I attended this festival in the beginnings of my planning. It was wonderful to meet so many vendors in one place. Loved it!!
Over the last year I have gone to 3 wedding festivals in the Greenville area. They have been a wealth of information, discounts and ideas! I found out about so many things that I had either not thought of yet or found that I so many more options than I had known before. My fiancee even came with me and had a blast. Even though they had a "Groom's Corner" He preferred to walk around and see all the vendors. It was a great way for him to get involved instead of me just showing him brochures.
lots and lots of stuff! some of it was great (cake & food tastings / photographer booths) & other stuff was just overwhelming (clothes..you can't decide by what they have there!)
I got so many ideas and contacts from the show. It was overwhelming at first, but it helped us get contact information for a dj, favors, and tuxedos. I was at the beginning of my planning for the wedding and I saw the billboard and thought, what can it hurt. I was amazed at the amount of information I received.
absolutely worth going to if you are about to start planning your wedding! You can get some great ideas and meet some of the most popular vendors. Some vendors even give you discounts if you book with them during the festival :)
The Upstate Wedding Festival was full of vendors from around upstate South Carolina. While there were many vendors at the festival, the room was very crowded and difficult to navigate. Many of the booths were hard to distinguish from other booths due to the cramped space. The room was loud and it was difficult to speak to the vendors.
Hey Everyone. This is Paul Sturcken from Bride Theater Wedding Films. Just wanted to say a kind word or two about Colleen and Marc with Wedding Festivals. For over 5 years, they have always gone out of their way to make me feel like I'm their only customer. Great working with you two.
Great Organization for bridal shows. I enjoyed my participation with them.
Wedding Festivals produce beautiful festivals all over Upstate SC each year. I had a great time meeting newly engaged couples and other wedding vendors at the recent show in Greenville, SC.
Mark and Colleen of Wedding Festivals are two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. The festivals are held in SC and NC several times a year. It is a great event. http://SusanGrayPhotographer.com
Marc and Colleen are at the top of their game. These are two wedding professionals who love the industry and know the ins and outs of their field. As a vendor when I sign up for a Wedding Festivals show I know that it will be well produced, advertised and that there will be well attended. A Wedding Festivals show is the most successful use of advertising dollars as it puts vendors and brides together to share and discuss their visions. For brides, there is nothing in South Carolina paralleling the remarkable collection and variety of excellent wedding photographers, videographers, florists, caterers DJs and so on. I owe a great deal of my early success in the industry to Marc and Colleen.
We wouldn't have half the ability for connections without Wedding Festivals. They put on a great bridal show and create a great experience for the brides who attend. Thank you Wedding Festivals. We are glad to be a part of the experience.
A wonderful connection to the bridal industry around you.
It was very easy to work with Wedding Festivals! They host wonderful Bridal Shows to help couples find everything they need to make their special day be exactly what they envision it to be!
I have enjoyed doing the Wedding Festival shows for a number of years and hope to do more in the coming years! They are a good organization to work with, very professional and personal.
Our first wedding expo with Wedding Festivals was a-MAZ-ing! The response we got was far beyond our expectations, and Mark and Colleen were so helpful. The variety of vendors was terrific, too. We look forward to our next expo with Wedding Festivals!
Always a pleasure working with these professionals!
Great bunch of people to work with! We love having a place to showcase our work to a large group of brides and grooms.
Wonderful bridal contacts.
A wonderful show, wonderful customer service, and wonderful people :)
We love taking part in Wedding Festivals. There is no other way for a bride to get so many ideas and exposure to wedding vendors face-to-face. It is an opportunity for an engagemed couple to pull their day together in the most stress-free, quick and fun way. It should be one of those special days all brides have during the build up to their special event.
I can't tell you how thankful I am for the relationship I have had with Marc and Colleen for the past 10-12 years. Wedding Festivals has helped to grow our business by allowing us to meet our brides and have them taste our wonderful cakes! I know they deal with many vendors, but they always make me feel like I am the only one. Thanks guys!
Marc and Colleen are terrific people who really care about the wedding industry, especially as it pertains to local venues and vendors. If you are considering being a part of the Wedding Festivals as a vendor, know that you can ask questions and get answers quickly, and you will always be treated with much respect. If you are a bride or groom and need a place where you can go to freely gather information and chat one-on-one with vendors to make the best choices for your wedding, then the Wedding Festivals is a must!
Went to the Hyatt in Greenville, SC for the show yesterday and enjoyed it tremendously. These guys put on great shows!
The variety of top notch vendors their festivals showcase make the Wedding Festival shows the best around. The staff is very helpful and organize shows with something for everyone in the bridal party.
