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January 8thJohn S. Knight Center - Akron

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This January Plan your wedding with us!

Plan your wedding with Today’s Bride Shows! Stroll through reception table displays, view photography and cake galleries, shop the latest in bridal gown and bouquet trends, and meet with more than 125 Northeast Ohio wedding vendors! Fall in love with wedding dresses and bridesmaids gowns as they strut down the runway and then stop by our pop-up salon to find your dream dress at discounted rates! Drool over catering and cake samples, and book your favorite vendors on-the-spot! You can plan everything under one roof at the John S. Knight Center Show on January 8th with the help of Today’s Bride!


Sunday, January 8, 2017



John S. Knight Center

77 E Mill St,

Akron, OH 44308



General admission access for one to the show and the fashion shows. Buy tickets online and save!

Children Ages 6 & Under FREE.


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(A very Important Bride)  $50.00

Upgrade your show experience at the January 8th Akron Show with the ultimate VIB Package tickets that includes admission to the show, VIB front-row seating at a fashion show, and much more! Learn more

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Parking is always FREE at any of Akron city parking on weekends. Downtown Parking



Fashion Shows

See the hottest wedding fashions for you and your entire bridal party on stage! All fashion shows include several bridal shops, tuxedo companies, and florists to give you the widest array of options to help find your perfect look.

Shows last approximately 40 minutes. General admission seating only.

12:00PM, 2:00PM & 4:00PM

Located on the upper level

Featuring: Carol Martin salonSpa, Saroli’s Bridal Boutique, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, The Dress Bridal Boutique, Acme Fresh Market Florals, American Commodore Dress Shoppe, American Commodore Tuxedo, American Commodore Tuxedo Dancers, Doreen Leaf Designs Bridal, Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs, Lavender Bridal Salon, and Tuxedo Junction


1:30pm & 3:30pm ending on Stage at the 2:00 & 4:00 Fashions Shows

Gown Gallery

Get up close with the newest bridal gowns on display all day in the Gown Gallery from all of the participating bridal shops!

Gallery of Reception Tables

Gather trends, themes, and ideas for your reception tables! View completely decorated tables with the latest in centerpieces, china, chairs, and linens. Be sure to vote for your favorite one!

Limousine Row

Step inside various limos and transportation options for your wedding weekend needs – all on display within the convention center.

Cake Design Gallery

Local bakeries show off the latest wedding cake works of art in this delectable gallery. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite design!

Beauty Bar

Brides-to-be step up to the Beauty Bar to get a mini-wedding day trial hairstyle and make-up application. Get Wedding Glam 2 go by Carol Martin salonSpa!

Say Yes to the Dress

Visit the “Pop-Up” Bridal Boutique presented by Lavender Bridal Salon to try on (and buy) designer gowns*! Lavender Bridal Salon’s expert stylists will work with you on-the-spot to find the perfect dress for your wedding day – with a price that’s even more perfect. *All gowns are $600 and under.


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What you get


Freebies for all registered Brides!

  • All Brides Get a FREE Tote Bag – a $15.00 value!*
  • FREE Issue of Today’s Bride Magazine* and Lovebook by Today’s Bride Showcase*

*while supplies last!

  • PLUS PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE and Get a 1-Year Subscription to Brides Magazine


Show Specials

BRIDAL ATTIRE & Accessories

David’s Bridal

Visit the David’s Bridal booth to receive $50 savings card towards the purchase of your Bridal Gown when you visit the store!

KEEP Collective

Stop by our booth to win FREE jewelry and a catered party!  WE are also offering discounts on orders placed at the show.

Koda Bridal

Book an appointment at the show and receive $50 off your bridal gown purchase!

Lavender Bridal Salon

Stop by the Lavender Bridal Pop-Up Bridal Boutique to find your dream designer gown for less! All gowns will be up to 50% off.

The Perfect Fit Bridal Boutique

Book your appointment today and receive $100 off your total purchase.


Boggs Chiropractic

When you donate $20 to charity at the Boggs Chiropractic Booth, you will receive a free consultation with the doctor, free X-Rays if necessary, a free examination with the doctor, and a free review of the results at your second appointment!

Forget Me Knot Style – Onsite Hair & Makeup

Visit the Forget Me Knot – Onsite Hair & Makeup booth to receive $20 off your bridal up-do hair trial.

Gemma Wellness Medical Spa

Pick up a flyer in our booth during the show, show it to us during your appointment and receive a discount for attending the show!

Independent Distributor of AdvoCare

If two people sign up at the Independent Distributor of AdvoCare booth, receive the third membership for free!


Cold Stone Creamery

Place a deposit by January 31st and receive an extra hour of serving time for free! ($40.00 value)

Gailz Goodiez

Receive 10% off your cake pop purchase of $100 or more.


Receive $50 off a purchase of $500 or more

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts of Hartville & Kent

Book with us the day of the show and receive 15% off your order of 8 dozen donuts or more.


Catering by Heinen’s

Receive 10% off of your wedding food cost when booking by March 31, 2017.

Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ

Enter for a chance to win a catering event for 25 people. Offer Expires April 2017.

Old Carolina Barbecue Co.

Enter the drawing to win a complimentary rehearsal dinner for 24 people.

Robert J. Events & Catering

Receive free Hors D’Oeuvres from our Gold Menu for brides that book us at the show.

Ceremony sites & officiants

The Church in Silver Lake

Visit us at the show to receive 15% off any 1 wedding service.


Creative Transformations Styling & Event Planning

Receive 20% off of any planning package by booking before February 15th!


Miller’s Party Rental Center

20% off rental items if booked by Jan 31, 2017. Must mention this show special prior to booking.

