The Elegant Wedding Expo

Even if you are booked solid now, what about next year?

These days, many wedding pros are busier than ever. But what about next year and beyond? You can never stop the search for your future customers.

Are you overwhelmed with the process of generating future wedding bookings while you are serving your current wedding clients? It’s not easy, especially when you have so much competition.

Here’s how the selling process usually works

You spend lots of time and money to be noticed.

You advertise on the wedding websites.  You spend hours posting on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.  You write blogs and give up your time for styled shoots.  None of these things actually bring you business, they only let prospective customers know you exist.

Then you sit back and wait ... and hope.

Your marketing efforts finally pay off, and a prospective customer reaches out.  They email you with questions, you give them your prices, and they really sound interested. Then they ghost you.

If you're lucky, a few will want to meet with you.

The meeting is where the magic happens.  You know that you can close the sale if you can just get in front of them.  But how can you schedule an appointment if they won’t even respond to you?  It’s frustrating and time-consuming, but it happens over and over again.

Here’s how it works at The Elegant Wedding Expo

The ENTIRE selling process is combined into ONE step

When you exhibit at The Elegant Wedding Expo, you won’t have to search for your next customer because we put hundreds of them right in front of you. You’ll meet all these newly-engaged couples face-to-face and do it in just a few hours. You’ll chat with them and show them why you’re awesome.  It all happens at the exact time they are making their wedding plans and spending money. Some of these couples will book you, quite often, right on the spot.

“It was definitely worth my investment. I look forward to it next year!”

-- Stefanie, Transportation Company

It is always a huge success season after season! A guaranteed great, productive use of your time!

-- Jennifer, Salon & Spa

“Thank you for the show yesterday. The turnout was great and I've already received inquiries.  I love doing your shows as they are so organized and I always know it will be a great investment.”

-- Ashley, Hair Stylist

We've been a vendor since the first show and they're in the top of their game! Ashley works hard with her team to create a great experience for the vendors and the couples attending!"

-- Jessica, Travel Agent

“In the past two years, we've made more than $20,000 from your shows.  I can't wait for the next one!”

-- Chris, Disc Jockey

"You bring in quality couples who are eager to buy. We have already booked five from the show last week, and we are still getting calls from your show that was six months ago."

-- Lois, Cake Designer

We provide the tools to maximize your success

It's like having your own store in a wedding mall

When introducing your business to new customers, you need to be where the buyers are.  Our shows are attended by couples who are actively making wedding plans.

Meet hundreds of engaged couples in one day

Make a personal, face-to-face connection with a huge audience of serious and motivated buyers. Meet more prospective customers in one day than you might otherwise meet in months.

Choose a booth size that is right for you

With several booth sizes to choose from, you can select a space that is perfect for your needs. Whether you choose one of our larger display showcases or a smaller exhibit suite, you’ll enjoy great visibility and traffic flow.

Online promotion that continues after the show

You receive a listing on ElegantWeddingExpo.com that will bring you months of online exposure.

Followup list of attendees

A comprehensive list of show attendees is available to make post-show follow-up a breeze. The list includes contact info and the wedding date.

Network with the area's leading wedding pros

In addition to meeting engaged couples, you will also connect with other local wedding pros. This can lead to referrals and collaborations that will benefit you for years to come.

We're here to help you every step of the way

Are you new to wedding shows? Do you need some guidance so that you maximize your success?  We’re here to give you the help you need.

A local business that cares about your business

The Elegant Wedding Expo is a locally-based company that understands the market. We have 10+ years of experience connecting wedding pros with engaged couples.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the benefits of exhibiting at a wedding show?

If you’re a wedding professional, or if you offer a product or service that you would like to promote to soon-to-be-married couples, exhibiting at a wedding show can be a great way to meet new clients and grow your business. At a wedding show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with couples, their friends, and their families in a face-to-face environment.

A wedding show allows you to showcase your offerings in a way that you cannot do through online marketing.  Prospective customers have the opportunity to see, feel, touch, and taste … and most importantly, the opportunity to meet you face-to-face. 

Plus, a wedding show provides you the opportunity to meet other wedding professionals and grow your referral network. 

How many couples will attend?

Attendances vary depending on the show, but we can provide you with previous show attendance numbers. Our shows are typically the largest and most attended in the area. Our attendance numbers are verified through our list of confirmed attendees. We see no need to provide you with inflated attendance projections … you’re too smart for that!

How much does it cost to exhibit?

Our exhibitor fees vary depending on the location and the size of your exhibit space. We would love to connect with you to share all the details, so give us a call or fill out the form below.

Will all my competitors be there?

With all of the online resources, your competition is everywhere.  The wedding websites have dozens, if not hundreds, of listings in every category.  And then there’s Google.

Our shows are well-received by our attendees because we provide them with an array of choices, but without the clutter that is found online.  For the products and services that are needed by nearly every wedding, it is likely that there will be other exhibitors in the category, but you will definitely have far fewer competitors than you have online.

Because we want our exhibitors to be successful, we place caps on the most popular categories and similar exhibitors are spaced apart from each other.

Can I participate if my business is not wedding-specific?

Absolutely! In addition to planning their wedding, our attending couples are planning the next chapter of their lives. Our show has proven to be successful for many non-wedding businesses, including real estate agents, mortgage companies, financial planners, and insurance agents. While many couples attend together, our attendance is largely female. This provides a great selling opportunity for products or services related to beauty, fitness, and fashion.

I've never exhibited at a show before. Can you help me prepare?

We love helping new exhibitors succeed! We know that if you have an effective display and presentation, our show can be your best marketing value, and you will join us show after show. We can help you design your display and can even help you with signs, graphics, and handout materials. Plus, you’ll have access to a series of training videos that will give you the keys to success.

How far in advance should I register?

We recommend that you register for the show as soon as you have made the decision to participate. By registering early, you will have plenty of time to prepare, and you’ll have the largest choice of booth locations.

Count me in! How do I register?

That’s awesome! CLICK HERE to access the exhibitor registration form. If you have questions, CLICK HERE.

Ready to get more clients?  We can help!


Elegant Wedding Expo
5870 Lead Line Road
Loami, IL 62661