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

January 14, 2018John S. Knight Center - Akron

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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 14th with the help of Today’s Bride!


Sunday, January 14, 2018



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

NEW! Bachelorette Party in A BOX

With our Bachelorette Party in a Box, you’ll be the hostess with the mostest – throwing a Bachelorette Party of unparalleled proportions that is never to be matched or replicated by any other party, ever. Learn more

What is in the box:

  • Bride-to-be sash
  • Bride-to-be veil
  • Bride-to-be banner
  • Bride tiara
  • Bride Tribe metallic tattoos

Get yours for just $25 at the show or $20 online – but don’t wait. There’s a limited number available!

Jan 14th show in Akron    Jan 27-28th show in Cleveland

Limited quantity available.  Purchase online to get it before they run out.  Pick it up at the show.  Admission to the show is not included.  Promo codes do not apply.

NEW! Today’s Bride Merch Store

Stop by our Merch Store to stock up on all your Today’s Bride necessities! Bride and Bride Tribe sashes, tumblers, Bride and Love T-shirts, Bachelorette Party in a Box, Bride Tribe tattoos, drawstring bags, and more will be available for purchase at discounted prices! You’re only a bride once. Deck yourself out in bridal goodies with Today’s Bride Merch!




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, 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

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.


Today's Bride October Wedding Show - Wedding Dresses, Tuxedos, Fashion Show, Cakes. flowers & more!


Receive a complimentary henna design from The Artful Cricket, applied with hand-mixed artisanal henna.


Come have fun and get your complimentary live caricature drawn by artist Sam Sutton.


How to do a Top Knot

A casual top knot is perfect for running wedding errands or relaxing on your honeymoon! It’s quick, easy and cute! Stop by the Beauty Bar at 3:00 pm to master this effortlessly chic look. 

First Dance Lessons 

Whether you’ve got moves or two left feet, take part in this interactive demo to get prepped for your dance floor spotlight. Stop by the fashion show stage at 1:20 pm to learn 3 dance steps to nail your First Dance!


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. Stop by the Cake Gallery to watch 11:30am – 2:30 pm!

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!


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!

Join the Dance Party

Rock the House LIVE! Party Band will rock the show with a live band! Stop by the fashion show stage before each show to dance along with your bride tribe to some of your favorite songs!

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!

Koda Bridal – Plus-size Bridal Gowns

$50 off a bridal gown purchase when an appointment is made at the show.

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 Flawless Bride – A Plus Size Boutique

$50 off total purchase if you book your appointment at the show.

Beauty & HeALTH

Carol Martin salon/spa

$20 off any type of hair color before your big day!  $10 off any type of hair color for anyone in the wedding party!

LipSense by SeneGence

Spin the Discount Wheel for your chance to win up to 15% off our products!  Ask us how you can win FREE product!

Minorik and Taylor Chiropractic

Free exam, consultation, (necessary) x-rays and 1/2 hour massage to all Bridal Show attendees.


The Artful Cricket

Learn why hand-mixed paste is best, and book your event or appointment on the spot for 15% off our hourly rate!

Catering & Bar Service

Happy Camper Bar Car

Free non-alcoholic beverage package if booked by February 28, 2018.

Old Carolina Barbecue Co.

Stop by our booth and enter to win a complimentary rehearsal dinner.

Ceremony Sites & Officiants

An Unusual Affair Wedding Officiant

Wedding Ceremony Specials: Elopement $80 (reg $100), Ultralite $150 (reg $175), Basic $250 (reg $300), Enhanced $350 (reg $400), Ultimate $450 (reg $500).

Consultants & planners

MIRAJ Wedding Planners

1) Make an appointment TODAY with MIRAJ and Receive $1,000 Worth of FREE Wedding Planning Services, Design and Products.  2) One bride will walk away with a Bride’s Wedding Essentials Gift Basket worth $2,500+ from MIRAJ.  3) Every hour MIRAJ will give away a surprise special to two (2) lucky brides beginning at 11am.

ReInspired Bride

10% off when your wedding is booked by 1/31/18.  Book ReInspired Bride, Sabrina Hall Photography, and Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs for your wedding day and receive a free styled engagement session! Includes a floral piece, rental, location and digital images – a $1,000+ value!


Miller’s Party Rental Center

20% off rental items if booked by Jan 31, 2018. Must mention this show special prior to booking.

Sully’s Rental

Get Chiavari Chairs for $5/ chair if booked by March 1, 2018.

DJ’s, Band & Musicians

Beach Boyz Entertainment

$100 off our DJ & video packages.

Sound Precision Entertainment

4 Brands.  1 Partner.  Save up to $1,200 when bundling DJ, Photography, Videography, and Photo Booth.

Who’s That Man Entertainment

Bridal Show attendees receive a $200 discount.

Favors & Gifts

Bennett’s Brides and Babies

Limited Edition Bride T-shirt!  Custom order packages; Spend $60 and pick a “Thank You” card and receive discounts for future purchases, Spend $100 and be entered to win our “Honeymoon” Gift Basket (must be present to win).

Things Remembered

Enter for a chance to win $100 in personalized gifts at your local Things Remembered.

Thirty-One Gifts

Any order over $50 today gets a free gift!  Book a party and receive an extra $20 in hostess credit when your party sales are over $200.