Wedding Festivals is an excellent resource for EVERY Bride. Its the perfect way to plan your wedding by meeting vedors and contacts. Wedding Festivals provides the latest wedding themes and ideas.
I highly recommend a Wedding Festivals event for any bride. Whether your wedding is in 2 months or 2 years.
Wedding Festivals has everything and anything you need to make your wedding perfect! I love attending the festival and it has contributed to the success of my company, Touch of Grace Photography LLC, by putting over 2000 brides in front of us at the shows. So many brides at our booth looking over out wonderful photography has been a blessing and Marc and Collen, the owners, are wonderful. I highly recommend that all brides check out a wedding festival before their wedding day.
Always an awesome experience! Wedding Festivals' shows are fun to go to for brides, grooms, friends, and parents. Don't plan your wedding without coming to a show first!
Always an awesome experience! Wedding Festivals' shows are fun to go to for brides, grooms, friends, and parents. Don't plan your wedding without coming to a show first!
An essential marketing tool. Wedding Festivals supply a venue to gain access to leads as well as the industry's leaders. Don't hesitate it is worth every penny..... If you prepare you and your booth for success. What is the old saying....you have to spend money to make money. Spend your money in the right places, this is one of those places.
Wedding Festivals has been serving our area for many years. They have always tried to assemble the best wedding vendors in the area. Their shows are spectacular and a great resource for brides.
Wedding Festivals is one of our primary advertising methods and they put on a quality show everytime! We attend all of the shows and always will!
Wedding Festivals are a delight to work with. They make all vendors feel like they are number one. The pagentry and beautful workmanship they put into all of their shows is remarkable.
I will always know I can work with them and be very satisfied..
Calico Corner Gifts Goodies & Catering
I thought this Wedding Festival was just Beautiful. There was a tremendous variety of Vendors & the Fashions were delightful. I would highly recommend this Event to all Wedding Professionals!!
Rev Jacqueline Weiks, M.S.S.
Working with the Wedding Festivals has really been great in letting us work and meet other wedding professional. But it also allows us to connect with some awesome brides, and see where the wedding industry is going! Thanks Mark and Colleen.
Simply a must for anybody in the Wedding Business. Wedding Festivals is by far the most professional and well ran Festival around.
Marc and Colleen are amazing people to work with. They work very hard to make the Wedding Festivals the best around and they are always available to provide professional advice.
Wedding Festivals is a first rate wedding show. We have had very good results when using the Festival to advertise our floral business.
We have worked with Marc and his staff for many years and will certainly continue to do so in the future. Their Wedding Festivals are far superior to any others that we have attended. Not only do they offer a great place to meet all of the vendors that you will need for your Wedding - they stay very up to date on the latest trends to ensure that your Wedding even better than you imagined!
By far the best way to get in touch with area brides are the official Wedding Festivals. Their shows are always professionally managed,tastefully done, and extremely well attended by both area brides and vendors alike. We try to exhibit at as many of them as we can, we always get lots of responses from the brides that attend.
The Wedding Festivals' shows are such a great exposition of wedding vendors in the Upstate. When planning a wedding, it can all get a little overwelming, so it helps a lot when the Wedding Festivals brings so many top-notch professionals to a centralized location. From DJs for your music to caterers for the food, from dance companies for help with the first dance to fitness trainers to help you fit into your dress....the Wedding Festivals has got it all! We highly recommend anyone getting married to attend a show, because it really does help with the planning.
Wedding Festivals is the place to be! We always enjoy working with Marc and Colleen and cannot wait until the next show. Their staff is amazing and personable, and the themes are inspiring for brides.
Marc and his wife Colleen plan, organize and put on the Wedding Festivals, the largest and best bridal show in the Upstate. As wedding photographers we have exhibited at his shows several times a year since 2005 and continue to do so because the caliber of the show increases each year and the creativity and professionalism of Marc and his crew always exceeds our expectations. I would highly recommend the Wedding Festivals to any wedding-related vendor and to any bride planning a wedding.
Wedding Festivals not only helped me when I was a bride-to-be, but they have also helped me to get my name out there! As well as for other wedding professionals. It's a great way for brides-to-be to see that us wedding professionals do our best to stay up-to-date on everything to make the brides happy! I will continue to say nothing but good things about Wedding Festivals!
Wedding Festivals is by far the best bridal show I have ever attended, as an exhibitor as well as a "customer." As an exhibitor, I have been involved with several different bridal shows in the southeast. Marc and Colleen put on the best show - by far! An incredible choice of vendors and exhibitors, a highly organized and incredibly responsive team - Wedding Festivals is an ever-impressing show that caters to every type of bride!
