Today's Bride

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

August 26, 2018John S. Knight Center - Akron

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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 26th with the help of Today’s Bride!


Sunday, August 26, 2018



John S. Knight Center

77 E Mill St,

Akron, OH 44308



Purchase online & SAVE! Includes general admission to the exhibits, features & fashion shows.

Children Ages 6 & Under FREE.

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PARKING: Parking is FREE in all city parking lots.

11:00 AM – Show Opens

12:30 PM – Fashion Show Learn More

1:15 PM – DEMO: How to Tie Chair Sashes & Napkin Folding Techniques Learn More

1:30 PM – DEMO: Line Dance Lessons Learn More

1:45 PM – DEMO: First Dance Lessons Learn More

2:00 PM – DEMO: Coordinate Dress Colors Learn More

2:30 PM – Fashion Show Learn More

3:15 PM – DEMO: Line Dance Lessons Learn More

3:15 PM – DEMO: Perfect Braid Learn More

3:30 PM – Grand Prize Giveaway Learn More

4:00 PM – Show Ends





See the hottest wedding fashions for you and your entire bridal party on stage!   See the latest fashions strut the runway from David’s Bridal, Lavender Bridal Salon, American Commodore Dress Shoppe, American Commodore Tuxedo, Men’s Wearhouse . Florals from Nikki’s Perfect Petals and Segelin’s Florist & Gifts.  Hair & Makeup styled by the Carol Martin SalonSpa team.

Show times all day.  Shows last approximately 30 minutes. General admission seating!

FASHION SHOW TIMES: 12:30 & 2:30


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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Lavender Bridal Pop-Up Bridal Boutique

How to Tie Chair Sashes & Napkin Folding Techniques
Presented by Miller’s Party Rental

Stop by the Miller’s Party Rental Center Tent Booth #310 at 1:15pm for a demo on how to fold fancy napkins and different knot styles for chair sashes!


Dance Demos 
Line Dancing & First Dance Lessons

Whether you’ve got moves or two left feet, take part in this 10-minute interactive demo to get prepped for your dance floor spotlight. Join Magic Galaxy Entertainment at 1:30pm and 3:15pm to dance your favorite Line Dances, and learn First Dance Steps at 1:45pm!


Choosing Color Palettes
Presented by Lavender Bridal Salon 

Make sure your bridesmaids look and feel as beautiful as ever by coordinating your color palettes! Whether you choose mismatched gowns, want to accent your bouquet, or simply want to choose a bridesmaid look that complements your wedding dress, attend this demo, by Lavender Bridal Salon, at 2:00pm to answer all of your questions!

Braid Demo 
Presented by Carol Martin salonSpa

Braids’ are the perfect ‘do for your wedding day. You can dance the night away without worrying about your hair deflating and wake up the next morning with effortless waves! Learn how to master this look for your wedding or simply for a day of planning with the demo by Carol Martin salonSpa at 3:15pm!



Live Cake Decorating 
Presented by Buehler’s 

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


Beauty Bar 
Presented by Carol Martin salonSpa

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!


Leaf Your Mark

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

Ring Selfie Station

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

Grand Prize Giveaway 

Stop by the Demo Floor at 3:30pm for your chance to win the Grand Prize Romance Package & Luggage Giveaway!

Romance Package  includes: • Overnight in a Deluxe Room or Luxury Suite at the Hilton Akron/ Fairlawn Hotel & Suites • Bottle of Champagne • Breakfast for two in Beau’s Grille Dining Room (Valued at $30.00) • $40.00 Beau’s Grille Gift CertificatE
 plus, a Karl Lagerfeld suitcase with Mr. & MRS. Luggage tags from Dillard’s Summit Mall!

Must be present to win. Only 1 entry per engaged couple permitted.





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 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- you can complete the look with “bride tribe” sashes for all your girls!

*Sashes are $5 – Free for brides if you post about Today’s Bride on social media.
Only 1 per bride.  While supplies last.





