizes. Admission is free, so you really can’t go wrong.
Cannabis Wedding Expo (October 27, 2019)
October ends on a high with Toronto's first ever Cannabis Wedding Expo. The show producers have held wedding expos in cities across the U.S. and now are setting up shop in Toronto from 11 to 3 at The Berkley Church. What can you expect? According to the organizers, you’ll learn how to incorporate cannabis into your wedding day in classy and tasteful ways (note: the sale, gifting, and consumption of cannabis at the Expo is prohibited). You’ll find leading cannabis brands, traditional wedding companies, innovative start-ups, an immersive fashion show, live music, art installations, Instagram-able experiences, free food/drinks, giveaways and gift bags. Tickets are $20 and the event is restricted to age 21+.
GTA Wedding Expo (November 3, 2019)
The last Toronto bridal show of the season is the GTA Wedding Expo at Panemonte Banquet and Convention Centre in Etobicoke. This one-day event runs from 12 to 6 and features 100 exhibitors, a pop-up dress shop, interactive booths, giveaways, cake tastings, free refreshments and special offers. Bonus: arrive early as there will be swag bags for the first 150 guests. Tickets go for $12 in advance online or $20 at the door.
Planning a wedding outside the GTA? Read this article for more Ontario bridal shows.