It is highly recommended that before the show, you should print labels with your full name, address, postal code, email address, phone number, & wedding date. Having these labels will save valuable time when entering the numerous prize draws & contests at the show. When entering draws, instead of having to repeatedly write all your information down, simply peel off one of your personal address labels & place on the ballot form!
Bring Pen & Paper:
It is also a good idea to bring along a pen & paper so you can make notes about the various exhibitors as needed. After visting dozens of displays, it’s easy to forget which ones you were interested in!
The show has 40,000 square feet of displays, so be sure to dress comfortably & wear comfortable shoes. Also keep in mind that you may be actually trying on gowns at the show so wear sensible undergarments & clothing that will be easy to change in & out of.
There will be a coat check available for your convenience at the show, but leave any valuables at home as items placed in the coat check will be left at your own risk.
Who to Bring:
The best thing about The Ottawa Wedding Show® is that you can bring your entire bridal party all at once if you want! Or try planning on bringing your bridal party & mothers one day & your intended on the next day.
Which day to attend:
Although thousands of visitors attend the show each day, the busiest day is usually Saturday, so if you want to avoid the crowds Sunday is a good time to attend.
If you plan to purchase a dress at the Show then we recommend that you attend early on Saturday for best selection.
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Directions to The Ernst & Young Centre:
Click HERE to get directions.
The Ernst & Young Centre has convenient exterior parking only a few feet from the Show entry. The CE Centre charges a flat $7 for parking.
Many exhibitors will be offering specials that will only be available at The Ottawa Wedding Show®. You can take advantage of these specials after you have done your comparison shopping. Comparison shopping is easy at the show because instead of running all over the city, everything is all under one roof!
There will be daily fashion shows at 12:30 and 3:30 during the show. Admission to the fashion show is included in the free admission to The Ottawa Wedding Show®. Each show is approximately 30 minutes long.
Boutique Gown Sale:
Every show features a Boutique Gown Area hosted by local bridal shops. Show visitors have an opportunity to buy bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, cocktail dresses, accessories and more.Overstocks and discontinued lines are also available at amazing savings. Arrive early Saturday for the best deals!
What to do with the literature you have collected:
Many of the brides take the information they receive at the show & organize it into a 3-ring binder. Simply sort out the information you’ve collected in your shopping bag into service categories & place in the binder in order of priority. Presto! An instant wedding planner!
Last but not least:
Now that you’re organized, you can get ready to enjoy your wedding planning experience, knowing The Ottawa Wedding Show® has helped you to find all the information you will ever need to know about planning your wonderful wedding!