When it comes to planning your wedding, sifting through the enormous range of venues, wedding dress designers, cake decorators, photographers, bands and celebrants can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, wedding expos have popped up all over the country, giving budding brides the chance to peruse through the copious amount of information all in one place at the one time. We’ve put together a list of some of Melbourne’s most prominent upcoming expos in 2017, as well as a few of the best in other states, to help you get the very best information out there with minimal fuss. And with such a vast array of festivals and expos, there’ll be something that appeals to every kind of couple.
WEDDING EXPOS AUSTRALIA
Melbourne, Sunday October 22 (check website for dates in alternative states)
With 12 expos running across Australia, this is perhaps the country’s largest wedding expo. More than 50,000 brides attended the events last year, bringing their doting fiances, family and friends along for the fun. This range of events bring together anywhere from 70-150 wedding professionals, vendours and suppliers to help you narrow down your choices to just what it is that you’re looking for. All of the expos are free and couples will receive an exclusive “I’m Getting Married” showbag upon arrival that’s full of free samples, specials offers and inspiration. For more information head to their website.
BRIDAL EXPOS AUSTRALIA
Across Melbourne, various dates
With numerous wedding expos running across Melbourne, including the Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo, Mornington Bridal Expo, Ballarat Bridal Expo and Geelong Bridal Expo, this company provides a comprehensive range of events to suite all tastes and budgets. From spectacular fashion parades to showcasing leading wedding suppliers, giveaways and prizes, Bridal Expos Australia leaves brides inspired and excited, rather than terrified, about the entire planning process. For a list of Bridal Expo Australia’s events, visit the website.
ONE FINE DAY WEDDING FAIR
Melbourne, 6 and 7 May
As one of Australia’s most boutique wedding fairs, One Fine Day takes the hard work out of planning your special day, providing you with vibrant, fresh and fun ideas to help you create and style your ideal wedding. Appealing to the younger couple who are looking to add personality and creative flair to their wedding, One Fine Day handpicks more than 80 of the best vendours in and around Melbourne so you can peruse through the very best at your leisure. For more information click here.
LOVE ON THE LAWN
Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane, various dates
With wedding fairs across New South Wales, Love on the Lawn brings a festival vibe to your wedding planning process. Home to “intrigue and boho luxe”, guests can sip on champagne while talking to more than 100 vendours and suppliers showcasing beautiful and inspirational displays to get your creative bridal juices flowing. As well as the typical fair, a range of workshops, fashion parades, gourmet food vans, wine tastings and live music and entertainment makes this is the place to leave your wedding stresses at the door and enjoy the process. For more information, visit the website
YOUR PERFECT DAY WEDDING EVENT
Melbourne, date to be confirmed
With more than 23 years of exhibiting experience, Your Perfect Day brings together everyone from cake makers and florists to car hire services and wedding dress designers to make creating your perfect day, well, perfect. The date for the 2017 event is yet to be confirmed, so keep an eye on the website so as not to miss out on this fantastic event.
The wide range of wedding expos, fairs and events coming up in 2017 are the perfect opportunity to start researching vendours and booking in suppliers. Whether you’re at the early stages of the planning process, or further along, attending one of these events can help you cross some key components off your To Do list before you say “I do.”