Wedding Planning



How Should I Prepare to Attend?

Wedding PlanningMake a checklist of the most important elements needed to complete your wedding plans. The Galena Bridal Fair normally features vendors in more than ten different categories of wedding needs.

If you can, come with a specific date and time in mind for the wedding services required. This will help you to narrow down your choices when you can ask each exhibitor the following question “Are you available or do you have an opening on _____ (your wedding date)?

Our best advice; gather brochures, business cards and information with the exhibitors who you prefer and if appropriate, plan to make definite appointments during the show to meet with your favorite exhibitors at their location.

Whether the wedding date is just two weeks away or two years away, everything you will need for your wedding will be available at the Galena Bridal Fair.


Why Should I Attend?

Wedding SchedulingBrides, grooms, and their families can save time, gas, energy, confusion, and money by attending the Galena Bridal Fair. Eliminate playing phone tag or back and forth emails when trying to get an appointment with a wedding exhibitor. Get immediate, face-to-face response. Brides that attend this event can skip so many wasted steps. Whether you want your occasion to be large or small, simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, you can have peace of mind knowing that our exhibitors will be by your side making sure all the details are handled beautifully. We are hosting over forty businesses that excel in Galena and Jo Daviess County weddings.

Couples with wedding dates in June, October or December will need to make commitments in order to secure their chosen wedding reception site, caterer or photographer as those months are the most popular in our area.


How Will This Show Save Me Money?

Bridal Registration Gift DrawingEach participating exhibitor offers its best prices during our show. Bridal couples benefit from exhibitors competing to create the best values on services and products. You are encouraged to comparison shop to get the best value. The first 100 Brides that register will receive a goodie bag filled with product and information from exhibitors and all Brides attending will be entered into our Door Prize Drawing for gifts from each exhibitor with values starting at $25.

Preregister: Enter to win a FREE GIFT.