August 17, 2014

statehouse convention center - LITTLE ROCK


For Brides

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show will take place from 12:30 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.


Tickets are on sale now for $7 in advance ONLINE.

Buy Tickets Here.


All areas of planning a wedding and even beyond are represented at the bridal show including wedding dresses, photography, invitation, cakes, floral, reception sites, honeymoon destinations, entertainment and much more.



In addition to the 120 vendor booths brides will get to visit, there are also many prizes and contests to take part in.



12:00 p.m. – Tickets on sale at box office


12:30 p.m. – Doors open and show begins


1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. – Prize Drawings


1:50 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m. – Spin to Win


1:30 p.m. – Nearly Newlywed Game

The finals of the Made to Marry contest – Three couples (preselected from the Made to Marry Contest) will compete in a Newlywed-style game on stage. The winner will receive an engagement photography session and print from Angie Davis Photography ($1,000 value).


2:30 p.m. – Make Up Your Bride Contest

We will choose three brides and three partners (mother, bridesmaid or groom) to help them apply their wedding day makeup. The catch? They will be blindfolded! The winner receives a gift basket from the cosmetics department at Dillard’s.


3:00 p.m. – Mini Cupcake Eating Challenge

Three brides and three grooms are pulled on stage. Brides are blindfolded and must feed grooms as many cupcakes as they can eat in one minute. The couple that finishes the most cupcakes wins a wedding day treat package from Sweet Love, which includes cookies, macaroons and other sweets for the bridal party to enjoy as they get ready ($200 value).


4:00 p.m. – Dance-off

Couples will be randomly chosen from the audience to compete in this fun challenge. Judges/DJ from Central Arkansas Entertainment will offer advice and scores for the couples. The couple with the most points will win a Silver DJ Package worth $400.


4:15 p.m. – Best Dressed Groom

Three brides-to-be get to “dress” their groom. Grooms will have a custom-designed gown made for them by their future wife – made of toilet paper. The groom must strut his stuff on the runway. The audience will decide the winner who will receive free tuxedo rentals for four From Men’s Wearhouse for their wedding.


4:30 p.m. – Fashion Show

More than 50 styles for the entire wedding party will be featured from The Bridal Cottage, David’s Bridal, Dillards, Jos. A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse.


5:00 p.m. – Ultimate Wedding Giveaway drawing

One lucky couple will win a wedding package worth $3,500. Couples register when they purchase tickets for the event and must be present to win.

Prize includes...

Wedding Day Coordinator

Tied With A Bow Events


Package includes:

Floral from A Perfect Bloom

DJ Package from Central Arkansas Entertainment

Rentals for Party Time Rental and Events

Photography by Michelle Posey Photography

Limo from Twin City Limo

Pre-Marriage Counseling from Arkansas Relationship Counseling

1 year subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Furniture Rentals from Tuft and Table

Wedding cake from Natalie Madison

His & Her Dry Cleaning for one month from Tide Dry Cleaners.



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For Businesses

The Bridal Show allows vendors to showcase products and services and talk directly with engaged couples and their families. Vendors can book appointments and establish contacts, while brides can plan their entire weddings in one afternoon. Last year, there were approximately 3,000 attendees.


The show continues to grow each year, in part because it has the marketing power of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette print and online products. We invite you and your business to participate in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show from 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.


Don’t delay. Sign up today!

The Arkansas Bridal Community, a product of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, focuses on the bride and the needs she may have on the journey to be married. Services and products of the Arkansas Bridal Community include the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s engagement and wedding announcements, the Bridal Shows, The Bridal Planner, Real Weddings Magazine and the community website.



FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRIDAL SHOW: Call (501) 378-3807 or use the contact form HERE.


FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT SUBMISSIONS: Call (501) 378-3496 or email cjenkins@arkansasonline.com.