Information on this years venue


The Free State Wedding Expo will take place on ᅠSunday, February 4th, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maceli’s Banquet Hall and Catering.




2018 Registration Form


Please complete and submit or return the above registration form along with full payment of your booth fee by mail without delay. Placement is not guaranteed, but is based on the prompt return of your registration.



Please mail a check made payable to Free State Bridal Expo to:

Free State Bridal Expo

1031 New Hampshire Street

Lawrence, KS 66044


Bridal Show brochures go to press on January 26, 2018.

2017 Registration Form

2017 Booth Specifications & Costs


Regular booth—$300, one 8ft table

Smaller booth—$225, one 6ft table

Electricity— add $10 for booths with access to electricity


Booth placement is carefully considered and is based on a number of factors: traffic flow through exhibition area, requests for electricity, separation of direct competitors, and the order in which payments are received.


Lara Komosa


Lara Komosa or Steve Maceli are available to answer questions regarding your booth registration. Secure your company’s space today by submitting your registration form and booth participation fee.




In 2015, recognizing that all couples may legally marry, the Free State Bridal Show Expo changed it's name to the Free State Wedding Expo!  We are thrilled to announce our new name, modernized logo, and website.  Be sure to follow us on our social media channels for announcements and answers to your questions.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Free State Wedding Expo, it is a not-for-profit venture whose primary goal is to provide a forum for Lawrence-area wedding professionals to showcase their offerings to engaged couples and friends at an affordable, well-produced event. All participation fees are used for promotional advertising and actual event costs.


We are devoted to offering an inviting environment in which all couples can plan their wedding celebrations.   As wedding professionals we listen and adapt to industry changes, and keep customer care our priority.  The Free State Wedding Expo is the longest running bridal show in Lawrence.  Our continued popularity is a reflection of the wonderful local vendors and the large selection of high quality choices they offer.


At recent events there has been an increasing demand for booth space.  In response, the 2018 Free State Wedding Expo will offer a limited number of large booths which require more floor space. Please review our booth options to assure that your needs are met.


Thank you very much.  We look forward to a fabulous event February 4th, 2018!




  • Dedicated Website with Participating Vendor Information (accessible all year)
  • 3-5 Colored Ads in Lawrence Journal World, Sunday edition
  • Online Advertisements on (roughly 100,000 ad impressions)
  • Google Advertisements
  • Dedicated Facebook Page (accessible all year)
  • Facebook Ads and Dedicated Facebook Event
  • Hand Distributed PR Materials


After reviewing attendee registration information, we have determined that cable & radio advertisements are neither cost effective nor successful for our target demographic.  Our advertising choices are a response to shifts with the industry, and will better serve vendors and customers.



Additional Details

Vendors will be allowed to provide promotional materials for the gift bags that are distributed to 1 bag per engaged couple at registration. A contact list with registration information of all brides will be sent to vendors following the event. Vendors’ contact information will be listed in the event brochure. The Free State Wedding Expo encourages all vendors to distribute the event brochure throughout the year to promote fellow show participants.


1031 New Hampshire

Lawrence, KS 66044

United States

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