Vendor Information

A Different Style of a Bridal Show

Bridal shows can be exhausting and overwhelming for brides. Instead of being herded through bridal show booths and enduring sales pitch after sales pitch, brides can relax and have fun on Uniquely, I Do’s Wedding Tour. This is a special day designed to pamper brides as they are chauffeured (limos, buses, trolleys) to tour venues and meet with wedding professionals in an intimate setting.

You can tell a couple how awesome your wedding service or products are. The Wedding Tour will let them experience it for themselves!

We are accepting 1 vendor in each category (photographer, DJ, officiant, caterer, cake designer, florist, event planner, etc.) for each venue on the tour. New this year! We are adding mobile vendors as well as venue vendors!!

Vendors must set up in the style of a ‘real {mini} wedding and/or reception’ at the venue, and have a representative present during the entire tour. Vendors are encouraged to get creative! Vendors are expected to offer samplings of their service/products: DJs will play music, cake designers/caterers offer samples, designers have an area designed, photographers taking photos, hairstylists doing hair, models in bridal gowns…

Due to the limited number of vendor spots we have available, vendors must ‘apply’ for a spot on the tour. Vendors who participated in previous shows will be given priority, but not guaranteed placement.

Vendor Participation Cost, includes 1 year listing on website. Price varies by vendor category.

If you are accepted to participate in the show, you must pay for your spot within 48 hours or your spot will be given to another vendor. No exceptions.

EXCITING CHANGES FOR THE 2018 WEDDING TOUR!

Mobile Vendors- Realizing the time the brides spend in the limos is an opportunity wasted to connect with a vendor, we have added mobile vendor spots to the tour. We will assign 1 vendor to spend the day riding in one of the limos, offering an even more unique way to connect with brides and talk about their service.

Applications & Registrations:

APPLY TO BE A VENUE OR VENDOR FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

VENUE APPROVED TO SIGN UP FILL OUT YOUR PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT HERE

VENDOR APPROVED TO SIGN UP FOR A SPOT ON THE TOUR FILL OUT YOUR VENDOR AGREEMENT HERE

FAQ Tour Questions:
Q: Doesn’t the Tri-Cities have enough bridal shows?
A: The Wedding Tour it is not intended to replace or compete with bridal shows. It is an offering of a unique experience for brides to get to meet and see wedding professionals in a new, meaningful, memorable way. And, the Three River’s Bridal Show is no longer hosting their October Bridal Show, so the Wedding Tour will be the ONLY fall show in the Tri-Cities!!

Q: What happens if I book a wedding on that date, do I get a refund?

A: No, there are no refunds. We understand you may be taking the risk of loosing out on an event the day of the tour, but hope you will book many, many weddings off the show to make up for it. We choose the Wedding Tour date later in the year, after ‘prime’ wedding season has passed.

Q: Will I have a booth to set up my display?
A: No. You will be provided a table and a space at the venue where your goods or services would normally be found at a real wedding. We encourage you to get as creative and interactive with your space as possible.

Q: Can I hang up a banner and hand out promotional material?
A: Yes, you can hang a banner from your table or with a free standing banner stand-however; we encourage you to stop thinking of setting your booth up in a ‘traditional trade show’ style. Think of setting up a space more in the style of a personal consult, while showcasing your goods/services. And yes, you are welcome to hand out promotional material.

Q: How many brides will attend the show?
A: Again, the concept of the wedding tour is to give brides an intimate opportunity to meet with vendors giving you an opportunity to make a lasting impression, therefor; we will not have ‘hundreds of brides’ attending the wedding tour. Our goal is to have 75 brides + guests attend.

Q: I would like to participate in the show, but my vendor category is full how can I become a vendor?
A: Regrettably, each show is limited to the number of vendors that can participate. If you apply to be a vendor, and your category is full, we will put you on a cancellation list and alert you to any openings.

Q: How many tours will there be a year?
A: There will be one show annually, in October. With the Three River’s Bridal Show no longer hosting their fall show, we feel this will be the optimal time of year for the tour.