The Lake Wedding Expo
Our Expo is generally held in late February. Check back for more information about the date and location.
Make your wedding dreams come true!
As a future bride or groom we want you to make informed and educated decisions about your wedding day. Every wedding is unique and requires the right combination of vendors to make your vision match the day. At the wedding expo you can expect to meet multiple vendors that are unique and qualified.
What to expect?
You will be greeted with a relaxed atmosphere and a SWAG bag at the entrance. Once you have checked-in or registered you’ll have a chance to meet many of the region’s top wedding vendors. Be sure to ask the vendors what in-show specials they are offering. As you wander our many vendors keep an eye out for free samples.
Throughout the day we will be announcing prizes that you automatically qualify for by being present. Make sure you stick around for all the prize drops so you have a better opportunity to win.
We will also be hosting a full day of educational opportunities. Our vendors have lots of experience and want to help you plan an awesome wedding. And you don’t have to worry, because they aren’t selling anything, just trying to help you out. Please see our list for complete details.
Did we mention the prizes?
- Cash prizes (on a Visa gift card) valued at $500, $300, and $100
- $250 value skin care gift basket from Ciao Bella Skin and Wellness
- Ninja Blender Pro from Gregg Peckham, Officiant
- Sunday bridal shower rental at The Magic of Midnight Event Venue
- A silk floral arrangement from Above and Beyond Floral Design and Gifts
- $25 gift card to Seven Springs Winery
- Bridal tote with $150 worth of goodies by Vibe Visuals
- 2 Hour Styled Engagement Session with a 16×24 Canvas, a $990 value by Four 2 North Photography
- 3 Hour Weekday rental, perfect for a bridal shower, a $550 value by 1931 Venue.
Prize giveaways will take place throughout the event. You must be present to win!
Tickets are just $15 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12, and free for children under the age of 5. This includes admissions, drink tickets, and delicious appetizers to enjoy as you browse the vendors and listen to education seminars. Come, let us wine and dine you while you soak up all things weddings at the Lake of the Ozarks!
Wedding Planning Mini-Seminar Event
For the first time ever, we are excited to introduce an added educational component to our Expo!
Throughout the event, a rotation of mini-seminars will be held.
Pick and choose which seminars you think would be most helpful, and fill in extra time between visiting vendor booths here. All seminars are taught live by local industry experts and will include an open Q&A time. Bring your questions!
Please note, Mini-Seminars start 30 minutes prior to the event, so if you arrive early, you will be able to start learning.
11:30 How to Plan Ahead to Make Your Wedding Amazing
by John Marsi with Elite Lighting & Sound
12:00 Toilet Paper, Fire & Flowers: Everything I wish brides knew about what it really takes to pull off a wedding
by Chelsey Cisar with The Exchange Venue
12:30 How to Choose the Right Officiant — And why that is so Important
by Gregg Peckham with Gregg Peckham, Officiant
1:00 How to Build a Timeline
by Bri Schaffer with Storiebook Moments by The Bridal Boss
1:30 Hiring Your Perfect Photographer
by Gary Northrip with Four 2 North Photography
2:00 How to Look Amazing in Your Wedding Photos
by Katie Bennett with Mitchell Bennett Photography
2:30 How to Choose the Right Venue for Your Wedding
by Rob Schaefer with The Lodge of the Four Seasons