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How to Get Ready for the Upcoming Maryland Bridal Shows

Maryland Bridal Shows offer great wedding inspirationIf you’re a bride-to-be, planning for your big day can be a combination of excitement and stress. Bridal shows bring together vendors and ideas and match them with brides for a one-stop, stress reducing shop. Mark your calendars for the following Maryland bridal shows. Each one will give you a ton of inspiration and get you even more excited about your upcoming wedding!

In between Maryland bridal shows, you’ll find there so many fun and exciting things to do in our area. Download our complimentary Vacation Guide for all the details!

The Wedding. Where to Begin?

Whether you’re just beginning to plan or you’re in the thick of it, here are some questions to consider.

Wedding party attire. Do you want your bridesmaids to match, or coordinate? Will the groomsmen be in full suits or a more casual slacks and suspenders? Do you want any fun or funky elements, such as superhero socks for the groomsmen, or trendy yet elegant metallic floral temporary tattoos for your bridesmaids?

Photography. Make a list now of any special poses or shots you want. Are there any traditions you’d like to continue, like mimicking a favorite photo from your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding albums? Bring sample images you like to the shows to share with potential photographers.

Dining. Do you want a more formal sit-down meal? Or would you prefer your guests to mingle? You can think outside-the-box and do a breakfast buffet for dinner or a cupcake tower instead of cake. Maybe even a do-it-yourself ice cream sundae bar!

Mark Your Calendars for These Maryland Bridal Shows

Two Maryland bridal shows offer fantastic opportunities for brides to get inspired for their wedding while crossing items off their to-do lists at the same time.

2017 Baltimore Wedding Experience

Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2017
Baltimore Convention Center
11 am to 5 pm

For just $15, you can experience all the best of your Pinterest board in person. From breathtaking fashion shows to wedding inspiration galleries and workshops, this is one of the most helpful Maryland bridal shows. You’ll love checking out all the latest trends in bridal wear, decoration, florals, and more. Local wedding professionals are available to give advice and suggestions. And, of course, there’s every groom’s favorite part, the cake tasting!

Freebies include:
The Book of Wedding Deals containing discounts and special offers from our exhibitors.
A one-year subscription to Brides magazine, a $12 value.
Entry to prize drawings, including the chance to win a free honeymoon.

New this year:
A Ring Selfie Station
In the new Ring Selfie Station, you can let your engagement ring shine its brightest against a variety of backgrounds!

Wedding Extravaganza

February 24, 2017
Turf Valley Resort
5:30 pm

Every year, Turf Valley Resort hosts an evening of delicious food and drink, fun fashion presentations, and more for $25! This year will be the 37th year of the Wedding Extravaganza in Ellicott City!

Turf Valley isn’t your average bridal show in a convention center. This Maryland bridal show kicks off with hot and cold appetizers, and an open bar, followed by a full-course seated dinner. After the dinner, you’ll enjoy a runway fashion show featuring gowns, wedding party coordinates, honeymoon wear from popular designers. You’ll also have a chance to visit with the more than 80 wedding professionals who attend the event.

With all the food, drinks, entertainment, plus the addition of a gentlemen’s lounge, this will be an event enjoyed by both brides and grooms!

Stay at the Wayside Inn

Our luxurious accommodations and excellent location make a stay at the Wayside Inn the perfect choice for a bridal party or a romantic honeymoon. Each of our beautiful, historic rooms features private baths with a spa tub and shower, as well as high-quality linens. Whether your day involves Maryland bridal shows or relaxing with your sweetheart, you can wake up each morning to a full, gourmet breakfast that will start your day right. And our romantic specials and packages have been designed to enhance any experience! If you’re looking for attractions or fun things to do in our area, our complimentary Vacation Guide is a must. When planning a wedding in the Maryland area, we hope you’ll stay with us at the Wayside Inn. It’s our dream to make all of your dreams come true!