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!
- A luggage set from Hidden Gem Travel
- An Engagement Photography Session and 16×20 Fine Art Print by Four 2 North Photography
- Two 1-night stays at Margaritaville Lake Resort
- 18 holes of golf for two at Margaritaville Lake Resort
- A free SELFIE Photo Booth with travel up to 60 miles, pending date availability by L.O. Snap Photo Booth
- A Sunday-only Bridal Shower Venue Rental at Magic of Midnight
(You must be present to win all prizes)
The Lake Weddings Photo Exhibition
This year’s live entertainment will be an exhibition of photographs from Lake of the Ozarks weddings. Top photographers will share photos and stories from real events to inspire vision and ideas for your own gorgeous Lake Wedding.
This event will take place at 2:40 and will be MC’d by John with Elite Lighting and Sound!
Prize giveaways will take place throughout the event. You must be present to win!
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 in the vestibule outside the Granada Ballroom.
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
What You MUST Know Before Creating Your Wedding Day Schedule
by John Marci with Elite Lighting and Sound
How to Plan a Honeymoon to Match Your Budget
by Rachel Kaufman with Hidden Gem Travel
How to Choose a Wedding Venue
by Rob Schaefer with The Lodge of Four Seasons
Consider Dried and Silk Floral
by Carolyn Roberts with TIMELESS Weddings & More
2022 Wedding Trends
by Susan Duncan with The Party Proper
5 Tips for “Day of” Success
by Cassidy Dickerson with Margaritaville Lake Resort
Questions to Ask Your Photographer
by Gary Northrip with Four 2 North Photography
How to Plan a Wedding Day with Video in Mind
by Mitchell Bennett with Mitchell Bennett Photography & Films
How to Stay Married
by Gregg Peckham, Officiant