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),


One of a Kind

Luxury Wedding Shows at the Bently Reserve showcase couture fashion, reception inspiration, and wedding professionals. $15–$20; San Francisco (February);


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),


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),


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),


Dress Rehearsal

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),