BSPI Annual Meeting in San Diego

The BSPI Annual Meeting (Bridal Show Producers InternationalBSPI Annual Meetingis gathering for its annual conference in Carlsbad, California (nearest San Diego).

Producers and Associate Members are hearing presentations and observing panel discussions, to better serve their exhibitors and advertisers, and the wedding couples who attend their wedding shows.

Andy Ebon will be presenting, as will his fellow WeddingWire Education team members, Alan Berg CSP, and WeddingWire CMO, Sonny Ganguly.

Noreen Azuzu
Contributing Writer
The Wedding Marketing Blog

Bridal Show Producers honors award winning efforts

Best Print Ad
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In ceremonies held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, BSPI (Bridal Show Producers International) presented awards for Best Print Ad, Best Exhibitor Marketing Piece, and Show Aesthetics.

Member businesses, worldwide, competed for these honors. In the category of Best Print Ad, honorable mentions were earned by The Wedding Fair (Minneapolis, MN, Matthew Trettel and Bruce Vassar) and The Wedding Show, Forever Bridal Productions, Raleigh, NC, Laura and Dominick DiGirolamo.

The award for Best Print Ad was earned by The Wedding Show (Lisa Charteris, Auckland, NZ).


For Best Marketing Piece, Honorable Mentions went to: Black Tie Bridal Showcase, Sioux City, SD, Kari Black and Bridal Spectacular, Las Vegas, NV, Debra Hansen.

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The Award for Best Marketing Piece was earned by: The Wedding Show, Forever Bridal Productions, Raleigh, NC, Laura and Dominick DiGirolamo.


The award for Show Aesthetics was presented to The Wedding Fair (Twin City Bridal Association, Minneapolis, MN, Matthew Trettel and Bruce Vassar).


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Andy Ebon
The Wedding Marketing Authority

NBA Bridal Fairs offer stimulus package to exhibitors

This is an update of a previous post, showing the Final Four NBA Bridal Shows this season. Should you contact the show producer to exhibit, please ask about the stimulus package.

Entrepreneur, Barbara Ann Locklear asked a good question: “How does one get a guy happily involved in the planning process?”

The Answer: Easy – put the bridal show on the concourse of an arena at an NBA basketball game!

Next Question: How do you get a girl to go to an NBA basketball game?

The Answer: Just as easy – put the bridal show on the concourse at the arena before the NBA game!

This cool concept in wedding marketing get guys involved in the planning process and girls to go to a major sporting event.


Shockingly, the fee for exhibitors is only $495. Space is limited to 40 vendors, and there is a 3-exhibitor limit per category.

The headline sponsor for these events is (think ‘MySpace’ for brides). Get Married TV is also involved as a co-sponsor.

Visit the websites for the upcoming dates in your NBA city. Next season, it is expected that this wedding promotion will take place in all but a few NBA cities. Get informed now. There are still some exhibit spaces in cities, this season.

Upcoming dates are:

  • Memphis – March 16th – FedEx Forum
  • Atlanta – March 25th – Phillips Arena
  • Washington DC – April 4th – Verizon Center
  • Miami – April 7th – American Airlines Arena


Andy Ebon

The Wedding Marketing Authority