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 1-2 vendors 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 where applicable, 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…

Expectations of venues: Venues must have available their entire venue the day of the show, starting at 8am for vendor setup. Venue (if applicable) shall be setup in the style of a real wedding, and provide vendor tables, chairs & linens. Venues need to have a representative on sight during the entire event, and oversee vendor setup. Venues cancelling less than 30 days before the show will be subject to a cancellation fee.

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. See application for cost by vendor type.

Applications & Registrations:

There is a $25.00 application fee due at time of applying. If you are accepted, your $25.00 application fee will apply toward your total booth cost. If, unfortunately, we are unable to accept you, your $25.00 will be refunded.

 VENUE & VENDOR CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

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, where applicable. 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 apx. 75 brides + guests attend, but it is overall dependant on how many venues we have on the tour in any given year.

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.