Join us on Saturday for the Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo!

by Jenny Bryde 23. January 2014 11:03

This Saturday is a landmark calendar event as it is the day of this year's biggest bridal show!  The Davenport Jaycee's Bridal Expo is held each year at the River Center in Davenport, and this year marks the 80th year of the Jaycees, so the organizer of the bridal show are pulling out all the stops!

Fashion shows, vendors galore, samples, discounts, cocktails and more!  Anyone who is getting married and planning a wedding needs to make sure they stop by!  With over 150 vendors and businesses ready to help you plan your wedding, you will find all the resources you need to plan your big day!

You can find all the exact info here at the Jaycee's Bridal Expo website.  The show is from 9am till 4pm, and throughout the day, you will find fashion shows, vendor tutorials, and more!  Check out the site for the full line up!  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  You can purchase your tickets in advance at any local area HyVee.  

And DO NOT FORGET to visit the booth as your first stop!  We will have our famous info labels ready for you to use as you sign up for information and prize giveaways!  They are free, and available until we run out.  If you'd like us to print them in advance and have them ready for you to pick up, just email with your name, address, phone number, email, and wedding date.

So be sure to stop and say hello to Jenny and Taylor!


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Davenport Jaycees Bridal Show is on Jan 26th!

by Jenny Bryde 19. January 2013 01:13


It's Wedding Show Season!!  Wa hoo!  The new year rings in, and we jump right in with some major fun at our favorite bridal show around - the Davenport Jaycees Bridal Show.  It's the biggest of the big with more vendors than you can shake a stick at!  If you've been to bridal shows before this one, then you know how much fun they are and how great of an opportunity they are to gather info and speak with potential wedding vendors.  Bridal shows serve as a one stop shop for your wedding, and whether you're just starting to plan or tying up last minute details, there's something here for you.  If anything, go for the cake samples!!! always has a booth, AND WE SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STOP because we hand out FREE information labels for you.  You can order your labels in advance or you can come to our booth and give us your info.

WHY DO I NEED LABELS? Because there are hundreds of prizes or information lists that you will want to be included on, and once you've written your name, address, phone, email, and wedding date a dozen or so times, your hand will start to cramp up!  Instead, take one of our labels, and slap it down on the page ready to go, easy peasy!  

HOW CAN I PRE-ORDER MY FREE LABELS?  Email Jami at, and tell her your details - name, date of wedding, phone, address, and email.  

Details:  January 26th from 9 to 4 at the River Center in Downtown Davenport.  
Admission:  Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance at local Hy-Vees, or $10 at the door.

Check out these amazing prizes being given away this year:
  • $500 gift certificate to use at QC Airport as a raffle
  • $500 gift certificate from Clazzy Designs as a raffle
  • Nearly 100 raffle prizes to be given away from Jaycee booth from vendors
  • More vendors than last year - 150 confirmed right now including several new vendors. (Having an outdoor reception or wedding? We've even got someone with portable sanitation!)
  • Vendors will be in Great Hall and Mississippi Room (a recently updated listing is on under "Planning a Wedding"
  • We also have two new displays we're excited about - this year both the atrium area and a third of the Mississippi Hall will have large displays with dramatic drape or tents in them to show decorating ideas for a reception.
For more information about the expo, you can visit the Jaycees Expo page here, or you can contact Heather Hartley at  

We hope to see you there!  Remember to find our booth first so that you can take advantage of our free labels!!  


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A Look Back at the 2012 Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo!

by Jenny Bryde 17. February 2012 15:08
A few weeks ago on January 28th, along with many brides, grooms, family members, and wedding parties attended the 2012 Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo! As always, our favorite parts of the show besides mingling with all you good people is to see the vibrant display of décor and entertainment that our wedding vendors provide. Keeping up with current wedding trends is just one of the perks of our job! Here’s a picture recap taken by Taylor Freymann.

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One Week Until the Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo!

by Jenny Bryde 21. January 2012 15:11
It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! One week away lies one of the most important wedding related events that you will attend other than your wedding! The Davenport Jaycee’s Annual Bridal Expo is happening next Saturday from 9-4pm at the Davenport River Center. So mark your calendar, shine your shoes, and grab your best mates as you get ready to attend.

If you’ve been to a wedding show before then prepare to be amazed at the sheer size of this one. If you’ve never been to a wedding show before then buckle your seatbelts because it’s time to jump in with both feet! At the show you will find wedding vendors of ever type who are all dying to be a part of your big day. Photographers, florists, bakers, planners, musicians, travel companies, and more will be there to provide information, answer questions, and best of all, have fabulous give aways and prizes throughout the day! For example, if you visit the Jaycee’s booth, they are giving away an awesome photography package from Luxe Photography for 8 hours of service! Drool-worthy prize! And that’s just one!

Here’s my most important insider’s tip – Be sure to visit the booth FIRST before you go to any other booths. Why? Because we’ll have free information labels for you to use as you enter all the contest and sign up for info throughout your tour of the show. I can tell you that with nearly 100 booths to see, your hand will nearly cramp up and fall off if you try to hand write your info over and over again. So stop by and see us. We’ll hook you up! After you visit us, go nuts! Slap those info labels down wherever you heart desires!

Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. You can purchase tickets in advance at any Quad City Area Hy-Vee. Again, this wedding show is the one to see, and it’s such a blast! What makes it even better is when you bring your entourage along to help you juggle all the freebies and info packets that you’ll receive! It’s a great way to get the moms and sisters and bridesmaids together, so give them a call and make your plans to visit the show!

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Bridal Expo 2012 - Save the Date!

by Jenny Bryde 13. December 2011 04:46

Only a few weeks away... No, not Christmas.  Not New Years.  Not Presidents' Day...  It's the Bridal Expo 2012 and the start of the new wedding season!  We love turning a page on our calendars to a new year for so many reasons, but one of the biggest is because we have a slew of wedding shows that pop up in January that allow our newly engaged couples to start in on the fun of narrowing down their selections and tailoring their choices for their big day!  One of the first big shows of the season is the Davenport Jaycees Bridal Expo 2012 which will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 9am-4pm at the River Center in Davenport.  This show is arguably the biggest bridal show in the Quad Cities Area, so book the date with your entourage now so that you can make it to this awesome event! 

Things to remember -

  • Tickets are available starting in January at all Quad Cities Hy-Vee locations.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. 
  • MAKE YOUR FIRST STOP at the booth so that you can pick up your FREE labels.  We will give you an entire sheet of labels with your contact info so that when you want to leave your information with vendors and/or enter in all the fabulous giveaways and contests, you simply need to put a sticker down.  I cannot tell you how tiring it is to shuffle your bags around while you write your name, address, phone, email, and wedding date over and over again.  We will keep printing labels until we run out of sheets.  We try to come stocked so that everyone can receive labels. 
  • Register in advance with Jami so that we can pre-print your labels.  This saves you even MORE time as you would simply need to stop by our booth, tell us your name, et voila!  Labels pour vouz!  Simply register here, and then forward your registration confirmation to with the following information: Name(s), Address, City, State ZIP, email address, phone number, wedding date. 
  • You will probably receive bags at some vendor booths, but you may want to bring your own large bag to stuff all your SWAG in!  You will receive countless brouchures, business cards, samples (yum), and give aways! 

Hope to see you there!!  Let the games begin!

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