In 2023 the bridal fair-style event happened in March, September and November. In 2024 they have an event on April 21st, at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford.
Wedding Shows in Langley and Abbotsford
The Fraser Valley Wedding Festival is the longest-running show of its kind in the Fraser Valley. It used to be an annual event in the spring. However, now it’s grown into a bigger festival with three events each year.
The show is perfect for anyone planning a wedding. It’s a one-stop event at which you can meet all sorts of wedding professionals. There are usually over 50 exhibitor booths to explore, including companies that offer catering, photography and decoration services.
The Fraser Valley Wedding Festival also features a fashion show with inspirational dresses and suits for upcoming brides and grooms. There’s typically live music and a bar selling alcoholic beverages as well. Each event also offers gift bags to take home and valuable prizes to win.
When and Where
The shows normally take place in Langley and Abbotsford. 2023 was no exception.
The first show last year happened on Sunday, March 26th, at the Cascades Casino Resort, located at 20394 Fraser Highway in Langley. It ran from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, but the first hour and a half was for VIP ticket holders only.
The second show took place on Sunday, September 24th, but at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre. It’s at 36035 N Parallel Road in Abbotsford.
The final show of 2023 happened on Sunday, November 5th, back at the Cascades Casino Resort in Langley.
In 2024 the show happens on Sunday, April 21st, at Abbotsford’s Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre.
Bridal Show Ticket Prices
General admission to each show usually costs about $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under normally enter for free. Details about prices in 2024 are to be confirmed.
One hundred VIP tickets were also available for the March 26th show in 2023. They were $20 per pair, so the same price per ticket as general admission! VIP tickets included early access to the show and the ability to bypass lineups. All VIP ticket holders were also guaranteed a gift bag.
What to Expect
At the Fraser Valley Wedding Festival you can expect to see lots of wedding, bridal shower and honeymoon-related product and service providers. It’s great, because everything you could possibly want to have or learn about is all in one big room (or maybe a couple of rooms). There are product experts on pretty much every wedding-related topic.
In addition to lots of product and service vendors, and lots of engaged couples, and future mothers-in-law, at the event there are also presentations, music and prizes. You can learn a lot at the event, and get a huge head start on your planning. It can also be fun.
There are plenty of exhibitors at each Fraser Valley Wedding Festival event. You can probably find at least one company from any wedding-related industry. There are representatives for everything from wedding venues and accessories to catering companies and travel agencies.
Listed below are some of the exhibitors that were at the September 24th, 2023 show. The lineup in 2024 will be comparable.
- Andrew Lukianiuk Photography
- Chilliwack Museum and Archives
- Clint Bargen Photography
- Everything But the Groom Bridal Boutique
- Fairhaven Catering
- Flight Centre Independent Group
- In The Mix Productions
- Love U Designs
- Lux Boudoir
- Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.
- Moores, Clothing for Men
- Pure Romance with Dominique Isaac
- Scentimental Creations
- Spa Tru
For more information about the events, visit the Fraser Valley Wedding Festival website.
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