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Welcome to the blog site of The Carolinas largest bridal event, The Bridal Showcase! Come visit over 150 wedding professionals as they showcase their products and services for brides, grooms and their friends and family. Twice a year (August and January) at the Charlotte Convention Center from noon-5pm. -Bridal Registries -Cakes -Catering -Clergy and Counselors -Flowers and Decor -Honeymoons and Destination Weddings -Invitations -Jewelry -Music and Entertainment -Photography -Real Estate -Special Event Rentals -Transportation -Venues -Videography and Cinematography -Wedding Attire -Wedding Coordinators *Check out our website for more information and ticket sales. If you want to be a vendor please email us at

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jan. 8th Bridal Showcase Finale Fashion Show

 Here are some of the great trends that are coming in the bridal industry. David's Bridal and Men's Wearhouse have provided us with several styles to show off on the runway for Spring and Summer Weddings! Make sure to check out their websites and stores to get all of the latest fashions seen at our fashion show and on here!

Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother of the Bride Gowns and Flower Girl Dresses

Bridal Gowns and Grooms Tuxedos


Check out their websites for more information and locations near you

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jan. 8, 2012 Bridal Showcase Pictures

We finally have the pictures for the past January 8th showcase!! We had a great showing with 211 Vendors (our biggest yet) and over 3,000 in attendance!! Check out some great pictures from the show of the vendor booths and stage contests! We hope you enjoy. Check out all of them on our Facebook Page- The Bridal Showcase!
People waiting to get in

Tickets can be purchased at the door

Every bride and groom gets a name bag with your wedding date, and a show program
Our staff welcoming bride and grooms to the show

If you register you are eligible for the contests and giveaways!

Belk is our Title Sponsor who provides all of the bags to put your things in

Brides and their family and friends entering the show
Check out the crowd from upstairs
Battle of the Brides Contest- 5 random brides were chosen to dive into a cake to find a colored ring. Each ring is a different prize!
Brides to Be- with Knot Magazines!

Brittney from Kiss 95.1 as our host for Battle of the Brides Contest

All 5 Brides digging into the cake to find a ring to win a prize

Winner of the Bedazzled package
Another happy winner!

Grooms Dance Contest- 5 random grooms where chosen to practice dancing with a Metropolitan Ballroom dancers and then did a freestyle dance to try to win it all

Dancing it up for their brides to win a honeymoon

And then the sweetest proposal ever!!! 

 She said Yes- Congrats Chaz and Jessica!!!
Ellie from The Knot to present the winners
Z Brother's DJ's and their winner

Lily Greenthumb's Floral Artistry and their winner
Party Reflections Winner
 Tesoro Boston Jewelry Winner

Harvey B Gantt- Venue Winner
Shutter Booth Winner
 I Do Wedding Consulting Winner

Check back soon to see pictures from David's Bridal and Men's Warehouse fashions! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dance it Up!

One thing to consider if you are getting married, I find that having a DJ is the best of both worlds. Having a live band is great, but who is there to MC and make sure the flow is going right. With a DJ, they are your point person and make sure your reception flows and things happen on time. OR that's what you are paying them for aren't you?~! Before you sign that contract, make sure what you are getting what you want.

Top 6 things you should have from your DJ
1. Meeting with them to tell him your yes songs and no songs. So if your aunt request the chicken dance they know it's off limits. (telling her kindly the bride and groom aren't taking requests)

2. Make sure the DJ isn't the party. Most people don't need and like for you to tell them to come dance. Their music should do the talking.

3. Make sure their equipment isn't too flashy and loud. (I know Grandma would appreciate you not sitting her next to the speaker too...)

3. They should meet with you also to go over your schedule. Since they MC most of your reception they should make sure the names of the wedding party are right, they know the song to your cake cutting and last song. Having a schedule set up makes sure you are both on the same page.

4. Can they work longer than you paid them? Sometimes your party could go a little longer and your dad may want to bring out the check book to show off his moves! Discuss beforehand to make sure with your venue and DJ!

5. Make sure you have a contract, even if you hire your friend. You always want to make sure you have something in writing, so if they are sick and can't show up they have a back up. Or you could get your money back!

6. DJ's make your party. If they are good they should have your party dancing all night long and want their business card for your next event!

I have been to too many weddings where the DJ ruined the wedding. If you know your crowd pick out your DJ accordingly. Look at their reviews online, testimonials or on If you go to a wedding or party and like the DJ make sure to get their contact info. Everyone's style is different, but sometimes you get what you pay for!