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Arizona Wedding Show offers a one-stop-shop for everything you need for the big day

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The show returns for its 30th year on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

It is said that a person’s wedding day is one of the most special days of their entire life. But the days, weeks, and months spent planning that perfect big day can be a crushing roller coaster that leaves brides-to-be tearing their hair out one minute and feeling like a princess the next.

At the Arizona Wedding Fair, however, everything you need to plan your wedding is in one place, with experts to guide guests through the process. The show returns for its 30th year on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

“The Arizona Wedding Show is the region’s largest wedding and events show,” said show coordinator Lindsey McArthur.

“Typically, we offer over 200 of the Valley’s top wedding and event experts in one place. So it’s a one-stop-shop to sort of get started with your wedding planning with us – from finding the perfect venue, arranging the photographer, to arranging your dream honeymoon – we really have everything your grand day will cover.

The Arizona Wedding Show has many unique features including live music, fashion shows, cake and catering samples, luxury lounges, cash bars and the ultimate wedding package. According to McArthur, the ultimate wedding package is a raffle prize worth over $10,000 with everything needed for the big day, and it’s a huge hit with attendees every year.

It doesn’t stop at “yes” either. There will be vendors on hand to help you plan your honeymoon and even buy a first home together.

“The Arizona Wedding Fair has everything thousands of Arizona couples plan their wedding for their big day,” said Jill Kivett, Arizona Wedding Fair Manager. “For those getting married in 2024 or beyond, remember: it’s never too early to start planning.”

One of the main attractions of the event are the fashion shows, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both days. This year’s fashion shows, presented by American Furniture Warehouse and powered by Phoenix Fashion Week, showcase the latest bridal trends from the valley’s most popular boutiques as well as some local emerging designers.

In addition to the shows, Amy Bridal will be at the event offering up to 80% off wedding and bridesmaid dresses, veils, shoes and accessories. There will also be a space to try them on to really tell if the dress is “the right one”.

Of course, no one wants to choose their own wedding dress, and Arizona Wedding Show attendees certainly don’t have to. In fact, they can bring the whole crew with them to help make decisions, pamper and de-stress when needed.

“We really encourage it to be a family affair,” McArthur said. “About 1 in 3 (brides) attend with their fiancé, but most people will bring their wedding party, best friend, mom, dad. We’ve definitely seen that trend especially as the shows have continued where people bring the whole team, the whole bride team.

Knowing this, the lounge offers a greatly reduced rate for groups. Admission is $12 per person, but a group ticket, which covers five people, can be purchased for $25.

McArthur said the show usually had around 7,500 people in attendance during the two-day event, but there could be even more this year.

“The post-COVID-19 wedding boom is still very real – experts predict around 2.2 million weddings will take place in 2023,” Kivett said.

Although called the Arizona Wedding Show, Kivett said it’s not just about weddings, but about all the events that make up life’s special moments.

“The Arizona Wedding Show is the best resource for anyone planning a party or event, whether that event is a wedding, baby shower or graduation party,” she said. “What makes our show so unique is that the connections attendees make with our vendors can be relied upon for all wedding events like the bachelorette party, wedding day and honeymoon. , but also for all the milestones they would like to celebrate throughout their lives.”

The show, formerly called Arizona Bridal Show, was renamed Arizona Wedding Show a few years ago to encourage couples to come to the show together and welcome couples of all genders, ages, shapes and sizes.

For more information, including showtimes, a full list of over 200 vendors, and tickets, visit arizonaweddingshowjanuary.com.


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