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The Bridal Expos Every Bride-To-Be Needs In Her 2015 Diary

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by Rebecca Hanley

What’s better for wedding planning inspo than your Instagram and Pinterest feeds combined? All the wedding suppliers you could want together in one room! Yep, head along to a bridal expo to check out the best vendors in wedding dresses, photography, cakes, venues, makeup, styling and more in the flesh. Want to see what’s happening when in your area? Keep scrolling for our definitive guide of the best bridal expos to see throughout 2015!

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Australian Bridal Fair
The Australian Bridal Fair is a year-round wedding expo where you can find over 100 wedding industry suppliers in one spot! You can chat to suppliers for pretty much everything wedding-related, including venues, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, photographers, celebrants, cakes, invitations, bouquets, decoration, lighting, transport and more.

When: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Where: 1194-1196 South Road, Clovelly Park, Adelaide, SA
Entry: Free
Contact: Australian Bridal Fair

Ultimate Bridal Event
This is one of the largest bridal expos in Australia, and is an awesome way for brides-to-be to get started with their wedding planning. Head along to catch bridal fashion shows, enter giveaways and meet over 200 amazing bridal retailers.

When: January 31-February 1, 9.30am – 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Where: Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly Sydney Entertainment Centre), Sydney, NSW
Entry: Standard Entry $35 at the door, $25 advance bookings; VIP Entry $65 at the door, $55 advance bookings
Contact: Australian Bridal Service

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Your Local Wedding Guide Bridal Expo
Your Local Wedding Guide host numerous bridal expos throughout the year, tailored specifically to each area. With over 25 years of experience, each of their events are packed full of awesome suppliers, plus bridal fashion shows (including mens, bridesmaids and mother of the bride) and giveaways.

Canberra
When: February 1, 2015, 10am-4pm
Where: Budawang Pavilion, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell, ACT, 2911
Entry: $15
Contact: Wedding Guide

Gold Coast
When: March 1, 2015, 10am-4pm
Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. QLD, 4128
Entry: $12
Contact: Wedding Guide

Sunshine Coast
When: March 8, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: The Events Centre Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra, 4551
Entry: $10
Contact: Wedding Guide

Brisbane
When: June 13-14, 2015, 10am-4pm
Where: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006
Entry: $15
Contact: Wedding Guide

Ballarat Bridal Expo
Enjoy a bridal fashion parade and meet with some of Ballarat’s best bridal suppliers, plus go in the draw to win your dream honeymoon!

When: February 1 & July 5, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road Ballarat, VIC, 3350
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

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Warragul Bridal Expo
Check out the top wedding industry suppliers from Warragul and surrounding areas, plus enjoy a bridal fashion parade and go in the running to win your dream honeymoon!

When: February 8, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Lardner Park Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC, 3821
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Pure Bride Expo
This bridal expo features loads of exclusively Tasmanian wedding suppliers. Enjoy a drink, take in a fashion show and check out dedicated areas styled to present inspiration for different wedding themes.

When: February 22, 2015, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Princes Wharf Shed One, Hobart, Tas, 7000
Entry: $10 online, $15 on the door
Contact: Pure Bride

Geelong Bridal Expo
Check out the top wedding industry suppliers from Geelong and surrounding areas, plus enjoy two bridal fashion parades and go in the running to win your dream honeymoon!

When: March 1 & October 11, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Deakin Water Front Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, VIC, 3220
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Mornington Bridal Expo
Check out the top wedding industry suppliers in the peninsula, see a  bridal fashion parade and go in the draw to win your dream honeymoon!

When: March 15 & September 13, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Mornington Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Mornignton, VIC, 3931
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

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Perth Bridal Fair 
Try on hundreds of wedding gowns, check out three fashion parades daily, and have a chance at winning some amazing prizes.

When: March 21 & 22, 2015, 9.30am-5pm
Where: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA, 6000
Entry: $18
Contact: Perth Bridal Fair

Kew Bridal Expo
Check out awesome Melbourne wedding venue The Boulevard, plus go in the draw to win your dream honeymoon!

When: March 29, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: The Boulevard, 121 Studley Park Road, Kew, VIC, 3101
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo
This expo is Queensland’s biggest bridal expo – and definitely a must-visit for all Brisbane (and nearby) brides. The event kicks off on the Friday night with the highly anticipated annual Queensland Brides Designer Awards. Also see daily fashion shows, mix with leading wedding suppliers and go in the running to score thousands of dollars worth of prizes!

When: April 10, 11 & 12, 2015,
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Entry: $10
Contact: Queensland Brides

Sydney Bridal Expo
This is Australia’s longest-running bridal expo! Enjoy three fashion parades daily, and check out wedding suppliers for everything from wedding cakes and florists to jewellers, photographers, venues and more.

When: April 18 & 19, 2015, 10am-5pm
Where: Royal Hall Of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW, 2021
Entry: $22
Contact: Sydney Bridal Expo

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Plumpton Bridal Expo
Check out awesome function venue Windmill Gardens, meet top Melbourne wedding suppliers and go in the running to win your dream honeymoon!

When: April 19, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Windmill Gardens Receptions, cnr. Melton Hwy and Leakes Road, Plumpton, VIC, 3555
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Luxury Bridal Expo
Last year’s amazing event featured fashion shows, competitions and over 150 wedding suppliers. Stay tuned for more info!

Sydney
When: May 2 & 3, 2015
Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, NSW
Contact: Australian Bridal Service

Melbourne
When: May 16 & 17, 2015
Where: Melbourne Exhibition And Convention Centre, Melbourne, Vic
Contact: Australian Bridal Service

Brunswick Bridal Expo
Enjoy a bridal fashion parade, meet with top wedding suppliers and go in the running to win your dream honeymoon!

When: May 3, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Pakenham Bridal Expo
Chat with top wedding suppliers from local and surrounding areas, and go in the running to win your dream honeymoon!

When: May 31, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Drive, Pakenham, VIC, 3910
Entry: $5
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Preston Bridal Expo
Visit top wedding venue Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre and talk to local wedding suppliers.

When: August 2, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, corner Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston, VIC, 3072
Entry: $5
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Bendigo Bridal Expo
Watch a bridal fashion show and check out amazing local wedding suppliers.

When: August 23, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Bendigo Quality Resort All Seasons, Conservatory, 171-183 Mc Ivor Road, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
Entry: $10
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Werribee Bridal Expo
Check out gorgeous wedding venue Werribee Racing Club Function Centre, and get up close with top local wedding suppliers.

When: September 13, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Werribee Racecourse, Bulban Road, Werribee, VIC, 3030
Entry: $5
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

Box Hill Bridal Expo
Check out this gorgeous wedding venue and meet and greet loads of reputable wedding suppliers.

When: October 18, 2015, 10am-3pm
Where: Box Hill Golf Course, 202 Station St, Box Hill South VIC 3128
Entry: Free
Contact: Bridal Expos Australia

 Which bridal expo are you planning to attend, Knotties?

by Rebecca Hanley

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