Dubuque’s Premier Bridal Expo Returns in September
Many of us fantasize about our wedding day our entire lives. We mentally plan the music, the ambiance, our groomsmen and/or maids of honor, and long for the entire process to go off without a hitch. The planning and coordinating can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, the Dubuque Bridal Expo 2023 can help you tag those bases. Happening Sunday, September 17th from 12pm to 3pm at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, this isn't your average bridal show — this is a one-of-a-kind Experience.
As she's been in the past, Stacy Raap is the organizer of the upcoming expo. Back in January, Stacy brought dozens of exhibitors to the Grand River Center that specialized in everything revolving around weddings. Be it photography, catering, attire, or even honeymoon planning, the Dubuque Bridal Expo is the central hotspot for all your wedding needs.
For just $40, you could upgrade your bridal expo experience by going VIP. With VIP, you get onto the expo floor an hour earlier than general admission, and will receive several perks.
VIP Access includes:
- Early Access (11am)
- Bride or Groom and 2 guests
- VIP Bride To Be or Groom To Be Lanyard
- Complimentary Fresh Flower
- Complimentary Sweet Treat
- Complimentary Beverage
- Entry into VIP ONLY prize drawing
- Additional entry into the Grand Prize Drawings
- Zazou's Bridal Boutique and Tuxedos tote-bag filled with tons of wonderful gifts, VIP exclusive promotions, deals, discounts, and so much more!!!
VIP tickets are running low, but can still be purchased via Ticket Leap.
Stacy stopped by the studio to talk all things related to the bridal expo, and what makes the annual event so different from anything else in the Tri-States (including over $10,000 in giveaways):
The bridal expo is really an opportunity for brides, grooms, and their whole crew to come to one central location [....] and talk with over 90 different exhibitors about things such as their venue, their catering, the baking, transportation, their honeymoon, pretty much anything related to [your] wedding, you're going to find at the expo.
Stacy made sure to note that one thing different about the upcoming fall bridal expo is the food offerings:
Another new twist to the expo this year is that we're going to have food trucks on site. We will have VERSUS food truck, we will have Elle and Beck's Coffee & Gelato, and we will also have MySons Tacos and Burritos food truck.
Stacy Raap and the Dubuque Bridal Expo have partnered with Zazou's Bridal Boutique and Tuxedos, Absolute Music, Zen Lens Creative, and Design By Faith to make this event happen. Sponsors also helping make this expo possible (and as great as it is) include Hotel Julien Dubuque, Riddle's Jewelry, the Grand River Center, Giant Laundromats, Premier Bank, and Townsquare Media.
The Dubuque Bridal Expo is happening Sunday, September 17th from 12pm - 3pm. More information can be found on the expo's Facebook event page. You can grab your tickets here. Take a listen to my interview with Stacy Raap below for more information!