Reasonable Party Rental

Spandex Chair Covers in white, black or ivory with an in stock sash, installed, $2.95 each OR Colored Spandex chair covers (26 colors) with an in stock sash, installed, $3.95 each.  Minimum quantity 100 covers.  Call to reserve your date and color today!  Today’s Bride Discount Card not valid with this offer.  Expires: 3/17/17

DJs, Bands & musicians

Pure Energy Entertainment

Receive $100 off any package booked through the bridal show.

Suite Elegance Entertainment

Get $100 off any quartet package or visual artist booking secured at the show!


Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

Fill out a pre-registry form and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!


Graceful Wedding Company

FREE toss bouquet and Groom’s boutonniere with purchase of a custom Bridal bouquet.


Invitations by Kate

Enter the raffle to win 20% off your wedding invitations!

Pink Tomato Creative

Receive 10% off of your invitation order when you book an invitation appointment at the show! PLUS get a free gift with your contract & deposit!

Men’s formalwear

American Commodore Tuxedo

Get a free groom’s tuxedo rental with 4 paid groomsmen rentals. Receive $50 off the guys with special pricing for the ring bearers. Free suit for the groom to keep with 7 paid rentals. ($179.99 value)

Mens Wearhouse

$40 off Tuxedo and Suit rentals! Stop by our booth and ask us how you can get a $400.00 shopping spree OR a FREE rental with five paid rentals!

PHOTO booths

Simple Snapshots Photo Booth Service

Receive 10% off your photo booth service if you book us for your wedding on the day of the show.


American Commodore Wedding Photography

Visit the American Commodore Wedding Photography booth to save $250 on your complete photography package.

Cavender Weddings

The first three brides to lock in their wedding date with Cavender Weddings will get $200 off their photography!

Curtis Photography

Receive a $500 gift certificate for any photography service (one time use) donated by Curtis Photography and Ken Boldt Insurance Agency.

David Corey Photography

Get $300 off your wedding video service when you book a photography package.

Dom Chiera Photography

Book Dom Chiera Photography at the show and receive $100 off any package. Also enter to win the $600 package upgrade grand prize giveaway!

Sabrina Hall Photography

Receive $100 off any wedding package! Visit our booth and enter to WIN $200 off any wedding package!


A Taste of Excellence

Receive 1/2 off your venue rental at The New Blue Heron and enter the drawing to win a wedding cake from Paterisse 42!

ARAMARK @ The University of Akron

Tour Quaker Station the day of the wedding show and receive a $250 coupon towards your wedding!

Chenoweth Golf and Banquet

When you book your wedding reception with Chenoweth Golf and Banquet, you will receive complimentary appetizers with your reception!

Courtyard by Canton by Marriott

Book your reception date by January 31st and receive 10% off the final invoice for your wedding!

Creative Chateau Event Venue

Book your weekend wedding by the end of January and receive a $1500 Discount.  Regular price is $4500 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Show Special is $3000!

Gervasi Vineyard

Visit the Gervasi Vineyard Booth and enter to WIN an overnight stay for two in a suite at The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard! Also, book a Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelorette Party or Bridal Shower at Gervasi Vineyard or The Twisted Olive by 5pm on Monday, January 9th and receive a $100 Gervasi Gift Card!

Glenmoor Country Club

Bed & Breakfast at Glenmoor Country Club – Enter to win a complimentary night at the Bertram Inn at Glenmoor in one of our luxurious hotel rooms with mimosas and a gourmet breakfast delivered to your room the next morning!

Peter Allen Inn & Event Center

Mention “Kinsman Wedding” when booking your wedding at the Peter Allen Inn & Event Center to get $100 off wedding services.

Pine Lakes Lodge

Mention that you heard about the Pine Lakes Lodge through the bridal shows and receive 10% off reception services.

Roses Run Country Club

Receive a free case of champagne for your reception when you book a new contract at the Today’s Bride Show on January 8th, 2017. Stop by our booth for valid coupon! Must sign contract by October 31st, 2017 and present the coupon at the time of contract signing.

Silver Lake Country Club

Receive 10% off any wedding booked in 2017 at Silver Lake Country Club.

The Cuyahoga Room Banquet Hall

Visit our Open House on January 22nd, 2017 from 1-5pm.

The Galaxy Banquet Center

Get complimentary uplighting when you book your wedding at The Galaxy Banquet Center.

The McKinley Grand Hotel

Get a $500 discount off of your wedding reception if it is booked before March 31, 2017.

The Quarry Golf Club

Get a free upgrade to top shelf alcohol when you purchase The Emerald or Diamond dinner packages for your wedding. A $6 per person value!


Champion Windows and Home Exteriors

Schedule an appointment for an estimate and get 5% off, plus up to an additional $500 off!

Two2Sisters Sidecar

15% off any package when you book your date at the show and pay your deposit by January 15th ($300 or more savings the day of the show only!)  Plus, Enter our raffle to win 50% off any package!  One lucky winner will be drawn at 5pm on Sunday at the show.


Elite Entertainment

Get free drone coverage when you book your videography package at the show.

SB Productions

Get a free Blu-ray player with any video package, and a free engagement session with any photo package



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Exhibitor List

    Alterations & Gown Preservation

    Beauty & Health

    Bridal Attire & Accessories

    Cakes & Desserts

    Caterers & Bar Service

    Ceremony Sites & Officiants

    Consultants & Planners

    DJs, Bands & Musicians

    Décor, Lighting & Rentals

    Favors & Gifts


    Guest Accommodations

    Home, Finance & Registry

    Invitations & Stationery


    Men's Formalwear

    Photo Booths


    Reception Venues - Akron/Canton

    Reception Venues - Cleveland

    Rehearsals, Showers & Parties


    Travel and Honeymoon


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    Upcoming Wedding Shows:

    June 11th - Bertram Inn - Aurora
    August 27th - John S. Knight Center - Akron