// 2019 Central Iowa Events //
Des Moines Wedding Show — Sunday, January 6, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Scottish Rite Consistory, 519 Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. A unique wedding show in the capital city. The Des Moines Wedding Show features multiple levels of vendors, featured spaces, designer tables and much much more. And you’ll find Heartland Wedding Ideas there! Reserve your free tickets on desmoinesweddingshow.com or on Heartland!
Pella Wedding Extravaganza — Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Central College, Graham Conference Center, 812 University St., Pella, Iowa. No admission fee. No need to register in advance. Visit with dozens of vendors from Pella and surrounding communities and states. Register to win the $1000 grand prize. Thousands of dollars in door prizes!!
Bridal Bash — Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa 50321. Come get ideas for your upcoming wedding and start planning your big day with us! Complimentary appetizers and wine samples for all couples! And as always, Jasper Winery wines and Madhouse Brewing Company beer will be available for purchase! Tour the winery and meet our wedding coordinator to learn all that Jasper Winery can provide for your special day! Meet some of our favorite local vendors to get a head start on your wedding planning!
Iowa Taproom Wedding Takeover, by the Traveling Wedding Show — Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., The Iowa Taproom 215 E 3rd St, #100, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Join us as we showcase their gorgeous wedding venue with 30 of Central Iowa's best wedding vendors. We will have swag bags, door prizes, food and drinks as well as models walking around all day in the newest styles for 2019. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Grinnell Bridal Show — Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Hotel Grinnell, 925 Park St., Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Join wedding vendors for tastings, great deals, and an opportunity to plan your big day! Held at Hotel Grinnell, the newest wedding venue in Grinnell! Free entry for all couples and guests! Enter to win a $500 grand prize!
Gateway Hotel Bridal Show — Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, Iowa 50014. Join us for Gateway Hotel's Annual Bridal Show! We are so excited to host all of the MidWest's best wedding vendors to make your wedding planning an enjoyable process. Find tickets on Eventbrite here.
I DO! With A View! By the Traveling Wedding Show — UPDATE: SHOW IS CANCELED DUE TO UPCOMING WEATHER (posted 2/16/19 on Facebook). Show date will possibly be moved or vendor information will be sent out through email to couples who have signed up. Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel Des Moines Downtown Mercy Campus, 1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50314. Join us for an amazing bridal show not to miss. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Iowa Wedding Expo — Sunday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. – 3 p.m, Marriott Hotel, in Coralville, IA. Save time in your planning process by visiting with various wedding experts in one location. Tickets are only $7 to attend. All those getting married will receive a complimentary swag bag. VIP tickets are $15, get early access to the expo, premier seating during the runway show, and a complimentary beverage.
Wedding Open House — Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., West End Architectural Salvage, 22 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50309. Hosted by Vintage Love, Rentals and annessi. Are you planning your dream wedding or helping someone plan their big day? You don't want to miss this! Join us at West End Salvage for a great afternoon of wedding planning and meet with wedding professionals who can help you bring your wedding vision to life! Enter to win one of two Grand Prizes worth $1000!! Music, drinks, food = FUN!
The Amazing Wedding Race WINTER — Sunday, March 3, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa 50011. More info to come as the event gets closer. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Central Iowa Bridal Show — Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 205 South 64th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Meet a variety of Iowa's wedding guru's in-person and let the magic begin! Join us for FREE entertainment, FREE samples, and FREE prize giveaways! Sign up for free on Eventbrite.com
Josephs Wedding Band Event — Friday, March 8 from 10am – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 9 from 10am – 5 p.m., Josephs Jewelers West Des Moines location, 5425 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266. The wedding band event features five of the best-selling bridal vendors that we carry. And it’s more than just wedding bands, engagement rings and select fashion jewelry will also be there! There will be several giveaways, including a $1,000 gift certificate from Josephs Jewelers, as well as the first 25 people each day to purchase a bridal ring will receive a "swag gold box" filled with some fun surprises! The event is free! Hope to see you there.
The Traveling Wedding Show, at Decades Event Center — Sunday, March 10, 2019, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Decades Event Center, 1208 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, Iowa. More info to come as the event gets closer. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
From This Day Forward, Wedding Expo — Sunday, March 17, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Tea Room, 713 Walnut Street #600, Des Moines, IA 50309. Top Wedding Professionals will be on hand for fashion suggestions, decor options, and just wonderful advice for our couples! Join us for conversation, great prizes and giveaways, and wonderful food and drinks for you and the crew! Admission is free and ALL are welcome. Sign up on Eventbrite.com.
DSM Book Festival — lots of fun stuff to offer!
Saturday, March 30, 2019, Capital Square, 400 Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.
Calligraphy class with Ink & Flourish Calligraphy, 11 a.m. – noon — Join Jess of Ink & Flourish Calligraphy to learn a new skill and create your very own print. The class is FREE and supplies will be provided.
Cupcake Decorating with Creme, 2 p.m - 3 p.m. — Join Crème Cupcake for a cupcake decorating class! This 60-minute class includes four cupcakes to decorate, frostings, decorating tips and bags and expert advice, tickets are $38. Get tickets here.
Floral Arrangements with Wildflower, 3 p.m - 4 p.m. — hands-on flower arranging class, learn the basics of fresh floral composition and design. The cost is $70, and participants will each take home a pair of floral clippers in addition to a hand-crafted spring centerpiece. Get tickets here.
Semi-Annual Heart of Iowa Showcase (Spring) — Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010. Wedding vendors as well as a Gown & Tux Runway show and two Musician's Showcases. Compete in the Vendor Punch Card challenge for the chance to earn bigger prizes the more vendor's booths you visit! Regular and VIP tickets available. VIP includes a reserved seat at the Runway Show, a free glass of champagne, and extra special surprises in your VIP swag bags! Get tickets here!
2019 Iowa Outdoor Bridal Expo — Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Harpor's Vineyard, 3014 Scott St, New Virginia, Iowa 50210. This event is for all friends and family of brides and grooms and engaged couples. There will be incredible vendors, tons of inspiration, and of course our 2019 Annual Updates Revealed at Harpors. The event is completely free. Harpor's Vineyards couples will receive exclusive discount with select vendors as well as gifts upon arrival for those booked prior to the event. Say “GOING” on Facebook.
The Traveling Wedding Show - Hosted At Stoney Creek Hotel — Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston, Iowa 50131. Visit our Facebook page for more information.
Brides Under the Canopy — Sunday, October 6th, time TBD, at Brenton Skating Plaza. More info to come soon!
Semi-Annual Heart of Iowa Showcase (Fall) — Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010. Wedding vendors as well as a Gown & Tux Runway show and two Musician's Showcases. Compete in the Vendor Punch Card challenge for the chance to earn bigger prizes the more vendor's booths you visit! Regular and VIP tickets available. VIP includes a reserved seat at the Runway Show, a free glass of champagne, and extra special surprises in your VIP swag bags! Tickets to come soon.
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