The Portland Bridal Show

The event that brings together the very best local wedding professionals in the Portland-Vancouver area.


Since 1979, the goal of the Portland Bridal Show, has been to bring together the very best local wedding professionals in the Portland-Vancouver area, in order to assist brides in planning their dream wedding.

We produce the largest and most attended show in the Oregon . . . with over 8,000 attendees and 3000+ registered brides in 2018.

We do this through an extensive advertising program that includes social media, radio, television, bridal publications, newspaper and Internet.

Our bridal show allows you “face to face” interaction with your target market, as you display your products and services and engage with the brides and grooms.

Our exhibitors are provided with friendly customer service and detailed information to help them feel more prepared before each show.

We create a good diversity of exhibitors in each show and place limitations on each exhibitor category.

We look forward to telling you more about how to reach the bridal market and how to set your company apart through participation in the Portland Bridal Show.

Producers Tom and Barbie Howard have been producing shows since 2011. They love producing high-quality shows, bringing in tons of brides and grooms, and getting to know their clients personally.

When you call the Portland Bridal Show office, one of them will greet you and answer all your questions. You will not be pressured by persistent sales people paid on commission. Tom and Barbie will walk you through what to expect from our events and how to best get a return on your investment.

Outside of the office, they spend time driving their teenagers to football, baseball, gymnastics, birthday parties, etc. And they have a lively, well-trained, always-obedient cat named Ridley. They are happy to chat with you anytime!

 

About Our Exhibitors

Our exhibitors include over 150 of the areas leading experts in the industry. We’ll have professionals on hand in every category you can think of with special exclusive offers for show attendees. From pre-wedding spa day to the perfect thank you notes after the honeymoon, you can check off EVERYTHING on your list all in one place.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

-The Portland Bridal Show is unique in having 5- ‘showtimes’ over 2 days. Due to being the most-attended show in Oregon, having more show-times allows you to plan your day with less likelihood of large crowds.

-Showtimes:

    • Saturday 10AM, 1PM, 4PM
    • Sunday 10AM, 2PM

We have several preferred ticket providers that allow you to select the type of ticket that fits your need.  From big savings on advance general admission to premiere VIP experience. 

-A link to all ticket options available (as they go live) is found here 

Registering your wedding enters you for exclusive offers, events and Portland’s best wedding contests from the show and preferred exhibitors. The info you share with us will ONLY be shared with exhibitors.

-VIP Experience: The best way to ensure you do not have to wait in long lines is to reserve your VIP Experience tickets.  When they are available, you will find them here

-Come on Sunday.  Saturday (especially the first show) is always the busiest.

-Avoid the lines: first in the door

-Reserved seating for the fashion show

-VIP room (1 hour prior to each showtime) including:

    • Free commemorative photo
    • Exclusive door prizes
    • Live DJ

-Yes. Know that it can be crowded and, although we love them, we recognize it’s not planned as a ‘kid-friendly’ event and don’t encourage kids.

-Due to Convention Center insurance requirements and regulations by the fire Marshall, we are not allowed to have strollers inside the exhibit hall. Due to this, we have reserved a ‘stroller’ check-in area near the show office where you can store your stroller safely.

-To ensure the best service/experience for you, our tickets are handled by preferred ticket merchants.  Customer service is available at the same place you purchased the tickets.

-We only share emails with our show exhibitors.

-They are required to manage email by all currently accepted standard, terms and conditions.

-If you would like to be removed from our email list, please unsubscribe or reply to any received email from The Portland Bridal Show with the request and we will remove.

-Please note that emails from exhibitors are not under our control (they are required to follow the law). Requests to be removed from exhibitor emails must be sent to the email ‘sender’.

-We suggest setting up a temporary or ‘wedding’ related email and register using this email so you can manage much easier and your primary email will not receive unwanted email.

Pre-Printed Address Labels/Business Cards- Many of the vendors will ask you for contact information and enter you in drawings to win prizes for your wedding day. Filling out your name and phone number over and over can get tiring. Business cards are another option. By using computer printed business cards you can include other information not found on a typical address label such as groom’s name and wedding date. Printing the cards on your home computer can save on the cost.

-Checkbook-Some vendors offer special show discounts if you book them the day of the show. Keep in mind certain vendors can only handle one wedding per day and their date books fill quickly. For that must-have vendor, be ready to reserve your date!

Anyone planning a wedding- the couple, the parents, your designated planner. Plan to spend the day – bring the fiance, friends, bridal party, family. Support is good!

Show Sponsors


Interested in Exhibiting at the Show?

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