Bridal Expo/Show Dates and Press Releases

I.  Bridal Expos  Introduction
. Upcoming Bridal Expo and Press Releases
III. Other Bridal Expos

I. Bridal Expos Introduction 

For more than 25 years throughout the United States (as well as here in the Capital Region area) it has been a tradition to have one bridal expo promoter for each host location. A promoter invests time and money to build a show at a particular location. After many years of promoting a show at the same location, the reputation of the show, the location and the promoter becomes one. 

If a promoter were to arrange a bridal show at the same location as an existing expo/show, it would be as if the new promoter wanted to ride on someone else's laurels.  

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ridal promoters in our area should feel proud that they are ethical and observe the one location - one promoter rule. 

These promoters enjoy their much deserved fine reputation and present high quality bridal expos/shows. 

The general public waits for the annual announcement of the next bridal expo/show date at a particular location.

For  most A Touch of Class  Bridal Expos  Your invitation is usually entry for Grand Prizes

Maria Lanides, Show Manager of A Touch of Class Wedding Shows  started the use of the term  "Wedding Show"  in  the Capital Region Area in 1991 and has continuously offered premiere bridal show events.   These events will continue to be  of high caliber no matter if  the  event is referred to as a  Wedding Show, a Bridal Show or Bridal Expo.


II. Upcoming Bridal Expos/Shows 




Admission will be free.  Door Prizes.

Exhibitors Contact Maria Lanides at 438-4753.

 Register on-line either at

 Spring Bridal Expo
Sunday April 11
(Sunday after Easter)

Best Western Albany Airport Inn
200 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY
Free Adm.  11-3pm
Tasty treats - Prizes - Prizes



Register for Invite  - either on   
on  -


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Capital Region Area’s   one-of-kind, “double-event” premiere Expo Wednesday, July 29,  2009.

Two Expos took place   - at the same time 6-9 pm – on the same day -  July 29, 2009  at the same location - in Vapor Night Club at  Saratoga Gaming & Raceway - 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga, NY  12866 .

This first time type of “double event”……The semi-annual ” Baby-Bump-Bash©” and the semi-annual “Brides’ Day©”  are two closely related Expos.    Both engaged couples and expectant parents are invited along with  bridal party, family (including grandparents) and friends.

Entrance to Vapor Night Club for the two (2)  Expos  will be from the outside  main entrance so that all ages can attend.  

The New York City style design of VAPOR Night Club lends itself to be the perfect location for the two  EXPOS which will take  place on the same date at the same time.    Admission to both events is FREE 1pm to 4pm

Vapor Night Club is one large room with two floors where attendees can look up and down to see all the exhibitors.   It will be like one  huge mall filled with bridal, baby and children’s stores.   

Stairs and an elevator will make it easy for attendees to go back and forth between the two (2) Expos “Brides’ Day”©  Expo will take place  on the first (1st) floor and  the “Baby-Bump-Bash”©  Expo will be located on the second (2nd) floor of  Vapor Night Club.  

VAPOR Night Club’s popularity is because Vapor offers the excitement of a genuine New York City night club     Spread the word regarding the July 25 double event - to anyone who is either -  planning a wedding in the future  or  expecting a baby (or twins or triplets, etc.).  

Remind brides-to-be and expectant parents that the place to be on July 29,  2009 is Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.  

Whether it be brides-to-be planning for their wedding reception or  expectant parents and grandparents waiting for the big event -  or someone planning an anniversary party…….All attendees can be assured -  there will be something for everyone at  the two Expos to be presented at VAPOR Night Club on July 29, 2009.        

Brides-to-be want ideas to make their wedding day....the most spectacular event and experience of their life.     The finest bridal experts in the Capital Region Area will exhibit their products and services at Bride’s Day Expo to help the bride achieve her goal. 

Bridal Expos offer a bridge between bride-to-be and Bridal Experts within the wedding industry.   Bridal  exhibitors will  offer their party planning advice to  help bride and her family plan for romantic wedding receptions,   bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.    

These same party planners can help plan any type of event including an  anniversary dinner, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah reception, a baby shower or a Christening reception.