Graceful Wedding Company

Free toss bouquet with purchase of Bridal Bouquet and bridal party flowers OR Free head table/sweetheart table “tablescape” with purchase of guest table centerpieces.

Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs

Book Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs, Sabrina Hall Photography, and ReInspired Bride for your wedding day and receive a free styled engagement session! Includes a floral piece, rental, location and digital images – a $1,000+ value!

Suzy Q Weddings

$75 off when you book your event during the show.

The Bouquet Shop

Book your wedding after seeing us at the show and you will receive a FREE Throw Bouquet.

Timeless Moments Flower Preservation

$25 off flower preservation with reservation at the bridal show.


Invitations by Kate

Sign up at the show and receive 15% off your invitations when you place your order.

Limousine & Valet Service

BVIP Limousine Service

Book with us at the bridal show and receive a 10% discount on your total rental!

Men’s Formalwear

American Commodore Tuxedo

$50 off of all wedding rentals.  Grooms tux FREE with 4 paid tuxedo rentals.  Limited time offer!

PHOTO Booths

Simple Snapshots Photo Booth Service

10% off your total package if booked the day of the show.  Only $100 to hold your date.


Jasmine Lea Photography

Stop by our booth and try your luck for a FREE Engagement session.  Also, we are offering $300 off any wedding collection booked the day of the show.

Ken Love Photography

10% off wedding books if you book us at the bridal show.

Lyssa Ann Portraits

$200 off any booked weddings at the show.

Olivia D. Wenger Photography

10% off if contract is signed prior to February 1, 2018.

Riverfront Photography

$100 off any package if booked by March 1st, 2018.

Sabrina Hall Photography

Visit us at booth #6003 and enter to win $150 off any wedding package! Receive $100 off any wedding photography package if you book before March 1st, 2018!

Also, Book Sabrina Hall Photography, Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs, and ReInspired Bride for your wedding day and receive a free styled engagement session! Includes a floral piece, rental, location and digital images – a $1,000+ value!

Reception Venues

Akron Art Museum

Schedule a site visit at the show and receive a special gift upon arrival for your site visit.  Book your wedding reception by March 14, 2018 and receive 10% off your Grand Lobby and/or Garden rental fee.  New bookings only.  Must be contracted between January 14, 2018 & March 14, 2018.

Buchwalter Greenhouse

Save $250 when you mention Today’s Bride and book your event by February 28, 2018.

Club Motor Estates

Visit us and reserve the Ballroom within 30 days of the show and you will receive an additional $250 discount on top of the $250 discount coupon given at the show!

Courtyard Canton by Marriott

$500 off your reception, new bookings only.  Must be contracted between 1/14/2018 & 2/10/2018.

Embassy Suites Akron Canton Airport

15% off wedding packages booked by April 13, 2018.

Firestone Country Club

We will waive facility fees and event minimums for 2018 events booked as a result of the Bridal Show.  Signed contracts must be received by March 1, 2018.

Guy’s Party Center

Ask us about our show special!

McKinley Grand Hotel

$500 discount when you book  your wedding before March 31, 2018.

NEO Catering by Nuevo

$500 off if you book your wedding with us.

Pine Lakes Lodge

Enter to win a free two-night stay that can be used for a Honeymoon, Bachelor or Bachelorette Party, Thank You gift or just a weekend getaway.

Portage Country Club

Enter to win our Free ceremony & reception giveaway!

Rustic Hills Country Club

Book your wedding from the show before March 1st and you will receive 1/2 off on a Ceremony Gazebo rental.

Tangier Banquets and Catering

$300 off your wedding when you book with us!

The Bertram Hotel & Conference Center

10% select 2018 Saturdays, 15% off select 2018 Fridays & Sundays.

The Metropolitan Event Centre – Canton

$300 in appetizers or use of the rooftop terrace when you sign your reception contract in January.

The Onesto Event Center

$500 off any 2019 booked event.

Trailhead Event Center

Win a Date Night in Akron’s Historic Arts District!  Package includes: Dinner for 2 at Blue Plate & 2 tickets to a show of your choice at Blu Jazz.

Wonderland in the Woods

Book your wedding with us and receive a complimentary one night stay in The Lovely Cabin on the Hill.

Registry, Home & Finance

Bath Planet of Northeast Ohio

Ask us how your can get $700 off a complete system.

Costco Boston Heights

Brides and Guests will receive up to $117.00 in rewards when they sign up!

Unique Home Solutions

Stop by our booth and pick an envelope!  Winners could receive either 20% off, a $25 gift card, a $50 gift card, or a snow blower ($400 value).

Women’s Journal

1) Mom’s & Brides Special (up to 50% off today only)  A) Support local charity of your choice and get featured in the next issue of Women’s Journal.  B) Share your story on the pages of Women’s Journal – 50% off (today only).  2)  Business owners – BOGO (or up to 50% off) today only.


Pure Romance by Crystal

Book a Girls Night On with me and your hostess credit will be 20% of the party sales!  Purchase one piece of lingerie and one at 1/2 price.  Purchase 5 body products and get one free.


Travel & Honeymoon

Donna’s Premier Lodging

Reserve our Stress-Away Getaway Package before January 31, 2018 and save 10%!



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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


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