Beauty & Health

Lipsense by SeneGence

Kiss the Bride – 2 colors and 1 gloss for $60


$50 off RevAir device + FREE Wand Holder, a $439 value!  Enter our raffle and one lucky Bride will win a FREE RevAir package!

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!

Lavender Bridal Salon

Visit the Pop-Up Bridal Salon to try on (and buy) designer gowns!  All gowns are $899 and under!

Unbox the Dress

Stop by our booth to enter our drawing for a Free Bridal Robe made from Mom’s Dress!  Also, all attendees can save $40 off their total order when they use the code OhioBride.  Must be booked by September 30, 2018

Cakes & Desserts

MK Sweets Co.

Sign up for our mailing list and receive 5% off a future order.

Caterers & Bar Service

Old Carolina Barbecue Co.

Stop by our booth and register for our Rehearsal Dinner Give-a-way


Miller’s Party Rental

FREE Napkins Now Available!  Get up to 200 poly napkins for free when you have $400 or more in linen rental!  *Pricing not valid with any other discount.  *Napkin rental cost does not count towards $400 rental fee.  *Any Napkin quantity over 200 will be charged standard $0.40 each.


By Request Mobile DJ Service

“Pick 2 For Ten” – Bundle our most popular Dj package with your choice of a second sound system (for ceremony or additional area), accent lighting package, video screens or basic photobooth kiosk for $1000.  “Pick 2 For Twelve” – Bundle our most popular Dj package with your choice of a second DJ/Emcee, premium photobooth or premium uplighting for $1200. “Pick 3 For Fifteen” – Bundle our most popular Dj package with your choice of a second DJ/Emcee, premium photobooth or premium uplighting for $1500.  Complimentary Monogram (Your Name In Lights) with any bundle.  –OR–  10% off any standalone DJ package.

Today’s Wedding Party

$100 off Entertainment Services.

Rock The House Entertainment

Ask about all of our great specials!  Only $200 to reserve your event!  $300 off of your Mirror Photo Booth Rental.  $250 off a Green Screen for your photo booth.  $200 off the Photo Strips from your photo booth.  30% off all Lighting Options

Favors & Gifts

Initial Outfitters

Visit our booth & register to wind a piece of our travel collection.  Receive 20% off orders placed at the show.

Home, Finance & Registry

Bath Planet of Northeast Ohio

Ask how you can get $700 off a complete system.

Dillard’s Summit Mall

Buy anything full price in the store and get a free monogram!  For a limited time only.

Invitations & Stationery

Invitations by Kate

Come by our booth and Pick a Card, Any Card for your chance at winning 10% off, 15% off, Free Guest addressing of your outer envelopes, or one bride will win 20% off of their wedding invitations!

Photo Booth

Clear Choice Photo Booth

$100 off any traditional photo booth package booked at the Bridal Show. (Slow Motion Booth, Photo Array and Photo Mosaic not applicable)  FREE Photo Mosaic with any photo booth booked day of show.


Brittany Humes Weddings

Stop by our booth and ask us how you can win a FREE photo booth!

Reception Venues

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel and Suites

Hot Hors D’oeuvres Package if your wedding is booked by Dec 31st, 2018.

The Oaks Lakeside Restaurant & Event Center

Come to the show and receive $25 Gift Card towards a dinner in the restaurant.  Book your 2019 event by 12-1-2018 and receive $250 in free appetizers.

Willow Haven Farm

Receive 10% off for dates booked at the show and an additional 10% off when paid in full within 1 week of signing contract. 20% maximum discount.

Travel & Honeymoon

J Sullivan Travel

Visit J. Sullivan’s booth for a chance to win 2 free airline tickets to Cancun.  Winner picked at the end of the show. Must be present to win.

Exhibitor List

    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


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    American Commodore Tuxedo
    The Homestead Barn at Willow Haven Farms
    Doreen Leaf Designs



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