The wedding may be happening but the bridal show to prepare for it is cancelled. Organizers for the Grand Rapids Bridal Show decided to cancel this years expo due to the pandemic. 

The event was slated for January 15 and 16 but organizers decided to focus on connecting brides with vendors through their web-site. They have also been working on making the web-site more dynamic with a modern look. Brides are encouraged to register on the web-site to be eligible for door prizes and coupons found only on the web-site.

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Organizers told WZZM,

"We have been working hard behind the scenes, partnering with local vendors to ensure our show makes wedding planning easier for couples."

Here is a list of some of the door prizes available:

  • Free 3 Hour DJ or PhotoBooth Package courtesy of Complete Weddings & Events
  • $50 David's Bridal Gift Card courtesy of David's Bridal
  • Necklace Set courtesy of Dressed to a T
  • (2) $400 off Wedding Packages courtesy of March81 Photography
  • 1 Modply Teton Wood Watch courtesy of Modply Wood Watches
  • 1 Paper Flower Bouquet courtesy of Paper Blossoms by Michal
  • $200 off EzTravel Honeymoon courtesy of EzTravel
  • Free engagement photo session courtesy of Jessie Silva
  • (2) BBQ Gift Baskets courtesy of City Barbeque
  • Date Night at the Bonefish Grill courtesy of Laura Cole Real Estate Agent
  • (3) $300 off "Collection One" or $500 off "Collection Two" Wedding Photo Packages courtesy of Christina Leskovar
  • Free Ceremony Video & Live-Stream or $500 off a Highlight Video courtesy of Unnamed Films
  • (4) $25 Slows BBQ GR Gift Cards courtesy of Slows BBQ
  • Gift Basket courtesy of Frozen Creek Floral
  • Gift Basket of Sample Jar & Gift Card to Spa courtesy of Whats Your Jam
  • Premier Miss to Mrs. Name Change Gift Card courtesy of Bridal Elegance
  • Moroccan Oil Product Gift Basket courtesy of Fuller Hair and Nail Salon

Winners will be announced in April 2021.

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On the GR Bridal Show Facebook page organizers say,

"We are pursuing opportunities to get physical marketing materials in the hands of brides this Spring. We will share updates for this on our website and through social media."

The event web-site continues to offer advice and vendors for photographers, cake, dresses, videographers, venues, flowers, travel and more. A rescheduled date has not been released.

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