Today's Bride

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

January 13, 2019John S. Knight Center - Akron

Join us for the Akron BRIDAL Show!

Going to the Today’s Bride Akron Bridal Show is like having your Fairy God-Wedding Planner come to life.  Come to the wedding show to be inspired by new trends, taste delicious cake and catering samples, meet 120 of 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 January 13th with the help of Today’s Bride! 

Check out the current List of Exhibitors (more added daily!)


Sunday, January 13, 2019



John S. Knight Center

77 E Mill St,

Akron, OH 44308




General admission access for one to the show and the fashion shows.

Children Ages 6 & Under FREE.

At the door $15
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Be a vib
(A very Important Bride)

Upgrade your show experience with a VIB Ticket that includes admission to the show, reserved Front Row seating at a fashion show, and much more! Learn more

Online only:  $50

Front Row Guest Seats for your friends & family:  $25

Limited number available for a short time. Cannot be purchased at the door.

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Parking is FREE on Sundays in any of City of Akron-owned decks include: Broadway Deck connected to the Center, Cascade, CitiCenter, High/Market & Morley.  Handicapped accessible parking is available at the Broadway deck connected to the building by the Skywalk. 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

Located on the upper level

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

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!

Say Yes to the Dress

Visit the “Pop-Up” Bridal Boutique presented by Lavender Bridal Salon to try on (and buy) designer gowns up to 50% off! 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.


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

Stop by the Miller’s Party Rental Center Booth for a demo on how to fold fancy napkins and different knot styles for chair sashes!

Location: Miller’s Party Rental Center Booth
Time: TBA

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!

Location: Beauty Bar
Time: All day

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 Insta!

Location: Check your floorplan
Time: All day

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!

Location: Check your floorplan
Time: All day

Live Cake Decorating

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

Location: Cake Gallery
Time: 11:30am-2:30pm

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

Location: Sam Sutton’s Booth
Time: All Day



Feeling planning stress? Learn how to relax with easy meditate tips no matter where you are!.

Location: Tracy Rhinehart Wedding Officiant’s Booth
Time: TBA

Write your Vows

Get tips on writing your vows so they’re personal, sentimental, and from the heart. 

Location: Tracy Rhinehart Wedding Officiant’s Booth
Time: TBA

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*

*while supplies last!

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

Show Specials

beauty & health

Minorik / Smerglia Chiropractic Center

Stop by our booth for a FREE 1/2 hour massage and health evaluation.

Skin Care Solutions Elite Medi Spa

Complimentary Consultations / Assessments.  25% off CoolSculpting

BRIDAL ATTIRE & Accessories

American Commodore Dress Shoppe

Purchase your Bridesmaid Dresses with us and receive 10% off Tuxedo rentals at American Commodore Tuxedo.  Limited time offer!

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!

Koda Bridal

Book an appointment with us the day of the show and receive $75 off your dress purchase during the appointment.

Lavender Bridal Salon

Visit the Pop-Up Bridal Salon at the show to try on (and buy) designer gowns up to 50% off!

Cakes & Desserts

Reeves Cake Shop

FREE Grooms Cake!  Reserve your date with a  $100 down payment and receive a free Groom’s cake! (Minimum 100 serving tiered cake)

caterers & Bar Service

City Barbecue & Catering

Sign up for a free restaurant tasting with our wedding and event specialist.

consultants & planners

reInspired Bride

Free Arch rental with Month-Of or Planning packages booked by 1/31/19!


Canton Chair Rental

20% off your order if paid in full by February 28, 2019 or 15% off if paid in full by March 31, 2019.  *Discount does not apply to tents, canopies, labor & delivery fees, special order items or merchandise.  Other restrictions apply.

Miller’s Party Rental Center

20% off Rental Items booked by January 31, 2019.  *Pricing not valid with any other offers.  Delivery charges not included.


Brandy’s $5 Bling

Buy 12 items, get the 13th FREE!

Men’s Formalwear

American Commodore Tuxedo

Groom’s rental is free with 5 paid rentals!  Additional 10% off Tuxedo Rentals with Bridesmaids Dress purchase at American Commodore Dress Shoppe!  Limited time offer!

Photo Booths

Simple Snapshots Photo Booth Service

$100 off your rental when you book the day of the show.


Jasmine Lea Photography

Book the day of the show to receive 10% off the Wedding Collection of your choice.

Reception Venues

Berlin Resort

Enter to win a One Night Stay in our Honeymoon Suite.  Mention you met us at the show and receive a discount on our venue!

Lake Anna Hall

Receive a Gift Card redeemable for $200 off when you book with us!

Rustic Hills Country Club

Book by June 30, 2019 and receive $500 off your gazebo rental!

The NEW Center

Food and beverages for your head table and Bridal party FREE of charge if you book your wedding with us by Valentine’s Day!

The Stables at Arrowhead Lake

$200 off your choice of any of our wedding packages.



Learn More

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



      I loved getting to meet with the vendors and try their things without having to set up consultations.

       – Cristina H.  Atwater, Ohio


      Seeing all those vendors in one place, getting pricing, asking questions, and seeing samples at the show was so helpful. My favorite part was watching the fashion show.

       – Ernestine B. Twinsburg, Ohio


      The entire show experience was so fun and easy! No hard pressure salespeople

       – Brittany L., Canton, Ohio


      I loved seeing the different vendor options in northeast Ohio . There are some really great ones!

       – Deana P., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


      The show was great because we were Able to go to one location and get an idea about flowers, photography, shop, etc. There was no way my fiancé would go to several places but one place and it had food and drinks – sold!

       – Christina W., Stow, Ohio


      I appreciated the opportunity to meet vendors, discuss prices, and get to know their personalities a bit.

       – Lindsey L. Tallmadge, Ohio 


      I am the MOB. I enjoyed the day with my daughter, her future MIL and her friends. We had a blast at the fashion show.

       – Chris W.,  Akron, Ohio


      The number of vendors was amazing! I was looking to make various connections with as many vendors as I could, from photography to caterer to invitations!

       – Karlie B.,  Cleveland, Ohio


      I enjoyed getting to meet face to face with a variety of vendors

       – Alexa T., Akron, Ohio


      Just the excitement of being there was fun. I’m just starting to plan so it was fun getting into the spirit.

       – Amanda M.,  Parma, Ohio


      The number of vendors was amazing! I was looking to make various connections with as many vendors as I could, from photography to caterer to invitations!

       – Karlie B.  Cleveland, Ohio

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