The Baby-Bump-Bash© Expo will bring together all the experts in the baby industry to give information to expectant parents.    Various unique business in the baby industry will also be exhibiting – ready to educate and help “moms-to-be”.   Information on the newest care procedures for babies will be available.   Locations and schedule information for birthing classes as well as child care information will be available.   

Prizes will be offered at every exhibitor’s booth.   Saratoga Gaming & Raceway has a surprise door prize waiting for qualified attendees.    The Baby-Bump-Bash© and Brides’ Day©  Expos  will also offer a special door prize for Grandparents.   Driver’s license required for certain prizes.     

In recent years, the Racino and Harness Track have become more of an attraction that anyone could have imagined.    The immaculately groomed grounds surrounding the area of the Polo Club and Saratoga Gaming & Raceway  provide an elegant  backdrop for all types of events including a bridal or baby shower..      

 VAPOR Night Club  is perfectly designed to create the best atmosphere for bachelor, and bachelorette parties.   The design also makes for a great atmosphere for two fun and informative EXPOS which will be presented Wednesday,  July 29 2009  at the same time.    

Admission is Free 6pm -9 pm at VAPOR Night Club,   at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway on Wednesday, July 29, 2009..   

Enter from front of Vapor Night Club building.  (Yes, separate entrance from Racino.)

To receive invite to either event -   register on line at   Contact Maria at (518) 438-4753 for Exhibitor booth info.     

Maria Lanides, Expo Manager
114 S. Manning Blvd.,
Albany, NY 12203
(518)  438-4753   


Register for Invitation to Expos at

Bride’s Day at VAPOR -


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III.  Other Bridal Expos


March 9, 2009
Star & Moon Bridal Fair
Longfellows - Saratoga
Prizes, Complimentary Refreshments ,complimentary admission.
For more information call (518) 899-3000 x306

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 November     2009
Star & Moon Radio Bridal Fair  11- 4pm
Mohawk River Country Club
Clifton Park






For invitations, brides-to-be may register online at   Invitation is also brides entry for all Grand Show Prize Drawings.    Interested exhibitors should contact Maria Lanides  – (518) 438-4753.

Spread the Word to everyone who has a wedding in the future! Bridal Experts ready to help bride with plans for her wedding.  Bride, groom, family, friends & bridal party invited.

Join us for any and all expos/shows to meet all the finest Capital Region bridal experts!  Bridal Experts ready to help with ideas for your wedding day!

Bridal expos/shows enable a bride to meet and visit with many wedding experts at one location.  Every exhibitor offers a prize drawing at their booth.   The Wedding Show at the Times Union Center (formerly Pepsi Arena) was first bridal expo to feature  continuous informal "walk-around" modeling   and also first with a special Groom's Prize Drawing. 

As stated in our "Wedding Planning Article" on, it is a good idea for brides to bring along pre-addressed labels for prize drawing entry.  Before the expo/show,  add your date of wedding, telephone number and email address to your preprinted labels.  It's important to print your info as clearly as possible.

Exhibitors call Maria Lanides 438-4753.

17th Annual    
Wedding Show
Bridal Expo  - Date tba
Times Union Center  
South Pearl St., Albany,  NY

For articles on  Building a Marriage and Bridal Hints
go  to

Exhibitors call Maria Lanides at  (518) 438-4753
Fax 482-0709  -   Email:





Bridal Expo
Canfield Casino  
Congress Park
Saratoga Springs, New York

Summer/Fall 09 Date to-be-announced
Watch for our Signs on Broadway

in front of Congress Park and the Canfield Casino

Doors Open at 1pm - Meet Bridal Experts -  Free Admission  
Parents, Bridal Party and friends invited.

Most attendees arrange their entire wedding
or special event while attending bridal shows.

Meet over 20 of the area's premier wedding experts
and  party planners.

  Grand Prize  
& Prizes at every exhibitor's booth
Enjoy a sampling of tasty hors d'oeuvres  
 Exhibitors call Maria Lanides at  (518) 438-4753
Fax 482-0709  -   Email:

 For articles on  Building a Marriage & Bridal Hints
go to






For more info - go online at