Save The Date For Seattle Wedding Show

Photo courtesy of Azzura Photography and the Seattle Wedding Show

An annual extravaganza to help couples plan for their “big day.”

Photo courtesy of Azzura Photography and the Seattle Wedding Show

What: Nailing down that special date is the first step toward matrimonial bliss. Then, the couple must edit the guest list, select the perfect venue, hire a capable caterer, mail invitations and so on.  The process quickly becomes overwhelming —  which is why Barbara and Don Berger started the annual Seattle Wedding Show.

Photo courtesy of Azzura Photography and the Seattle Wedding Show

Who: Over 400 local, regional and national vendors will be present at the show, including florists, bakeries, hotels, disc jockeys, jewelers, bridal boutiques, photographers and tux shops. A full list of all vendors that will be in attendance can be found online. Runway fashion shows are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. These shows will feature the season’s most stylish gowns, tuxedos and floral arrangements from more than 30 different retailers.

Where: Washington State Convention Center.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday Jan. 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Jan. 8.

Photo courtesy of Azzura Photography and the Seattle Wedding Show

How Much: Tickets ($17) can be purchased online.

Why: The show provides newly engaged couples the opportunity to explore a variety of options for their upcoming nuptials under one roof. By purchasing tickets, showgoers will also support Gilda’s Club Seattle — a community-based organization that provides social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors and their families.