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 Saturday, January 27th

at The Trotter Convention Center, Columbus, MS

Show 1 ~ Doors open at 9am | Fashion show at 10am
Show 2 ~ Doors open at 1pm | Fashion show at 2pm
Tickets are $10

Available for purchase at the door

The Bridal Showcase features a Fashion Show with gowns and wedding styles provided by the areas fashion experts. There will be many exhibitors on hand to answer your questions as well as provide great door prizes! Let WCBI help you plan the wedding of your dreams. For more information about WCBI’s Bridal Showcase call 662.327.4444, or to become a vendor, click this link to contact us.

 Photos From Past Bridal Showcases

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Tips for Attending Bridal Shows

By: Kathy T.

For some people, planning of a wedding is a complicated and daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. One way to help simplify the wedding planning process is to attend a bridal show. Attending bridal shows is one of the best ways to get ideas and locate vendors for your wedding because they put you in touch with a variety of potential vendors under one roof, allowing you to compare products, services and prices. Florists, photographers, decorators, caterers, bridal salons and more are available to you to offer their services and expert advice. Another advantage of attending bridal shows is that many vendors offer “show only” discounts or special prices for a limited time. There are several things to do and not to do when it comes to bridal show shopping. These tips are designed to help you save time and money by making the most of the bridal show “one-stop shopping” opportunity.

  1. Tickets. Admission is $10 at the door.
  2. Wear Comfortable Shoes. A show can last several hours, so dress comfortably and a wear great-fitting pair of shoes. You WILL be doing a lot of walking!
  3. Return Address Labels. Bring address labels to use when signing up for vendor mailing lists or prizes. Use the stickers rather than filling out the entry forms.
  4. Pick up a wedding planner. Most bridal shows offer a variety of wedding books and planners. Keep the planner in hand for reference and recording notes on the vendors as you make your way through the show.
  5. Get organized. Make a list of vendors you still need beforehand. Once you arrive at the show, visit those vendors first.
  6. Ask Questions. Bring a list of questions to ask the bridal vendors. They are there to help you. Be sure to take note of any price quotes or tips they may have to offer.
  7. Act decisively. An advantage of attending bridal shows is that many vendors offer “show only” discounts or special prices for a limited time. Bring your checkbook, you may want to book a service or give a deposit to hold a date.
  8. Don’t wait. Don’t wait any longer than two or three days following the show to sort through and organize all vendor materials accumulated from the event. Nothing is worse than assuming you can take your time and discovering what you want is no longer available because you procrastinated. Many vendors become completely booked within two weeks following the show, so make contact as soon as possible.

Article source: www.articledashboard.com

How to be an Exhibitor

Click this link to contact us, or call your WCBI account executive, or Bert Sparks bridal@WCBI.com 662-245-0120 or call WCBI 662.245.0101.

Option 1

Sponsor receives:

  • 8 x 10 booth
  • Named in promotional on-air ad
  • Name mentioned at show
  • Complete bride mailing list

Sponsor provides:

  • 1 door prizes valued at $25 + each
  • Cost of participation (speak to WCBI account executive, call 662.245.0120)

Option 2

Sponsor receives:

  • Same as Option 1 plus…
  • Minimum of six changes in fashion show (maximum is determined by the number of participants)

Sponsor provides:

  • 1 door prizes valued at $25 + each
  • Cost of participation (speak to WCBI account executive, call 662.245.0120)

2018 Participating Businesses

  • Glawesome Frames & More
  • Wysteria Vines Event Barn
  • Vanesha Williams Photography
  • Paradise Productions
  • Wingate
  • Rick’s Furniture
  • DJ MAC
  • Photo Booth Crazy
  • Philtography
  • Heavenly Decor by Flo
  • Venue 208
  • Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Thomas Bro Formal Wear
  • Noweta’s Green Thumb
  • The Bridal Registry
  • The Purple Elephant
  • The Bride & Groom
  • Bella Derma Organic Day Spa
  • Lion Hills Center & Golf Course
  • Belk
  • Storehouse/Christian World Mission
  • Barn at Lakeside
  • Party & Paper
  • Park Place
  • Kay’s Kreations
  • Big Show Rentals
  • Angie’s Floral & Catering
  • Rex Rentals
  • It’s a Date! & The Tuxedo Shop
  • When it Matters
  • Fleur De Lis

2017 Vendor List

  • Premium Hair
  • Dreamland Kettle Corn
  • Lipsense
  • Rodan & Fields
  • Uptown Rustic
  • Cups & Cakes
  • Christian Changes & Counseling Services
  • Glo Drink
  • Premium Productions
  • Wedding & Event Planning by Allyson
  • Leo’s Limos
  • Restoration Salon
  • Mozingo | Quarles, PLLC Attorneys at Law
  • Park Place Boutique
  • Paradise Productions
  • Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Vanesha Williams Photography
  • The Flower Company
  • McDill Photography
  • Belk
  • Men’s Warehouse
  • Lion Hills Center & Golf Course
  • Southern Flour
  • Remax
  • Big Show Rentals
  • Fleur de Lis
  • The Bride & Groom
  • It’s a Date! & The Tuxedo Shop
  • Foxwood Events & Catering
  • Bridal Registry
  • Party & Paper
  • Rex’s Rentals
  • Rick’s Furniture
  • Beauty Mark
  • Angie’s Floral & Catering
  • Kay’s Kreations
  • Thomas Bro Formal wear
  • Bella Derma Organic Day Spa
  • Lux Bridal
  • DJ MAC
  • Photo Booth Crazy
  • The Music Biz DJ
  • Trotter Convention Center

Please let us know if you have any questions or are interested in participating in WCBI Bridal Showcase!