Now that you're engaged (congratulations by the way!) you've likely heard questions like, "have you picked a date yet?", "where are you having the ceremony?", "have you picked a photographer?" and on and on. First, let us just say GOOD JOB for fielding all those questions with grace by listening and nodding your head politely. We've been there and know it's not easy to dodge all of the excitement from your family and friends. We're also guessing you don't know the answer to many of those questions because you just got engaged like 5 minutes ago.
If you're past the holiday slump and are ready to kick your wedding planning into high gear a great place to start are the bridal shows and festivals that are happening in Colorado now through April/May. Bridal shows and festivals are packed with every kind of wedding vendor you'll need for your big day from caterers and DJs to photographers and wedding planners.
Below, we've rounded up the best bridal shows and festivals in Colorado plus provided a handy little graphic you can PIN now and refer to later. Before we get to that, here are our 3 Bridal Show Survival Tips for Brides:
1.) Have a Plan of Attack
Bridal Shows can be overwhelming because they attract hundreds of eager couples, moms and more. Every vendor will be asking you to enter a giveaway or trying to hand you their business card & brochure. To save time (and your sanity) have a plan of attack or a specific goal before you set foot into the bridal show or festival. A good goal might be "Find 3 DJs I Love" or "Set up Consults with Two Potential Caterers."
2.) Don't Go Alone
You'll cover way more ground if your Maid of Honor, mom or wedding planner are with you. Plus you'll have someone available to extract you from a vendor who just doesn't know when the conversation is over.
3.) Don't Enter Every Giveaway
We're going to apologize to our fellow wedding vendors here because they're not going to like this advice (we love you!) but we have to be real. Brides, one of the reasons almost every vendor will have some kind of giveaway is so they can get your contact information. If you don't want your cell phone and email cluttered with vendors clamoring for your business, only enter giveaways from vendors you REALLY like. That way, when they follow up with you, you'll actually be happy to hear from them.
Now that you have our 3 Bridal Show Survival Tips for Brides it's time for the list. Here are the best of the best 2017 Bridal Shows & Festivals in Colorado:
Rocky Mountain Bridal Show - Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.
Dates: January 15th and April 9th, 2017
Colorado Bridal Show - Multiple Locations in Denver, CO & Westminister, CO
Dates: January 29th & March 12th, 2017
Grand Junction Bridal Show - Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, CO
Date: January 29th, 2017
Bridal Festivals - Multiple locations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Loveland, CO
Dates: January 22nd, February 12th, April 9th and April 23rd
Wedding Wars - Falls Event Center Littleton, CO
Date: January 12th, 2017
Boulder Wedding Showcase - Multiple locations in Boulder, CO
Date: January 29th, 2017
Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase - Evergreen Lakehouse in Evergreen, CO
Date: April 23rd, 2017