Today's Bride

Plan your dream wedding at a Today's Bride Wedding Show!

August 25, 2019John S. Knight Center - Akron


Going to a Today’s Bride Wedding Show is like having your Fairy God-Wedding Planner come to life.  Be inspired by new trends, taste the delicious cake and catering samples, meet Northeast Ohio’s best wedding businesses to get advice, price quotes, and discounts, win prizes and giveaways, book your favorite vendors on-the-spot, and more! Fall in love with wedding dresses and wedding attire as they strut down the runway and then stop by our pop-up salon to find your dream dress at discounted rates! Today’s Bride has granted your wedding wishes!  You can plan everything under one roof at the John S. Knight Center Show on August 25th with the help of Today’s Bride!  Check out the list of List of Exhibitors 



Sunday, August 25, 2019


John S. Knight Center
77 E Mill St,
Akron, OH 44308



Purchase online & SAVE $3!

Ticket includes general admission to the exhibits, features & fashion shows.

Children Ages 6 & Under FREE.

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For a limited time you can score some mystery bride swag for only $10!

This bridal swag grab bag will include 4-5 items selected randomly from our collection. The retail value varies; bags may be worth anywhere from $20-$50. Each bag will have a variety of bridal swag, which may include: Metallic Bride Tribe tattoos, Eat Drink and Be Married cups, Koozies, I Do magnet, Bride t-shirts, or other similar items all in a cute, LOVE Ohio pink drawstring bag! 10 of the bags will randomly have a bonus $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant! For more info, click here.


Parking is FREE in all city parking lots around the John S. Knight Center.



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

Featuring:   Lavender Bridal Salon, American Commodore Dress Shoppe, American Commodore Tuxedo, and Men’s Wearhouse.  Hair & Makeup styled by the Carol Martin Salon Spa team. DJ, Emcee and A/V provided by Rock The House Entertainment

Shows last approximately 40 minutes. General admission seating only.

TIMES: 12:30 pm & 2:30 PM


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 up to 50% off!

Beauty Bar

Brides-to-be step up to the Beauty Bar to get a mini-wedding day trial hairstyle  by the experts at Carol Martin Salon Spa. Get Wedding Glam 2 go & ideas for your wedding day look!


Watch one of Buehler’s expert wedding cake decorators sculpt a stunning wedding cake in front of your eyes while talking about the latest cake trends.

Create your own candle!

Join The Candle Studio at the “Pour Bar” to create your own 100% soy candle for only $15! Their Scent Stylist will help you choose a fragrance to mix & match for the perfect scent combination. Then, shop the show while your candle sets.

*While supplies last.

Fun and Free Caricature Souvenir

The perfect souvenir of a fun day with your bridal party or fiance.  Receive a fun and free live caricature drawing to take home by artist Sam Sutton!

Inspiration GALLERY

Get up close to the latest inspiration from our participating exhibitors. We will have a variety of the newest bridal gowns, reception tables and decor ideas, cakes, flowers and some favorite photos from photographers so you can compare their different styles and get ideas!

Leaf Your Mark

From carving your initials to practicing your new signature, you can “leaf” your mark on our tree of love! Plus, it’s the perfect backdrop for a bride-to-be selfie!


Ring Selfie Station

We know you’re dying to show off your new bling, and this is the perfect setting to do just that! Choose from a variety of backgrounds, find the perfect angle, and snap away!


Sponsored by On the Mic Entertainment

Glow and Go

Presented by Apex Dermatology

Attend this interactive demo to achieve that bridal glow! Apex Dermatology will explain the effects of dermaplaning & stimulator peels and showcase their benefits by demoing on two lucky attendees. Stick around after to enter a drawing to win a Stimulator Peel or CoolSculpting Session!

Time: 1:15pm


Something Old Made New For You

Presented by Unbox the Dress

Learn how you can redesign Mom or Grandma’s original wedding dress into the a veil, bridal robe, bouquet wrap, purse and more! Mothers of the Bride – you don’t want to miss this! We’ll be offering 15% off any order over $100 for all demo attendees.

Time: 1:45pm


HONEymoon planning 101

Presented by J Sullivan Travel

In 10 minutes, J Sullivan Travel will share the top honeymoon destinations, how to save money, pros/cons of travel insurance, and how to apply for a passport. Join in on this demo and have a chance to win some fun travel swag!

Time: 3:15pm

After the last demo of the day, stick around to get a ticket (1 per engaged couple) from a member of the Today’s Bride staff. Each ticket will be entered to win one of our FOUR GRAND PRIZES.

One lucky winner will walk away with a set of three cake stands from Opulent Treasures plus a $100 gift certificate from Buehler’s.

Another winner will win Beach Bundle of Essentials including a Honeymooning Hat,  Honeymooning Towel & T-shirt, & Beach Bag filled with travel swag from J. Sullivan Travel.

The other two winners will receive a free, Candle Pour Party for four people at The Candle Studio in Pinecrest, which includes an 8 oz candle per person and one bottle of Prosecco.

Giveaway Time: 3:30pm



Freebies for all registered Brides!

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

*while supplies last!










Show off your status with pride with this “bride-to-be” sash!  Simply share how much fun you’re having at the Today’s Bride Show, a picture of you with your girls, or check-in on Facebook to get yours FREE*!  Perfect for your bridal shower and bachelorette party!

We didn’t forget about your bridesmaids.

For just $5 each – you can complete the look with “bride tribe” sashes for all your girls!

*Only 1 free sash per attending bride.  $5 for all other sashes.  While supplies last.



