Intimate wedding expos have lots to offer to-be-weds.

If you couldn't make it to our annual Columbus Weddings Show at the Ohio Expo Center in January, fear not. The Columbus Weddings Boutique Shows offer more chances to see the latest and greatest throughout the year with spring and summer events.

The spring Boutique Show took place in April, while the summer show will take place Aug. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. Admission tickets are $10 each, or $8 if purchased in advance at cbusweddings.com.

“Because we are committed to every bride, the Columbus Weddings Show added two new, one-day Columbus Weddings Boutique Shows last year—one in spring and one in late summer. And brides loved them,” says Stephen Zonars, vice president and general manager of Dispatch Consumer Shows. “The new shows offer couples resources to plan their perfect day, regardless of what time of year they get engaged. Brides told us they appreciated the intimate atmosphere of the boutique shows, where they could talk with all the wedding experts in a relaxed setting while sipping a free mimosa.”

The spring and summer boutique shows feature dozens of exhibitors representing virtually every aspect of the wedding planning process, from the rings to the honeymoon, as well as strolling models in the latest bridal fashions and more than $5,000 in instant-win ring and gown giveaways.

“We've had great success for years with the two-day show in January, but we were missing out on providing this great event to Central Ohio's brides and grooms who get engaged after the end-of-year holidays,” Zonars adds. “And considering that couples can take up to 18 months to plan their wedding, having the boutique shows in the spring and summer gives couples more chances to get ideas and meet with vendors.”

If you're looking for even more planning help, there's plenty to be had. “Those attending the August boutique show should also plan on attending the big show in January,” Zonars says. “The boutique shows are great opportunities to dip a toe into the planning process, and the January show will fully immerse you in it with runway fashion shows, celebrity guests and more vendors and giveaways.”

The two-day Columbus Weddings Show will be held Jan. 13-14, 2018, in the Cardinal Hall building at the Ohio Expo Center.