Save the Dates: Four 2012 Bridal Events

major wedding and bridal fairs in our area

Impressions Bridal Fair
Impressions Bridal Fair

Beginnings Fashion Show & Expo January 15 • Ramada Convention Center in Eau Claire • Presented by Northwest Bridal Association, this expo features more than 60 vendors with a heavy majority coming from the Chippewa Valley. This also has a runway fashion show.

Menomonie Wedding Fair February 19 • VisionQuest Entertainment Center in Menomonie • • This fair is known for its fashion show and on-site consultation from wedding planning pros. There’s more than 40 vendors and drawings for door prizes.

Impressions Bridal Fair late September • Hobbs Arena in Eau Claire • In terms of square footage and vendor numbers, this is the grand daddy of local fairs. Put together by the Leader-Telegram, it features more than 80 vendors in two large rooms, a runway show, and door prize drawings.

Country Wedding Fair early October • Maidenwood Wedding Center in Stockholm • This is the newest fair on the bridal scene, having its first one in 2011. It’s a free event with a speaker and more than 40 vendors (several of which are, interestingly, bed and breakfasts).