We love working with Marc and Colleen and their incredible staff. They are professional, genuine and set the stage for their vendors by creating an atmosphere that exudes elegance in every detail. We have had tremendous success by being vendors at their shows due to the hard work they put into it. Thanks Wedding Festivals... you all are incredible!
7 years ago I started The Farm, a gathering place and went to my first ever Wedding Festival. From that day to this I am always impressed with how professional, thoughtful and carefully the festival is put together and run. From the setup to the breakdown the staff is helpful, efficient and willing to make the vendors happy with their whole experience. Brides are given information as well as the ability to meet vendors and venue locations all under the same roof which saves time and gives each bride and groom a way to compare entities and choose those they want to spend more time with. As a Venue, we are given the opportunity to showcase what we have to offer our brides in a fun, comfortable environment. We have been blessed to have the Wedding Festival in Asheville and we look forward to both the fall and winter events with them each year.
Wedding Festivals has played a tremendous role in our business since it's inception in 2004. We participated in our first show in September of that year and have looked forward to all the shows since. We love the atmosphere created through the design elements and the helpfulness of the wedding festivals staff! We would highly recommend Wedding Festivals to vendors who wish to participate and also to brides who are looking to plan their dream wedding day. Brides will find everything they're looking for!
No other event will give the brides such a vast selection of professionals, resources and they are always on the cutting edge. We cannot choose any other event that can come close to the planning, presentations, and over all integrity that this show brings. Many years have shown that these shows should be any bride's first event in planning their wedding!
Willrich Bridal has participated in Wedding Festivals shows for many years. Their shows are top notch in every way. Brides are thrilled to attend and vendors look forward to attending the shows to meet new brides and renew friendships with other vendors. If you are a wedding vendor in Greenville, SC you need to be a part of Wedding Festivals. If you are a bride you need to attend.
Wedding Festivals offers the best marketing tool in SC/NC to wedding professionals! Being an exhibitor at their Bridal Shows for years, I can assure you that it is the best for place for vendors to reach couples and the best place for a bride to start to find the most professional vendors in the industry! They are the best!
Frilly Bloomers has been delighted to work with the Wedding Festivals. They really use all their means to expose brides-to-be with up and coming trends, tips, and vendors they will need to put together the wedding of their dreams. Wedding Festivals has really capitolized on an opportunity for growth in the wedding industry by bringing together the need and the supply for excellence in wedding planning. We have had tremendous growth in our business as a direct result of participation with Wedding Festivals. Thank you Marc and Colleen!
The Wedding Festivals is an amazing venue for meeting many wedding and event vendors all in one trip. They are up to date with styles, colors, and all the latest in rings, photography, videography and much more. It is a must attend event in the Upstate South Carolina with many locations three times a year. Sharon K. Hyatt Awesome Designs & Weddings Invitations & Stationery + MORE! 864.607.4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.awesomedesignsandweddings.com
Greatest resource around for brides. Marc and Colleen do more than anyone else in the area for local brides and vendors. It's always such a pleasure to work with them!
We are ever grateful to Marc, Colleen and the entire staff of Wedding Festivals. Their passion for professionalism in the industry guides every event, every detail of marketing and each creative masterpiece they put their hands to. They make every effort to provide area couples with the best possible opportunity to connect with vendors~tailored to suit their individual needs. Their personal integrity is such a reflection of their success!!!
About the Producers
Wedding Festivals owners Marc and Colleen Wheeler have been producing bridal trade shows since 1990, and produce 9 shows a year in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson SC and Asheville & Charlotte NC.
Wedding Festivals has earned several International Awards including:
Directors Cup Award, Best Print Marketing, Best Show Decor & Best Social Marketing and Advertising.
The Director’s Cup is the highest international industry award given to a bridal show expo company. The award recognizes the industry’s single most outstanding bridal show producer who demonstrates professionalism, character,
integrity, and performance.
Colleen graduated with two degrees in Theater Production from North Greenville University and Anderson University and says her training in this area has helped to make their shows unique. She also grew up in her family importing business which included wedding supplies and industry wholesale expositions.
For 20 years, Colleen and Marc have worked on every level of the wedding industry. Working with brides through the retail side and servicing the wedding industry in bringing brides and businesses together. Colleen served on the Board of Directors for Bridal Show Producers International for six years. Marc is currently serving on the board.
Wedding Festivals works with over 300 wedding related businesses each year and assists over 3,500 brides per year in planning their weddings. Their website, weddingfestivals.com is very popular among local brides in assisting them in planning their wedding.
Marc and Colleen Wheeler are also the co-founders of The Upstate Bridal Association.