Show Specials

Beauty & Health

Apex Dermatology

Stop by our booth for Demos, prizes and drawings.  View our demo and receive a coupon for a free gift at consultation at Apex Skin-Medina.  Ask how to enter our Stimulator Peel and CoolSculpting drawings.

Carol Martin Salon & Spa

$10.00 off Any massage, facial, or body waxing or  15% off any product with postcard found in your Pink Bride bag.

Kissed By Mani

Stop by our booth and enter our Basket Give-away!

Bridal Attire & Accessories

American Commodore Dress Shoppe

$20 off Bridesmaid dresses purchased with 30 days of the bridal show.

David’s Bridal

Receive $50 off your $75 purchase when you make your appointment at the David’s Bridal Booth.

Doreen Leaf Designs

Look in your pink Today’s Bride for a $100 Savings Card!  Purchase a list price Bridal Gown of $1000 or more and take $100 off your headpiece or veil purchase.

KEEP Collective Personalized Jewelry

Stop by our booth and enter for a chance to win a personalized engraved bracelet! Everyone who stops by will receive $10 off your first $50 purchase and a FREE inspo wrap with $75 purchase!

Unbox the Dress

Enjoy 15% off any order over $100 for all demo attendees!

Cakes & Desserts

Oh Fluff! Cotton Candy

The first 100 registrants at our booth will receive an upgrade to their package when booking their event.  Upgrades includes your choice of: additional gourmet flavor, topping, custom cones, and/or tray service.

Purple Door Bakery

Book with us at the show and receive 1/2 off your cake tasting along with a 10% discount when you reserve your date with 1/2 down during the tasting.

Caterers & Bar Service

Buehler’s Catering/Floral/Bakery

Enter to win $1000 in free appetizers for your wedding!  How to enter:  Like @BuehlersCatering on Facebook, Like our Bridal Show post and Share our Bridal Show post.  Winner will be drawn on 8/28/19 by end of day.


All Occasions & Marbella

15% off rentals for your 2019 event.  10% off rentals for your 2020 event.

Miller’s Party Rental

Get a jump on our September special!  Gold Chiavari chairs $5.50 each, Fruitwood Chiavari chairs $6.50 each and Farm Chairs $7.50 each.  All chairs subject to availability and while supplies last.  Offer good through September 30, 2019.


By Request Mobile DJ Service

Pick 2 for $1200 – DJ + Photo booth OR Uplighting.  Pick 3 for $1500 – DJ + Photo booth + Uplighting.

On The Mic Entertainment

$100 off DJ wedding package or $300 off combined DJ & Photo Booth package if booked the day of the show.

Rock The House Entertainment

Only $200 to reserve your event!  $300 off a Mirror Photo Booth rental.  $250 off a Green Screen Photo Station.  $200 off a Classic Photo Booth.  30% off all Lighting options.


Cindy Harder Designs, LLC

20% discount on (1) bridal bouquet or boutonniere when purchasing with your wedding party flowers.  15% discount on (1) bridal bouquet or boutonniere when purchasing alone.  Discount expires September 30, 2019.

Miller’s Flowerland

Stop by our booth and ask how you can receive a Free toss bouquet and groom’s boutonniere.

The Pretty Paper Petal

Win a Pretty Paper Petal floral crown!  Snap & Share a selfie with our paper bouquets and you could win a custom floral crown for your wedding!

Invitations & Stationery

Invitations by Kate

Check your pink bag for a 15% off custom Wedding invitations certificate.  Look in your Pink bag for details!


Heritage Appraisers

Gemprint* your diamond for $29.99, regular price $54.99.  *With Gemprint, your diamond is placed on the National Registry.  Most insurance companies offer a discount when you have a Gemprint.

Men’s Formalwear

American Commodore Tuxedo

$50 off Complete Rentals.  Free Rental with 5 paid rentals. Ring Bearer rentals for only $99.99.  $50 off any suit purchase (discount from original price)

PHoto Booths

Clear Choice Photo Booth

$150 off all Wedding packages, Free digital mosaic with Bridal Show booking.


Spurrell Photography

Book your wedding within 30 days of the show and receive $250 off all wedding packages!

Waters Edge Photography

$200 off wedding packages

Reception Venues

Gervasi Vineyard

Book your wedding with 48 hours of the Today’s Bride show and receive a $100 Gervasi Vineyard gift card for onsite dining.  Just email the code TODAYSBRIDE and receive the special offer.

McKinley Grand Hotel

Book your Wedding Reception before November 25, 2019 and receive $500 discount.

Peter Allen Inn

Mention you saw us at the Today’s Bride show and receive 1/2 off your ceremony package when you book with us!

The Barn at Walnut Drive Gardens

Book with us by the end of August and receive 10% off your rental fee!  Offer expires August 31st.

Travel & Honeymoon

J Sullivan Travel

2 FREE non-stop tickets to either Punta Cana or Cancun.  Stop by our booth to register and receive a raffle ticket!  Winning ticket will be announced on Monday August 26th and posted on our Instagram/Facebook page @jsullivantravel.


Work Shed Weddings

$150 off our Classic, Associate, or Highlight packages if you were referred by the Today’s Bride bridal show.



Exhibitor List

    Alterations & Gown Preservation

    Beauty & Health

    Bridal Attire & Accessories

    Cakes & Desserts

    Catering & 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


    Rock The House
    GalaxySt George Fellowship Center
    American Commodore Tuxedo

    Miller's Party Rental Center




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