See what our vendors think about the Gateway Bridal Show!
Are you looking for a way to reach hundreds of brides at one time? Then the Gateway Bridal Show is for you! Watch the Gateway Bridal Show Video to see what all the buzz is about!
August Show Sponsors:
Wondering how you can become a sponsor? CLICK HERE!
For more information, call Ashley Pfitzinger at 618-345-8998 or email APfitzinger@gatewaycenter.com.
What? Gateway Bridal Show
Where? Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
When? Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 1PM - 4:30pm
Why? Quality face-to-face time with brides looking for YOU for approximately $1 per bride!
Next Show Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5 PM until 9 PM
The year 2017 marks the 20th year that Gateway Center has hosted the Gateway Bridal Shows. We host two shows each year - one in the January and one in July/August.
This show attracts a total crowd of approximately 1,000 total attendees. The winter show draws approximately 450 brides and the summer show draws approximately 400 brides. With over 100 wedding professionals exhibiting, the Gateway Bridal Show has grown to be one of the largest and most successful bridal shows in Southwestern IL and the St. Louis Metro-East Area.
TWO SHOW INCENTIVE: If you sign up AND PAY NOW for both of the upcoming Gateway Bridal Shows, we will give you a Free Web Link per show. That is a $50 Value!
Available for a Limited Time Only!!
Want to be a vendor in the next show? Download a Vendor Application
View a LIST OF VENDORS
How will the show be promoted?
The Perfect Wedding Guide - Gateway Center is working with The Perfect Wedding Guide (PWG) to promote the show through the PWG magazine, billboard, website, E-Blasts to brides, direct mail, posters, and social media sponsored ads, and social media sites.
Search Engine Marketing - We work with Chamber Internet Solutions on various SEM campaigns to promote the event.
Online Ads - google.com, yahoo.com, and bnd.com
Newspaper Ads - Belleville News Democrat Sunday newspapers and the BND Metro Advantage.
Social Media Ads - Gateway Center will promote the show through sponsored social media advertisements.
Gateway Center - Gateway Center will promote the show with our website, flyers, email blasts to our Bride's Club, direct mail, social media, and though postings on various local online event calendars.
What will I get as a vendor?
Complimentary Vendor Perks:
- Every booth includes the following equipment at no additional cost: up to two chairs, up to two 8’ skirted tables, pipe and drape, a booth sign, and white table covering.
- All vendors will receive a Bride Lead List (which will include email addresses) after the show. The list can be used for follow-up purposes. This list will even indicate what services the bride is still interested in to allow you to target your marketing efforts.
- Company promotion on Gateway Center’s website and show programs.
- Opportunity to promote your company as an “expert” through the new Ask The Expert feature on Gateway Center’s website
- Networking opportunities with potential clients as well as other wedding industry professionals.
- Face time with hundreds of potential clients!!!
Are there extra opportunities for promotion, exposure, and networking?
Be A “Fan” of Gateway Center on Facebook. Please promote the Gateway Bridal Show to your Friends and Fans.
Follow us @GatewayCenter on Twitter. Tweet about your plans for your booth, promotions you are offering at the show, etc.
If you have photos of previous year’s Gateway Bridal Show, or if you take any this year, please post them on Flickr.
|We are encouraging vendors to take videos at the event this year and post them on YouTube.|
|We encourage vendors and show attendees to follow Gateway Center on Instagram for show updates and information|
At the Gateway Bridal Show, vendors will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of potential clients in just a few hours. Many vendors walk away from the show with contracts in hand! I am looking forward to another successful show. Please reserve your space today! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime.
Want to be a vendor in the next show? Download an application here.
For more information, call Ashley at 618-345-8998 or by email at APfitzinger@gatewaycenter.com