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Watch the Gateway Bridal Show Video to see what all the buzz is about!

Vendor Application

Want to be a vendor in the next show?

For more information, call Cassie at 800.289.2388 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What? Gateway Bridal Show
Where? Gateway Center in Collinsville
When? August 10, 2014 & January 22, 2015

Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 1 PM until 4:30 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5 PM until 9 PM


Why? Gateway Bridal Show has a strong reputation of producing value to brides and affordable results to vendors.

{ Quality face-to-face time with brides looking for YOU for approximately $1 per bride! }

The year 2014 will mark the 17th year that Gateway Center has hosted 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 people. The winter show draws approximately 450 brides and the summer show draws approximately 350 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.

BOOTH PRICING:

GATEWAY BRIDAL SHOW on Sunday, August 10, 2014
Regular Booth: 10’ by 10’
$350 – EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
$400 – Regular Price after 6/17/14

Deluxe Booth: 10’ by 20’
$600 – EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
$650 – Regular Price after 6/17/14

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!!

The Gateway Bridal Show has the area’s most FABULOUS wedding professionals!

Want to be a vendor in the next show? Download a Vendor Application

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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 sites. 

Search Engine Marketing - We work with Chamber Internet Solutions (whom we highly recommend!) 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.

Radio - The show will also be promoted with radio spots with 93.7 The Bull.  

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?
Yes!

Facebook

Be A “Fan” of Gateway Center on Facebook. Please promote the Gateway Bridal Show to your Friends and Fans.

RSVP that you are attending the Gateway Bridal Show!

Twitter

Follow us @GatewayCenter on Twitter. Search #GBS2011 for Gateway Bridal Show information and updates. Please also use the hash tag #GBS2011 whenever you mention the event on Twitter! Tweet about your plans for your booth, promotions you are offering at the show, etc.

Flickr

If you have photos of previous year’s Gateway Bridal Show, or if you take any this year, please post them on Flickr.

YouTube We are encouraging vendors to take videos at the event this year and post them on YouTube.

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.