Here Comes the Bridal Fair
These shows put the professionals in one place for you.
By Cameron Ingalls
Glamour and Glitz
Luxe Bridal Show features premier vendors—plus a photo booth, dance lessons, and a fully stocked bar. $25, San Francisco (January and March) and Berkeley (April), luxebridalshowsf.com.
One of a Kind
Luxury Wedding Shows at the Bently Reserve showcase couture fashion, reception inspiration, and wedding professionals. $15–$20; San Francisco (February); luxuryweddingshows.com.
Wine Country Wonderland
From caterers to cakes, makeup artists to florists, Tri-Valley Wedding Fairs are the place to find everything your wedding requires. $5–$10, Livermore (February), trivalleyweddingfairs.com.
Offbeat and Unique
For the couple who wouldn’t be caught dead at a typical bridal fair, Lovesick Expo provides booze, burlesque, and outside-the-box vendors. $15–$20, Alameda (February), lovesickexpo.com.
The Whole Nine
Music, fashion shows, and a $10,000 prize—Bay Area Wedding Fairs have it all. $10–$15, Walnut Creek (February), Pleasanton (April), and San Francisco (May), bayareaweddingfairs.com.
The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco puts on a wedding at Fort Mason Center, where couples are the guests at a vow-renewal ceremony, cocktail dinner, and reception. $25, San Francisco (July), thebigfakewedding.com.