Central Iowa Wedding and Bridal Shows plus Community Events

//  2018 EVENTS  //

Central Iowa Bridal Show — Sunday, August 26, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Holiday Inn & Suites West Des Moines, 6075 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 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

I Do at the Zoo —  Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Blank Park Zoo, 7401 Southwest 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315. We will have around 25 to 30 vendors with amazing door prizes and specials for all brides. Whether you have just begun your wedding planning process or you are looking for a couple more vendors to finish your checklist, we promise you will find them all at this show. Reserve your free tickets.

Brides Under The Canopy — Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Join us for the second annual Brides Under The Canopy! Our one-of-a-kind venue will feature a variety of local vendors, food tastings, drinks, wedding trends and door prizes all with free admission!

Bridal Barn Bliss — Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., 1459 White Pole Rd, Adair, IA. Join us at Schafer's newest barn venue appropriately titled "Barn On The Hill.” This is a brand new barn venue designed to hold large wedding receptions and events. Get your free tickets here.

The Wedding Mix and Mingle — Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines, 5505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266. We are limiting the number of vendors to allow for a more intimate casual conversations. We will have FREE appetizers and drinks, lots of great giveaways and prizes, along with a CASH giveaway! It's free to attend, but we ask that you reserve a ticket for everyone attending. Reserve your tickets now!

The Amazing Wedding Race FALL — Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa. There will be 4 legs of the race for this event as well. Each leg of the race will eliminate half of the competing couples.  Closer to the event we will announce wild card activities for couples to do to be guaranteed a free pass into certain legs of the event. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Bride to Be Flea Market —  Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317.  We provide the opportunity for those just married to directly sell their wedding items to new brides! Find all your wedding decor, centerpieces, signs and so much more at one event for a great price. This is a CASH ONLY event. Get your tickets for $5.


//  2019 EVENTS  //

Des Moines Wedding Show — Sunday, January 6, 2019, times to come, 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.

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!! 

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.

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 COMING SOON!


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