Q: How do I get to the Gateway Center? A: Click here for Directions.
Q: I'm a bride. So, I get free admission. Do I have to go to the Box Office? A: YES. Everyone, including brides, must go to the box office to receive a ticket for entry into the show.
Q: Why should I pre-register for the show? A: Pre-registered brides will be allowed to bring one guest with them for free! Only pre-registered brides will be eligible to win the Vendor's Attendance Prizes.
Q: Where should I go when I arrive to Gateway Center? A: Go to the exterior Box Office. If you tell the Box Office that you are a bride, you will get a Bride Free Admission Ticket. If you show the Box Office your Pre-Registration Confirmation, you will receive a Free Guest Admission Ticket. And, if you have any additional people, they will have to pay $5 per person and they will receive a Paid Admission Ticket. You will then be able to walk into the building and enter line for Check-In.
Q: Do I have to bring something to prove that I am bride? A: No, we will take your word for it. :)
Q: Where is the Box Office? A: The BOX OFFICES is located directly outside the main entrances in the front and back of the Gateway Center.
Q: Can I print off my confirmation multiple times and get more than one person with me in for free? A: No. Print the confirmation once and it will allow one person that is with you to get in for free.
Q: What if I cannot find my confirmation email? A: You can
or call us at 618.345.8998. Or the Box Office can check our Pre-Registered Brides List. Q: What is the cost of regular admission? A: $5.00 for regular admission.
Q: Are children allowed? What is the cost for children? A: Yes. Children 12 and Under receive Free Admission.
Q: What time should I get there? A: The first 400 brides will receive Bride Swag Bags. The show will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Q: Will there be a runway fashion show? A: YES! Champagne and Lace Bridal will be producing the January 24th Gateway Bridal Show's Fashion Show.
Q: What is the ASK THE WEDDING EXPERT on the Gateway Center website all about? A: If you have a wedding related question, go to the Ask The Wedding Expert page where brides can submit wedding questions. When a question is submitted, the question(s) is sent to all the show's vendors. A compilation of answers that are received from the vendors will be emailed back to the bride.
Q: What is the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD? A: After the show, the brides will be able to vote for their favorite vendor to win the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. Brides that vote for their favorite will be eligible to win prizes! People can vote on Gateway Center's Facebook Page www.facebook.com/GatewayCenter To qualify as a vote, the post must read: I vote for (insert a company name here) to win the People's Choice Award! People can vote after the event for two weeks. The vendor with the most votes will win. The winning vendor will receive special recognition as well as a PRIME BOOTH LOCATION in the front row by the entrance at the next Gateway Bridal Show.
See you there!
Gateway Center - One Gateway Drive - Collinsville, IL 62234 • (800) 289-2388 • (618) 345-8998