2017 Guide to Wedding Shows in Western Washington
With a new year comes new goals for engaged couples to kick start their wedding planning. The great news? There are tons of resources to help! One of the best ways to get inspired, whether you need to find a venue or you’re selecting the final decorative details, is to attend a wedding show. We know there’s nothing worse than finding out about an event after it’s taken place, so we’ve put together a complete list of upcoming wedding shows, expos, and tours in the area from now through the beginning of the summer. Mark your calendars and get your tickets because there’s a lot to see and do in the coming months!
January 7th & 8th: Tacoma Wedding Expo
Hosted by Bridesclub, the Tacoma Wedding Expo features over 150 wedding vendors (including us!), a fashion show, and gown sale. It’s a great way to kick off wedding planning! The expo takes place on Saturday, January 7th from 9:30am - 4:00pm and Sunday, January 8th from 10:30am - 4:00pm at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets are $16, and if you’re purchasing them ahead of time, you can get 3 tickets for the price of 2.
January 7th & 8th: Northwest Bridal Showcase
For those on the north side of Seattle, the Northwest Bridal Showcase will be at Tulalip Resort and Casino. The show takes place from 12:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, January 7th and 10:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday, January 8th. 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.
January 14th & 15th: 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 14th from 10:00am - 5:30pm and Sunday, January 15th from 10:30am - 5:00pm at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door for $17 each. For those attending on Saturday, they’ll offer an option to have your hand stamped so you can return for free on Sunday. We’d recommend taking advantage of this, as it’s a lot to see in just one day!
January 21st & 22nd: Everett Lynnwood Wedding Expo
Hosted by the same group that puts on the Tacome Wedding Expo, this show is another 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 10:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday, January 21st and 11:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday, January 22nd. Tickets are $15, or you can purchase them in advance to get 3 tickets for the price of 2.
January 21st: Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo
A smaller expo featuring 50 wedding professionals at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham. This one day expo takes place on Saturday, January 21st from 11:00am - 5:00pm. Beyond the wedding vendors you’ll meet, there will also be a trunk show from 11:00am - 3:30pm, as well as a fashion show. Advance tickets are $15, and $18 at the door.
January 29th: Weddings in Woodinville
Weddings in Woodinville is a tour style wedding show, taking you to 8 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.
February 12th: 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.
February 19th: Skagit Wedding Showcase
March 4th: My Wedding My Way
Hosted by Greenriver Community College Events Center, this one day show will feature local wedding vendors and a styled event space to inspire. The show takes place on Saturday, March 4th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Check their Facebook page for more information regarding tickets as the date approaches.
March 25th & 26th: Tacoma Spring Wedding Expo
Another 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 25th from 9:30am - 4:00pm and Sunday, March 26th from 10:30am - 4:00pm. Tickets are $16 each, or 3 for the price of 2 with this coupon.
May 21st: Skagit Wedding Tour
Hosted by the Skagit Wedding Society, this tour features venues and vendors in Skagit county. The tour takes place on Sunday, May 21st from 10:00am - 5:00pm. VIP tickets (includes transportation between venues) are $30 each. Self-guided tours (travel on your own) are $5 each.
June 4th: 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 (including us!). The tour takes place on Sunday, June 4th 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 $12 each, and upon purchase you’ll receive confirmation, map, and info to plan your route, no on site registration required. Simply choose your favorite venue and begin there! Tickets and additional information provided the day of the tour at the Snohomish Senior Center.
June 11th: Whatcom Wedding Tour
Hosted by Whatcom Wedding Professionals, this self-guided tour will take place on Sunday, June 11th and features venues and vendors in Whatcom county. Tickets are $10 each. Check their Facebook page for more information as the date approaches.
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