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.
Canada’s Bridal Show (September 7 - 9)
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 go for $20 apiece.
National Bridal Show (September 21 - 23)
On the third weekend of September the National Bridal Show will transform Mississauga’s International Centre into a wedding mecca. The event will bring out the top specialists in the GTA and will give you a chance to chat one-on-one with caterers, photographers, event planners and more. If you’re feeling lucky, you can even enter to win sweet prizes from some of the vendors (like a free photoshoot with the Toronto Photo Booth Company). One ticket will cost you $18.
Must Be Kismet (September 30)
Finish off the month right by heading to the Must Be Kismet show on September 30th. 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.
Modern Bride Wedding Show (October 14)
Make your way to the Woodbine Racetrack on October 14 to start (or finish) your wedding planning journey. The Modern Bride Wedding Show is setting up shop from 12 to 6 and gives you the chance to meet vendors, sample sweet treats, see the latest fashions for brides and grooms, listen to bands and DJs, get madeover and more. Tickets go for $10 online or $15 at the door.
Toronto Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo (October 18)
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.
The Wedding Show (October 21)
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 400 brides, a beauty lounge offering makeovers and cake tastings. Attending the wedding workshop costs $10, but general admission is free.
Vaughan Wedding Expo (October 28)
The Vaughan Wedding Expo will take place at the end of October at the Riviera Events & Convention Centre. Full details have yet to be released, but you can expect over 70 vendors, live performances, prizes and more. Tickets are free.
GTA Wedding Expo (November 4)
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 $10 in advance online or $15 at the door.
Planning a wedding outside the GTA? Read this article for more Ontario fall bridal shows.