One of the best ways to kick start your wedding planning is to attend a wedding show. I know there’s nothing worse than finding out about an event after it’s taken place, so I've put together a complete list of upcoming wedding shows, expos, and tours throughout Western Washington from now through the beginning of the summer. Mark your calendars and get your tickets because there’s lots to see and do in the coming months!
* Any show with an asterisk means Thrifty Events is a participating vendor.
*January 6th & 7th: Tacoma Wedding Expo
Hosted by Bridesclub, the Tacoma Wedding Expo features over 150 wedding vendors, a fashion show, and gown sale. It’s a great way to kick off wedding planning! The expo takes place at the Tacoma Dome from 9:30am - 3:00pm on both days. Tickets are $16, and if you’re purchasing them ahead of time, you can get 3 tickets for $33.
January 13th & 14th: Seattle Wedding Expo
The largest wedding show in Western Washington, the Seattle Wedding Expo features over 400 wedding vendors. It takes place on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, January 14th from 10:30am - 5:00pm at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $18 or at the door for $20 each. For those attending on Saturday, they’ll offer an option to have your hand stamped so you can return for free on Sunday. I’d recommend taking advantage of this, as it’s a lot to see in one day!
*January 20th & 21st: Everett Lynnwood Expo
Hosted by the same group that puts on the Tacoma Wedding Expo, this show is a great opportunity for couples located north of Seattle. The expo will feature over 150 vendors and takes place at the Xfinity Arena in Everett. The show runs from 9:30am - 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15, or you can purchase them in advance to get 3 tickets for the price of 2.
January 27th: Skagit Wedding Show
The Skagit Wedding Showcase will take place at the Skagit Center from 11:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday, January 27th. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the door. This year, they are also hosting a Wedding Expert Panel Breakfast for $35. Gather information over breakfast and champagne. Vendors will give a short presentation followed by Q&A. Pre-sale tickets are required for the breakfast.
January 28th: Weddings in Woodinville
Weddings in Woodinville is a tour style wedding show, taking you to 7 different venues (transportation provided!) and featuring over 100 wedding vendors. Each venue will feature drinks, tastings, and a completely styled space. The event runs from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and the tour itself takes roughly 4 hours to complete. Tickets are $48 and must be purchased in advance.
January 28th: Bellingham Wedding Expo
This smaller expo will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. This one day expo takes place on Sunday, January 28th from 9:30am - 3:00pm. Advance tickets are 3 for the price of 2, or $15 each at the door.
*February 10th & 11th: Northwest Bridal Showcase
For those on the north side of Seattle, the Northwest Bridal Showcase will be at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The show takes place from 11:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, February 10th and 11:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday, February 11th. You’ll be introduced to over 100 wedding vendors, as well as special guest speakers, a fashion show, and gown sale. Tickets are $15 each.
February 11th: I Do Sodo
Another tour style wedding show, I Do Sodo highlights 8 venues and over 100 vendors in the Sodo district of Seattle. This tour provides parking at Safeco Field and shuttle service between each venue. The event takes place from 12:00pm - 5:00pm, with the tour lasting about 4 hours. Tickets are $35 for a single ticket, or $25 each for groups larger than 2. This is a 21+ event.
*March 24th & 25th: Tacoma Spring Wedding Expo
A second wedding expo for couples located south of Seattle, the Tacoma Wedding Expo features over 150 wedding vendors and takes place at the Tacoma Dome. The spring expo will be on Saturday, March 24th from 9:30am - 4:00pm and Sunday, March 25th from 10:30am - 4:00pm. Tickets are $16 each, or 3 for the price of 2 with this coupon.
May 6th: Whatcom Wedding Tour
Hosted by Whatcom Wedding Professionals, this self-guided tour will take place on Sunday, May 6th and features venues and vendors in Whatcom county. Check their Facebook page for more information as the date approaches.
*June 3rd: Snohomish Wedding Tour
Hosted by the Snohomish Wedding Guild, this is one of the largest wedding tours in the area, featuring 17 wedding venues in Snohomish county and over 100 wedding vendors that serve the area. The tour takes place on Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00am - 4:00pm. The tour is self-guided, so you can travel on your own to see as many venues and vendors as you’d like. Tickets are FREE this year! Upon signing up you’ll receive confirmation, a map of the venues, and information to plan your route. No on-site registration required. Simply choose your favorite venue and begin there!