About the Bridal Extravaganza
This is the best weekend to meet Austin’s premier wedding professionals face-to-face in one place. The Bridal Extravaganza brings the pages of the Wedding Guide to life. You will have the chance to experience in person everything you need for your wedding. Sample the cake; taste the finest of catering; smell the flowers; listen to the music. You’ll also be able to see samples of table designs and invitations; view photos and videos of reception locations; and new ideas to make your wedding special. It’s everything you need to plan a wedding under one roof.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
Every bride gets $500 in Bridal Bucks when she enters the door. Many of our vendors will accept these Bridal Bucks toward packages for your wedding. Just look for the “Bridal Bucks Accepted Here” sign and ask that vendor how you could save. Bridal Bucks are valid for 30 days after the show. Click here to learn more.
Cash for Contracts
We know you are going to find many, if not all, of the perfect professionals for your special day. As these are the best wedding professionals Austin has to offer, they book up quickly. Be prepared to make decisions at the show and not only will you lock in your favorite professional, many will offer special rates if you do put down a deposit.
Additionally, if you sign a contract at the Bridal Extravaganza, you might be one of the lucky brides who gets part of that contract paid BY US! How?
Simply bring a copy of the contract to the Wedding Guide booth anytime during the day, but no later than 15 minutes prior to the closing of the show each day. Those lucky brides whose names we draw will have 10% of their contract (up to $250) paid for by the Bridal Extravaganza. Click here to learn more.
If you have your date picked out let the vendors know so that you can determine at the very beginning if that vendor is available that day. Ask, “Are you available or do you have an opening on _____(date)?” If the response is negative, move on to another similar company.
Whether your wedding date is just around the corner or a couple of years away the Bridal Extravaganza is a big shopping area, everything is “bookable” and “buyable.”
Couples with very popular wedding dates, such as those in the summer or fall months, will need to make quick decisions and commitments in order to secure their preferred wedding professionals.
Deposits and contract signings are encouraged at the Bridal Extravaganza. Companies will take deposits via credit card and check at the Bridal Extravaganza. If you do sign a contract be sure you enter your contract in our Cash for Contracts drawing.
Our best advice? If you are not prepared to make a deposit, at least plan to make a definite appointment at the show to meet with your favorite vendors.
The top vendors often find a year’s worth of business booked at the show or within six weeks of the show. Act quickly — don’t procrastinate or you may end up with your second or third choices.
This is your wedding. Come with an open mind to the many new ideas that can help make it a truly unique event.
Some of the most talented and creative designers, florists, cake artists, wedding planners, gown designers, decorators and accessory designers participate in the show. They are all on the cutting edge of the “latest and greatest.” Expect to see lots of new, exciting and beautiful elements to make your wedding day as special as the two of you