Mark Your Calendars for the Kiss the Brides Expo

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Kick off the spring bridal season in style at the Kiss the Brides Expo in northwest Arkansas. On Sunday, Jan. 27, the bridal expo will take over the Springdale Holiday Inn Convention Center. 

The expo will conveniently house hundreds of Arkansas' top wedding vendors under one roof! Brides can shop the best photographers, caterers, DJs and more while they find inspiration, see the latest trends and find ways to save on their big day. 

In addition to the booths, the expo includes a fun fashion show featuring bridal gowns and men's tuxedo. The first 100 brides in the door at the event will get a "Blinged Out Bride-To-Be Tiara & Veil" and a swag bag stuffed with a fun goodies. Oh, did we mention there will be food samples of cake and gourmet appetizers? Kiss the Brides Expo has it all! 

Tickets cost $10 per person. Brides-to-be can register online or print out a $2 off coupon to use on the day of the event. For more info on the expo, head to Kiss the Bride's website


Save the Date for the Event Nation Wedding Show

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Keep your calendar open for the Event Nation Wedding Show in Fayetteville on Sunday, Jan. 20. Mix and mingle with some of the best in the business and find the perfect wedding vendors for your dream day. 

The fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center. Online presale tickets are $8 per person until Jan. 19 at noon. On the day of the event, tickets are $10 and cash-only. You can pre-register online here.

The grand prize giveaway includes: 

  • A 5 day, 4-night honeymoon stay in Cabo San Lucas, valued at $1,000
  • A $1,000 gift certificate to Complete Weddings + Events Arkansas
  • A certificate for two wedding bands from The Kitchen Tradition Bridal Registry valued at $600
  • Two-hour portrait session in-studio for two people that covers the session fee and two 7×10″ prints from Nikki Locket Photography valued at $500
  • A $250 gift card for catering from Simply Divine Catering

For more info about the show or to buy your ticket, head to the Event Nation Wedding Show website


It's Time for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Bridal Show!

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It's that time of year! The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is hosting its biannual Bridal Show on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The Bridal Show will be hosted at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock at 101 East Markham St.

If you are in the process of planning a wedding or might be planning a wedding soon, this event is a must on your to-do list! Whether you need inspiration or you want to nail down the details of your wedding face-to-face with some of Arkansas's best wedding vendors, this is the perfect event for you! 

Arkansas' best vendors in the wedding circuit will be available to brides in attendance to help bring your wedding dreams and visions to life. Vendors from all over the state will be present, including pros from these fields: bakeries, bridal storescateringevent sitesevent planningfloristsgifts & registriesguest accommodationshealth & beautyinvitationsjewelry & accessoriesphoto booth rentalsphotographyrentalsreal estatestuxedostransportationsound, lighting & entertainment and videography. This year will also feature a special pop-up bridal shop from The Bridal Cottage!

General admission tickets are $10 and available here, but for an extra special experience, snag one of the Very Important Bride (VIB) tickets. VIB tickets allow early entry to the show plus a bride T-shirt, tote bag full of sponsor swag and more. Plus, VIBs get entry into an extra special mixer on Jan. 19 from 7-9 p.m.

Make sure to follow the Bridal Show Facebook page to keep up with the drawings, giveaways and announcements! During the event, don't forget to stop by the Arkansas Bride booth and pick up a copy of the new Spring/Summer 2019 Issue. 


Mark Your Calendars for Inspire Wedding Show

While it seems a bit far off to be thinking about 2019, we know you'll want to mark your calendars for the second-ever INSPIRE Wedding Show by Tanarah Haynie, owner of Tanarah Luxe Floral.

After the success of the first show in 2018, Haynie has set two dates in two locations for 2019. The central Arkansas date is January 27, 2019, at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. 

For brides looking for a luxe wedding experience, INSPIRE is a can't-miss wedding event full of inspiration and some of the state's best vendors. The central Arkansas show begins at 1 p.m. and the fun will last until 5 p.m. During the event, brides will have the chance to experience some of the hottest new trends in the wedding industry including florals, cakes, bridal and men's fashion, event production, invitations, entertainment, jewelry, catering, furniture rental and hair and makeup. 

Tickets range from $35 for general admission, up to $75 for the VIP experience. To purchase your tickets, click here. For more information, follow along on Facebook. And as you wait for the 2019 dates to arrive, you can re-live the 2018 show in the gorgeous video below. 
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