Wedding Fair 2014

by Kim Mah


Vancouver’s Biggest Wedding Show Returns January 11 & 12

Not many shows out there can say they’ve been going strong for 37 years. But Wedding Fair is a clear exception. The longest-running wedding show in Canada, the 37th annual bridal showcase will take place this weekend at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

A show so popular it takes two full days for all the brides and their entourages to pass through the doors, Wedding Fair runs from January 11 through 12, both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One huge draw is the more than $250,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, including the $100,000 Dream Wedding package that will be awarded to one lucky bride.

Of course, the other main attraction is the chance to check out more than 170 booths featuring vendors ranging from stationery designers and cake-makers to photographers, decorators and travel experts. If you’re newly engaged, Wedding Fair is a great opportunity to check out dozens of local vendors under one roof. Just be sure to wear comfy shoes and allow yourself plenty of time to visit all the booths and gather the info you need to make your planning decisions.

You also won’t want to miss the fashion shows, scheduled each day at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Get there early, as the seats can fill up fast.

We also recommend buying your tickets online in advance for $20. You’ll save $5 off the price at the door.

And one final tip: Be sure to bring along self-adhesive labels that you’ve preprinted with your name, contact info and wedding date. It will save you loads of time and writer’s cramp when completing entry ballots for all the prizes on offer at individual booths.

Don’t forget to look for the Real Weddings booth inside! We’ll be at Wedding Fair all weekend handing out complimentary copies of all our latest issues. See you there!

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