Find all the wedding resources you need at the live & socially distant 2021 Bridal Extravaganza Show

Photo courtesy of the Bridal Extravaganza Show (taken before the pandemic)

Meet wedding vendors, check out their handiwork, and taste cakes at this winter’s modified and socially distanced Bridal Extravaganza Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown on Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Now in its 37th year, the Bridal Extravaganza Show returns to the George R. Brown in Downtown for an adapted, in-person event for all newly engaged brides-to-be and couples, their families, and (of course) wedding vendors. Scroll down or click here to see the full array of COVID-19 precautions being implemented.

The event is a showcase of the latest trends, an opportunity to get new ideas, and chance to plan an entire wedding in one weekend.

Attendees will have their pick of vendors who cater exclusively to the wedding industry, including specialists in flowers, catering, wedding cakes, banquet facilities, bridal registries, entertainment companies, decorations, invitations, rentals, transportation, photographers, hair and makeup, photo booths, and more.

Attendees will be able to taste cake, see fashion shows, and enter to win honeymoons and shopping sprees while inspecting the work of vendors in person; masked and at a safe distance.

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Photo courtesy of the Bridal Extravaganza Show

How to Plan a Wedding in the COVID-19 World Seminar

Wedding planner Lorie Speich will also guide brides through planning the wedding of their dreams during a pandemic with topics covering suggested set-ups and floor plans, guest list management, and more operational and inspirational considerations.

Contactless Vendor Visits & Other Pandemic Adjustments

This year, the show’s organizers have collaborated closely with the George R. Brown Convention Center to employ safety strategies to ensure the event can go on at greatly reduced capacity. See all COVID-19 precautions.

Masks will be required and temperature checks will be taken at the door. Aisles have been extended to further enable social distancing. Entry tickets will be staggered by arrival times.

Attendees can also use the Bridal Scan app to connect with and collect contact information from vendors by scanning simple QR codes with their phones, rather than taking business cards or fliers.

Photo courtesy of Bridal Extravaganza Show

General Social Distancing & COVID-19 Reminders

Businesses and organizations in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Photo courtesy of the Bridal Extravaganza Show (taken before the pandemic)

The Bridal Extravaganza Show: January 2021

Courtesy of Bridal Extravaganza Show

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