45th Wedding Party Expo
February 25, 2018 | US GRANT HOTEL
At the 45th Wedding Party Expo, engaged couples, brides, grooms, and their bridal party will get in-tune with the latest wedding styles and ideas by mingling with wedding experts, stylists, caterers, venues, planners, florists, top photographers, DJs. Taking place from 12-5pm, the show will be featured in four beautiful areas that will include:
- A multi designer, couture premier bridal fashion show at 3:30pm on the Presidential stage by M Bride of La Jolla featuring the world’s top designer fashions by Ines di Santo, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Elli Saab and more
- The Ultimate Cake Taste Test Challengecontest featuring Flour Power Cakery vs. Eccentric Chefs Bakery going on all day.
- Meet and greet with celebrity bakers who have wowed (and won!) The Food Network’s Cake Wars 3 times
- A VIP Fashion show of gorgeous designer gowns in Crystal Ballroom all day.
- Williams Sonoma Registry Spot and IKEA homewares area with the latest in registry and gift ideas.
- Exclusive tea style fashion show by Designer Jana Ann in the lobby at 1:30pm
- Delicious tastings of appetizers, entrées, and desserts at various vendor booths
- Cocktail lounge sponsored by Bella Beverage Catering with delicious drinks to taste and demonstrations on “Signature Cocktails to Match your Event”
- A Wedding Gown “Designer Row” with special designer appearances by Jana Ann, Adolfo Sanchez, and more in the Presidential Foyer
- Gentlemen’s Lounge with men’s fashions by Friar Tux, grooming and more just for the boys!
- A delicious grand tasting by the US GRANT HOTEL in the exclusive burgers and Manhattans in Chairman’s Court.
- Republic of Music performance on the Presidential stage
- A Beauty Lounge with hair, makeup and healthcare pros taking good care of you right at the show
- Opportunity to meet 100+ local wedding experts from planners to photographers, and DJs, videographers, florists, stylists, rental companies, photo booths vendors, and more
- VIP options for couples who want the royal treatment with Champagne, front row seating for the runway show, and a swag bag of VIP goodies.
A dynamic and fashionable event, The Wedding Party EXPO brings engaged couples, coordinators, and professionals together to one beautiful location for an amazing EXPO experience totally unlike large, impersonal bridal expos. Creative, stylish and fun, each show is held at one of San Diego’s most beautiful wedding locations. This show really allows engaged couples and event planners to enjoy wine tasting, tasty hors d’ouevres, pies and cakes, couture fashion shows, mini-make overs by top beauty salons, wedding design tips by local experts and resources like M Bride Bridal Boutique, Williams Sonoma, Bloomingdales, Tim Otto Photography, IKEA, Friar Tux, Movin Tunes, Republic of Music, Bird and Bear Bakehouse, Cravory Cookies, Avant Garde Travel, Eccentric International Chefs, Elite British DJ, RSVP Weddings, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine, Flour Power Cakery and many more.
To register for discounted advance tickets, visit sandiegoweddingparty.com. Tickets are $20 each at the door but advance tickets are for sale for half price on the website. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, fashion shows, design contests, and more. Upgraded VIP tickets are available for $50 and include reserved VIP front row fashion show seating, fabric swag bag with goodies and gifts valued at $200.
Header image: Photo courtesy of Paul Douda Photography