The California Wedding Expo Calendar
A California bridal show embodies all the chill vibe and glitzy glamour of California into one trendy place. The laid-back Cali attitude makes the event fun and freeing, while the fashionable sense of the most populated state in the west coast brings you quality products and service providers that are on top of their game.
As soon as you walk in, past the requisite palm trees and sunny blue sky over the parking lot, you will probably notice the very latest music playing on a high-quality sound system. Californians are chill but definitely expect the best, and that is what you will get from a California bridal show and wedding expo.
California is a magnet for amazing performers, so the DJ and musicians at the expo will be better than most of the country will ever get to see in person. You can enjoy the extremely fun and pumped up music as you explore the venue, but keep your ears peeled. You never know when you will walk by the perfect DJ for your event, or hear just the right beautiful voice to sing the first song you’ll dance to.
People from all walks of life come together at these wedding expos and offer their ideas. From Hollywood types to soccer moms and surf bums, everyone is bringing their amazing creative energy. All of those ideas and styles rolling together will shake up and produce beautiful things, any of which you can grab on to and take as inspiration for your own wedding.
Some people laugh at California trendiness and call Californians vain or shallow, but really, we just know how to pose for a really good photo. Take your time and enjoy the amazing photographer booths. They’ll have their portfolios out, and you can browse through them for venue ideas in addition to photograph inspiration.
Make sure to take their cards and take notes about what you think of them directly on the card so you can choose later. There will be so many options of great, artistic photographers that you’ll have a hard time remembering who was who, so definitely take notes!
Hair stylists and gown or tux designers will also be in attendance with samples or discount offers. California is nothing if not on the cutting edge of beauty. The hair stylists and makeup artists at the expo will be Hollywood movie quality, they’re that good.
Check out their portfolios as well and make sure you talk to them. Even if you don’t go with them for your big day, they might have valuable advice about the best hair for your face shape or what lip colors are classic enough they’ll still be in when you look at your wedding pictures decades from now.
There are so many California bridal shows and wedding expos to choose from that many guides split them up into regions, as we have done here. You’ll definitely be able to fit them into whatever works for your schedule and wedding planning timeline.
As soon as you know you’re engaged, buy yourself a ticket to a California wedding expo. They sell out fast, because they’re so popular and full of quality vendors, people come from all over to see them, even outside of the state! It’s like the original gold rush to California, so make sure you get in there and buy your ticket in advance.
Many of these wedding expos in California also offer extravagant giveaways and prizes. Besides the vendors offering super deals, you might be entered to win magnificent holidays or huge bundles of wedding cash, just by attending. What a cherry on top to an already awesome trip through the Golden State’s wedding wares.
California also has an amazing number of beautiful venues to choose from. You’ll probably have a hard time narrowing it down, until you talk to a local vendor. They’ll be able to ask you the right questions so you can really envision the perfect place for your wedding among all of California’s beautiful beaches, historic buildings, and glamorous locales.
Also, many of the stats you find online, like the average price for a venue, will be for all of California or for all of Los Angeles. As any Los Angelino knows, the different parts of the city can vary vastly, and the changes are even more widely varied between cities or the north and south of the state. You need local experts who understand what you need and what you can get in your area to help you with your planning.
Head to a California bridal show and wedding expo and get started on the Hollywood perfect wedding day you’ve always dreamed of!
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