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The Largest Wedding Show South of Toronto

This is “The Big One,” 30th Annual Wedding Extravaganza Showthe largest wedding show in Southern Ontario, featuring over 200 exhibitors on two floors of banquet hall space at the Caboto Club!  Plan your wedding from start to finish and enter to win over $25,000.00 in prizes that will be given away at the show.

What’s New and Noteworthy This Year?

Visit the exclusive Interactive Wedding Gallery that will feature 10 tabletop décor displays, SOUL MATES photography showcase, wine, “Cake Wars” display and food sampling from the show’s feature restaurants, banquet halls, wineries and caterers, live music, 3 fashion shows daily and the Devonshire Mall INSTAGRAM Photo Contest Area.    Couples can pick up their FREE new spring/summer issue of WeddingBells, Canada’s Wedding Magazine, along with a gift card at the show!

New Wedding Trends are found at the Wedding Extravaganza ’17 Show

One of the most popular recent trends for weddings is the “Metallica” trend with décor, dresses and details taking on a whole new shimmer with sequins being the “in” event detail.  Another big trend in our area is finding the “unusual and the idyllic” wedding venue to host a wedding day celebration.   The Windsor/Essex region provides a perfect location to find truly unique wedding locations like none other in Ontario.  Many of these venues will be on hand as well as exhibitors this weekend including nine venues that are located along the shoreline of our waterways-something that is  unheard in most Canadian urban areas.

Baby Boomers Children are marrying and Many Younger Couples are relocating back to the Windsor area

The most recent WeddingBells Canada wide survey completed with engaged couples across Canada indicated that  the average age of those getting married in Canada went up to 30  years of age for females and 32 for males in 2015.  This means these couples have saved for their wedding and are making sure their event is coordinated with their own customized preference.   This trend should last for at least the next 10 years.  This is great news for local wedding businesses, as the average wedding in Canada now costs $30,717.00 as of 2015. This year’s Wedding Extravaganza expected attendance is between 700-775 couples.  Do the simple math and that means that approximately $23,037,750 of buying decisions will be made at the show this weekend.  The show stimulates buying decisions being made here in Windsor supporting a very strong local wedding market that is in a growth stage.

This year the show has also seen an influx of new young entrepreneur vendors participating in the show which is another sign of a more robust economy locally.   A sampling of these young entrepreneurial businesses include The Bourbon Rose Floral Design Co, House of Flower ( all flowers are grown locally on their farm) Barefoot Designs by Crystal, Craft Heads Brewing Company, Twisted Anchor Productions. Urban Grind, Edith Lichtherte Fashion Designer, livmusic, RioLife Beachwear, Atkins Event Productions, Little Bird Event Co., The Little White Kitchen, TDS Productions Inc-Executive Wine Tours and I Can’t Believe my Eyes.